So yesterday me and a buddy worked at the maker space to get the second blade machine up and running.
This new machine is a simplification of the design of the last machine. It uses 5 pieces of wood total to built the slide and top surface of the machine. There are some other improvements that happen with this machine. The build surface is flush with the surface that the printer is mounted too. This means that there is no chance for the print head to hit meaning that the build area is now larger. This is a nice improvement.
I also worked out how to control the linear actuator with the raspberry pi bypassing any problems there were with using gcode to control it. This has been very reliable.
So at the end of last night there were 2 printers happily printing away. This was very nice to see. I could upload a few parts and they would all just start popping off of printers.
We will be at maker fair this week end. You can see our web site at http://autodrop3d.com