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