Thoughts on the current release

A project log for Sunrise - DLP 3D Printer, printable.

Open source 3D printable DLP 3D printer.

Jaime GarcíaJaime García 02/25/2016 at 18:090 Comments

When I came up with the Sunrise v0.2, the machine finally acquired the stability it needed to actually use it as a tool. With the proper resin, times went down to something bearable, and really started to give consistent results.

But, the assembly was still quite difficult: Hammerhead nuts kept rotating before going into the profile slot, some parts needed to be forced into place, some nuts were placed in sort of a "stunt" manner, and slicers with no tolerance adjustment would render the parts with smaller dimensions than intended.

The next release is intended to solve this issue, but it also has a lot of other features to implement. This last release, v0.2.5, iis somewhat in the middle of 0.3 and 0.2 and changes the style the new parts are made, so they are compatible with tolerance adjustment from source. Also, it implements holders for the nuts not to rotate upon assembly, and some other tweaks. Still, all parts are not updated, so assembly difficulty is expected...

...but we are the brave ones, aren't we?