Desktop Factory: Our Product Installation of Repetier-Firmware for Arduino 3d printer boards | Repetier Software Arduino-IDE First you need to get and install the development software. Don‘t worry, it is easy and you won‘t need special programming skills. Get your version of the Arduino IDE from . The IDE contains only the officially supported board driver. The next step is driver installation. To understand the IDE, you should now download the latest version of Repetier-Firmware. It is not necessary to clone the repository. Before you can compile and upload the firmware, you need to select the board and port. For a first successful upload, follow the next steps: Open the register tab named „Configuration.h“Search the line „#define MOTHERBOARD“ and change the number behind to match your board.Near the bottom you see a line „#define BAUDRATE 250000“. Congratulations! Common errors General configuration In general you will only need to update two configuration files. When you open the „Configuration.h“ file, you see a lot of comments and some values to change. Example:
<€1.000 BioBots Is A 3D Printer For Living Cells U.S. biotech startup BioBots sits at the intersection between computer science and chemistry. Its debut product, a desktop 3D printer for biomaterials, which was just demoed on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY — printing Van Gogh’s ear in replica, no less — combines hardware, software and wetware. It’s the latter area where the core innovation sits, says co-founder Danny Cabrera. Biofabrication, the process of artificially building living tissue structures, is not a new field — there is more than a decade of research in this area already. Instead of plastic, BioBots’ 3D printer uses a special ink that can be combined with biomaterials and living cells to build 3D living tissue and miniature human organs. “We really see it as a product for pharmaceutical companies right now, for companies that are doing clinical drug testing,” he tells TechCrunch. “Looking down the line for us we see this as a way to develop personalized therapy routines. Messer: What’s your distribution strategy.
The Most Incredible 3-D Printed Things We’ve Ever Seen ⚙ Co The levees have broken for 3-D printing, and the resulting deluge of printing-concepts-on-the-cheap is flowing faster than we can gather. The best of these rise to the surface for their innovating predictions of a faster/safer/healthier future. A Robotic Hand That Doesn’t Cost An Arm And A Leg Teen engineer Easton LaChappelle created his first robotic hand out of Legos, fishing wire, and surgical tubing--a feat that earned him 3rd place at the Colorado Science Fair. More importantly, it introduced him to a young girl who was born without an arm and needs new prostheses as she grows, which cost a hefty $80,000 per arm. Speaking at TEDxMileHigh last month, LaChappelle presented the arm, which features as much motion and almost as much strength as a human arm and costs just $400. [Image credit: TEDxMileHigh] Kowabunga, Customized MADE boards, based in Chicago, is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new production process for custom, 3-D-printed “SmartBoards.” [Image credit: MADE, LLC]
Building Your Own 3D Printer UP! mini 3d Release Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Beijing, China - May 22, 2012 – Delta Micro Factory Corp. The UP! There is no sacrifice on build quality with the UP! "The UP! Specifications Build footprint of 4.7” x 4.7” x 4.7” / 120 x 120 x 120mm with heated build table.Enclosed chamber to reduce warping.Double linear bearings on each axis - ensures consistent build quality throughout the entire print process. With the introduction this week of the UP! UP! About Delta Micro Factory Corp (PP3DP) - is the Beijing based, maker of the UP!
Bioprinting in 3D: Looks like candy, could regenerate nerve cells The printer looks like a toaster oven with the front and sides removed. Its metal frame is built up around a stainless steel circle lit by an ultraviolet light. Stainless steel hydraulics and thin black tubes line the back edge, which lead to an inner, topside box made of red plastic. In front, the metal is etched with the red Bio Bot logo. All together, the gray metal frame is small enough to fit on top of an old-fashioned school desk, but nothing about this 3D printer is old school. In fact, the tissue-printing machine is more like a sci-fi future in the flesh—and it has very real medical applications. Researchers at Michigan Technological University hope to use this newly acquired 3D bioprinter to make synthesized nerve tissue. Shokuhfar directs the In-Situ Nanomedicine and Nanoelectronics Laboratory at Michigan Tech, and she is an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioengineering Department and the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Alternative Print Surface | Solidoodle Tips I’ve always had trouble with ripping my Kapton tape. Prints are can be removed easily, without damaging the tape if the print bed cools down, but it takes so long to heat up, I hate to let it cool too much. Also, if I want to cancel a print and restart it right away with tweaked settings, I’m too impatient to cool it down first. The solution is to forget the Kapton altogether. I went to a frame store and had a two pieces of glass cut to 6″ (a hardware store might be able to to this for you). The great thing about using glass, is that when the print is done I can take the glass off and let it cool on the table without needing to turn off the heat. The problem with covering the aluminum with glass is that you can’t get to the leveling screws. Like this: Like Loading...