Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

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Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Fri-16-Jul

Current Status -- build complete -- next session will be wiring and software

* Print List
* Calibration
  1. Z height calibration
  2. X Axis calibration
  3. Y Axis calibration
  4. Extruder Calibration
* Current list of Mods

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< I will go back and fill out the posts in order >Consolidating my posts as I have a dozens of photos from the latest kit (not the one with the injected molded gears sadly :(

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..Session 3 - Sad Panda
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Re: Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Fri-16-Jul

Session 1... Base Complete
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GT2 Timing Belt and 20T aluminum pulleys

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Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Fri-16-Jul

Session 2 - X axis - Bearings and Pelt
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GT2 Timing Belt and 20T aluminum pulleys

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Re: Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Fri-16-Jul

Session 3 - Sad Panda - Broken limit switch

I just installed the Z coupler and went to grab the limit switch for what I think is the z axis when I noticed the tab had broken off :( These are not hard to find, but according to the instructions - it's not wise to proceed until this part is installed. This is one of those of times when you cast offs you've salvaged from old electronics really come in handy. So I grabbed the aluminum housing from an old floppy drive (!) and used a pair of tin snips to cut off a 4.5mm sliver that would serve as the new lever. It's not perfect, but it will work until I get a proper replacement installed.

With this being the holiday weekend too - who knows when the "next time" will come - need to use as much time as I can during the break :)

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Re: Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Jul-Sun-14-Jul

Mod list:

Going to do some cable management - researching part #'s and compiling the list here:
Crimp connectors for polarized housings
Limit switches
M8 Brass rod and nut
New Tensioners
GT2 Belt and 20 Tooth Pulleys
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Re: Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby mrsamnc » 2013-Aug-Thu-12-Aug

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Re: Build log - Mochaboy's Printrbot Jr

Postby Mochaboy » 2013-Sep-Thu-20-Sep

Wireless printing woohooo1!!!oneone!!!
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GT2 Timing Belt and 20T aluminum pulleys

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