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