Friday, 17 June 2011
But is it art?
Making sculptures is not easy, and the finish is a tad rough, but it can be done.
This is just the FireBrick F/B logo twist extruded in openscad. It has come out quite nicely, and makes a change from printing TARDISs.
Right now I am printing all sorts, just to see if I do indeed have the machine set up reliably.
It seems I may have to clean out the hot end when I start up, but after that it just works job after job.
Of course the problems just move up a level - I can now print the box and lid I designed for a small PCB and connectors. Issue is now that the design had a tiny join between the "clip" to hold the lid on, and the rest of the lid, and so it just snapped off - I have to think about design issues now I have the printing itself sorted.
Next challenge is ABS, which means a new hot bed that gets a lot hotter than this one. Seems like some combination of aluminium and glass and 25W resistors I expect. That will take a while and I suspect I'll be cleaning up shattered glass at some point.