3D printer - Parts are arriving
Wednesday, July 23 2014 @ 05:20 PM BST
My 3d printer build is moving at a blistering pace and parts have started to arrive.
Smooth rods, threaded rods, nuts, bolts and washers have arrived.
Ive also had a delivery of electroniocs.
Ive cut the rods down as per the cutting list I mentioned in my last post.
Rods - threaded lengths can all be cut from 6x1m lengths of M8 threaded rod
( 370 + 370 +210 ) * 2, ( 294 + 294 + 370 ) * 2, 440 + 440 , 440
Ive also had a delivery of electronics and other hardware.
All of the ramps 1.4 stuff have arrived including the Arduino Mega, ramps shield, stepper drivers and LCD screen.
Ive recieved the J head I ordered. I hope it will fit directly into the wades extruder.
Once the extruder is printed Ill find out if I need to make any modifications.
Theres the heated bed and a nice 1kg of 3mm pla to pass on the a friend whos printing all of the plastics for the printer.
Im starting to get a bit impatient now.
Once I have those plastics printed I can start building up the frame of the printer and get a few more bits and pieces ordered.
Some are still on the way like the end stop switches and some like the stepper motors ive yet to find a cheap acceptable supplier for.
More to come........