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Delta 3d Printer
Mission: To create a delta based 3d printer for donation to LMN
I Joe Zimmerman proposed to donate 50% of the cost of time and materials in creating a delta 3d printer such as the rostock
Some basic discussion has been started here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/lansing-makers-network/y3_D3-leakI
- Determine which style printer we will attempt to build.
- Decide on additional Electronics
- Other electronics needed
- Stepper motors
- extruder heater(s)
- power supply(s)
- heated bed
9/18/2013. Rumba and endstops ordered from reprapdiscount.
We need to source the stepper motors and additional electronics. Ask Mike about the cost of the steppers from sparkfun.com
9/27/2013. Rumba, endstops, wiring kit, arrived.
There are 4 matching Nema 17 motors on the shapoko in the basement. (3 on the machine and 1 spare) I think these will work and we can take them and replace the motors on the shapoko with Nema 23's
Brent Morse also has offered up some stepper motors. I also have a bunch of motors pulled from machines. 3 motors should be identical, it would be nice to have a total of 6 motors on hand.
I saw a video of a rostock with quick change heads, this one in particular was making a pancake.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:156715 (watch the attached video)
I think I'd like to know more about the pros and cons of quick change heads. I'd love to have 2 or 3 color extrusion, this might be a good way to do that without adding inertia problems to the head itself.
10/2/2013 The rumba kit is in, located near the laser cutter by the delta printer board