Prusa i3 Mk3 printer build

Yes, we’ve got our exciting new toy, ah, I mean, serious prototyping tool: the Prusa i3 Mk3. First, there’s the unpacking at Paul’s robot room. Watch the IKEA style packaging! Then, the basic frame And the y axis and bed And the x axis      Really coming together now, with the all important extruder assembly […]

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Programming the PWM registers explained

Introduction The biggest advantage of the GBRL controller based on the 328PB chip is it’s ability to produce 16 bits PWM at various frequencies. However to harness that feature you need to understand how to program it. The problem of understanding and programming the 328PB lays in it’s multiplexed structure. There are not enough registers […]

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The Kickstarter funds are in!

Hi Backers, Having now received your pledges from Kickstarter, we’re all stations go ! We’ve already placed orders with the various suppliers for Gerbil components, and some of the first pro-pack reward components have already express shipped to our fulfillment centre at Skyzer Technologies Australia. Planning is underway with Skyzer to integrate, test and ship the rewards […]

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My Highlights of the SF Makerfaire

Now the Makerfaire has come to an end and we have returned safe and well in Sydney Australia, I am reflecting back on the whole Makerfaire experience and my personal highlights at the show. Are you ready? There we go: Best editor’s choice: Dan’s daughter Jo won the Best editor’s price from Sherry Huss, the co-founder of Makerzine. […]

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Day 3 of the world’s largest MakerFaire

We’re on a high after a third and final successful day in Silicon Valley’s MakerFaire. First, the big news: we were awarded ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Sherry Huss, the co-founder of the global MakerFaires phenomenon and vice-president of Maker Media.  She’s shown below awarding Josephine. As Professor Michael Shiloh congratulated us on the win, he explained […]

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