ta-daaaaa…. Derek the 3D printer is now a functioning robotic device!
Granted it still doesn’t actually print anything as I’m yet to completely nut out the plastic extruding part, but as of Thursday night I can send a 3D file from my computer to Derek and he comes to life, whirring and buzzing and moving around (bless his heart) thinking that he is dutifully printing me out something useful.

This afternoon will entail some more ‘hot end’ construction – rowwrr – and hopefully by Sunday night I’ll have some plastic melted all over my desk that I can claim is a ‘rapidly prototyped object’.

Here’s a video. woooo.

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Listening to : Lento – Icon
“The second album of the Italian monsters of slowness”