The development blog for the Maxifab 3D printing Framework and printer.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Some Prototype Video!
Here's just a quick update for everyone. We finally recieved our electronics for testing and have been hashing out the firmware. Below you'll see the gantry section being tested with the firmware as it is. This did allow us to see a few more places that some parts can be optimized but its a pretty good start. We start off moving at a relatively conservative pace and then gradually ramp it up to 300mm a second. Pretty respectable we think.
Mind you this is with only one full set of axis belts and only half of the other axis. Also they aren't completely tightened down. Basically they are just in there enough to work a bit but its by no means how the final machines will look. We were just excited to see it move so we tossed some belts on and gave it a shot.
Please don't mind the clutter in our prototyping space :)