This means I need some help to take the photo's, but my willing helper turned out to be not-so-willing when I asked that the parts be held up against the wall as a blank backdrop!
So for now, sorry folks, I'm stuck.
Ditto with the electronics.
I am looking to get the 3rd generation electronics. The boards + components (in kit form only) are only available in the US and the costs put me above the customs threshold, even if I make the orders from the 2 separate sites. And not everything is available, anyway.
Here is a table of the current state of play:
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 am considering having to buy just the boards abroad, and try to get all the components here. Talk about rapid learning as I've never done any electronics like this.
I have been reading the section on "reflow" soldering (http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/HotplateReflowTechnique), and trying to find a hotplate - we only have a gas cooker/stove (not a good idea!). Argos only has a double one (with several reviews saying it died very quickly), ditto the camping sites. The single ones on Ebay work out around the same price as the Argos double one. I'm still hunting a cheap and reliable version.