Newbie to the forum. Little background for you. I entered the 3D printing industry when my boss decided on a whim to purchase a Makerbot Replicator for me to play with (as if he thinks I’m going to sit there like a monkey pumping out inventions for him!). Anyway, within a month I was hooked! By October 2012 I had already decided to build my own Prusa i2 printer from scratch (“Ecksbot”) using my Replicator to print the RP parts.
$400 over budget and about 200 hours later, I had a semi-working Prusa i2. Unfortunately the design was horrible, my X and Y axis weren’t secured well to the linear bearings. Ultimately I shorted my Azteeq X1 control board hotbed thermistor, and had to print in PLA only. This was fine until I jammed the hotend. Obviously I could fix the printer, but I hated the design, I decided I’d scrap the printer and start fresh.
Fast forward to February 2012, I decided I wanted to build a Delta 3D printer, so I purchased a Rostock Max kit. That printer is working fairly well, but I still have a dead Prusa i2 and a whole bunch of spare parts just itching to be re-used.
Now, It’s time to begin planning what to do with my Prusa. Initially, I wanted to build a MendelMax2.0, but was recently pointed to the Lulzbot TAZ via Reprap.org. So far I’ve been very impressed with what I’m seeing.
However, I’m a bit confused. From what I understand, the TAZ is open source, and the STL’s and BOM is available for download. Can someone show me where to find this information? I haven’t been successful in finding any information beyond links to the store.
TL;DR - Where can I get information on how to build a Lulzbot TAZ from scratch?