There are an awful lot of cheap MK8 extruders, and their derivatives (close and not so close), out there – with different number of parts, different bolts (lengths and thicknesses), screws, washers, varying arm designs (enclosed or non-enclosed bearings), etc.. However, not many assembly instructions. So I’ll ramasser a few different assembly pictures here.
This post was inspired by How to build the extruder motor holder for the Kossel Mini
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From Stepper Motor power supplies, a deleted link-only answer contained some useful links,
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As stated by Scott Lahteine [states midway through] this video, How it’s Made: The Marlin Firmware!, your wires must not be tinned, in order to avoid thermal issues, fires, etc.,…
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Following on from Something from nothing, progress was sporadic/slow. After 5 months of trawling second hand markets in BKK, I ended up with 5 drives, two of which, although not being the same brand, look suspiciously identical.
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Following on from Building a Wilson II in Bangkok and the somewhat crazy prices for locally sourced printed parts, after finding out that a neighbour has a 3D printer, I decided to have another attempt at printing the parts for the Wilson 2.
If print time is charged at 1 baht/minute then how much would it cost to print a Wilson II 3D printer? Or more precisely, how long would it take to print all of the required parts?
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Revisiting the Sintron Kossel build – Fixing the Nema 17 steppers to the axes of the base.
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