Friday, 12 November 2010

yay! dont you just love payday!

well, pay day is upon us, well its been a few days and aftre sorting out all my other bits ni need to buy, i decieded to put money towards a mk5 and a few other bit and pieces for the makerbot... so putting in my order, i am dreading the cost of uk import tax... estimate it to be about £50 so when it comes i will let you know, but... it has been ordered!

for some reason i cant add a pic... but the total cost was $259.70, thats about £158.
i got:
mk5 plastruder full kit: $185 (£114.42)
2 x lengths of nichrome to replace mk4 bits: $10 (£6.18)
frostruder mk2 experimenters kit - to use on my pcb smt setup: $20 (£12.37)
10 x 3mm gold magnets: $2.50 (£1.54)
and postage: $42.20 (£26.10)

we shall see! its been shipped along with some timing belts to replace the ones i have originally, they were open ended belts glued together with wet suit glue so will eventully break!

but yay,

need to also buy a new stepper motor chip...

11 comments:

Pedro said...

Hi

I just wondering if had some more details or pics about your PCB etching mechnism for the Makerbot.

We're beginning distribution of Makerbot in the Uk (http://robosavvy.com/makerbot) and also running a forum on Robotics (and 3D printing for) on http://robosavvy.com/forum

We'd really love to know more about your work with etching PCBs tracks with the makerbot.

Any pointers to links or info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
Pedro

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