More toys.

Shortly after getting into the wonderful world of 3D printing, i realised that not all 3D Printers are created equal. After starting a print i went to get work done, and kept a window running with a webcam, when i noticed smoke coming out of the extruder. It turns out that (most) Chinese printers don’t have basic security features like MINTEMP and Thermal Runaway enabled, meaning if a thermistor fails to obtain a reading, it will return 0, causing the printer to heat even more to obtain the desired temperature. [Read More]

Running a Docker Swarm on a Raspberry Pi Cluster.

For a long time i’ve wanted to experiment with running a small cluster on my Raspberry Pi’s, but I’ve always had lots of other things to do. Recently i started moving my hosted services from my NAS onto a single Raspberry Pi, and came across a few older Raspberry Pi’s, and thought now is a good a time as any, so here goes. Hardware used I used the following components: [Read More]

New Toys

Controlling a 3D printer with a Raspberry Pi Preface I finally got around to getting a shiny new toy in the form of a 3D Printer. The specific model is a Wanhao Duplicator i3 Plus. While it may not be the best in terms of quality, it’s a nice “little” printer that, after a lot of tinkering, produces some fair prints. I’ve had my fair share of problems with it, for starters every bolt needed tightening upon unpacking, add to that an uneven printbed, and the general “confusion” following playing around in uncharted territory, and it pretty much sums up my first 4 weeks with it. [Read More]