Yep, I grew a big turd!
(This post will be removed unless I get requests for it to stay...)
This is a blog on building a plastics printer (aka a "repstrap" - rapid replicator/bootstrap), which I have decided to call FAITH. Partly because that’s what I need to believe this will ever work and partly because I hope she will be able to reproduce items faithfully from their plans. I want to post costs, vendors, plans, problems, errors & solutions, with piccies too & update as I go, so you know exactly where I’m up to. Wish me luck.
Running total (excluding last set of washers and screws from B&Q, and the PCBs yet to be finally costed) = £171.42
Running total = £ 150.76But I dithered about the electronics too long. Remember my table of what was available? That was only on the 15th (today being the 18th) and now the RRRF has sold out of the Generation 3 motherboard (just the board) and the stepper motor driver boards.
The base isn't finished yet - it needs its upright at the back to hold the z assembly, and I may need to move the x/y stage assembly backwards on the base. The screws/nuts have not been tightened, since disassembly seems to be a regular feature of my build! The y-motor isn't yet attached to the framework, and the x-motor isn't attached to the threaded rod because I have no suitable tubing. And no, it doesn't look like anything - YET!
RRRF org shop
|3rd generation motherboard - v 1.1|
|stepper motor drivers - v 2.3 (times 3)|
$2.50 x 3
$3 x 3
|opto endstops - v 2.1 (times 3)|
Link says “product not found”
$0.50 x 3
Out of stock
$1 x 3
|extruder controller - v 2.2|
I wonder if I'll have to do this for the z-stage as well?