SCI-Arc, Robot House
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Daniel CAVEN & Salvador CORTEZ: Developed by Salvador Cortez and Daniel Caven, C2R is a spacial 3-D printer prototype that continues the research 3D printing with no physical boundaries. . . .
Through the use of a double traction system C2R is capable of maneuvering through space/obstacles breaking the boundaries of 3-D printing into a small scale-less machine. The scale of the machine is linked to it’s capabilities, allowing for the possibility of having multi-robotic collaborative systems with fast, low-cost efficient machines. C2R was developed with a low budget in mind creating an open source to people to create their own.
The 3-D printing system is based on three independent rotation motors, plus an extruder where 2 motors achieve the positioning in space (X, Y, & Z). One motor creates an infill rail that moves the extruder head between them achieving thickness in the extrusion. The coding developed is real time updating processes leaving some control to the user and main updating to the bot as it is printing. C2R is even capable of 3d printing wheel paths for itself creating minimum support material which was developed as part of the design of the wheels.
The first tests were developed by 3-D printing with the motors in sync to create a set of clear shapes with material qualities of it’s own. The next generation is under development and aims to having a minimal Z-axis motion to achieve resolution levels in the print. C2R future capabilities will work with multi-network systems responding to 3-D scanning and cohesion/separation programming giving the robots more time efficiency and printing dependence away from the user.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
DC & SC: 3-D printer costs and build areas.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
DC & SC: Readin Gcode. Listening to servos running. Watching prints run.
Whose work is currently on your radar?
DC & SC: 3D Systems, DRL, and cmmnwlth.