Monday, November 23, 2015

Cobblebot - Roller Bearing Fix With 3-D Printed Shims/Washers

If you participated in the Cobblebot Kickstarter campaign in 2015 you may have received your kit and are enjoying some of the challenges of low cost 3D Printer builds.

Many supporters have expressed their issues with the roller bearing assembly and various rub issues with spacers, washers, eccentric spacers and bolt heads. In this video I show how I am solving for these issues.

Here are the 3D print files on

Most Likely this will work for all the different versions of the Cobblebot machines. Both Cobblebot Kickstarter campaign:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Mouse Pad Print Bed Trial #01

The latest craze in the print platform has moved beyond hairspray and blue tape. There is a new product called BuildTak at that many users are loving. The downside is the expense, go to their site and see.

Looking at their video's and photos on the web I couldn't help but notice how similar the surface looked like my mouse pad. Granted, they do not have a rubber backing but how but testing a quick 10x10mm cube to find out if sticks.

Here is my first attempt that literally took me 30 seconds to set up. Let me know if you think this can lead to something awesome like buying cheap mouse pads, ripping off the backing and making our own BuildTak quality build surface.