Hi, I am Chatura Dinesh Halwatura. I am from Sri Lanka. Currently I am living and working in the United Kingdom as a Magento ecommerce developer. This is my submission video for enablingthefuture.org to become an approved volunteer as a 3D print bionic hand fabrication. For this submission I have selected Phoenix V2 bionic hand design. I downloaded this 3D model from Thingiverse website.
In this article I need to share my experience with first homemade 3D printer. I have used Arduino as a main controlling electronics and followed Prusa i3 design to build my own custom 3D printer.
I love to do some experiments in my free time. As a hobbyist, maker, and an inventor; a 3D printer is a very useful device for my experimental projects. Because, this awesome machine can print small parts, prototype objects very accurately. If you are a maker or an inventor I would recommend you to invest some money to owe this useful machine. Building plans for these machines are now available as an open hardware designs. If you could spend reasonable time to study these open hardware plans, you can build your own custom 3D printer. If you watch my YouTube video, there you will see my custom built machine. I have named my machine as Expo3DBot. Looks nice name isn’t it? You can find the couple of free open source designs available on RepRap web site. I have built my 3D printer few years ago by following Prusa i3 open hardware designs. However I have customised my printer as I needed. I would say, this lovely useful machine unlocked my major barrier to the technical world. This machine helped me to print some useful parts for my experimental projects.