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A project log for CNC machine hackings 2020: Direct extruder

Build CNC machines from scratch and learn how to write the code that moves their axes.

Norbert HeinzNorbert Heinz 07/23/2020 at 17:540 Comments

In the previous log I mentioned to create a plasma printer and here it is:


As can be seen in the video, the print quality isn't overwhelming but it is a nice machine to explain how things work in general when electricity destroys paper in a hacker's way ;-)

It's no breakthrough in printing technology which is why development of this machine won't go on for my this year's Hackaday price entry, however the build instruction is available on my pages:

https://homofaciens.de/technics-machines-plasma-printer_en.htm

Part of the Hackaday Prize are mentor sessions which is why I had an interesting talk with Sophi Kravitz. She told me to focus on less projects to make clear what path I try to go (something I am sometimes in doubt of...) As a conclusion I will continue working on my filament extruder (details coming soon) and my CNC without ball bearings for the rest of the time (August 31st is getting closer...).

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