Building a 3D Printer: Goals

Build a 3D Printer

So the first part of the build (the 3D printing of the structural parts) is now complete. So that’s good. I’ve been going through the BOM (bill of materials) and starting to figure out the stuff I need to order and what kind of timeline that’s going to exist on (budget is monthly, not up-front). So far, building a 3d printer has been a pretty mundane experience — the fun begins when I start getting everything put together. But in my last installment, I promised I’d expound on the goals of this project and what I’m hoping to get out of it, so without further ado…

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Image Credits: mebner1/.

Project: D-Bot CoreXY 3D Printer

So as you may (or may not) have read in my July 2016 Hacks post, I’m starting the process of building my own 3D printer (the D-Bot CoreXY). This is my first progress report. There will be more posts that follow this, of course. Hopefully, they won’t have a long gap in them like the Cyclocross Frame Build project currently has.

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Image Credits: Dan Bailey/Creative Commons Zero/Public Domain (CC0).

Hello Distractions!

So yeah, I haven’t been posting here nearly as much as I should. Lots going on lately, between both jobs, Kate’s imminent departure for nine weeks, future brother-in-law home from … Read more