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Zachary Schoch's blog about design, fabrication, robotic fabrication and large scale 3d printing. After all these things will (and are) shape the future of the built environment. More at botlaboratory.com

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Hi Zach, I am from Germany. I am studying the possibilities of large scale printing. Would it be able to pay you a visit? My email is msmobileat yahoodotcom. Best Michael
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Michael, when would you like to visit? It is a posibility.

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3D printed wall #001

6’ 4” (1.9 meter) 3D printed wall that I created for Maker faire 2014. Printed on the Euclid Robot 3D printer using both black and clear ABS plastic it is extremely strong with an approximately 1/4” (6.35mm) print thickness. The wall is two 5 hour prints making for 10 hours of total print time. And yes, that is fast, well compared to most printers. Special thanks to Jordan Squires for all of his help.

Photography by Nicole Caldwell

Large 3D printed text for my booth at MakerFaire 2014
#3D printing #the Euclid 3D Printer #robot fabrication #megascale3dprints #makerfaire #botlaboratory.com #large scale 3d printing #arduino

Large 3D printed text for my booth at MakerFaire 2014
#3D printing #the Euclid 3D Printer #robot fabrication #megascale3dprints #makerfaire #botlaboratory.com #large scale 3d printing #arduino

GIANT 3D PRINTED BUNNY
Happy Easter from the Bot Laboratory.

This (Stanford) bunny was printed using the Euclid Robot 3D printer utilizing the Ron 2.1 extruder. Printed in ABS plastic with one wall (single thickness shell) and no infill it took about 2.5 hours to complete.

Just to be clear, that’s not photoshop trickery, it really is a person walking behind the bunny in the first photo.

[photography by Nicole Caldwell]

Some of my recent work was exhibited at the keystone gallery in LA as part of the Blindspot Initiative show. The clear bunny is about 18 inches tall and took almost exactly an hour to print on the Euclid Robot 3D printer. If you click on the first image you it will take you to an article on the KCET webpage featuring my work among others. First image: Mark C. Harvey/Fluxion.net. Second image: Zachary Schoch.

3d printed lamp(s) [come and make one for yourself, sign up for my workshop]

The first 5 people that sign up for my Making things that Make workshop on the Blindspot Initiative Kickstarter campaign will get to design and print their own lamp here at the bot lab using the Euclid 3d printer. It will be very hands on so come prepared to learn by doing. (If you are in the second group of 5 it will be just as hands on but you might have to settle for the lamp pictured here, either way everyone gets a lamp; bulb and socket included )

Printed in clear polystyrene plastic, very lightweight and amazingly clear. As good as this one turned out, all I can think about is experimenting more. The light inside is a full size LED bulb in a simple corded fixture from your fav flat pack store.

Check back for more soon. [Photography by Nicole Caldwell]

NOW PRINTING IN CLEAR
Polystyrene plastic, prints very easily. It comes out looking like glass, quite amazing really.

NOW PRINTING IN CLEAR

Polystyrene plastic, prints very easily. It comes out looking like glass, quite amazing really.

BOT LAB
#001

BOT LAB

#001

The Euclid robot and Ron 2.0 make their first 3D printed object. This was just a simple test print on the Euclid robot now that it is fully up and running, but it came out better than I was expecting. This whole layer based printing business is pretty easy. The details: It is printed with ABS plastic,size is 12 inches tall and 5x5 inches in plan. Because Ron 2.0 is such a huge plastic extruder the ‘line weight’ is very wide; that coupled with the speed that the robot was moving makes for a very thick walled structure. So much so that I can stand on this thing, both upright and on its side. Total print time was about an hour (60 minutes). Which in the world of 3D printing is fast. I will do my best to make the next one in 30 minutes. Time is money after all. The path planning was done with a custom grasshopper script, and the Euclid robot is controlled via and Arduino board. 

Introducing The Euclid
A long time in the making. The Euclid robot is ready to 3D print ABS plastic up to 44” x 44” x 48”. It is a small machine with big plans. Of course it is not really just a 3D printer, it is also a robot with real-time control. The Euclid has the ability to scale up easily, be broken down and transported easily and best of all it can readily move a 40 pound end effector (Ron 2.0 at the moment) with ease.  

Introducing The Euclid

A long time in the making. The Euclid robot is ready to 3D print ABS plastic up to 44” x 44” x 48”. It is a small machine with big plans. Of course it is not really just a 3D printer, it is also a robot with real-time control. The Euclid has the ability to scale up easily, be broken down and transported easily and best of all it can readily move a 40 pound end effector (Ron 2.0 at the moment) with ease.  

Ron 2.0 gets a new home

Ron 2.0 gets a new home

Hear the beast.

Cutting 20’ long steel tube.

Not sure what to say here. Sure theres an explanation but I like the photo better as an image than a story. The image is nice, but too static. See video above to hear the beast.

Cutting 20’ long steel tube.

Not sure what to say here. Sure theres an explanation but I like the photo better as an image than a story. The image is nice, but too static. See video above to hear the beast.

A quick snapshot during lunch.

Saturday may 12: just finished the cat construction and tweaking. We were treated to a great lunch underneath our work. Unfortunately this is the only pic i took with my phone. There are more to come later today of the final day of work and from the opening. (taken with my camera)

A quick snapshot during lunch.

Saturday may 12: just finished the cat construction and tweaking. We were treated to a great lunch underneath our work. Unfortunately this is the only pic i took with my phone. There are more to come later today of the final day of work and from the opening. (taken with my camera)