You came, you built, and after a few hiccups, you printed….sort of
Thanks to everyone who came out for our final RepRap build and stayed till the bitter end. We managed to sort out all the issues (clogged extruder nozzle, default printing plane being ~3mm BELOW the zero plane) but we got it to print. We had some trouble with adhesion to the print surface, but we kind of expected that as we were printing PLA onto a bed designed for ABS.
The new electronics package has arrived, so we can get the heated bed issues sorted out, and we’ll finally have our club 3D printer ready to go!
"Design is what you do
when you don't [yet] know what you are doing.''
"Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice."
“A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible.”