So I have begun my robot arsenal! Through the magic of the internet, free power, and my powerful computer, I was able to purchase a Printrbot Simple Maker Edition 3D printer from Adafruit.com using Bitcoins which were converted from Dogecoin!
It did not however come in the assembled form that is in the picture above, I had to assemble it. In fact, it did not even have some of the parts that are in the picture above.
- Both of those round things? Added on.
- The wall with the handle? Added on.
- The white things protruding from the top that the black round thing sits on and fitted with rollers that used to be used for 35mm movies? Added on!
- That thing on the print bed? Ignore it!
You may ask yourself: “Wait, why are you showing that picture then?” Simple. I just took the picture. I was so excited when I first got my printer and finished building it and set it up, that I did not stop and take a picture of it. Silly me! Also, I assembled it in late March so unless someone has a time machine, there is no going back to take a picture of it. So there. (PS, please ignore the thing on the print bed. That is for a different post -_- Note to self, take more pictures when you do things!!)
I did however have the foresight to record the process of me putting it together! Which is presented below for your viewing pleasure at a very compressed speed. (Due to the actual time of assembly being 4 hours!!) Also, I was recording the video with my webcam and it did not like to stay still. So there are shots of my desk and monitors.
I will say, my fingers haven’t hurt that much since I built a battleship kit from Mega bloks. Seriously! It felt like the tips of my fingers were on fire whenever I grabbed anything. So hopefully from my acquiring of a 3D printer I shall be able to make more robots!! Not to mention be able to fix things (More later!) and make useful things around the house!