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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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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After having mistakenly bought Nema 21 dampers a year or so ago, I finally got hold of two types of Nema 17 dampers from Ban Mo (10 baht each):
- dual ellipsoid, and;
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This blog, on 3D printers made from e-waste, started life as part of 3D Printing, but became an article in itself…
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After finding an answer for this question, Low Filament Sensor for Crealty CR-10? and realising that the X+ endstop input is used for the low filament sensor on a CR-10S, and seeing that a third party filament sensor is active LOW for a lack of filament (i.e. HIGH when there is filament), it got me wondering about the logic used for endstop switches.
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