We're getting close to being able to print a boat! A huge hurdle has been passed. We now have control over the Z-Axis! And not just jittery, slow control, either. It used to take nearly a minute to move up a layer, one tick at a time, but we've got that down to mere seconds!
The next steps will be finishing and hooking up the extruder and making some test pieces. We would like to be able to start and stop the extruder from within the g-code (rather than have it simply extrude all the time). The current mindset is to hook up a serial connection from one of the motors to a relay, which activates the extruder. If anyone is interested in helping out, comment below! (Even if you're not interested, comment below. This blog isn't interesting without people participating.)
Lastly, don't forget that the MakerFaire is this weekend! We've got some sleek and glossy posters, and some really cool bots that will be set up. Check 'em out if you've got the chance!