#23 – HEATED BED RELAYS (AND AC) – BUILDING THE BIG PRINTER

https://youtu.be/QLNvtewyGk8 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

https://youtu.be/7YtQVuMj1f0 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

https://youtu.be/_INc5CC4h3s 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. [...]

#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 [...]