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A friend of mine got wedded recently and wanted his wedding party to have a setup with a big pushbutton that people could bash in order to take a picture of themselves. He asked me if I could design something bombproof that would survive the usual wedding party shenanigans.
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A few months back Texas Instruments unveiled their latest temperature sensor, the TMP006. The cool thing about it is that it’s a contactless IR sensor, meaning it can be used to measure the temperature of a location without physically touching it. Of course I wanted to find out how well this worked.
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Those of you who’ve read both my Rostock and HAluBot articles, might have noticed that I would have a lot of parts from the Rostock left over after building the HAluBot. In order to put those leftover parts to good use, and because having a 3D printer will be convenient during the design and debugging of my HAluBot, I decided to make a Rostock Mini.
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Since the first 3D printer I constructed, a variation on the Rostock, only worked so-so, I decided to tear it down and reuse its components for a new printer. In this first article about my new printer, named HAluBot, I’ll go over and explain my design choices and show some renders of the CAD model I constructed.
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In the summer of 2012, I stumbled upon the fantastic delta 3D printer by Johan Rocholl, the Rostock. Until then, 3D printers didn’t really interest me, but the Rostock looked so nice that I couldn’t ignore it. So I decided to build a derivative version myself, and started designing.