Monthly Archives: January 2012

Combined Hackerspace update

This combined update will cover both Wednesday and Saturdays sessions. Wednesday Another significant turnout.  Work continued on the newly designed Lantern boards.  These contain a number of surface mount components necessitating good lighting, steady hands and tweezers.   Meanwhile work … Continue reading

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Out of band hacksession update

On Saturday we had another out of band Hacksession.  Jorn and Tamsyn installed Linux on an obsolescent laptop. Ryan worked on his Huxley. And work continued on Hackerspaces Huxley.  At this stag the stepper motors and the first limit switch … Continue reading

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Huxley and Lantern

Last night at hackerspace much was undertaken. Peter has designed a new model of Lantern PCB designed to replace the current Electron Source and Harvester boards.  Peter and Tim worked on populating the new boards while the older PCBs had … Continue reading

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Hackerspace update

Yesterday was a regular hackerspace session.  Highlights included Mark and Joel  previewed their upcoming Linux Conf talks for the attendees. Work continued on the Huxley yesterday.  Damien finished the installation of the z-axis, while further work was performed on the extruder … Continue reading

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Huxley 3

Once again assembly was parallelised, with work proceeding seperately on the z-axis, extruder drive and extruder hot end. The extruder drive included a number of close tolerance and friction fit parts.  Some trimming with a hobby knife was required to … Continue reading

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Huxley returns

Work continued on the Huxley yesterday. Some extra tools were available including a antique spirit level and square. The x-axis has now been completed and installed onto the frame.  The filament extruder has been partially assembled, but requires some rework … Continue reading

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Huxley 2 – the update

After an outpouring of eagerness, hackerspace members met up once again to continue the RepRap build. Highlights of the night include: Currently the frame, heated bed, x-axis and y-axis are complete.  Lots more work to go however. Also at hackerspace … Continue reading

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