Saturday, April 14, 2012

One of Solheim Lab's Bots

The Solheim Lab in the ME Building on the UW Campus is the host location for Open3DP. We have a variety of bots in the lab (both commercial and DIY). We are excited by the idea of a local UW Fab group.

As such, we would like to introduce you to one of our bots - an original Makerbot Cupcake CNC. We purchased this bot in the winter 2010. It was assembled as put of the Advanced RP/RM class.

Recently, we dusted off this bot and made a few upgrades. On the Thingiverse site, there is a listing called Cupcake Upgrades and another called Thing-O-Matic Upgrades

We gave it a new lower rider carriage. It is pictured with Brutstruder (DC motor version extruder). Lastly, we gave it a new Z axis platform and some lighting.

It has been working quite well over the last few weeks.

No comments:

Post a Comment