printrbot GO – amber LCD, bronze extruder gear

I think it was even in the comments on a blog post here that my friend Jon suggested that an amber LCD might be a nice modification to go along with the steampunk look.  He linked me to one on Amazon and after agreeing with him in concept and thinking about it a little bit (but not enough, as will be made clear), I ordered the panel. I did go so far as to confirm that it was a 20 characters x 4 lines panel, but didn't pay the first bit of attention to any of the other specs.  When it arrived, Read more [...]

actual useful things

No, I have not given up on or completed my printrbot GO build, I've just been too distracted by making stuff to focus on it too much lately. I did purchase the printrboard LCD panel upgrade when it was briefly available and I've been working intermittently on adding that my GO, but that will get its own post (or most of one anyway) once I get that installed. I've also promised myself that the LCD panel will by the final major upgrade/mod before I tear it apart and stain it. As much as I am now Read more [...]