Hoooorrrayyy! After diving back into Monkeyprint DLP development for a couple of weeks I can finally announce that my 3D DLP printer software now runs on Windows!
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!
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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!
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.
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
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