Work (re)starts on the 3D printer

Attending:- Mike, Joe, Tony, Les, Michael(2), Richard, Arthur, Elizabeth, Susan, Phyllis, Kieran


We were donated a 3D printer in need of some TLC last year. 
Details of the printer here, :-
http://blackpoollug.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/makerspacefy1-and-3d-printer.html

Donald started the ball rolling in October by refitted the filament drive motor and also re-aligned the the other drive belt. Description of the work is here:-
http://blackpoollug.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/makerspacefy1-robots-and-3d-printers.html

Various other small adjustment have been made since, including relocating and aligning the two vertical drive motors.

Today, Tony and Les decided that they wanted to experience building the 3D printer from scratch, this entailed dismantling the printer back down to it’s component parts. Here they are discussing if they have enough boxes to put all the bits in before they start.

This is what our 3D printer looks like now.
Meanwhile, Mike continues work on his electric motor project
Arthur and Joe discuss RethinkDB
Elizabeth and Susan still trying to discover why the missing Pinterest button appears  and disappears . There is a long discussion on the mailing list about this.
Gaming talk
This event was powered by coffee and Jaffa cakes.

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