German Gigatron TTL is alive

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Mephisztoe
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German Gigatron TTL is alive

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This is by far the largest (electronical) thing I ever built.
However, the kit I ordered contained everything necessary and the downloadable assembly guide is awesome.

I used some tape to have most components stay in place while soldering and also used an adjustable 360° PCB holder which made assembling the board a piece of cake.

I am currently in the process of printing a case provided by djones60 on thingiverse - I believe it's linked somewhere in this forum as well.

And I also started to experiment with its capabilities. First thing I had to try was getting the most famous one liner to work with the Gigatron: 10PRINT.

Here's some images of my build:
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And if you'd like to try out my ported one-liner:

10 put 95+29*rnd(2):goto 10

A video can be watched here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQEikvOiMX0
at67
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Re: German Gigatron TTL is alive

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Your Gigatron looks great, well done!
Mephisztoe
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Re: German Gigatron TTL is alive

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at67 wrote: 23 Jun 2023, 15:17 Your Gigatron looks great, well done!
Thank you! <3

The enclosure is also finished now. However,... I am thinking about a redesign. I only have an Anycubic i3 Mega with a bed size of like 210x210, so I had to split the parts.

A couple of months ago, I 3D printed a mechanically fully working grand piano. Many parts were also too big for my print bed. Its designer however did a great job in offering variations that have specifically been adapted to smaller print beds in a way that looks like as if it was always meant to be printed that way. The results are awesome!

Maybe I can achieve something similar.

We'll see...
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denjhang
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Re: German Gigatron TTL is alive

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Mephisztoe wrote: 23 Jun 2023, 18:20
at67 wrote: 23 Jun 2023, 15:17 Your Gigatron looks great, well done!
Thank you! <3

The enclosure is also finished now. However,... I am thinking about a redesign. I only have an Anycubic i3 Mega with a bed size of like 210x210, so I had to split the parts.

A couple of months ago, I 3D printed a mechanically fully working grand piano. Many parts were also too big for my print bed. Its designer however did a great job in offering variations that have specifically been adapted to smaller print beds in a way that looks like as if it was always meant to be printed that way. The results are awesome!

Maybe I can achieve something similar.

We'll see...

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I'm interested in 3D printing a piano because I want to make a harpsichord.
Mephisztoe
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Re: German Gigatron TTL is alive

Post by Mephisztoe »

I bought a ready-to-print model of a grand piano designed by Mechanistic.

I has been the most complex thing I ever printed, since it consists of about 350 printed parts, approx. 400 screws and a couple of other components. So we are talking about almost 1.000 Parts. :) It took like three months print and assemble everything.

I wrote about it (in german, but you can easily translate the blog articles using common browser addons).
This is the first article:
https://www.tthinkttwice.de/2023/01/27/ ... el-teil-1/

And if you like you can see the assembled result here:
https://www.tiktok.com/@mephisztoe/vide ... 6551591174
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