The extraordinary extruder

Preamble

Following on from Kossel 3D Printer, and the tutorial videos (see Kossel construction videos) the BuildA3DPrinter kit comes with an extruder stepper motor with a planetary gearbox. This results in a very high torque. However, as stated below, it has been replaced by the 3325_0, a motor with the same NEMA size and same torque.

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MKS Base V1.5

Preamble

Following on from 3D Printer control boards, the description below is taken from eBay – US MKS Base V1.5 3D Printer Controller Remix Board (Mega2560+Ramps 1.4+5*A4988)

Note that MKS have a bad reputation. From Google Forums – MKS Base 1.5:

And here’s the problem with MKS.  They produce other people’s open source projects.  Generally not adhering to the MKS.  Generally not contributing back to the community. Generally sending their customers to the author of the project they produced for any assistance.  There is a absolute hatred of MKS in the smoothie ecosphere, and I, personally, put them in the same build quality as Geeetech.

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