3D Printed Arc Reactor

Last year I designed and shared a 3D-printable Arc reactor prop, controlled by an Adafruit Gemma microcontroller and using a NeoPixel Ring for illumination.

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I originally intended to publish a diagram / assembly guide along with the files on Thingiverse,  but as with many projects that didn’t happen.

So, today (finally) I plan to explain the inner workings of my Arc reactor prop for those that wish to replicate it.

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OctoPi and the Printrbot Simple 1405 Kit (Mounting Raspberry Pi B+)

As I’ve mentioned previously, I recently put together a Printrbot Simple Makers Kit 1405 for a weekend project. In my earlier post, I discussed designing and printing feet to fit the 1405 in order to stabilise it, without interfering with a mounted Raspberry Pi running OctoPi.

Swapping to a Raspberry Pi B+ proved to be more challenging than I expected.

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Feet for the Printrbot Simple 1405

I recently put together a Printrbot Simple Makers Kit 1405 – what a great little printer! Assembly took less than two hours, and it was printing away soon after

By default, it’s a pretty stable printer. However, I had an issue where the wiring underneath was lifting the printer up a little bit, introducing some ‘wobble’ into the printer. I could have just shortened the wires, but I decided to print some feet instead to stabilise the Printrbot.

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