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 However, as stated below, it has been replaced by the 3325_0, a motor with the same NEMA size and same torque.
Continue reading The extraordinary extruder
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.
Continue reading MKS Base V1.5
A friend obtained a Genius MousePen 8×6, which unfortunately was lacking the tablet pen. Continue reading The case of the missing tablet pen
A friend gave me his girlfriend’s Junxin powerbank to have a look at. It appeared to charge up to 100%, at least the LEDs along the side indicated as much, and the torch at one end lit up, but once it was disconnected from the mains, there was no charge available to charge a phone.
Continue reading The Pink Powerbank
A friend gave me an Eloop E10 powerbank to look at, as the USB (A) and USB Micro connectors had slipped out of place.
Continue reading Powerbank with dummy batteries
A collection of useful links and notes, relating to the Wilson family of 3D printers, developed by Marty J Rice.
Continue reading Useful Wilson notes