Machines that Make - Samples

In my quest to create a novel machine, I've become a hacker. I never thought I would say that... but I'm starting to think I might have always been a hacker — splicing bits and pieces of this with that, to modify this or to make that better... I think it's all innovation anyway (depending on how you look at it).  For the creation of these mocked-up models, I've borrowed some Prusia i3 parts to make my mechanism... I'm pretty happy with the ease of assembly. The printed parts slide along the dowels with ball bearings. The dowels will eventually be replaced with smooth steel rod. I'm trying out two different orientations for the axes. I think I'd like to test it out with the electronics before I settle on an orientation.  (The cell phone eventually will be replaced with a light — just there on the carriage for "effect.")