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!
Good things come to those who wait! After weeks of fiddling and coding my Monkeyprint DLP printer software has undergone a complete makeover and now comes along with improved user-friendliness and a bunch of new features…. Continue reading Monkeyprint: all new and shiny DLP printer software
Great electronics need great casings, so I set out to make a first electronics box prototype for my 3d resin printer. Not only is it 3d printed, but in addition to the Monkeyprint electronics board it contains a Raspberry Pi 2. You see where this is going, don’t you… Continue reading Build log part 3: Resin printer electronics box
The heart jumps and sweaty fingers are crossed as the main power switch is flicked on for the first time. Surprisingly, no smoke rises and the absence of sizzling noises made by frying components announces my new 3d DLP printer controller boards first successful test run. Well, at least I didn’t short circuit anything yet.
The 3d DLP printer Leo and I built for the University of Groningen is being put to good and frequent use. Dennis, the technician using the printer was so kind to send me a short video he made during the print process. You can also see some of the model manipulation using Monkeyprint…
You want to build your own DLP 3d printer? You have come to the right place! Welcome to the start of a series of posts describing the steps towards building your own DLP 3d printer. We’ll start with the part that’s probably most intimidating to many people: the electronics.
I have noticed that although the code is free, Monkeyprint is not yet in a state were it is really useful for anyone building a 3d DLP printer. In order to change this, I made plans for improving the software itself, but also sharing the hardware to provide an all-in-one DLP printer controller solution.
Monkey see, monkey print! In the previous post you saw an overview of the 3d DLP printer I contributed one or two bits to. Now, I’d like to share what exactly these bits were: An open-source print software that is easy to use (at least I hope so) and does the pre-processing and print control for DLP printers. Continue reading Monkeyprint — An open-source 3d print software
Let’s start this blog with a 3d printer project that kept me busy for the last two years and has now come to an end.
Well, not really an end.
In fact, there does not seem to be an end when it comes to 3d printers.
But enough of endings, here’s the start:
For a long time I wanted to build one of those 3d DLP printers. Continue reading First post: new 3d DLP printer