While this project is far from new, I figured I would post it as a throwback to one of my first Arduino projects from back before I had access to 3D printers. I (mostly successfully) built a robotic, or animatronic, hand controlled by flex sensors on a glove and servo motors. Click the portfolio link below to read more.
Way back (in 2012) before I had access to any 3D printers, I was enrolled in a fun class at San Francisco State University called Electronics and Robotics in Conceptual Design. The class focused primarily on learning how to use an Arduino for the purpose of prototyping electronics projects.
I recently overhauled one of my old desktop FDM machines and modified it so that it could support the M3D QuadFusion print head which is capable of mixing up to four materials at a time. The attached video is a quick preview of what I have been able to get it to do so far…
After spending some more time with this 3D printer, and UNIZ, I still have some mixed feelings which make recommending a SLASH difficult to do. There are definitely some pros to owning a UNIZ SLASH, but it is certainly not without its cons. Plagued by design flaws, poor design decisions, iffy customer support, underdeveloped “features,” and more… somehow the SLASH printers do still seem to work, when they work. Continue reading “Review of UNIZ and their SLASH (UDP) 3D Printer”
I finally received a working UNIZ SLASH Pro (first one was a dud), and while the standard (non-UDP) print mode appears to be working as expected, I am a bit disappointed with the high speed printing mode also known as UDP (Uni-Directional Peel). I’m thinking of maybe doing a full on review of the machine later, but for now I’ll just say that for a 3D printer with so much potential, it really falls short in a lot of areas and leaves plenty to be desired. In the mean time, Continue reading “SLASH Pro initial test prints”