More Pawn and updates

In 3D Printing, Crafts, Electronics on December 29, 2013 at 11:01 pm

We’ll start with the updates this time.  It took some searching but I’ve finally found out what that part I need to replace is called and found some place that could ship it to me in under 1 month (almost everyplace selling them was shipping them from China.)  It is called a screw terminal block.  It should be here by the end of the week.  I’ve started desoldering the old part off of the board.  I’ve got most of the solder removed but my soldering iron is too big for me to get the rest of it out.  I’ve ordered a cheap 40w soldering iron that is more appropriately sized for electronics as well.    Hopefully next weekend I will be able to finish removing the old terminal block and get the new one installed.

In the mean time,  I’ve made another stab at designing the pawns.  This is probably the last thing I’ll be able to do before getting the printer back up.  I might hook everything up and try printing some stuff without heating the print bed.  The pawn is something that might be printable without the heating.  It was suggested by a friend that I try slicing the Queen in half the other way and try printing them that way.  Essentially I would need to stack the pieces instead of putting two vertical halves together.  This should minimize the problems with shrinking or curling.  If I fire the printer up as is I might try that.  Anyway, here are the pics of the new pawn design.  Enjoy,




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