So happy this worked! This is the 2nd controller. There are two Baby RAMPS designs; this one has onboard A4982. More to come! Check out pictures of the two designs on the Hackaday post and see the earlier version (blue PCB) in action in the Press Reset video.
Makerfaire 2016 went well, but we didn’t take any pictures of our own booth. Thank goodness for the Hackaday article.
My booth, entitled Inner Workings of 3D Printers, will host a variety of exhibits showing how 3D printers work.
I’ll be in the 3D Printer Village under a tent in Zone 2. Look for me and my miniatures there!
On September 19, 2014, the halfscale Simple was born. Several weeks prior, I had taken the Printrbot Simple 1405 artwork to a laser cutter and cut it at half scale (actually 0.53). I obtained 4mm rods from McMaster, linear bearings on eBay, and Nema 8 motors from Pololu.com. I also selected a number of appropriate parts for the extrusion head, and I turned some brass on a lathe to make a small Z coupler and Z nut. With a few intense days of work, I had a printer that moved in X, Y, and Z. A few days later I had it printing.
I started working on CNC machines and 3D printers in 2012 as a hobby. We live in an amazing future: It seems like everyone technically inclined should have the capacity to use those tools & have the capacity to make things. But most of us don’t, and a big barrier is size. These hobbies take up space. So I started working on making 3D printers smaller.