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Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:45 am
by WillAdams
The more I read on this, the more I feel I have to learn.

Sent you a PM.

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:00 pm
by kbot3d
I may have a solution for the qubd coming very soon. Initial testing show track marks similiar to my own setup and feed quality that looks very promising

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:11 pm
by northbear
Again thanks for all the responses. I have put this on the back burner for now, but an cheap temp controller would be the Velleman MK138. (under $10). It is the same controller that was used on the seemecnc H-1 (http://reprap.org/wiki/Seemecnc_h1)

You can purchase as a kit many places including:
http://shop.seemecnc.com/Velleman-MK138 ... -26705.htm

Good post explaining how it works
http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php ... t=10#p1637

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:38 pm
by WillAdams
Thanks for the links! I've got an extruder on its way from kbot3d, so looking forward to experimenting w/ this.

William

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:37 am
by kbot3d
good find on the temp controller. I have a ta4 pid controller but will be buying two of these to experiment with. I will be printing a full size guitar body for a customer and plan to convert my shap eoko for the project. that and the wife had given me the go ahead to build a much larger nicer shapeoko style mill for cabinet work

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:03 pm
by SnapFracturePop
The Shapeoko frame itself isn't quite perfect for a high-res 3d printer. In particular, the Z-axis Makerslide is weighted on the top & bottom by the motor & extruder. Unless you've done a truly amazing job stabilizing or just run slowly, this will bounce a little bit during sharp Y movement. Usually that won't be a big deal but it was enough to wreck some of my prints & cause wavy lines in others. I've pretty much abandoned by Qu-bd, and am going to try an extruder setup from SeeMeCNC, this time on a Reprap frame I picked up on eBay.

Re: Seeking advice on a simple inexpensive 3d printer "spind

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:58 am
by JuiceBox
Are you still looking for a solution to this project? If so I have THE answer.

Get this:
$35
http://shop.seemecnc.com/EZStruder-Cold ... -70780.htm

`$65
Then get a Hot end, do your own research as to what you might think you want. I use Makergear's Hot ends, they're decent.
~$20
Then get a Nema 17 bi-polar 2A from anywhere that will sell it for under $20 Shipped
~$50-$200
Then get a RAMPS 1.4 board with an Arduino MEGA 2560

If you get this far, reply back and I'll continue with the rest of the steps