Hi everyone, do you know of a name for the first print of a printer? Like in the telescopes, and boats and so...  I can assure you that this is the very first attempt at printing something that this printer has made. There have been some issues while printing, and the print is not [...]


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#23 – HEATED BED RELAYS (AND AC) – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER Hi everyone! This week I swapped the two DC heated pads for the anticipated AC heated pads. As these cannot be connected directly to the ramps I'm using two solid state relays to switch the two heated pads but in a different than expected way. The two relays are wired in series so if [...]

#22 – GOLD PLATED PRINTING SURFACE?? – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER This week video was a redo and recap of all the operations made to the bed. This week I made: Holes for the brackets that join it to the bed. Threaded holes for the three adjusting wheels. Threaded holes for the cable chain Threaded holes for the cable clips Threaded holes for the SSRs [...]

#20 – HEATED BED ASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER Hi everyone, this week episode is all about thinking. There were many options that could have led to a functional bed but there are always limitations. I'm really hoping to finish this printer in two or three more weeks so I cannot wait a month and a half for a chinese heatbed to arrive. [...]

#19 – HEATED BED MISASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER 25th of November - I finally decided on the size of the bed of the big printer, 600x300. For that I bought a 610x300 aluminum plate, and after much thought I ordered what I thought it were three 300x200 heated beds from Amazon. A while later I bought the 300x300 cork plates for isolation and [...]

#17 – DUAL THERMISTOR VOLCANO HEATER BLOCK – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER This two thermistor setup will allow me to trust that the heater block will not go on fire when printing unattended (which is my primary goal with this printer). Next step in this part is to set up an Arduino board that will read the thermistor continuously when the extruder is unparked and cuts [...]

#16 – CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND X MOTOR BRACKET This two cable management systems are opposite difficulties. One is very simple and straightforward and the other one is overly complicated and "clever" if you let me say that. I'll add all these STLs on the main release so everybody can have a tidy printer. Enjoy!!      

DIY CAMERA BOOM ARM 2 of 3 Hi everyone! This is the second episode of this "quick" project. This time I get a functional arm but it is still far from perfect. There is an episode left where I can polish this mess. Per your request I've prepared a zip with all the STL files in case anyone wants to give [...]

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#15 WIRES ON THE PRINTER?!?!? – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER Hi everyone, this week I installed the steppers and endstop wires on the printer as a first step to finish this project once for all. I hope next week we can move forward and add more wires. Yeah! The endstops are going to be used in an NO (normally open configuration) which means that [...]