In my last post I mentioned the redesign of Monkeyprint’s slicer code to fix some bugs, namely frequent crashes and high memory usage. The work is done now and it does not only fix the issues but also comes with some nice improvements!
My 3d DLP printer software Monkeyprint software seems to gain momentum. Recently it was tested by 3d desktop printer manufacturer Aleph Objects Inc., resulting in some nice improvements and bug fixes!
Another modification of my Monkeyprint 3d DLP printer software towards getting more users is under way! Many people have been asking for a Windows version and my blog’s visitor statistics also show that an astonishing 59% of visitors are running Windows. Fine. Challenge accepted!
Continue reading Monkeyprint 3d DLP printer software development for Windows
A big factor that kept people from using my Monkeyprint DLP printer software was the necessity to build the custom Monkeyprint electronics board that drives the actuators. To make Monkeyprint DLP more attractive for DLP printer builders I have made a big leap forward: Monkeyprint DLP is now able to send G-code. Finally!
If you have built the Monkeyprint DLP printer control board you might now ask yourself how to hook it up. Follow this guide and in no time you’ll have your board up and running…. Continue reading Monkeyprint DLP printer control board wiring tutorial
In the previous Monkeyprint board tutorial I showed you how to etch the PCB. In this follow up, you will be soldering the components to get your board going.
Many DLP printer makers experience a brightness fall-off of their projected images towards the edges of the vat floor. This will lead to inhomogeneous curing of the resin and therefore failed prints. In this post, I will explain the reason for this effect and provide a simple solution using Monkeyprint.
The Monkeyprint DLP printer board requires you to make your own PCB. This can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. But don’t be afraid! I show you how it’s done…
In an effort to bring Monkeyprint to your DLP printer build I have designed a simple PCB for the control board. This will make it easier to hook up all the components and get your DLP printer going.
On the way to improve the performance of my Monkeyprint DLP printer software I recently rewrote the code that hollows the model and generates the fill patterns. I think my method is pretty neat, so I thought I’d share it here. If you like an image processing approach to model hollowing, continue reading!