Arduino controlled 3D printer

Arduino 3d printerExtruder for 3D printer

DSCF1481Arduino MEGA the brains behind the 3d printer

A busy work/life schedule has meant it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this site so I thought I would share some of the things I’ve been up to.

Arduino Project Handbook was released to the world a year ago and time has fairly flown since then!  An updated copy of the book is being worked on with US based publisher No Starch Press with the version due in November 2015.  At the same time a Chinese version is also being translated and should be out by the end of the year.  With current sales also going pretty well, stock of the first issue is very limited now so when all of those are gone that version of the book will be classified ‘out of print’.

As the title of this post might suggest, I’ve built a 3d printer using an Arduino MEGA to control it.  It’s based on the REPRAP 3d printer and is a great way to learn about 3d printers and how they work – also great for if your printer needs fixing!  I’m planning to share my findings in Arduino Project Handbook volume 2 as I found there is a lack of clear instructions on how to go about things.  More to follow……


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