Thursday, 24 February 2011

My try with Prusa

It's now time to use my Cupcake to what is should do : Printing a printer.
I decided to make the SAE version from spacexula because i have many problem to find Metric hardware here in Quebec City, Canada.
So I paid about 18$ for all rods. Not too bad.
I have almost all parts printed but waiting for my bearing. I found 10 for 1$ + 7$ for shipping on eBay. Hope they will not take too long.
I also found some stepper motors on eBay but don't know if they are good for that project. I need to search.
I also need to decide on the electronics I will buy and the extruder.
I know that Gen4 from Makerbot have place for more things and I like that. I don't want to buy something that will limit me or that need to be change in a month.
I need something that can handle : XYZ stepper motors, Extruder Stepper motor, HBP, FAN, LCD and why not a second extruder since MBI released a water soluble PVA .
I don't know if the RAMPS can handle all that....
Anyway, I have some time to think about that, MBI Gen4 and RAMPS from Ultimachine are out of stock.

Maybe I will continue to print Prusa pieces and sell them to future Canadian builder...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

My Thing in ReplicatorG 024

I'm really happy today.
I just found that my filament Dust Remover for MK5 on Thingiverse is now part of the ReplicatorG 024 software.
YES !! They added some examples and my thing is in the section : "Examples \ Upgrades \ Makerbot".

Monday, 7 February 2011

Makerbot #453 : Why do we need a Dust Remover.....

I'm really happy that many people like my Filament Dust Remover.
If some of you don't care about having one, this picture may help you to choose to have one....

Friday, 4 February 2011

Makerbot #453 : Finally, my first big print

Oh yea !
Now it's real, I was able to make the first plate of a Prusa. Little warp found but for a start it's good.
I really need something to hold my filament so it will feed the extruder without intervention.
It took 5h30 to print that plate. Don't know if it's normal....Anyway, it print :-)

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