Raspberry Pi Camera Case Project

I recieved my 2.8inch TFT from Adafruit on 30/04/2014 and so made a start on the project. Thinking back I could have saved myself some time by printing out the required pieces while I was waiting for the screen to arrive. Not that they took along to time to arrive, but I was in hospital recovering from surgery when I ordered the screen and it arrived the day I got home. I couldn't have planned it better.

Only having printed out some of the sample models that you get with the Cubex Gen 2, I was still quite the amature. I started printing out all of the 3D models needed with a raft to support them. Even with my limited experience I have already discovered the need for the raft that s generated by the Cubify Software. Without the raft some of my previous models have curled up at the corners, I believe because the bottom layers are cooling faster because they are touching the cold glass of the print bed. May have to investigate heating the print bed. Or just pre-heating it with a blow torch might do the trick. One things for sure, heating it electrically will be power hungary, so if I ever make this printer mobile then I may have to have alternatives.

The very time consuming task of removing the raft, supports and cleaning up the model pieces took a few hours, but I could have took alot more if I really wanted to produce a a high gloss finish. I'm guessing here but some sort of solvent wash will wash away alot of imperfections. 

Soldered the header to that comes with it, to the 2.8" TFT. Assembled the whole thing Raspberry Pi, Pi Camera Board, 2.8" TFT and freshly printed camera case. Added power via my 13000 mah USB battery pack. Can't believe how excited I got when the screen powered up. And then the uncertaincy that the screen just went white. Was my soldering good? I carried on following the instructions and it worked out to be fine. I've had the screen running and interacteracting with Raspian, so at least I know my soldering skills had not let me down. 

I got round to installing the software and was going well until it came to Calibrating the screen.

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