by Michael Joyce
Sep 7, 2012
Be sure to visit www.b9creator.com for full Kit Assembly Documentation.
Even if you selected the fully assembled reward, this is good information to review.
@ Emil, the white plastic has good solution... a bit of primer and a good black mate paint job ;)
@ Mike, i was thinking on the enclosure too, but just because of external light mixing with the beam, i think that is not so much of a problem though otherwise you would have come up with a solution for it... if not, a black paper cone (accordion style like the old photo cameras had) attached to the lens all the way to the bottom of the vat will do the job...
I'll keep this in mind as a future add-on. The projector lamp creates a fair amount of heat (the projector has a built in cooling fan). A cabinet may require an additional fan to prevent overheating of the enclosed projector.
I love the design, but I think some kind of a removable panel or swing door to hide the projector would've been great. Especially because the machine is so clean and robust looking with all metal parts and the projector's white plastic just sticks out :) I know I'm being picky here, but if you do come up with a panel to close off the projector in the future, I'd buy one.
I like the design - It shows the stylish simplicity, creativity, inventiveness and innovation of the machine. The projector allows availability for use and allows ease of access. I think at this stage of 3D printers the skeletal look is most exciting allowing us to see what goes into the making of such a items and their operations. When the 3D printers become common like the TV or 2D printer then cover it up and make it blend in ---- Right Now I want to show off that there is NEW Technology in the room. ;-)
Thank you for keeping up with the communications. The professionalism that you've put into the details shows so much and really pumps up the anticipation on the receiver side. I am looking every day at the door when I come home.... Thanks Again!
Design was purely "form follows function". An enclosure would just get in the way when adjusting resolution, cleaning, etc. Is your only reason for wanting an enclosure to hide the projector?
Just looking through the documentation and I was wondering... Is there a reason why the bottom of the machine is open and you can see the projector? Why not have an enclosure with a door or something of that sort?