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Print in Place Stick Man
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This robotic stick man prints in place with 13 joints (13 Degrees of Freedom) so he's just the thing for today being Friday the 13th! (11-13-2015). I wanted to explore Print in Place since I figured out how to make a joint or hinge that way, so here you go - enjoy!
Christmas Day 2015
I added a stick woman due to the popularity of stick man (why should he be a loner?). She is more advanced than stick man, having 15 DOF. The two extra joints are in the shoulders. I have a pile of stick woman cadavers proving that all the trial and error should be done and you will get a clean print.
Note: use your light strength adherent to the bed (i.e. not a thick hairspray for example, preferably blue painter's tape) and remove from bed one joint at a time to ensure the thing stays in one assembly. Care is required to get it right the first time.
Thu Jul 13 2017
I think this is well known, just sharing for everyone to see. I think I have figured out a way to make every printer a continuous printer. It should work best on printers with infinite Z like the PrinterBelt, however with careful design any printer should be able to do some form of this.
You Just make a print-in-place structure that is printed in position A and once printed it moves into position B which extends beyond the front of the printer's bed. Then you repeat the process with a second STL file that draws an attaching structure to the first one. This process can repeat indefinitely if done well.
In this way the front of the printer can unfold in 1, 2, or 3 dimensions. I am working on some test structures and I will share them once tested. Enjoy!
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