• 3rd Log- Update

    Paulo Andrade09/28/2015 at 15:00 0 comments

    Sorry for this month without updates, I was taking my driver licence and that took most of my time.

    There are a few things that I did in this weekend:

    The kitchen cabinet foots that I've used on the left

    the frame «box» has 60*60*70 cm (23.62*23.62*27.56 inches)

  • 2nd Log- Stuff that I'm trying to make

    Paulo Andrade08/20/2015 at 14:19 1 comment

    First of all the stuff that were missing still missing, no mail for me in the past 2 days.

    Bored, I tried to make the X and Y axis mechanism:

    I've used another draw runner in one axis so the mechanism would be less heavy. The new size of the bed is 44 x 48 cm (17 x 19 inches)

    This mechanism isn't complete and i should get better tape (sugestions please)

  • 1st Log- Stuff that I've already done(Continuation)

    Paulo Andrade08/18/2015 at 16:58 0 comments

    First of all more stuff arrived:

    Now I only need 4 stepper motors, their controllers and the digital caliper.

    BTW for the axis movement I found these methods the best ones:

    This drawer runners are amazing and defective, the soft close system doesn't work, they move 48 cm but they are heavy (I got them for free but new ones cost less than 5€). The closest one already got the soft close system broken so it is ready to work.

    this system is also good but that black stuff with wheels is to heavy and I've bought cheap weak stepper motors...

    To precisely level the printer I've got these kitchen cabinet foots that I'll cut later:

    Please give me some feedback, this is only the printer that will print parts for the real project but it can help others to make their own 3d printers.

    Some features that this 3d Printer will have:

    - 48*48*48 cm print volume

    - it might be fast

    - the demo pellet extruder will work on it

    - cheap (+-200€)

    PS: If anyone is interested in joining this project let me know.
    PPS: I don't remember what i was going to write here... oh and some skulls would be nice ;)

  • 1st Log- Stuff that I've already done

    Paulo Andrade08/15/2015 at 16:12 0 comments

    Here is the stuff I've bought on eBay:

    where it says "recebido" it means received