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22Nov/10Off

Blender broke – Epilogue

My article titled "Blender broke" drew more media attention, than anything I've written lately. This is strange, as much cooler things have been happening around me:) Many sites picked it up.

I later read on a forum (I've forgotten which one), that the printed replacement part will break as it could not possibly be as strong as the original one. That did had some truth to it...

14Nov/10Off

Self-hosting

When a compiler reach the state, when it can compiles itself, it's called self-hosting.
My Arcol.hu Hot-end v3.0 reached that state, and more:-)

30Oct/10Off

Arcol.hu Hotend v3.0 dummy model

This is a dummy model of Arcol.hu Hot-end v3.0 to get a feeling of the actual size. A real hot-end cant be printed using plastic:)

4Oct/10Off

Arcol.hu prototype v2.0

This design is almost final. It simply rocks, truely awesome!

Keep reading.

15Sep/10Off

Arcol.hu hotend prototype one

I was quite excited about my new prototype. Interested in my findings?


Keep reading.

10Sep/10Off

Wade’s machined bolt version 1.3

This is only a small update about Wade's machined bolt manufacturing.

6Sep/10Off

Heated bed kit v1.7 – laser cutted z-switch holder

This is a small upgrade of the heated bed kit compared to version 1.6.
I do believe I worked out all the caveats, and possible weak points of the design.

4Sep/10Off

Laser etching

After I built my heated bed controller, it was time to create a PCB for it. Especially, because people had trouble to build the controller.

So the evolution of home-made heated bed controller began:

Warning: long article ahead!

8Jul/10Off

Heated bed controller

As almost all my previous buyer built a heated bed controller, and at least Bogdan have built one, nophead is using his brain controller to handle the heated bed temperature. So there left no choice, but build my own;-)

30Jun/10Off

Heated bed v1.6 – Thermal insulating and more

It took me more time then I thought, but finally, I built my improved heated bed.

The initial test shows, the bed's temperature can go up to 164.3C, which is pretty hot:-)

(on the picture it only shows 148.7C, but it is because I already disconnected the transformers from
mains, so it already cooled for about 3-5mins.)