2022-02-02 17:40 by Jonathan Buford

A Little Background on the MakiBox - Part 1 The Pain

At some point I'll have to explain the inspiration for doing the work on making the MakiBox design, so might as well do it now.

Mid 2011, a group of us from the HackJam meetup decided to buy a RepRap kit. It came in a few boxes with no concise instructions and literally was a box of parts. I actually stayed out of doing a lot of the assembly, just keeping an eye on the progress and helping the guys through parts that they had trouble with, and after a month of long weekly evening working sessions, we had a printer that *should* have worked.


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2022-02-02 17:24 by Michael Tsang

Some days are just going to be slower than I want. :)

Ended up laid up for a bit today recovering from a brief bout of something I ate not agreeing with me.

But, net positive result is that I did have a spark of inspiration for refining the mechanism to make it more simple and precise. More details when I’ve got a rough prototype sorted.

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2022-02-01 17:47 by Jonathan Buford

MakiBox A6 Updated XY Mechanism


This shows the XY axies working together to move the print head platform around. Pretty good results so far, will keep adding more parts to the assembly. 

Next is the Z Axis tomorrow. If it goes smoothly, I’ll get that together in the day, and then on to the extruder.

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2022-02-01 17:20 by Jonathan Buford

MakiBox A6 HackJam Demo and Discussion

This is the first public demo of the prototype that is coming together with some good questions and discussion at the end. Look forward to seeing more progress each day. Original update pulled from makible.com below:

First off, I’m really encouraged by the response so far. In one day already 7% there to the goal. We will have updated pictures and video of the progress every day, so stay tuned.

Last night I gave an early demo at HackJam and talked through questions. The video is around 14 minutes, but covers a lot of interesting things.

Trying to wrap up the machining of the XY components today and then we can start drawing some pretty pictures to show off how well it works.

Thanks for @penguinsix for the excellent camera work.

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2022-02-01 17:03 by Jonathan Buford

MakiBox A6 - The Desktop $300 3D Printer is Live for Funding on Makible.com!

We've got the project up for funding on Makible.com. Look forward to many updates in the coming days. Exciting times ahead!



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