During the next few posts i will try to “document” PLYUMP.
What is PLYUMP?
PLYUMP is and open hardware peristaltic extruder designed for being used with 3d printers.
A year ago i wanted to print things with chocolate. I started looking around for the existing options, and “thought” that none of them fit my needs.
I was fool enough to jump into a new design, having no idea what i was about to do. Lots of fun and frustration.
Nowadays the official last version is the number 0.43. As a romantic guy i wanna take a moment to talk about some of the major updates through PLYUMP history.
About this time my printer could hardly print and still i was decided to change the world (or not) with my peristaltic extruder.
This was the first pump that actually manually “worked”.
The big leap here was start using/fighting with openscad, going parametric and daydreaming about how awesome was that… This was my first
successful print using PLYUMP and my printer.
Mainly here i go nuts, deciding to jump into a full linear peristaltic pump (solving pulsation). Again without knowing what i was doing… EPIC FAIL!
This is my favorite fairwheel-inspired design. Doesnt work but looks cool.
Before i decide to keep learning doing things the easy way… i did my longest print, 8 hours abs, for another epic-warping-fail.
This is nowadays version which i will introduce in the next post. ;)
PLYUMP by Luis Rodriguez is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/LasVegasOle/PLYUMP/.
I don’t really know anything about licenses, so feel free to comment any doubt you might have or suggestion. I just decide to go for Creative Commons because part of my design uses awesome GregFrost library which is Creative Commons - GNU LGPL 2.1 license.
Following this post will have 4 more:
Until the next one!