Circuit Grove hasn't been updated recently because its efforts have been focused on a few new computing related projects. If these projects bare fruit, they will be hosted independently. Forgive my lack of updates here. Busy, be back soon. Email me about any of the work found here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I decided to put 100$ into Circuit Grove Industries this month. It needs Limonene for the axial compressor design work and balsa for finishing the 2nd OpenRC Swift prototype. Whatever is left over will go to pay the bills.
Just sharing some photos of my first multi-material print, PLA in blue, and dissolvable HIPS in green. Good results, the PLA side has less imperfections. Getting ready to make some rather complex prints.
After my last blog post, a reader has supplied me with a few rolls of HIPS to help support my work. This will help keep the multi-stage axial compressor work moving forward. I need to use dissolvable HIPS support in order to 3D print it. So in preparation, I started 3D printing a multi-color "calibration" cube in PLA in 2 colours. I've been refining my Slic3r settings and preventing oozing. Check out the results I'm getting now.
I need to buy supplies to continue development: balsa sheeting, HIPS filament, ABS filament, Limonene. This work is a time sink, and also a small financial drain. That's why I've been using Open Source development models; to try and get support in the form of contributed development hours.