printrbot GO – some prints, some tweaks and some mods

So I had this fantasy that I was going to assemble the thing, do a bunch of "test prints", perform a lot of calibration (I think that's what you do with "test prints") and then tear it apart and stain it.  Sometimes things don't happen the way we plan. For one thing, it turns out I'm not patient enough for proper calibration test prints (yet at least) and the stuff I've been able to spit out with little to no calibration is good enough that I keep wanting to make more stuff.  Don't get me wrong, Read more [...]

printrbot GO – Y assembly

Sometimes we do things that are foolish.  While it may indeed be a good idea to bevel some of the exterior edges on the GO, it was decidedly not a good idea to spend a lot of time and effort on this before actually assembling the thing.  Birch ply wood is a great material for an assembly such as this because it is inexpensive and can be easily brought to shape on a laser cutter.  It does not however hold up particularly well to detailing and the size of the wood screws and the perilously-close-to-the-edge Read more [...]