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Tin Falcon

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Thanks for the link.
Interesting.
The old wanting champagne on a sodapop budget.
Want a $ 1200 dollar printer for $500-$600 but have probably spent$ 550 in time looking searching and waiting .

truthfully may end up building from scratch. Want something faster than most what I have seen and Ideally an 8x 12 build platform. I have been looking for deals on a flashforge . will see.

the lulzbots look nice a prusa with a more stable frame.
And I have considered a prusa kit and build a frame/ enclosure around it.
Also have considered rebuilding upgrading the SD4 but not until i have something else running.
Let us know how you make out with the new shop addition.
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Thanks for the link.

truthfully may end up building from scratch. Want something faster than most what I have seen and Ideally an 8x 12 build platform. I have been looking for deals on a flashforge . will see.

Tin

Tin,
This one fits your size bill and could be machined from aluminum on your equipment rather than spending $$$ on the full kit. Appropriately named: Hackerbot 2.0.

https://opensourcehardware.it/en/61-hackerbot.html

https://github.com/OSHW/HackerBot/releases/tag/2.0

You may need the free Solidworks reader software to read the CAD files, but it should be all there.

Enjoy,
Todd.
 

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Thanks todd I downloaded and extracted the files and downloaded sw file manager. Have been looking at the design.
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Hey Tin,
Have you checked these guys out?
They also have aluminum corner upgrades and a lot of options for each kit.

http://www.ultibots.com/mini-kossel-v-slot-3d-printer-beta/

http://www.ultibots.com/kossel-250-v-slot-3d-printer-diy-kit-beta/

Look like some pretty-well thought out kits with some very nice hardware.

Enjoy,
Todd.

(My "new" demo unit should be here Wed.)
Todd & All -

Thanks for the kind words and interest in www.UltiBots.com. We are a family owned business providing 3D Printer kits, components, and filament. Great support, product quality, and quick shipping are our goals.

As an incentive to try UltiBots, I have enabled coupon code HMEM for 5% off your next order. The coupon is valid through October 14th.

Please call 772-257 one thousand or email sales )at( ulti bots.com with any questions.

Happy Printing!
Brad Norman
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I received the Lulzbot Mini yesterday and printed a couple of rough test prints. Much better having switched to the finer settings. Material is 3mm Taulman N-Vent running at 230C, 60C bed, 180microns, 50mm/sec, w/ 20%fill. Of course, printing a 2"-tall Yoshi. Print time was 90 minutes.

It's hard to believe that it will print as tight as 50micron and up to 275mm/sec. We'll have to try that another time (and not at the same time, I'm sure.)

Looks like we had some trouble with the supporting material under that left arm.

So far, I'm very happy with this one.
Enjoy!
Todd.

p.s The eBay seller, jtrevino, apparently still has some of these and is selling about 1 every day or two. I'm not sure where these may have come from, possibly returns or ?? The build date on mine is June 30, 2015. I will be replacing the PEI bed layer ($25) and have adjusted the coordination between the Z-axis drive motors.

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Hi Brian
Bought a Rostock Max 2 Kit, can't say enough about how good this machine is. Building the kit helps to fix problems, that might take a tech. I have been printing now for about 6 mos. I have learned to scale the parts so close you can push a bearing into a seat. I intend to print my knucklehead motor. The build on this machine is over 10" in diameter, and 14" high. Kit $999.00 worth every penny. The support of this machine is like no other that I have ever encountered. I have attached a sample of a print, in it's just printed state and after several hours of making it pretty.
Jack
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And yet another option to consider. As many of you know the early Makerbots were released open source. As such the replicator 2 has been manufactured under several names by several manufacturers.And at various price points. Flashforge being the most solid of the clones and CTC being a cheaper version. This well known design is once again re released in kit form by Folger Tech


$349 US for a single extruder $379 for dual extruders
Again this is a kit and assembly is required it also features a ramps arduino controler and marlin firmware not the mighty board and replicator G
So this this would run with RH and slicer or cura.

http://folgertech.com/products/folger-tech-cloner-3d-printer-kit

Another option to think about.

Tin
 

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you know...I think I might actually order one. Thats a really good price...
 

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For better or not I just ordered one of these.


Folger Tech Prusa 2020

Now that I have had a 3d printer for about a year and a half and read about the many upgrades that can be made and installing modding changing firmware I am ready for some nuts bolts and bits and bytes work. But I really am not liking the tear my only working printer apart to rebuild it better approach.
I am already planning upgrades for the kit I purchased aluminum block bearing holders for the bed and have the parts for a full ED3 ready to go .I see myself adding aluminum braces to the tower. I see this kit as an inexpensive learning lab. Then I will decide if the next step is a scratch build or rebuild around the Solidoodle 4 .
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Just looked that up. That sounds like the way to go. When do you start, because I really want to follow this build.
 

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Rick Are you referring to MY kit ?
I am Hoping to build it next weekend .
So you want a build thread?
I just picked up the kit. They seem like really nice people and say please ask questions if you need help they seem real eager to please , help and support their customers.
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They have a good Facebook page too, and yes I'm asking about your kit. Again, I'm not sure what I'd do with it, but I really want one.
 

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Rick the 3d printer is just another way of making things. It is additive manufacturing rather than material removal. 3d printing s a lot of fun. it takes some time and commitment to climb the learning curve. Building a kit will help understand how a printer is build. People are making, modding and repairing many things with the process it is often and intermediate step. And can be used for pattern making.
You can download the build manual firmware and software before you even commit to purchasing a kit. If you like I can start a build thread. And it seems you are interested.
It seems they are very eager to offer tech support as well.
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After a long weekend the I3 2020 is almost completed and working . A few glitches but mostly successful. And probably a few bugs to work out. it is together . The firmware installed all axes moving the heaters heat etc. the extruder is sitting on the bed. And the lcd needs a case and needs installation .

I did not take time to do a build log. I will get more info up when I have time.
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After to weeks it is actually printing. Probably still needs some adjusting.
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