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Athena Printing Basics
Online Design Repositories
The upgrades folder contains files for resetting features, such as making possible attachment of the robot to a larger network. Follow the instructions on the upgrades page.
Franklin firmware source code is maintained at the github repository. Images for the BEaglebone are located at the MOST Franklin image source. Note that the current stabe image is the one dated May 17, 2016.
Solid Modeling Software
A semi-exhaustive list of solid modeling software is available at reprap.org.
Open-Source Solid Modeling Software
All of the printed parts for Athena are designed and maintained in OpenSCAD, which is a script-based solid modeling package. OpenSCAD is parametric.
Another rapidly developing, full-featured solid modeling package is FreeCAD. Keep an eye on this one as it is very similar to commercial solid modeling software commonly used in industry. FreeCAD is parametric.
Blender is designed for production of complex computer animation and includes robust 3-D modeling module designed for artistic renderings. It is not parametric.
Free To Use Solid Modeling Software
SketchUp is a popular free software used for designing parametric and non-parametric designs.
TinkerCAD is an online 3-D modeling software that runs in a browser.
3DTin Is another browser-based solid modeling software.
|Tandem assembly Athena Navigation|
|Green indicate workshop tasks|
|Athena Printed Parts Glossary|
|Assembling hot end|
|Soldering and tinning|
|Drilling Pilot Holes (Optional)|
|Person 1||Person 2|
|Connecting Rods||Epoxying Magnets|
|Motor End Assembly||Idler End Assembly|
|Extruder Drive and Spool Holder||End Effector|
|Firmware and Calibration|