Building a 3D Printer: Goals

Build a 3D Printer
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  1. Project: D-Bot CoreXY 3D Printer
  2. Building a 3D Printer: Goals

So the first part of the build (the 3D printing of the structural parts) is now complete. So that’s good. I’ve been going through the BOM (bill of materials) and starting to figure out the stuff I need to order and what kind of timeline that’s going to exist on (budget is monthly, not up-front). So far, building a 3d printer has been a pretty mundane experience — the fun begins when I start getting everything put together. But in my last installment, I promised I’d expound on the goals of this project and what I’m hoping to get out of it, so without further ado…

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Image Credits: mebner1.

Project: D-Bot CoreXY 3D Printer

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Posts in this series
  1. Project: D-Bot CoreXY 3D Printer
  2. Building a 3D Printer: Goals

So as you may (or may not) have read in my July 2016 Hacks post, I’m starting the process of building my own 3D printer (the D-Bot CoreXY). This is my first progress report. There will be more posts that follow this, of course. Hopefully, they won’t have a long gap in them like the Cyclocross Frame Build project currently has.

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Image Credits: Dan Bailey.

Echoes of Our Parents

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As you age, you begin to notice¬†echoes of your parents in your day-to-day behavior. This is particularly difficult if, like me, one those parents was a waste of carbon. There are times when I am surprised or even amused at things — for example, I talk to cats the same way my mother does (same tone, same words, same rhythms of speech) — and there are times when I am horrified by things, like when I do or say anything like my father would have done.

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Image Credits: magicink110.