these four parts to assemble the Spring-loaded Drive Block alternative to the
MakerBot Replicator 2 extruder. The design files and assembly instructions for
this system are available on the
Thingiverse page. Print the available parts and attach them as instructed.
Check out Makerbot's
video for more information.
The Spring-loaded Drive Block is a simple system for pressing the filament
against the drive gear using a constant amount of force.
The oscillator is the main sound source in the Synth Kit and is capable of creating audio tones that will be used in almost every sound experiment you create. It features a "pitch" knob to adjust its output tone and a "tune" dial for adjusting the tuning when using with the keyboard. It also features a mode switch that selects between "square" and "saw" waveforms. The "square" waveform has a rich, powerful character, and the "saw" waveform has a more mellow, rounder character. [You'll often use it after the Keyboard or Micro Sequencer Bits modules, but you can have lots of fun by just twisting the pitch knob and "sweeping" through all the frequencies from high to low pitches.]
The synth speaker amplifies your sonic explorations! You can control the volume with a dial at the front of the module. It also features an output jack that you can connect to headphones, an amplifier, or a computer.