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Belfry Fabber Mk1Belfry Fabber Mk1
I've been busy lately, adding a couple features to the Belfry Fabber Mk1. I've added a heated platform, an LCD display for status info, and a keypad to control the Fabber without a computer. I can start, pause, and stop print jobs from the SD Card, set head and platform temperatures, move the X, Y, and Z axes, zero the axes, and start and stop the extruder, all with just a few keystrokes.
Keypad and displayKeypad and display
Another view of the keypad and display.
Main Display ScreenMain Display Screen
Main info screen, showing a paused printing state.
Fabber KeypadFabber Keypad
A closeup of the home-made control keypad.
Temperatures MenuTemperatures Menu
A closeup of the Temperatures Menu screen.
File selection File selection
You can use the keypad to select files to print from the SD Card.
Heated PlatformHeated Platform
A closeup of the headed platform.


Feb. 4th, 2010 05:35 pm (UTC)
Please tell me you consider this ready for Thingiverse.

'cause I sure do.
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's almost ready. The remaining delays are working out placement for the Z-axis opto-endstops, then me getting my act together with making the rest of the build instructions, and collating the final parts list.
Feb. 4th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Though I can release the firmware patches for the LCD and keypad earlier, since those are mostly independent.
Feb. 4th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Impressed, as usual! It keeps getting more sophisticated.
Feb. 25th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Batbat! There is going to be a tech talk on the Antikythera Mechanism from Tom Malzbender at Google, Friday March 5, 1-2 PM, if you are interested.
Feb. 27th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Ooh. Is that open to the public? Thanks!
Feb. 27th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
No, but if you are interested, let me know you're going to be here and show up at the building 42 lobby in advance, so I can sign you in as a guest. Maybe we can do lunch too.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Mar. 3rd, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
Mmmph. I'm realizing that I'll be up in Redwood City at my day job at that time. Meh. Well, thanks anyhow.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 07:42 am (UTC)
D'oh! Well, was worth seeing if we could hook up. Let me know if you decide to take some time off. };)