Here you have it, folks! I successfully electroplated a 3D ABS plastic print with copper. Its my first attempt and I’m rather pleased. I’ll have to keep tweaking my setup until my results improve and then finally I’ll plate with nickel. So far, Darth Vader is looking very stylish. Onward and upward!
I quickly prototyped a laser line pointer fixture to help with creating more accurate scans. The gears and housings are printed using a 3D printer. This, paired with a motorized rotating stand, will help automate the scanning process. I’m using DAVID 3D Scanner software to capture the scans. I will be using an Arduino to control the steppers. Upward and onward!
This print took 14.5 hours to complete. The print had minor flaws but overall impressive print. A new duration record has been reached on my 3D Printer. 🙂 Click below for the image gallery.
TL;DR: Buying a Makerbot, Still no OpenPandora console, building a robot hand v3.0, Done with school, Job hunting.