New reseller for Replicape: Seeed Studio


I'm pleased to announce that Seeed Studio is now selling Replicape Rev B from their online Bazar! Seeed Studio has over 300 distributors world wide, a great selection of BeagleBones including their own version BeagleBone Green, and a great deal on shipping, making them an ideal reseller. For starters it's a 2 week test to

Improved automatic bed leveling in Redeem


Automatic bed leveling helps improve first layer height above bed. That is very useful, because if the first layer does not stick, the rest of the print does not matter. It also lowers the bar for first times to get started, and it saves a bunch of time for old-timers that have moved their printer.

Flashing a BeagleBone Black with etcher.io


The instructions for flashing a BeagleBone Black has long been in dire need of an update, and that day has finally come! The etcher.io (Etcher by RESIN.IO) is a beautifully designed app that runs on Linux, Windows and OS X alike and it does one thing: Burn images to SD cards. Since Kamikaze is based

Filament sensor on 3D printer with Replicape


Increased reliability with a filament sensor One of the most annoying things that can happen when printing with 3D-printers is running out of filament or a filament jam. Both are almost unavoidable. There is no infinite filament (yet) and even the best filament manufacturers some times end up with foreign objects in their plastic batches.

Getting started with Kamikaze on Replicape Rev B


Finally a video that is specific to getting started with Replicape Rev B using the Kamikaze eMMC flasher! There is a new Kamikaze image out that addresses some of the issues that have become apparent after people started to get their capes. To name a few: If I access my printer on IP whatever, the

Get Quad extruders for Replicape by adding Reach


I've finally gotten around to testing the Reach A0 add-on board for Replicape A4A. This is a board that adds three more extruders to the two extruders that come with Replicape, for a total of five extruders. Any axis can also be configured in slave mode, in case you have multiple steppers pr. axis. The

Some new safety features in Redeem


Over the weekend, I've been working on some quite important features: Safety! The most important being disabling the heaters if anything goes wrong with the thermistor readings.   It's boring, but it's necessary. Safety features does nothing to improve the print quality, but it might prevent your house from burning down. It's still necessary to

A trip to the Shenzhen factory: How Replicape is made


In December, I made a trip to Shenzhen, the city where "all" electronics is being manufactured. The purpose of the trip was to give an insight into how the Replicape (and Manga Screen) is being manufactured. The video became the basis for update #5 in the Kickstarter for Replicape, so there is an intro and

Redeem new features preview


Redeem, the Replicape Daemon, is the "firmware" that accepts g-codes and makes the 3D-printer move. What is special about this firmware is that it is mostly written in a high level language. Python is not the fastest language around, but offers a large array of libraries optimized in C, garbage collection, favours readability and has

Replicape rev B Kickstarter is live!


The wait is over, folks! Replicape revision B is now live on Kickstarter! If you are reading this on Thing-printer.com, you probably know about Replicape, and are mostly interested in what's new with Rev B compared to Rev A! Here is an overview. In more human readable form, the most important update is the new