Printrbot releases new Double-Drive Extruder and Ubis All Metal hotend #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Printrbot’s Double Drive Extruder – two drive gears with one stepper motor. no spring, just the perfect width grooves in two drive gears. We did all sorts of mods – some good some bad- to print Ninja flex. This totally solves it. And does away with all tensioning springs which was an opportunity for error. We hope everyone adopts it for better user experience.
Ninja flex didn’t exist when we started 3 years ago… And I wasn’t aware of it when we designed the extruder. We are rolling with the punches. I am really happy to see interest in new materials and glad our new metal Ubis can print them. Btw- polycarbonate is no problem. When you get up and over 300C, you need a thermocouple to stay accurate. Carl is finalizing a special little pcb to handle that if you want to play.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.