Well, here is my first attempt to build a 3d printer. I started the design based on thoughts in my head and before seeing the Deezmaker Bukito. It has a pretty small build area but for me and my sons it is a great starting point.
The parts are mostly from Openbuilds. The controller is an Azteeg x5 mini. I liked this one for a few reasons, all in one, easy to flash and the ability to print unconnected. I may have gone with the Smoothie board but it was not available to purchase a month ago.
I also went with a Bowden setup due to the arm configuration I have.
I have not printed anything yet due to jamming issues on the E3D v6 hot end. I am reading posts on this and will alter some settings and season the hot end. Hopefully I will get my first print out soon.
I would show my 3d model of the build I started but I am better at programming than CAD and my model is pretty rough. I will share if someone wants it.
First 3d build
Build in 'Cartesian Style Bots' published by jjcolletta, Dec 16, 2014.
I am building a simple home brewed printer. I have a background in industrial automation so I figured how hard could this be. The mechanical build was pretty smooth as was the electrical side. Now just getting plastic out the hotend is my stopping point.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildWanted to teach my sons this stuff is not magic and you can never have too many hobbies.