Control board for Indymaker #5 assembled and ready for testing. In the photo is the new stepper motor for the filament rack. I have to squeeze another stepper driver board in there somewhere.
Z-stage on Indymaker #5 gets new arms.
This design update unifies left and right arms into one drawing, removes obsolete actuator notches, cleans up frame tabs in the back, and adds another latch position behind the original.
Acrylic rails and 3D-printed latches hold the filament rack in place.
The mechanism operates, though the rack likes to pop out!
Scale model of improved cutting mechanism with manual cutting arm wildly out of place!
Important to keep this section as thin as possible.
motor mount v.26 - extends and thickens bearing arm for better printing
Getting back to work after moving the laser cutter.
Here are manual cutting arms using two different levers.
Note to self - a pair of mounting tabs on the back of the vertical supports might facilitate debugging.
A docking station would make a detachable keyboard/display into an excellent remote!
This board controls the display, keyboard, and filament switch until those functions are integrated with the motor electronics.
First successful print for Indymaker 4! Only a 10mm calibration cube, but it still makes me happy.