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3d printer parts are in!

I always feel like its Christmas time when I get parts in the mail.  So I got the power supply, the extruder, the stepper controller, drivers, and a bunch of other stuff that I may or may not need.  I’ll post more pics and comments as I start to put it together, here’s some pics of what I got.

Hexy the Hexapod build


2013-03-14 02.31.30I got my Hexy the hexapod kit from the kickstarter finally, maybe 6 months late.  Reasonable in kickstarter terms.  Anyhoo I decided to put it together last night.  The build process was pretty straight forward, however towards the end when you get into like mounting the battery pack / routing wires / etc things get a little sketchy.   I guess my biggest gripe right now would be with the power, I need to order some lithium/nimh cells or do a custom battery pack or something.  Alkalines aren’t goint to cut it.  I was a little sad not to have gotten much movement out of it.  I even hooked it up to my bench power supply but it maxxed it out at 3A and still just failed.