Sneak preview: The Evil Mad Scientist 3D Printer Project

Sneak preview: The Evil Mad Scientist 3D Printer Project

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It doesn’t get sweeter than this, 3D printer, MAKE controller… and it will be at the Maker Faire!

Did you enjoy making sugar cube sculptures as a kid? Boy have we got a project for you. Besides the projects that we post here each week, we’ve been working on some larger scale projects in the past year. One of these is almost done, and we’re ready to give you a sneak preview: It’s a home-built, DIY, CNC, 3D printer, that uses granulated sugar as the printing medium. This is still a work in progress, but we’re making rapid progress and we hope to show off the completed printer at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May.

The printable volume is 24 x 13.5 x 9 inches, with programmed resolution of 1000 steps per axis. We expect effective pixel size to be in the range of 2-5 mm. In other words, it makes fairly large, but fairly low resolution, models out of sugar. Think of it as a way to make giant and amazing sugar cube sculptures!

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Sneak preview: The Evil Mad Scientist 3D Printer Project – Link.

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