Breaking News
Comments
betajet
User Rank
Author
Working copy of an ASR-33
betajet   9/11/2013 3:24:28 PM
NO RATINGS
We will expect a working 3D printed copy of your ASR-33 within the next few weeks :-)

Or at the very least we'd like you to replace the standard ASR-33 print head with something exotic, like the Klingon character set.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Working copy of an ASR-33
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 5:08:12 PM
NO RATINGS
@betajet: We will expect a working 3D printed copy of your ASR-33 within the next few weeks :-)

You joke, but funnily enough...

... one of the knobs on my ASR-33 is cracked -- the white plastic one you can use to advance the main paper roll -- I was wondering about trying to print out a new version...

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Congrats!
Caleb Kraft   9/11/2013 3:49:54 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm excited to see what you plan on doing with it. They're a lot of fun once you figure out how to get it to do what you want. You'll find yourself browsing thingiverse more often than you'd think. You may even start contributing your own projects! I know I have.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Congrats!
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 5:09:04 PM
NO RATINGS
@Caleb: You may even start contributing your own projects! I know I have.

Why have you beem contributing my projects? LOL

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: Congrats!
Caleb Kraft   9/11/2013 5:39:24 PM
NO RATINGS
You don't honestly think I would submit my own for public scrutiny do you?

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
Exciting indeed!
Bert22306   9/11/2013 4:21:07 PM
NO RATINGS
It might take a couple of weeks or so to write the software, but I'm looking forward to you writing about how the 3D printer makes a cup of steaming hot coffee. I mean, the cup, as well as the coffee!!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Exciting indeed!
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 5:10:45 PM
NO RATINGS
@Bert22306: It might take a couple of weeks or so to write the software...

I'm really hoping to get some time on it this weekend ... probably while drinking numerous mugs of steaming hot coffee :-)

RichQ
User Rank
Author
Re: Exciting indeed!
RichQ   9/11/2013 5:54:07 PM
NO RATINGS
You taking orders? My garage door opener jammed stripped a gear. I could use a replacement.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Exciting indeed!
Max The Magnificent   9/11/2013 6:00:06 PM
NO RATINGS
@Rich: You taking orders?

Since it's you Rich, if you send me the 3D file I'll see what I can do :-)

RichQ
User Rank
Author
Re: Exciting indeed!
RichQ   9/11/2013 6:06:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Sure thing!. It may take me a bit to get the CAD file done. First I have to get to the opener, which is 15' above the floor, then take out the stripped gear... Don't use up all your ABS supply too quickly!

daleste
User Rank
Author
Too Cool
daleste   9/11/2013 9:53:03 PM
NO RATINGS
This is really cool stuff!  Please keep reporting your progress.  It makes the rest of us so envious.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Too Cool
Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:37:51 AM
NO RATINGS
@daleste: This is really cool stuff!

      It really is, isn't it

Please keep reporting your progress.

      I will certainly do so

It makes the rest of us so envious.

      I'm sorry (but grinning also :-)

Olaf Barheine
User Rank
Author
I have an order, too
Olaf Barheine   9/12/2013 7:49:13 AM
NO RATINGS
Maybe you could print me a new screw cap for the rinse aid reservoir of our dishwasher. It is broken. The original manufacturer wants 20 dollars for this little piece of plastic. I think they are crazy. ;-)

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: I have an order, too
Max The Magnificent   9/13/2013 9:40:28 AM
NO RATINGS
@Olaf: ...The original manufacturer wants 20 dollars for this little piece of plastic.

Did you see my column from yesterday about some new 3D design software called DesignSpark Mechanical? Once someone (like me) learns to use this, you could whip up the design for a part like that in a couple of minutes -- I think we've reache the turning point where 3D printers are going to change the world...

TomBurgmann
User Rank
Author
Material Strength
TomBurgmann   9/18/2013 9:33:28 AM
NO RATINGS
My observation is that most 3D printers use material that is too flimsy to handle much stress.

The thought of printing out a gear or even replacement cap seems like a high investment for an unsubstantial return on effort.

Please comment on your observations about this aspect of 3d printing.  Cheers!

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Material Strength
Max The Magnificent   9/18/2013 10:18:02 AM
NO RATINGS
@TomBurgmann: My observation is that most 3D printers use material that is too flimsy to handle much stress. The thought of printing out a gear or even replacement cap seems like a high investment for an unsubstantial return on effort.

I believe there are different types of 3D printers, including "sintering" versions about which I know almost nothing. From my experiances so far (a few small test prints) using the plastic thread I would agree that prints created using this material aren't strong enough to take any serious loading.

Howerver, they would be more than stong enough for  prototype enclosure, or to create my "scroll gears" -- just to demo the way the gears work -- not to carry any load.

I will report further when I've had more practice :-)

 



Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

Brought to you by:

Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
Once the base layer of a design has been taped out, making ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
The LTC2380-24 is a versatile 24-bit SAR ADC that combines ...
In this short video we show an LED light demo to ...
02:46
Wireless Power enables applications where it is difficult ...
07:41
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...