The manual is very well written, with just a few bits which weren't immediately obvious - but a quick google for Mendel90 images quickly cleared those up. The setup steps all went very smoothly, and after just a couple of calibration prints, the Mendel90 had printed the Android test model. This afternoon (Sunday) has been spent printing random objects for the kids, including:
- A couple of Nerf targets, inspired by http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:14666 - I knocked these up in OpenSCAD, with the open mk2 design being my favourite.
- Two hairclips for my daughter based on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29185
- A belt clip for my son's wooden sword
- 5 segments from the modular hose (ala loc line) OpenSCAD library I put together a year or so ago (!) - good news is they worked after a small tweak to the library to solve a non-manifold issue... http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9457
Pictures of these first prints below:
I can safely say, I'm addicted - and fortunately so are my family... the ability to dream up a part, model it, print it and then play/use it in an afternoon is just incredible :)