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.
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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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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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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