Retrointerfacing

- connecting past and future -

nylon extruder #2

After the promising results with the first nylon extruder, we (woutzweers and I) made a new nozzle following reprap extruder size (so a 3.5 mm feed hole and a 0.5 mm extrusion hole). The extruder head consist of a small piece of brass with two holes placed at 45degree angle. The soldering iron has been…

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Getting a HP7585B plotter to work

I recently got an abandoned HP7585B plotter. Probably over 30 years old. However, perhaps fast and accurate enough to do some serious fabrication? Why not add a cutter wheel and cut foil, or fabric? Anyway, first hurdle to take is to get the think working. Searching for drivers on internet resulted in two options: 1:…

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Nylon Extruder from soldering station

Of course, the machine described in the previous post was never meant to have a sole purpose of pizza printing (which it admittedly does badly) but to become a repstrap machine so I can build a sweet Mendel. Next step after a cartesian robot is the plastic extruder. Although other people have tried to use…

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Pizza Plotter

Bringing personal fabrication to your kitchen: the pizza Plotter. During one of the last lectures I gave for Creative Technology about reprap‘s and personal fabrication one of the pizza hungry students (Symplexity) pointed out the necessary connection between pizza and production. Thus the idea for a Pizza Printer was born. The previous posts on the…

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