You should start on the office….

After we got back from our Disneyland trip, Heather suggested that I use my extra time off from work to start remodeling our office and laundry room.  Our house was built in the late 80’s and the office and laundry still has what is probably the original carpet.  It’s that low, high traffic, office type carpet and it’s in pretty rough shape.  We bought a bunch of tile at Costco a couple years ago for this project and I’ve been dreading it.  Worst part is no washer and dryer for a while, oh, and the carpet is glued down… What?!

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Kossel 2500 3D printer build

Why has it taken me so long to decide to build a 3d printer? Better late than never I guess… Time to get started!

After some research, I decided to build a delta printer based on the Kossel design. We use a lot of delta robots at work in packaging an they are very fascinating to watch. Whats a delta robot?

I’ve been trolling the Google delta printers group for information. A user on the group builds and sells carbon fiber arms with magnetic joints and I decided to purchase a set from him rather than try to build them myself. The length of the arms, particularly the consistency in length is very important to the geometry for print quality and accuracy, so I figured I shouldn’t skimp on this part. I ordered the arms on Monday and received them on Friday. Lighting fast shipping from Hawaii, awesome!


The arms are labeled with their length and are all within .01 mm.

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