Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Big Red Updates

Hey everyone,

We've been kind of quiet about Big Red lately... The work being done on it is relatively "boring", and we didn't want to dull the excitement of the Ulticrater announcement.

Last year Big Red's electronics were completely fried due to a mishap with the Z-Axis. We took this as a blessing in disguise, as it forced us to move away from the closed source (and awful) DynaTorch software.

We've had some great minds work on the overhaul, and all of the work is finally nearing fruition. 

Now the devil is in the details. The last few weeks have been in cable management and safety concerns. Tedious and boring, but very important (since once we start printing, no one will want to stop to fix some wiring!)

Look at that cable chain!
We're hoping to really wrap things up this Friday. If you need a break from studying for finals, come down to WOOF, and help us out! We'll be doing everything from securing wires with zip-ties to soldering endstops, to overall safety checks, so all skill levels are welcome!

See you there!

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