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A project log for Arcus-3D-C1 - Cable 3D printer

3D printable, Open Source Hardware, tripod kinematics, cable driven 3D printer

Daren SchwenkeDaren Schwenke 01/31/2018 at 07:310 Comments

Just to let you know what you've tuned into here...

I believe  today was the first day since mid December when at least one person in my household was not ill with.. something.  

There was the mystery Caribbean cruise derived illness we all got, followed by what seemed to be a normal but seriously draining cold that seemed to hit you at least twice, and then right after that, the flu.

I would like to start my life back up now please...  

The plus side here is that during our collective extended downtime I developed 3 different designs for the pick and place head, but I have also started over that many times as I was not really satisfied with how any of them turned out.

Last night I literally dreamt up a new one which has me kind of excited.  

Imagine CoreXY, but for pick and place head. Just two motors could control 4-8 nozzles for both part selection and part rotation.  I think this one is probably beyond what I'd want to 3D print as a prototype though unless I can simplify it.  I was just aiming for one nozzle with a flying bottom looking camera.

Anyway it's been a fun exercise here, but my sincere hope is to abandon pnp for the time being and get back to assembly and calibration of the base design.  I wanted to be able to do that with my son though, which has been impossible until... today.