Quick update regarding the printer, the frame is built and all three axes are finished.  Next up is sourcing the hot-end and electronics.  I’m lucky enough to have a RepRap user group nearby in the Thames Valley RepRap User Group who have a custom electronics board so I’ll be sourcing a kit from them.  They also hang out every month at a bar near me and are regulars at the Reading Hackspace.  Speaking of which, it’s been way too long since my last visit…

Hopefully I’ll get the rest of the parts soon and have the printer up and running before Christmas, if nothing else it’d be nice to be able to print some custom presents for people.  That and the parts for a mobile robot base, something I’ve wanted to build for years.  For now, an obligatory photo;