Home Built my Taz 5

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Weekend_warrior1999
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Home Built my Taz 5

Post by Weekend_warrior1999 » Fri May 27, 2016 1:15 am

Just finished building my Taz 5 from scratch. Its not a 100% clone. Instead of utilizing a Rambo board, I used a Ramps 1.4 that I made simple mods to, to get it to operate at 24 volts. I designed a simple enclosure to mount the electronics, and added a servo actuated bed leveling probe, along with led lights under the x carriage. The cable chain mounts on the Y axis is a modified version created by Piercet.
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Re: Home Built my Taz 5

Post by piercet » Fri May 27, 2016 7:56 am

That came out nice! I like the servo actuated leveling arm too.

On the off chance you ever want to swap in the metal x end plates, it looks like I-T-W.com has them in stock again https://itworks3d.com/product/lulzbot-t ... -endplate/
the main advantage there being that you could eventually mount the openbuilds extrusion X axis if you were ever so inclined.

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Re: Home Built my Taz 5

Post by Weekend_warrior1999 » Fri May 27, 2016 9:01 am

I saw that and was going to order a pair today. Ive been looking at your mods for some time, especiallt your openrail mods, and love them.

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Re: Home Built my Taz 5

Post by piercet » Fri May 27, 2016 9:18 am

Thanks! they do come in handy. Sorry to hear you had difficulty with the other plate source.

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Re: Home Built my Taz 5

Post by Weekend_warrior1999 » Fri May 27, 2016 1:07 pm

Ordered the plates, and some extras for possibly another build in the future. As for the other source, because I was in a hurry I had been willing to pay WAY too much, like $80 for a pair. So if the bank awards me my money back, I'm ahead.

Also here are some screen shots of your Y Cable Chain Mount V2 that I modified allowing it to be mounted upside down from your design, which places the cable chain and mount below the surface of the bed.

If you like I can send the Freecad file to you.

With your permission I'd like to release this modified version, when I get all my files in order I plan on releasing the electronics enclosure on thingiverse once I recreate the extruder mount assembly that incorporates the Z probe servo mount, but I'm still new to CAD software, and a bit slow. I've only been playing with it for about 2 months in my spare time.
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Re: Home Built my Taz 5

Post by piercet » Fri May 27, 2016 1:22 pm

Sure, feel free to release the connector as a remix if you would like. Nice work!

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