THE ULTIMAKER HAS LANDED – let the build commence
After not too long a wait the Ultimaker 3D printer has arrived! Whooooo Hooooo
First things first though, all the wooden parts of the kit need to be painted.
According to Ultimaker the printer likes to be painted and it will protect it for the future. Who am I to argue with a bit of colour? So I used my design brain to decide on a colour which was probably influenced by my brother’s mechano kit as a child, the scaffolding that his bed was made out of and my favourite colour – YELLOW
This took me AGES to carefully paint all the bits but well worth it. It looks extra brilliant in its new hello coat!
The next stage involves making sure the Z-Axis rods fit their holes snuggly before assembling. The last thing I want to be doing is to take it all apart when I find out things don’t fit! I did need to do a little sanding but it’s all good!
Only a few minor technical electronic build bits to do (*laughs) and we’ll be all set to put some PLA through it and start printing! YE Haaaaaaaa