Tuesday, 22 September 2009


My twitter section on my blog has gone 'down' so its showing not my posts.

Ps - makerbot stepper mototr driver board chip has been removed (aswell as 2 tracks after they were incinerated) but will solder wire on to fix prob - uni are currently playing with the gerbers and are sorting out making new boards for makerbot, inc stepper boards from the gerber files - however the holes used are mny! 13 drill sizes in total! will @makerbot to let them know to change these sizes so that they can reduce tooling costs in manufacture!

Monday, 21 September 2009


i nned some new glasses - asking on twitter, i had a few people say i should buy the lenses and then print myself some frames :D

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Saturday, 19 September 2009


Sep19_09, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

with the limited edition red piece :)

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

nozzels :D

Sep17_02, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

nozzel done!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

PSU slot contains alot of stuff!

nice :D

installed first opto

installed first opto, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

i did break oine of the mounting brackets, but will repla\ace this at later date

all opto sensors

all opto sensors, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

now made! off to grab some food


working, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

all working :)

testing x axis sensor

testing x axis sensor, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

and nothing... nada... something is not right here... multimeter!

making end stops

making end stops, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

making endstop number 1, am going to use 0.1inch headers instead of ethernet cables i think... jsut so looks nicer to start with

Dry run

Dry run, originally uploaded by Roboteernat.

motherboard, and makerbot electronics and psu in psu hole in makerbot SBM00001

I have the electronics (and need of new car tyre! lol

am uploading my progress of electronics onto twitter - roboteernat, anf flickr - appears in my flickr pool :D

Monday, 14 September 2009

what a day...

its not been a very good day for me, i recieved an email saying my parcel which contained my makerbot electronics and nozzels were in with parcel force awaiting a customs charge. The charge is £47.52... so i go to my car to drive there and pay, when about 50 metres up the road, i hit a HUGE STONE ON THE ROAD, CAUSING A MASIVE GAP IN MY TYRE AND BUCKLING MY WHEEL HUB... and with that, it meant i was late getting to the parcelk office to get my bits, so today has cost me about £150 extra :(

i then went to tesco to comfort buy and eat cr$£ but the good thing is that i got a new wireless keyboard and mouse - its wireless so i can use it in my room on my lap, as apposed to being tethered. - plus was better than half price in tesco - £11.99 - Logitech one

will upload pics soon when i have my usb phone cable

Friday, 4 September 2009

Makerbot order

My order is being sent of the makerbot electronics and nozzelds :D - thank you @Clothbot who gave me the heads up that they were on sale, subsequently they sold out 24hours later :D

anyways no internet connection at home, so updates are few, but i will try and get the password :D