During the last session good progress was made on building the x-axis, it went together pretty much exactly as the RepRap wiki instructions described.
However… a few issues have come up today already.
- I broke a one of the gears that drives the belts, they all need reprinting as the quality is low.
- We need to make an extruder. We have the makerbot DC motor extruder, we need a stepper driven extruder to work with our system. Looking into wade extruder and brutstruder. More exciting option would be to hack the makerbot extruder into using a stepper.
- RepRap website has crashed… not good timing.
On Further inspection, the makerbot extruder would not be good for using with a stepper. The stepper needs to be geared before driving the filament.
Need To Print:
- Frame-Vertex_6off x2
Need to buy:
- Set screws?
- Insert nuts for set screws?
Freeman’s write-up can be found here: http://wp.me/p198ko-4G