After wrangling with customs to get this though, the box sits before me. Fragile none the less.
Upon opening the box and removing the packing material, I’m greeted with a few more boxes, a power supply & 3 bundles of plastic filament.
One box contains parts for the Cupcake’s body. Laser cut plywood, foam build bases & threaded rods.
And below are the 3 bundles of ABS filament (aka print stock). Black, white & off-white.
The magnifing visor and PSU.
A close up of the magnifier. I’m having trouble remembering when the last time I bought something other than a lighting fixture with an incandescent bulb. And while using it, it barely puts out enough light. Overall, this is the part of the package that felt really dissappointing. I wasn’t expecting much from it to begin with, but this item really underwhelms. In the end, it does accomplish its task as a magnifying visor.
The steppers. They move things… ’nuff said.
The cables, plastruder & electronics kits that drive the machine.
An interesting thing to note. The idler pulleys are actually printed by the very machine that I’ll be building (or maybe by a RepRap, which is the god father of the Cupcake CNC).
Other things to note, the package lacked Kapton tape and IDC headers (for the stepper drivers).
Update: More electronic components/parts were noticed to be missing during the build. This is getting more and more annoying.