MendelMax update

I have replaced *ALL* of the printed parts for the MendelMax I once showed here. Since then I’ve also procured all the “exotic” fasteners (and by exotic I apparently mean metric) and metal rods.

It’s still a long way from being complete. I need to decide which electronics to buy. I need to choose a power supply (or settle for one of the awkward-format overkill ones I already have). I need to select a hot end. On top of all that, I am still not satisfied with some parts like the X-carriage ends and I want to redesign them, which requires higher proficiency with OpenSCAD. I have competing priorities.

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More to come.

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Which one is correct?

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You’d think that two thermocouples taped on the same surface would come to show the same values.

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Etching glass for fun

I picked up some glass etchant so i could decorate some drinking glasses. I thought I’d put some labeling on one of my brewing vessels. It turned out that cutting all those tiny letters with bridges would have been really tedious, so instead i put a biohazard symbol on it. That should keep anyone from drinking my beer unless i serve it to them!
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Here is the result. Blue liquid used because it looks cool.

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Stepper motor fun

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Just trying out some steppers i have kicking around my parts bins. Eventually i will have a motorized turntable with which to photograph objects from all sides…

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My flashlight family

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I really like flashlights. I have to have the best and brightest. My latest is on the left, a 680 lumen monster from Fenix.

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Multiple multiple choice

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Elmdale Oyster Bar

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.. Or whatever it’s called now. Great little place, even if the windows are a bit odd.

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