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Completely printable Egg-drawer

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Completely printable Egg-drawer by Berserker Apr 23, 2011
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Because I'm not allowed to use the e*bot word, I renamed this thing to egg drawer.
this is a complete printable egg drawer
it is also work in progress (for now) but submitting it next week seems a little bit silly to me.
for now, the egg mountings are still to be designed (maybe we can 'borrow' them from somewhere).
!! AND SOMEONE DID, see hbs's page http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13960 for those things, Thanks.
new pen holder (PenHolder-7.stl)

this design is moved to https://www.youmagine.com/designs/eggbot

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print all parts,
mount them together.

see the spherebot for software and electronics http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7656

Clear Holes with 4mm and 6mm drills.
put a 6mm brass tube in the 6mm holes;

the penholder needs to be mounted using a m2 bold and nut.
there are also holes for a little spring for in the penholder peases

Mount everything together using M4 wires and nuts

instructions follow soon,
last parts do so too.

have fun with it ;-)


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I've put mine together but don't have it working quite right. Tried printing the Hello World example from the Eggbot plugin set and all I managed to get was an equator drawn on the egg. The stepper for the Pen arm doesn't do anything other than twitch. A good way to test is with a plastic egg and a dry erase marker. Failures are just a quick cleanup with a tissue.

On a side note the Part List above says you need 1 MotorPaneBack and 2 Motor-Z-AsMount-2 but I think those quantities are reversed.

I made one! While printing made
​​minor adjustments to the 3D models: SidePart-3 divided into 4 parts (single is not fit to my Makerbot), changed the Penholder and Y-moun-5 for my servo (increased contact area for the lever and simplified servo holder). If the files are needed, I can "make a derivative". Eggcups by rrhb.
design creates a good impression :) Electronics is not ready yet.

Send me this 4 parts and other changed files, pls

Do derivative!!! Thanks

I'm going to have to figure out how to split part 3 into two so I can make one on my Cupcake. It would be easy enough to fuse the halves back together with acetone based on my experimenting.

I tried splitting part 3 into two pieces that dovetailed together (using dovetail.scad) but the dovetail was too small to be reliably laid down in PLA with my extruder. I ended up just splitting it in half and plan to just glue it together with acetone or superglue or something just like you.

I used the import_stl() function in OpenSCAD (after running the STL through the NetFabb fixer), and then union() and difference() operations with a large cube to get the two halves.

Thanks for the tips. I have yet to try, but, Easter is almost here, so I'd better get moving.

I've made an eggcup holder SCAD and STL at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:13960http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... Feel free to incorporate/borrow or link to it as appropriate to "finish" this thing. I'm still curious as to whether anyone has built one entirely from this design.

Eggcup holders for SphereBot / Completely Printable Eggbot
by rrhb

has someone built a completed, working eggbot with this design yet? I built a spherebot http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7656http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... and it works but like the idea of a fully printable version.

by Zaggo

Though it could break the egg or not fit all eggs or round objects

an egg holder would be like 7 lines in openscad ;)

wow i really like the idea of this!

I have some experience with Inventor if you need any tips/help :)

You've made my Easter weekend! I had an EiBotBoard, 2 steppers and a servo waiting for this!!!! :-D

OK so I'm lucky I upgraded my T-O-M to 170mm build height or else part 3 exceeds the max build area of the standard T-O-M (120x120x106). I flipped it verticle and pray the top bar doesn't sag too bad. Lucklily it's not critical if it does sag.

Daar is ie dan mooi werk hoor ;-) (finally there it is ;-)

Yes Peter, it took me a while (6 months or so) to design this thing =-O. I'd also had to build an Ultimaker, an Ultirouter, learn Inventor, repaire my computer, have a little vacation and a couple of other things in between O:-)

BTW, I'm very glad that someone else did do the software and electronics (see http://thingiverse.com/thing:7656thingiverse.com/thing:7656 ), otherwise it would have taken me an other half year

by Zaggo