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Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 5:18 pm
by sportbikeryder
lotw wrote:When I asked, quite a while ago, they told me they aren't going to be selling kits, at least upgrade kits. I would love being able to turn my AO-101 into one of those. I will eventually build my own printer when I feel more comfortable and really need to. So far my AO-101 does everything I want to do
Cconverting an AO-101 into a TKO / TAZ would be quite a chore. Probably better off just starting from scratch and making all of the parts with the 101.

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:03 pm
by Gemini64
Hey guys,

Congrats on the new printer. :) So you renamed it from TK0 to TAZ uh?

I'm glad I could help with modeling the printed parts in FreeCAD. When the assembly module arrives (hopefully in v0.14) I'll update the assembly file.

In regard to upgrading an AO-100/AO-101 to a TAZ, IMHO it would not make much sense as most everything is different. You may salvage the stepper motors, the electronics board and the extruder but what else? All the extrusions are longer (500mm for all 10 of them).

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:28 pm
by lotw
The metal and electronics are the most expensive parts, that's why it would be nice to see an upgrade kit. This also breaks their mold of an upgradable printer.

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:13 am
by jebba
You could re-use a lot from an AO-101: the heatbed (if you keep it ao-101 size), the electronics, the motor, the hotend, etc. We have done a couple "TAZ Jr." which are TAZ at Prusa Mendel size. It may be possible to do a smaller TAZ from an AO-101, but I haven't looked at all the parts breakdown.

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:27 am
by savorywatt
Yeah, I printed all the new parts on my current printer, am ordering extrusions and nuts/bolts, and moving over everything else from my old machine, so steppers, electronics, hot-end etc. Or you could just buy a new set of electronics, motors, hot-end as well and build it on your own. The machine is competitively priced for something that is already assembled but if you're willing to cut corners you could build it on your own for a decent price.

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:40 pm
by BotLord
A coworker and I have been mulling over designing the parts to convert the AO-100/1 to a Taz style chassis to allow for taller prints, good to know others are interested in the idea :D

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:40 am
by antfurn
I would really welcome getting taller prints out of my AO-101 :D

Antony

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:08 am
by Seesoe
BotLord wrote:A coworker and I have been mulling over designing the parts to convert the AO-100/1 to a Taz style chassis to allow for taller prints, good to know others are interested in the idea :D
dito, what approach are you taking? im thinking to increase the width of the "upper_z_mount_idler_v2.1" part by 40mm, and then changing the "lower_vertex_middle" and "lower_vertex_right_left" angles from 60 degrees to 63. that way the extruder stepper and large gear can move up between the 2 horizontal frame pieces and gain about 2 inches. im still working on modifying the stl's in sketchup now, should have some results later today or tomorrow.

edit: sorry to hijack, ill make a new thread with the update

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:02 am
by xMBliss
Awesome design! Thank you for making it open source. Im looking forward to making one myself.
Would like to try those Igus bushing you are using since i heard many good things about them. Are they (RJM-01-10)? Could anyone give me a helping hand cause im really struggling to pick one of all the bushings they have. Thnaks

Re: TAZ TK0

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:44 am
by Couby
Hi mates :).

As already said in another topic, I'm among TAZ fans :oops: . So great design, thanks Lulzbot :!:

I think a dedicated room for TAZ would be a good idea in order to open and developp exchanges, feedbacks, idea sharing, customization sharing...

Some questions I have in mind these days :oops: .

With the release in Lulzbot shop, it seems there are two repositories about TAZ (http://devel.lulzbot.com/TK-0/ and http://download.lulzbot.com/TAZ/). Wich one is the reference now ?

Something else I hardly identify, is the use of double_bearing_holder pieces. Possibly because I'm mainly using TK-0 assembly freecad file which maybe is not uptodate, yet till there I haven't seen double_bearing_holder in pictures.
Is it possible to have some details about that ?

I would have many many other questions both in order to advance in the build and in order to understand the design :oops: ...

Thanks again Lulzbot team, TAZ rocks :!: 8-)