On december the 14th we had our monthly build day at Access Space. We had a large array of 3D printers and electronic projects being worked on, some of the things that went on throughout the day include...
- 3D Printing parts to improve the hack space - Laser Cutting - Tinkering with electronics 3D Printing parts to improve the hack space
We have been hosting our meet-ups at Access Space for around 9 months now. From the start Access Space has very kindly given us a space in there Refab Lab for us to store and use our 3D Printers. We where asked to put forward suggestions for in ways witch we could improve the hack space. We discussed with Access Space about making it an easier space to work in. We decided to create and print some coat hooks. We drew up some 3D coat hooks in Open SCAD, a free open source 3D CAD programme.
Once the object had been Compiled and Rendered it was exported as a STL file, it could then be sliced and printed. altogether we printed four of the coat hooks, in total we had three printers on the Job. Including the small foldable, portable printer that has been made by one of the group members (we will try any get picture).
This above is this is the finished product. The coat hooks where mounted on to a pice of wood witch was screwed on to a shelving unit. Laser Cutting
One of the 3D printers that was brought along to the build day was a SUMPOD Delta, this printers X,Y and Z axis sit on three threaded rods. Some pieces where designed using Ink Scape (a 2D open source CAD programme) and laser cut. The pieces where to mount the stepper motors on to the printer.
Among all of this we also had some people with Arduino's creating projects, including light synthesisers. We would also like to thank Access Space for providing us with a work space and access to tools and machinery in there Refab Lab. The next meet up will be held at Access Space on the on January the 27th. You can keep in contact with us by following us on Twitter @SHHMakers or on our forum at: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sheffield-hardware-hackers