To build your own from scratch…
Source files: Morgan Hardware: https://github.com/qharley/Morgan
Source files: Morgan’s Marlin firmware: https://github.com/qharley/Marlin/tree/armlevel
In South-Africa, and need printed parts? Click on the Shop button above. Very small, but it will get you the parts you want…
Ever so slightly off topic on the Morgan blog… One of my fellow House4hackers will be leaving soon, and has a large collection of tools, gadgets, hacks, printing equipment (printing press stuff) etc. that he would like to land in good homes before the metal recyclers have a go at it. I am going to get some stuff there for sure, but there are a lot of good toys to be had…
I have just committed a new set of slic3r settings to the calibration folder of the Morgan Git repository.
It is compatible with bleeding edge slic3r (0.9.11-dev) and should give any user a good platform for experimentation.
I am using it in my growing Morgan farm to make parts for the kits.
If you have variations on these that delivers particularly good results, please share!
I added my calibration phantom and spreadsheet to the Morgan git repository.
Print the STL, and enter the measurements in the spreadsheet. It is not perfect, but take the guesswork out of calibrating the steps per angle.
Remember to keep the calibration guide in mind when changins steps per mm. The offsets change when the steps do, and you will have to reprogram the theta 0 and theta-psi 90 angles again.
How did I miss this?
Undergraduates Morgan build
Don (nethack)’s Morgan is Printing!
I added the some initial Slic3r settings to the calibrations page. These are suggestions only, but I would recommend using the printer settings – the custom g-code works well to prime Morgan for printing.
Frank Avery built a Morgan and brought it along to Nicholas Seward’s table (ConceptForge) at World Makerfaire NYC 2013
Here you can see Chris Lau with 3DPrintMi an the Left, Nicholas Seward with RepRap Simpson on the Right, and my small digital mug on Nicholas’ smartphone with Frank’s Morgan.
What a collection!
Unfortunately it is not often enough that one get great service in South Africa, especially not from the technology sector.
Today I was surprised…
Black box industries not only undercut the pricing on their DRV8825 based “Coolsteps 2″ stepper drivers, but modified them for fast decay for me, and supplied heat sinks as well for the same low price!
You can contact them at info and the domain in the link above. At time of writing the page is not up yet, but I am sure they will find a good reason to do so soon!
Additionally, they are bringing out an updated version of the driver on my request – there will be a solder jumper on the bottom of the board that will activate fast decay with only a tiny drop of solder.
The boards below has been modified… Spot the fix (if you can)!
We finally got that time machine going, and brought back a nice piece of equipment from the doctor’s lab…
Ron Hunt’s Halfpipe Morgan
TH Morgan is now out and working. What to do…
Thomas needs a wife… Lilian Vaughan Morgan was the real life spouse of TH Morgan, and as it turns out, was a geneticist in her own right.
What would you like in Lilian? I have my own ideas… like to hear yours!
Lilian needs to be an ever cleaner, simpler version of Morgan – with more than one print head. Real life Lilian was a geneticist as well as a mother, and managed her famous husband’s affairs so that he could focus only on his work. Our Lilian is a real multitasker!