Wow mine is so bad compared to some of them on here haha. But I figured I’d still post it to show how it works for me.
So it’s a Lulzbot Taz 3. I got it from ITW in Loveland Colorado! I got it used for a great price (especially considering how bad the AUD has tanked lately!) and the guys there were great in terms of shipping it to me all the way over in Australia! Thanks guys!
It was actually in great condition, The only thing I’ve done is change the PET tape to a PEI sheet, and honestly, the PET tape was brilliant, but it stuck so hard I ripped it up bigtime. The PEI sheet is AMAZING, just let it cool and it lifts right off. Amazing I HOPE it comes down in price, it cost me about $100 AUD for one sheet, but at least it was sent from Australia (from Lulzbot) so it arrived quickly. I’m happy to pay for such fast postage!
Yes this is a ghetto setup. I moved into this place about three months ago but I’ve been so busy this has been seriously neglected. I built this bench, I made a sketch literally on a napkin and then just made it one night drinking beers watching stargate atlantis. I was pretty surprised how solid it is, I tried to make it as stable as possible, while still being a decent height so I didn’t have to lean down to work on it. It doesn’t look that tall in the photos, but it’s pretty high, can’t remember actual high in mm, but it’s perfect standing height for me and I’m like 185cm tall? I need to add some shelves to it so I can store my ABS underneath it.
Basically, I have an oldish samsung slate 7 tablet which connects to the printer via USB, as well as a webcam. Then the tablet connects back inside via wifi. I use teamviewer to start/stop prints via cura, as well as view the webcam to make sure no errors. I’ve also got a wifi controlled power switch to cut power in case I’m printing while at work/away and something goes really wrong.
I need to print a better mount for the camera so it’s level with the bed, and also so I can attach LED lights to the camera, rather than relying on the shed light to see progress. I also need a better filament reel holder… this one doesn’t hold it and it spools off, so I have to lean an ammo box against it just to hold it! Also I need to make a mount for the tablet too.
Yes that’s right, I print in my garage! Its actually worked out really well. See, I was quite paranoid about ABS fumes, and rightly so it seems, so I didn’t want to print inside. So I made the table to fit in the garage corner. The bonus is that it retains heat very well, PLUS when I arrive home, my ute’s engine actually warms the room quite a bit, which means ABS prints even better!