Well to start off here are some prints I've done. These are Klein bottles. If you don't know what a Klein bottle is, its only like the coolest theoretical math object since the Mobius strip. This of course is merely a 3D representation, as the actual 2D object could only really exist in 4 dimensions. So yeah, I'm a math nerd, moving on...
On the left is a Batman Iphone case I printed, On the right is a case for my Raspberry Pi computer.
And this is a cover for the controller board on the 3D printer. It was my first full print and I watched it diligently for 3+ hours till it finished. Honestly every time I use it I just want to watch it. Partly because I'm afraid something will go wrong mid print and partly because I find it mesmerizing. Heres's a video.
Here are some pictures from the build. At the time I built it, I didn't have any tools besides a couple of kinds of pliers. It took some ingenuity at times but I was able to build it with just those.
The starting materials.
Various times during the build. I had to calibrate the stage so that its corners and center were exactly 0.1 mm from the nozzle at starting position. I don't have any measuring tools that can measure gaps with that kind of precision so I used my calipers to measure 0.1mm of pages in my checkbook and then used that to calibrate the stage. Who needs real tools? (I'll admit they do make things a lot easier)
Then I had to make the final calibrations in the electronics and motor drivers. I really don't have room in my room for a 3D printer. I would clear off my bed and use it for a workbench during the day but now that it's made I have to find a more solid place to keeps it. This last picture is a sneak peak at my next project, built with the assistance of my 3D printer.