It is back from the dead :) After I got some new stepper drivers, and more new stepper drivers it seems to be working again. Which is good ofcourse. I take it you'd want to see some results? Well here you go :)
So, I had the printer up and running. Untill I decided to mount endstops. To make a long story short, I short circuited stuff, and burned my stepper drivers. :( Now I am waiting for another ~2 weeks for new stepper drivers to arrive, hopefully after that I can finally start properly printing :)
Oh here is a video of what it looked like when it still worked.
After a week of building I have been able to make something quite nice. I am currently still waiting for a few parts from ebay to finish the build! I had to make some custom models to fit specific parts, for example the x axis motor holder, which didn't line up with the extruder carriage.
Alright, In my free time I will be building myself a 3D printer. I have been looking over the internet, researching which one to get etc. etc. A co-worker has a Mendelmax 1.5. Which is the same one I will be building. Once I finish it I would like to build a delta printer, but that is something for the future ;)
I have just ordered a few parts off ebay, some smaller parts bearings, screws and some other things. Once I start the actual building process I will write more blogs. And more pictures.
In regards to the presentation I did at Fontys in Venlo, where I also study: I will leave the resources and a little how-to about Slick2D and Netbeans. First of all you will need to download the Slick2D library http://slick.cokeandcode.com Also you will need to get the LWJGL which you can download here http://www.lwjgl.org Extract both archives (Slick and Lwjgl) to a folder you find appropiate. Also make the appropiate libraries as I did in Netbeans.(You should know how this goes)
This should let you be able to open the example project which is imported into SVN here: http://tuimz.nl/svn/baker Please play around with it. The library Slidgets is a library I am working on. I will release the source on Github in the near future. To run the project you need to setup the java.library.path which in Netbeans can be done like so:
* Right click on your project > properties * Go to the run tab
The line saying VM Options should be like -Djava.library.path=/path/to/lwjgl/native/OS Where OS needs to be replaced with the operating system you are currently running.
With any luck you should be up and running in no time. Ofcourse if you have any questions please contact me :)
I have recently re-installed my Macbook to get rid of the clutter from the university (thanks for making me install bs. applications btw) Anyway I would like to give you a list of awesome applications which I use by default.
Google Chrome, simply the nicest browser out there
TotalTerminal, this is a dropdown terminal in quake style. It's great if you use the terminal often.
TotalFinder, application that extends the normal finder app with tabs and cut/paste (I'm sure other features too)
SublimeText2, Read my previous post about Sublime :)
LaTex, my favourite typesetting. I use it to make my thesis
NetBeans, for all my Java and PHP editing (Most other editing I do in Sublime)
Dropbox, filesharing with friends and family made easy. And for backup purposes
Skype, you know to make free calls with friends
That is basically it... I'm sure this doesn't really add anything to most's people default installed applications. Any suggestions of applications which I should really try. Let me know in a comment!