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In almost every architectural project we undertake at LMN, we urge the client to seriously consider sub-metering and energy monitoring. After years of recommending this, we decided to “eat our own dog food.” We wanted to understand the underlying costs, infrastructure changes, and digital tools necessary for proper energy monitoring so – for our office – we put together our own customized solution based upon open standards hardware and software. Here’s a detailed account of how it’s going…
Assembly of the RepRap Mendel coming along slowly but surely. The physical assembly is nearly done. We’ve been using the SolidWorks model as our guide. After building one or two of the individual assemblies (the Z-drive or the Y-guides, for example), you begin to perceive the design logic behind the RepRap: get close, assemble, adjust, repeat. This is the second in our series of posts on building the RepRap Mendel.
We’ve begun 3D printing our second 3D printer. We are using the Objet Alaris to print the parts for the RepRap Mendel, the second generation of open-source self-replicating 3D Printers. So far, we’ve managed to print most of the parts and gather most of the off-the-shelf hardware necessary. We’re ready to start putting it all together.