(first post in this mini-series here: Ultimaker build: Day 1)
This is where I left it yesterday, a barebones frame:
And this is how it looks like now:
Mission accomplished! A complete Ultimaker, ready to go.
My eyes are closing so I can’t tell you much about the build process today, but the highlight was that Frank joined me and took care of assembling the heart of the system and the most delicate part: the extruder head! He also aligned the axis and set the belt tensions to the right levels (hard task that requires tons of patience).
With all the nechanics and electronics finished now, we can move on tomorrow to
printing actual stuff debugging and getting it to work.
So, the goal for tomorrow is to get something correctly printed at the end of the day.