Posted July 1, 2014
by Lensyl Urbano
I took three students to a workshop were we’re building a 3d printer. It’s run out of the Whitfield School. We spend today putting together the electronics to run the five motors we need to get the thing to work, and starting to put the frame together.
The motors is run by an Arduino, which is great because I’ve been thinking about using one to operate the doors to the chicken coops.
Notes on hardware
- Arduino Mega 2560 R3
- RAMPS Shield 1.4
- RepRap StepStick Pololu A4988 (I think) stepper driver (plus heat sinks)
Filament: 1.75 mm PLA