In this project I'll try to make the next step on 3d printing.
Some reference topics are:
-Use arduino nano or other cheap equivalent(Idea from sinaptec: https://hackaday.io/project/5957-sinaptec-at32802-is-a-3d-fdm-printer-controller );
-Use DC motors and rotary encoders; (Not my idea, Link later)
-Use pellets instead of filament; (Not my idea, Link later)
-Use other ideas from the comments.
This project will follow this plan:
-Make a regular 3d printer(like reprap, with ramps, filament extruder and NEMA17 stepper motors).(ending on 05-10-2015)
-Make the first prototype with 3d printed parts from the first printer.
-Improve that prototype
I am posting this here hoping that someone help me, especially with the programming part, not to win any prize, but I would like to win it too.
I would like to have a member in my team that knows how to program arduino
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 ;)