For the past few weeks I’ve been taking a break from my laser tag project to put together my Mini Kossel 3D printer. It took a while for me to get it working, but the final print result turned out well. I purchased this printer a few months ago from an on-line company called Mixshop; there was a long delay in their lead time, but they did deliver the product in the end. I basically followed their Kossel Manual for the assembly which is pretty good, but I find their instructions to be somewhat incomplete.
This amazing looking device is a quadcopter that was designed by me and my team at the University of Victoria. The project built completely from scratch using 3D printed parts, some cheap electronics, and a modified version of the AeroQuad software. For those interested in the technical specifications of the project, you should check out our team site. The purpose of the project was to create a DIY quadcopter for under $200 and push the limits of what the 3D printer in our laboratory can do.