#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!

PART 12: DIRECT FEED EXTRUDER – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://youtu.be/u6sko-Coj5A This week I switch to direct feed extruder configuration. I don't think that bowden was a viable solution for this size. This time I didn't have a complete plan before starting the conversion, you'll notice. Please enjoy!

PART 10: DISPLAY AND ELECTRONICS – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER

https://youtu.be/TLdFKcnDnBY In this week video I install the display and electronics of the printer. The system used is the one I've used before many times. The Ramps+Mega+Full graphics controller combo is very reliable and works standalone with an SD card, which is my preferred method. Also have been told in the comments that the lack [...]

By | 2017-02-17T21:42:20+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Fail of the day, Industrial Design, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments

PART 9: EXTRUDER ASSEMBLY – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://youtu.be/_Qrz-JbLPAU Here it is, at last, the extruder, with a bowden configuration and an E3D clone from somewhere on Ebay. I also bought the fittings and a drive gear with a smaller diameter to improve the torque on the setup. Also learned from one of the comments that adding c-clips on the fittings will help [...]

By | 2017-02-10T21:17:57+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Fail of the day, Industrial Design, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments

PART 8.9: JUST ONE TINIY BIT – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JobzC0-egis That's it! Everything is fixed for now! I could not let this one go, and I know that many of you were begging for this to be fixed. I'm not sure that it was going to break, but I did not want to be wondering that forever. Enjoy!

By | 2017-02-07T22:23:03+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Fail of the day, Industrial Design, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments

PART 8.5: FIXING ERRORS – BUILDING THE BIG 3D PRINTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_Og6om3vTI Many things were fixed this week, but I'm not sure that all of them are solved. We'll see. Enjoy!

By | 2017-02-07T22:20:04+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Fail of the day, Industrial Design, Projects, Prototyping|0 Comments