Now that the hot-end and extruder is defined, it is time to dust of the heap of pieces from my last attempt, and actually build my x-y axis. The idea is to have a very low weight, and low cost x-y axis complex. Linear sliding surfaces will probably be felt only, although there may be some unique challenges to that idea.
This weekend we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the mean time I am rediscovering QR codes. Makes me think. Each of the systems I build from this first Repstrap (including itself) will have a model page, that highlights each iterations features, advantages and know problems in pictures. Each of these systems will have a QR code on a label attached to it, to give info about system.
Each borrowed part will also have its Thingiverse QR code attached to it in a practical way. This will make documenting the systems much easier and a lot more complete.