With the campaign fully funded we’re starting in house production of some of the larger printed parts, with the ultra high output Ludicroustruder making quick work of it.
I thought for this update I’d give a bit of a look behind the scenes as well as highlighting one of the open source tools I use in house.
Here’s a quick and dirty video of my basement printing setup, which has served as the testing ground for both the Twoolhead and the Microcluster:
For this update I thought I’d highlight FreeCAD, a fully open source parametric CAD tool with a ton of neat capabilities. I’ve been using FreeCAD since I started working at Aleph Objects in 2013, and it’s amazing how far the program has come. There are also tons of community developed add-ons, including one that generated standard fasteners, a eagle/kiCAD import tool and a drawing dimensioning tool for making technical drawings. In case anyone was interested, I made a screen-capture of the process of making a technical drawing of the side panel for the Microcluster, you can find that video here:
Thanks again for following along and supporting the campaign!