Am I done? I can’t believe it. Working though the night into the wee hours of the morning, I can now say that Cupcake is now complete!
Well, almost… I have no endstop triggers at the moment, but from what I’ve been reading, they are not essential.
Initial tests seem promising. The extruder works, the build platform works, and the Z-stage works in reverse. Fixing the Z-stage was thankfully easy, just a simple checkbox in the machine preferences and voilà, it’s fixed!
The cables are a mess and I need to find a nice way to tidy them. I was thinking of cable lacing since it’s used in vintage electrical appliances, and it would be a perfect fit for a steampunk 3D printer.
Nothing has been printed yet, but now, basking in the victory of the dawn light, I crawl into bed for some well earned sleep.