Backyard Workshop is a site for my various hobbies, including my homemade CNC machine, Reprap 3d printer, metalworking on my Enco 3-in1 machine, woodworking, aluminum casting, electronics, and more that I do in my garage in Florida
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My buddy Dan wanted a 3D printer, so we struck a deal where he would buy all the parts for MY second machine and I would "hand me down" my machine to him. I wanted a little bit bigger machine and this gave me the opportunity to work that out.
Hey everybody! (maybe there's two people that actually read these?) hehe
Just a quick update - I am removing my graphics and multimedia stuff - so if you're looking for something email me :)
In other (more related) news! I am building my second 3D printer! I sold the first one to a buddy and am in the process of building the second one - I made it a little bigger all the way around to give me full use of the heated build table
Pictures comming soon! :)
Broke a few drum mic clips last time my band (Big Moon Rocket) recorded - so I designed and used my 3D printer to make a few replacements!
Gotta love being able to design and make your own plastic parts!
You can download the STL and Solidworks file in my downloads
Just a heads up! I'm sure that most people are not here for my development posts - so this may not apply to you :) but I am moving them to HERE if anyone's interested...
First off - I've never considered myself an engineer - I'm a hack at best LOL but the website EEWEB contacted me about doing an interview, and while I think that I'm insulting the previous - real life engineers, I decided to do it :) Here's a link to the interview and you should check out the website there - tons of good stuff!
Just a quick update - the Rerap 3D Printer is printing consistently now! - so now it's time to tweak and tweak here and there (and to print some upgrades) :)
it's printing well enough to print some upgrade parts so here's a look at the first "official" parts off of the 3D printer! This also marks the first official multiplied printing - printing 4 parts at a time!
Just a quick post / update... I uploaded a new site design today - hope it's better than the last, it seems to me to be better anyway.
The Reprap project is going well, I am working on getting my heated bed installed and getting ready to start printing my first part in ABS plastic! I also spent a little time starting to wire tie all the wires (pictures coming soon!) and also mounting the electronics on the frame, so hopefully by this weekend I'll be set! I still need to find a permanent home for it in the workshop, right now it's sitting on the CNC machine and I'd have to move it to CNC anything, so that's not going to work in the long run...
In other news, my band has finished producing our first music video :) if that interests you check it out here: High Tonight
Ok that's it - I said it'd be quick ;)