Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I decided to sell my second Printer. It's a great little thing. I'm definitely going to do some upgrades on the older one to make it more like this one. I think I also want to make a smaller one, such as a Tantillus. Mendel size printers are great, but I need an apartment sized machine, a bit smaller, fits on the kitchen counter easily. Well I have most of one printer broken in a corner. My first printer which was partially sacrificed should be rebuilt first.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The machine though is really clean and looks good. All Black ABS, and Green PLA Bushings. The wiring is all cut to length and then I used a green paracord to wrap the wires. The Z-motors actually had to be rewired since the wires weren't long enough to get around the frame and to the base. I'm using a sanguinololu, heated bed, and a budaschnozzle. The Budaschnozzle hot end is great. just great. I'm going to post about each bit that makes this machine unique in the next couple days. until then...
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Well I should have movement, but the cheap LM8UU bearings I bought are... well, cheap. They're binding too much on the 8mm smooth bar I bought at McMaster Carr. I suppose I'll print some PLA bushings to replace them. So, a quick plastic switch in my main printer and this second one should be working
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|A box of bits and bobs that will be a 3d Printer|
|My recent iteration of a Prusa Mendel that made the 'box of bobs'|
Well almost a year since my last post... better late than... well whatever. I've been working slowly, ploddingly, but unfortunately not documenting much because work has been so sporadic on this.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
This transport screw has been working well, much better than the other hobbed bolts I had made. This way of making the drive screw is a lot more consistent and quicker to make. I'm making a cut area of about 22mm, this way the bolt can be put in either direction, with the head in the gear, or the nut in the screw. The head in the gear seems like it makes more sense to me... I tried a cut area of 20mm, this works, but when I added two washers just behind the large gear a small amount of uncut threading could be seen in the idler wheel hole, 22mm seems to be just right.