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PiCasso Design Challenge

10 Posts authored by: gam3t3ch
Weighing in at 13.9lbs with 1,041,084mm of filament a grand total of 440hrs of 3d printing and CNC work a massive amount of painting time and cleanup the PiMassive is completed! As promised here is video of my journey make sure to post any question below as well.  Let me know what you think!     So a few things I didn't show along the journey was the final results with a few decals on it as well as the gpio working and VNC running so here you go some more photos to enjoy. On ...
So first thing was first getting the unit to stand up so I could work on both sides of the unit originally I had it upright like this but it was not the ideal solution so I had to lay it on its side. but due to the pressure from the weight of the PiMassive the headphone jack decided to come off so had to reset that not a big deal but was happy that was the only part that did come off. As you can see there beside the pi on the left is my gigabyte brix unit looks so tiny beside the PiMassive.& ...
During the process of building the PiMassive I kept putting off the GPIO constantly I was unsure of what I was going to do with it but I knew it would work in the end so that is what I did now not all of it is hooked up at the current moment that I am writing this but it will be soon enough for testing I wanted to make sure that the 5v and 3.3v. as well as the ground was working.   I really wanted to design some custom cables to connect to it as well but due to the time and the amount ...
OK so it was time to get the parts on the pi once again I had to rely on the use of many many glues and of course a 3d pen for the duration of this parts that had to be joined were glued and then filled I am not 100% happy with the display port but its ok thats one that will get re-printed in the future for sure.  With this project I had tried a ton of new things that I had not tried before.  Joining parts was certainly one of them.  But glad I got the opportunity to try it out an ...
I was really curious of how I was going to mount the unit knowing full well the weight but not wanting have it fall. Gorilla Glue to the rescue!   I have used it in so many projects why stop now it has not failed me yet.   So what about hanging it?   Well I grabbed out my bandsaw set it to a 45 degree angle and decided I would make a french cleat for hanging it This way I could make sure I was screwed into the studs and it would be able to hand whatever I put on it.   ...
3D Printing is completed!     So I thought.....   Once I had everything printed I laid it all out and thought I had everything printed.  Somewhere along the road I should have printed out a lot more parts so once I started finally assembling the unit and noticed this I had to get them printed.   So the grand totals for the printed parts are as follows.   Total Print time:  404hrs 34min  Total amount of Filament used:  1,041,084mm Total Print ...
I have had a ton of progress in the PiMassive build its been going along really well so far thought I would share a f ew photos of the progress on it its been quite fun seeing it come together.   So after 8 hours or so both the greens are now completed.   on the left you can see the size comparison between the pi2 and gigabyte brix and even my coffee cup on the right.     As you can see its starting to look a bit more like a raspberry pi.   next up will be ...
So  far I have accumulated about 168.5 hours of 3d printing.  Gone through a few rolls of filament and had multiple failed prints so far just to think there is still more printing to go. I had forgot to scale a few of my prints correctly.  So I have to reprint a few of the parts some are pretty close to scale so I am not going to worry about them until I reprint them in the future to turn them into working parts. The gpio is my main concern getting it perfect on the PiMassive. ...
So each step seems to have its pros and cons today I prepared a video for you on the carving process   So the program I am using for carving is  https://www.vectric.com/products/vcarve-pro   And the CNC I will be using is my MPCNC version 1 which has gotten a ton of revisions in the last 4 years but mine is still going strong so no sense in upgrading it quite yet.   Certainly will be making a newer one for a laser engraver in the future. You can make your own as w ...
I will say this right from the start here.  I had an Idea in my head and ran with it what happens well you will see and so will I as I have never attempted a project of this size or nature so lets get started!   First thing first.   What Is PiMassive?   Short answer is a 20x32 inch Raspberry Pi 3 B+ .  Originally I wanted to do 2ft by 3ft but after considering the sizes of components and the size of my 3d printer even 4 inches bigger would cause me to use more then m ...