Last weekend, a small group of tinkerers of Palo Altona built a MakerBot Cupcake CNC. Simone and Christian from Good School bought the MakerBot and asked Palo Altona for assistance with the assembly. Of course we were happy to help out.
We startet on Saturday and made good progress. We assembled the CNC and the extruder and made the first tests with stinking hot ABS. Yeah!
Next day was for learning firmware and tools. We switched X, Y and Z directions of the stepper motors a couple of times and managed to drive the heated nozzle into the platform at first try. *sigh*
This is the very first print out. Although it is not tight enough to drink from it, I was really impressed by the result. What a cool machine!
Here are some more pictures:
- My Flickr set
- Good School on posterous
- Christian on posterous
- Palo Altona on posterous
- Marcus Flickr set
Thanks Simone and Christian for inviting us, it was a pleasure!