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#19 – HEATED BED MISASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER

https://youtu.be/WTke6eN4Wh0 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

https://youtu.be/qNE2j6jpHc8 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

https://youtu.be/3mPRJ_22agk 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!! [paypal_donation_button]      

DIY CAMERA BOOM ARM 2 of 3

https://youtu.be/kiZebtJWJbE 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-02T09:26:50+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Industrial Design, Photography, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments

#15 WIRES ON THE PRINTER?!?!? – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://youtu.be/cedkEgmbCHo 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 [...]

#14 DISPLAY AND ELECTRONICS BRACKETS – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://youtu.be/IsgQqkztqaw A few things to take into account: I'll change the position of the display, the electronics are now in where what will be the back of the printer. The display needs to be in the front and out of the way so the big parts can be extracted from the side. I'm even planning [...]

#13 REDUCING THE WIRE RUNS – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://youtu.be/gWo0Ac6vLVs When I was getting ready to install the first wires on the printer I realised that the wire runs were incredibly long for some components, basically some of the wires had to go a complete lap around the printer. And we know that with wires, the shorter the better. Analysing the situation I realised [...]

DESIGNING A PART: WIRE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

https://youtu.be/Wn9LavVHeq8 This is a raw demonstration of the design process of a simple part: a wire management system that sits flush under the aluminium beams of the printer so all the wires can be hidden. I made this per request under the comment section, feel free to ask any question in the comments of the [...]

By | 2017-03-24T15:30:22+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Building the big printer, Industrial Design|0 Comments

Q&A #1 BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER AND MORE

https://youtu.be/tU_U9wS6niQ (NOTIFICATIONS WERE NOT SENT SO I HAD TO REUPLOAD, SORRY!) Hi everyone, this week video is a Q and A to answer all those questions that I get all the time in the comments, I hope you like it! Thanks!