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Discussion in '3D printers' started by m1les, May 16, 2015.

  1. m1les

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    k so i want to build my own 3d printer i've made a couple 3d printers before but they were from kits. I'm good at assembling things but I'm not %100 on how they work, for example the 3d printer i want to build i can build the xyz axis's and mount motors wear i want and everything but i don't know how to actually hook it up, like what board to connect it to and what soft where to use with it. i guess what i'm asking is i can make an entire 3d printer but i don't understand how to wire it is it as simple as just plugging the motors into this http://openbuildspartstore.com/cnc-xpro-v2-controller-stepper-driver/ and then just using provided software?
     
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    For 3D printing, I would stick with a RAMPs 1.4 board if you're still a little new to it. They're cheap and there's plenty of info on them. They are plug and play for the most part and if you blow a driver, you can simply replace it with another one ($3-$5).

    You will need to do some firmware modification though depending on your machine's specs.
     
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    thanks :) i was looking at arduino uno with a g shield and there around $5o why is ramp so cheap ?
     
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    You can get arduino Mega 2560 clone with RAMPS and drivers for $35 here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/331060312249?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT. They're cheap because of being Chinese made, but work fine. You also have 3 axes and two extruder axes. I believe the g shield is more setup for CNC applications, but I'm not familiar with g shield so I could be corrected on that. RAMPS are also conveniently setup for hotend/heated bed inputs/outputs.
     
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    thanks for all the feedback broski i really appreciate it :)
     
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    I think it will work for a CNC but Im not sure,
     
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    You will need to make sure that the drivers and such will handle the power requirements of the motors you are using. If it is a smaller machine, with something like Nema 17's you would prolly be ok, but if you are thinking of driving 34's through one, you might think about a board design for the task
     
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    awesome thanks :)
     

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