Recent Posts - hardware

State of the 3D printer, August 2018
Blake Thomas in hardware
2018-08-14

This is the 3D printer as of August 10 2018.

I've finally gotten this collection of aluminum and wires to the point where I want to write a blog article about it. This homebrew 3D printer is the result of about 9 months of gradual development, and this is its story.

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USB teleprinter, part 2
Blake Thomas in hardware
2018-08-14

New paper

I picked up 1000 sheets of continuous-feed paper on Amazon for ~$16. Works a bit better than manually feeding filler paper. I haven't tested it with a long print run yet, so it's entirely possible I'll have to build some guides for it.

New Arduinos

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USB teleprinter, part 1
Blake Thomas in hardware
2018-05-26

YouTube link to video.

I recently purchased this electric typewriter from the thrift store. I've had the idea kicking around in my head for a while to take one of those and turn it into a USB-connected physical terminal, and this seemed like a great opportunity.

The current hardware uses two Arduinos; one connects to the steppers and solenoids that control the print head, and the other manages the ... (Read more)