First Update – GCode Viewer

First Update – GCode Viewer

I have been working on integrating a 2d/3d/gcode viewer into the RepRapWeb project by Andrew Hodel. [source code here] Below you can see what has been done, what I am working and what is planned for future release. Completed: 2D Viewer working 3D Viewer working GCode viewer working Currently Busy: … Continue reading

First Successful PLA print

First Successful PLA print

After struggling so much with my headbed not reaching 110deg, I decided that I’ll play around with PLA until I get some thermal isolation. My first few prints was some gears and the Dota keychain. So far I am impressed the quality, although there is still more calibration that needs … Continue reading

Rolling out the first print

Rolling out the first print

Be patient. The single most important rule when building a 3D printer, one I seemed to have neglected once I got to the final stages. I also managed to NOT calibrate the extruder. at. all. 1st print ran the nozzle through the kapton tape, scratching the aluminium bed. 2nd print started … Continue reading

Ecksbot Update – 2

Ecksbot Update – 2

All done and dusted! ~bar some calibration. This is where I wished I had some digital calipers to properly level the bed, as my first print tore right through the kapton tape into the metal (even left some scars)

Ecksbot Update – 1

Ecksbot Update – 1

I have finally managed to finish up the Ecksbot – It only took me 3 weeks – and it was a sigh of relief when I plugged it in and it worked. It has been quite a journey assembling the 3d printer, with lots of trips to the hardware store … Continue reading