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.
ron made these-
a small selection of things that i have made using ron; just in case you were wondering what they look like.