Monday, June 23, 2014

My new 3D project: Reprap Ormedod 3D printer


It's been about eight months from MakerFaire Rome in 2013 and I've taken a bit of "pause". Much has happened but I just did not feel like writing.
Above all there have been informal meetings on the idea of starting a FabLab in Brescia. I feel like a new project and with a little delay I take an approach for 3D printing. This project is personal.
Reprap 3D printer: Ormerod implementation
The object of desire is the Ormerod 3D printer developed by the father of Reprap project Adrian Bowyer. All files, 3D models, drawings, stl, etc. etc. can be downloaded directly from GitHub project page (here). I purchased aluminum profiles, rods, bearings, screws, nuts and many others parts that I purchased before.
For the plastic parts, I'm happy aided by ExPointStudio 3D service provider of Michele Faini, which already has a huge experience in 3D printing. He has made several 3D printers and with him we discuss every day about starting of FabLab Brescia.
First assembly of Ormerod near original RS Ormerod
For making of X axis, I decided provisionally to realize everything in poplar plywood of 8 mm thickness because laser cutting prize is too expensive (110 euros). Luckily my friend Maurizio want to play with me and offers to carry out CNC machining in school labs. For now let's try that.





Sunday, October 06, 2013

Stanchi ma felici

Siamo sul treno di ritorno dalla MakerFaire di Roma. Sono stati 4 giorni fantastici di incontri con persone fantasiose alcune anche geniali. Io sono rimasto soddisfatto dei ragazzi. Per quasi tutti e tre i giorni li ho lasciati da soli ad affrontare "le folle" e loro devo dire che se la sono cavata benissimo. Alle volte mi sono gustato il tutto mettendomi da parte e spiando le loro spiegazioni al pubblico. Abbiamo finalmente potuto incontrare di persona quei grandissimi del team VentolONE. Mario e la truppa sono stati gentilissimi ed hanno ricambiato la stima. Quello che invidio in loro e l'essere riusciti a creare qualcosa che va oltre il movimento dei Maker. Hanno creato valore sociale! Concludo con l'episodio più entusiasmante per me: quando è passato un professore dell'università di Berkley (mannaggia a me che non ho avuto il coraggio di chiedergli di ripetere il nome) e non ci crederete ma ha detto le testuali parole (bontá sua): "I come from Berckey to find talets in Europe at MakerFaire, your projects are the best of all faire!" Come? Cosa!? Non ci posso credere noi? Hai detto Berckley? Non ci montiamo la testa siamo solo una scuola di montagna che rischia anche di chiudere per mancanza di iscrizioni. Per giunta! Vha! Torniamo con i piedi per terra! Domani si torna a lavorare fateci sognare (calmare) almeno per questa notte!
Makerfairerome effect

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Fast link to know what we are doing!

Robot Arm - Lumezzane
Project description: here!
Video on first stirring of our Robot arm: here!

Smallwind Turbine - Lumezzane
Project description: here!
Istallation description: here!
Video on istallation: here!
Our smallwind turbine in function: here

Pelton Project - Lumezzane
Video on test of Pelton Turbine: here!

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Monday, September 30, 2013

We prepare packaging

The departure has come. We are packing materials that will expose at Makerfaire in Rome. We decided to bring with us Robot Arm and the Pelton turbine made ​​by boys of 2010. All other projects are too bulky to carry on FrecciaRossa train. In particular if you want to see our small wind turbine you will come to Lumezzane. -3!
Makerfaire Rome packing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Poster for Makerfaire Rome 2013


Monday, June 10, 2013

Il progetto Robot Arm sui media

Ieri in Giornale di Brescia ci ha onorato con un articolo.

robot arm

Anche il giornale online valtrompianews.it scrive del nostro progetto.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Final round of RobotArm before examination!

With end year, today we can say that RobotArm's project has ended. That which has been done is done and our RobotArm  is done right! From tomorrow, we think a final graduation examination. Once again we had the honor of press interest. Tomorrow, buy Giornale di Brescia.

Good luck, boys!...

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Robot Arm

Tuesday, May 21, 2013