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3D Printers => Assembly => Topic started by: nottingham82 on April 08, 2017, 07:40:53 PM

Title: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: nottingham82 on April 08, 2017, 07:40:53 PM
Ok so my prusa is finally printing away. 

Here are some things I learned putting it together. 

1. Pay them to put it together for you (suck it up its worth it.)
2. Ok you didnt do number 1 and I didnt either.  So we are both stupid and gluttons for punishment.
3. Dont put it together during a storm when your microwave dependent internet will go down constantly and you cant look at the good instructions online.
4.  The motors are labeled because they know im dumb (see #2).  Put the right motor in the right place.
5.  If you dont put the motor in the right place at least wire the y axis to the y and the x axis to the x.
6.  If you wire x to y and also put the limit switch for x to y so they match, the machines auto calibration wont realize you made a mistake.
7. If you dont do 4-6 your probe cant find the little stupid dots and it will keep running into the print surface and you will get angry.
8.  Take your time.
9.  Take lots of sandwich breaks
10.  Dont zip tie anything(except the stuff that is held on no other way) until you are done

Fyi first print - marvin
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 08, 2017, 08:22:45 PM
Benchy should be next.
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: ThothLoki on April 08, 2017, 08:55:02 PM
do you have a picture to show?
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: nottingham82 on April 08, 2017, 10:26:04 PM
all done. now time to make adjustments.
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: ThothLoki on April 08, 2017, 10:42:44 PM
That is awesome. Congrats on the new time suck ;D

Jealous am I
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: nottingham82 on April 08, 2017, 10:45:28 PM
It didnt come out great but its a real thing that I can hold so its a win for today!  Maybe tomorrow I can start on parts for the laser engraver!!
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: ggallant571 on April 09, 2017, 07:59:44 AM
Did you laser etch its name / ID info? I don't see the slate coaster mounting plate. Where is the laser cut box? Incomplete and or sloppy work will not be tolerated.
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: nottingham82 on April 09, 2017, 02:23:47 PM
benchy is almost done!
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 09, 2017, 06:13:20 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 09, 2017, 07:25:40 PM
With Benchy once you start its hard to stop
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: Lob0426 on April 09, 2017, 07:43:45 PM
wild.bill;
You are truly addicted to thermoplastics!
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 09, 2017, 07:51:47 PM
wild.bill;
You are truly addicted to thermoplastics!

That's why I have 3 printer's.

But I like the CNC better because it makes a bigger mess.
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: nottingham82 on April 09, 2017, 07:53:21 PM
Bill has all the toys.  Gotta do an owl. Gf loves owls
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 09, 2017, 07:57:14 PM
I did the Owl's because my wife loves owl's.
She was asking what good a 3D printer was so it was the owl's and the sail boats.
No there are no more questions.
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: Lob0426 on April 09, 2017, 10:43:46 PM
He does not have all of them.
2 3D printers, a Printrbot Play and a Printrbot Simple Metal with heated bed. Integrated a Tablet onto the Play.
Sherline CNC 17" Lathe and Desktop CNC Mill.
2 A5 Laser kits.

Wish I had all of this when I was 20!
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: wild.bill on April 10, 2017, 04:55:30 AM
....
Wish I had all of this when I was 20!

You can say that again, but the technology was not available then. I was still using an ASR33 and paper tape to program my computer which was big. Still have it - any one need a PDP8 with core memory?
Title: Re: Prusa I3 Mk2s
Post by: Lob0426 on April 10, 2017, 10:51:59 AM
My start was on Apple2 at the college when I was about 14. Summer classes. First personal computer was a Timex Sinclair kit, me and my brother assembled. The local college still does not have any courses for CNC except a couple in the gun smithing course for a CNC lathe.

CNC was not widely available in my 20's either. Most do not understand that 3D printers are CNC "devices", as are these Lasers! Except for the M codes most other "gcode" are very similar. I say similar as some gcode is not standard from all product manufacturers.

This stuff does come in handy when you cannot find just the right part you want. The 3D printers are the easiest of all to get from concept to finished part. The mill and lathe are not as easy due to two factors 1. Software for "CNC" is heavily "monetized" and 2. You have to learn to deal with differences in materials. Actually there is the whole learning to be a machinist also.