Friday, April 29, 2011

after much deliberation

after much deliberation we now have a name for my rep-rap Huxley it is. Michi 道 and it means path in Japanese. 
i will make a name plate for it soon, i think it will be one of the first things i try to print.
welcome to the family michi

but i have gotten a few more things done on it, i now have 5 of the 6 end stops on it, i just need to make a z max endstop mount for it. i hope to try printing with it again here soon. but the last time, the extruder stepper seemed to turn too slow. i could not get much out of it. so i think i need to read up on that more. so that i know i have my settings right.

but it feels nice mot get back to making things again, i just hope i can start to print here soon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

i just have to get clever again

i am starting to get my Huxley rebuilt again, but i need to figure out how to bet the other belt clamp to work, the pieces dont line up all that well. and the bolts i have left are just  short enough to be a pain in the ass, seeing how i used all my longer ones up so i am going to have to get a little more clever again i think.


i also found that the holes for the belt clamps do not align up all that well.
but now the top mount fits allot better now though.

i also got my new endstops built too.

Friday, April 22, 2011

been busy

i am in calgary for a few days. i am trying to find a few more small parts that i would like to find, it would also make things a little less trouble to finish my build. i just hope i can find the bolts i need tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a little update

its back in a few more pieces

you can see here it got a little bent and how i am trying to fix it.

after i get back from my trip i hope to get it back in working order, or at least has close to it has i can get. i am hoping to find, some more nuts and bolts in Calgary too, the smaller m3 are kinda a paint to find.

i also need to get some tape for my printing bed, i tried to get the pla to stick to it, but that was a no go, but it did stick to paper rather well.

time for bed 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

getting there

i will post more about it later, but i think my hot end got a little too warm for the rest of the pla in the x carrage, so i am trying to remake it.

Friday, April 15, 2011

i need to think of a better name than Schroedinger

well it is up and moving now, i still need to figure out how to build the buiding platform, but i thought i would test all the hookups and steppers, and they are all working just fine. i will need to start to think of a name for it here soon, all i can think of for today is Schroedinger, (i just hope i don't need to finish that reference.)

tomorrow or sunday i will get the rest of it finished i think, but for now i am happy and excited that i am this close. shame i have to work early tomorrow again, but hey i am doing my best.

i think there are a few parts that i will remake,  and i will need to make some max endstop mounts. but those will come in time. i just hope canada post gets my last package here soon.


maybe a Japanese name for this one.?

here is some more pics, still a ways to go yet.

i am getting there, i will post some more of my progress after my work today, though its going to be a busy day, yay for big promotions. i am now starting to work on the wiring for the endstops and steppers.i hope i can get it all to work here in a few days before i go on a trip to calgary, i would like to take it with me there and show my family. 


this is a plate that i needed to get my extruder to work. the holes did not line up good enough.


i needed to make the one bolt counter sunk to make sure that it would rest flat on the extruder.



come to think about it, i hope that this has enough torque to work has a bowden extruder for my huxley




this is a very interesting material, surprisingly stiff. i got it from my local sign shop.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

getting there bit by bit


i am trying to figure out how to get that to mount to my extruder

but the hole is not on the center. 

getting closer one step at a time




who knew i could get my makergear hot end to fit in it with little trouble.







Sunday, April 10, 2011

it will be here soon

i will be very very eager tomorrow, my package will be here tomorrow i think. it made it to regina today  so yay, i am very excited to start building my Huxley. i wonder what i can blow up this week..lol

it is good timing too, i should have Tuesday off. i wonder if my last order from http://ultimachine.com/ will make it here tomorrow too. its going to be a long day at work tomorrow i think.

there has been some interesting conversations on the reprap forums lately. i have been picking up on a few good tips on there lately. i will do my best to put them to good use.

the other day i posted a object to www.thingiverse.com/ that i hope to be able to print out some day,

this is more of a personal challenge for myself  i may make another version of it with more detail in time but for now i like it,

a funny thing about it, was that when i first made it i forgot the settings i had for it were in mm not cm, so it was way too small at first.

but any how it has been a long time for me to get this far, so i hope that after this week i can start helping poeple out and who knows maybe i will even help this project out some more too.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

my kit should be here soon

yay my kit should be here in the next few days, it will come down to Canada post and Canada costumes.
i also ordered some more stuff from http://ultimachine.com/ 1lbs of pla, 3 more opto endstops, and a few other things. i think that i will need.

but i do hope they get here soon, i am eagerly looking forward to building it, i just hope that i do not run into too many issue along the way.
i will be taking allot of picture, and maybe even some video to share.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

the snow gods hate me






the snow god was mad at us last night, its April for crying out loud.