|What it looked like then...|
I did a bunch of research on different firmware and host software and the ones I really wanted to use wouldn't work well on the Sanguinololu board I had without first upgrading the MCU chip. I ended up buying a RAMPS 1.4 board and an Arduino Mega 2560 to run it for now (I am starting work on an interface adapter for the RAMPS 1.4 board and a Propeller Platform or Quickstart board.) . The software I am currently using is the Repetier firmware and host with Slic3r to produce gcode from STL files. I am pretty happy with the print quality now.
|What it looks likes now.|
Here are some of the things I've printed with it:
|A spool for filament coils|
|Some random test objects and stuff|
I've been watching the new Doctor Who
|The bracket for the RAMPS board & |
a bracket for hooking servos together
|Minecraft creeper |
want's to give you a hug!
|This is what I was able to print with 1 pound of filament.|
Quite a bit of stuff, lots of failed stuff from early on, and
lots of test objects as I was tuning things.