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3D printer build updates, its coming along still lots todo

Discussion in 'Computers and Gaming' started by luke robinsno, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. luke robinsno

    luke robinsno Well-Known Forumite

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    Hey all,

    I have almost finished my first part of PRUSA I3 3d printer build, its taken awhile as im not very mechanically minded, im more software.

    Here is my first test of the motors etc, next is cable to tidy and install the print head.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203493587562654

    Luke
     
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  3. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Would love one, but I know I'd never use it after the first few weeks!
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Looks great - attach it to the high-chair and feed the kid with it.
     
  5. luke robinsno

    luke robinsno Well-Known Forumite

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    I thought that but i love 3d modeling programs and designing and printing out will be cool, plus theres a new filiament out where its 40% wood and you can print out like wooden objects which look cool. I purcahsed two a 2 up from kickstarter but could not wait so build this open source 2nd one. plan to seel the one from kickstart when it arrives for about 300
     
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    Do keep us informed on the progress - this could be the way forward for all sorts of things..
     
  7. luke robinsno

    luke robinsno Well-Known Forumite

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    Will do, hopfully have the extruder head built tonight then its on to checking calibration which I belive is hard as there of lots of diffrent things that need to be right such as dimensions, leveling and firmware steeper motor step stettings etc
     
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    Don't do anything silly....

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  9. luke robinsno

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    hehe, well if there are any woman geeks out there, you can get a flexable printer fillament, I wounder would you could print with that :-o
     
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    What are u building ? I cant see because i am no longer a facebook user. 3d printers are amazing , I'd love one. Sausage like objects wouldn't be on the top of my list ofthings to build tho ;)
     
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    Nice build, Luke. Are you also into CAD filing or free software? Btw, can PRUSA I3 3D printer support material like this http://www.3d2print.net/shop/3d-printer-filament/elastic-filament/? I’m keeping my finger crossed to purchase a new 3D printer machine next month and I would like to know if PRUSA I3 is worth it. I always consider that my 3D printer is compatible enough with my materials.
     
  13. luke robinsno

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    Hi, yes into cad and zbrush. It can support anything with the right hotend like my e3d v6. The prusa i3 is great to learn about 3d printers but needs a lot of calibration because the frame is not the best for vibrations speed etc. I'm planning to migrate to MendelMax 2 but will take me awhile to get all the required parts. Hopefully have the frame at lease next month.
     
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    not bad, but would rather make these that iv done :) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    @luke robinsno is your 3D printer now fully operational. If so I have a part that I could do with printing. I have an stl file, if you can use those?

    If yes to both, PM me your email address and I'll send you the file and give me a price beforehand please :)
     
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    wmrcomputers Stafford PC & laptop repair specialist

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    @luke robinsno you're online but no response to this thread or PM, so just giving you another bump!
     
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    He's since contacted me and already printed my part. :)
     

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