I have a question about a MEGA spool of filament that i just purchased, my original plan was to just take some smaller spools that i had and wind the larger spool down on to them. But the more i look at the larger spool i really want to just plug that in to the printer and be set for a LONG time. My first idea was to make a gravity fed system, place the spool on end and build a support rack above the printer, but im worried that the filament will get tangled up. My second idea was to get another stepper motor and tie it in with the one that drives the hobble bolt and then build a rig that would spin the MEGA spool as the printer would need.

Thoughts? Other ideas?


O im using a TazBot 5 and the MEAG spool is 20Lb :smiley: