In april 2013 i started out building/sourcing for a Taz 1 Clone but it all ended up in box. After a lot of moving around i restarted the project two months ago and have printed my first print! the printer is printed in PLA and is running everything as it would be on a Taz 1. Actually it is even older as it is running a Rambo 1.0e which has given me some troubles with the firmware.
Electronics testing and crimping pins:
After first print:
Electronics assembly as of now (not pretty):
First part, the printer was not very calibrated. I was too eager. Printed in PLA:
Had som troubles with slic3r and cura going all crazy with the z axis in the start of the print so decided to test the bed corner g-code which was already taz friendly. I have later found out that i need to limit the z travel speed.
My plans with the printer are:
- Get somebody to print me a abs extruder body as it has already started to warp over the hot end.
Get a heated bed for it.
Fix the wiring.
Build the desk where it is going to live, definitely not a popular kitchen table installation.
A extruder fan is ordered.
I am planning to install a heated bed and PEI sheet for printing ABS. But as i am am running the old Rambo 1.0e board and 20A 12V power supply i am not sure if i can run this heated bed:http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Silicone-Heater-Bed-12V-300-X-300MM-270W-For-Kossel-Pro-3D-Printer/709519_1981939715.html which is 22A. I would like to move up to 24V but my alternatives for that are: soldering the board with a new fuse(I am not used to soldering) or buying a new one. Any ideas?
Any suggestions for improvements or tips are appreciated.
And Last but not least thank you Lulzbot for open sourcing everything and the Ohai-kit, makes the assembly feel lite IKEA, And WaytoManyHobbies for helping me getting the heat-set inserts.