We saw a CNC machine that could draw on eggs, and thought the concept could be applied to 3d printers to solve common problems such as the "Christmas tree" problem and cheap printers' inability to print circles.
What it does
Creates 3d models!
How we built it
We used 80x20 to make the frame, reusing part of a printrbot frame. We then attached stepper motors, and controlled them using a RaspberryPi and Adafruit stepper controllers.
Challenges we ran into
The steppers from the printr bot were pretty poor.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made a 3d printer that doesn't exist on reprap, controlled by our own program, within a day!
What we learned
Printrbot steppers are hard to use!
What's next for Anti-lathe
We want to make a gcode interpreter, make it run more smoothly.