Thursday 25 July 2013

3d Prints

Too late and too tired to blurb! so for now a few snippets of some prints i've done! all Designed from scratch! no thieving from the thingiverse here!
Another ongoing project, making a hand held vac for the car, the 12 quid one i bought from asda was Dire...and I don't make enough to be able to be able to afford the dyson hand held quic sells for about 200 bones... so i'll make my damn own. And after i saw the Dark knight rises, I wanted batpod, so i made a clone, not gotten round to motorise it, soo many projects soo little time!
The 3d prints are gettin more intricate and bold day by day, its a far cry from this: my first print! a simple pillow block for a skate bearing!

Status of the multicopters!

Well having failed miserably with the self build arduino and wii motion plus and wiimote combos, i bit the bullet, I am only a Noob programmer to be honest , gave it my best bash, but MAn's gotta know his limitations...I gotmyself a few kk2.0 control boards, cheap and simple, they would take care of stabilising and I can take care of navigation ( the coding is in progress) I have 1 ardupilot(on a an x5 wing- not dared to fly her for 6 rush...) and 1 arducopter ( tuning in progress on the big 3d printedd quad!) anyway without further ado! I did get airborne after all!
this little bird there(i call her bumblebee) partly CNC'd and partly 3d printed was my best and most agile bird! so stable too, a clumy pilot like myself racked hours on this thing, so i;ve made her my standard design and designed a carbon fibre and 3d printed one! and I am currently in the process or tuning a Scale up version ( my camera ship - see below) flow by an arducopter.
above is Bumble bee 2, ultra light and awaiting a nice body shell to cover her bits!
and off she goes! this clip below show bumblebee's prototype's first flight! and in progress is the bigger brother : the Macaw : in progress!
bit of CAd to test fit the things..
parts assembled and awaiting motor installation. of course by now the motors are on m the ardupilot is on and im tuning the PIDs to get her stable atm, so to be COntinued!

Where the CNC project is at now!

A summary of Completed Projects since the last update (which was a while back! The CNC has been upgraded and changed many times to its final incarnation which is now mainly Metal and HDPE and a nice solid pine base! WE have cut a few projects on it and I've also acquired a 3d Printer kit which has seen a lot more action than the CNC! So while i find time to get this this thing back up to date, here is a quic retrospective! So the CNC got upgraded to a few more wooden iterations, until i managed to find some linear rails and bearing that did not cost an arm and a leg!
There she is being assembled in the new Lab (after having been in storage for 6 months as I was back at the rents, saving for the house deposit..phew hard times!
on on a nice solid chunky pine base:
awaiting bed levelling as it she it straddling two table and I cant seem to get them at the same height...see the clutter building up!! Prior to moving in the new lab, id put her thru her paces and done a couple of jobs one it!
built a nice ultra light with a clark y built up wing. Never flew it, just built for the sake of building... typical.. then I got myself a reprap prusa kit clone from a chap in poland, Assembled the damn thing and tinkered for weeks, and ahow emerged my first PRints but that a different story!