05/27/2019 at 23:03 •
it’s been over 4 years since I put this together and it’s still going. I’ve added a heated bed and a diagonal support from the top of the frame to the base to increase stability the construction is somewhat not rigid. The support has improved the quality of the prints.
I would like to get finer resolution which is not possible I the current set up as the y axis has an enormous amount of play - it was a backlight carriage from a flatbed scanner so only intended to travel in one direction and accuracy was not critical.
09/14/2015 at 03:18 •
I've ended up finding a use for the printer :)
My 3d design skills are somewhat limited so I have begun printing prototypes for a guy I know who CAN design 3d stuff so it now brings in a little beer money :)
Given the nature of the construction I'm not expecting to get a long life out of regular printing but the experience is giving me a better idea on how to build my improved model.