Sunday, May 4, 2014

All this in a weekend

Pulled the engine/trans from the project FD RX-7

Finished the front mower deck bracket and most of the pulley/tensioner on the monster mower

Started wiring a fellow rotorhead's very clean car with a Haltech Sprint RE and lots of other fun goodies.

Finally cleaned up some calibrations on the 3D printer and now she is printing much sweeter...  Though right afterwards I did tear it apart to put the heated bed on it.  :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

What? Another RX-7 I must be crazy

Picked up a 94 FD RX-7.  Blown engine, rust, bad bodywork and bad interior.    Next decision what powerplant 20b NA or 13b 5866.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

It Works

Well I am now printing.   Did the majority of my calibration and setting of parameters for PLA with my E3D V5 hotend.   It appears the fan on the E3D is a bit small and was causing the PLA to jam after printing for 30 minutes or so.  I played with the temperature but will make a new shroud for a larger fan and try and cool the transition from the block to the fins.  I have a heated bed on its way and need to order some ABS and Laywood to try.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Delta Printer Mocked Up

Well here it is in all its glory.   This is the first mock up of my 3D delta printer.   Its using 1020 aluminum extrusion so I had to modify the mini kossel parts to be able to use them to make my life easier.   Hoping to have more rigidity in this setup.  Waiting on an Azteeg X5 with 32 bit ARM chip and 32nd microstepping.   Using an E3D hot end and thanks to Jon on the delta printer google forums I will have a better fan integrated effector.

CNC Spindle

Here is the start of the ER Spindle setup.  I have a treadmill motor that I will attach to the spindle section.

I don't plan on using the HF router setup but I could...

Here's the tread mill motor and yes I took it apart.  I'm working on DC motor designs at work so lets just consider this benchmarking.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Starting on my "Kossel" 3d printer frame...


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Geek or not?

Geek or not?

Getting excited when you receive items like this in the mail.