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sugar printer

2007-05-11 13:44:30.09162+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-11 14:58:30.929153+00 by: meuon

Anyone got a used X-Y Plotter? I am in awe.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-11 15:12:29.590944+00 by: Diane Reese [edit history]

We have a couple pretty decent used/surplus electronics parts stores here (as might be expected). I'm sending the kid out there today to see if he can find one, heh.... :-)

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-11 15:58:55.343455+00 by: Dan Lyke

Diane, if your kid is serious, I'll happily supply a bunch of stepper motors and a motor controller. If your kid will build two, I'll very happily supply these.

And if he wants some assistance in building motor controllers of his own, I've got a bunch of boards here that can be taken apart for driver transistors and what-not, and with a little board tracing, probably used effectively for the microcontrollers on 'em too!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-11 19:37:17.641119+00 by: ebradway

That's funny that meuon should ask about an XY plotter.

Of course, Ron Turcotte and I had a what amounted to a line printer that rendered in carpet working. That was a bugger. And you know about the Kholmorgen BDS driven roll feed. It's amazing what you can do in texture just by jiggling the tension of the material as it's being loomed.

But this stuff is way cool. I will DEFINTELY be building one once I break free of my PhD. I always have lots of stuff that I'd like rendered in 3D. Doing it edible is even better!

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-13 11:27:51.544444+00 by: crasch