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Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Tue-22-Jul
by DesignMakeTeach
Anyone here discussing the new dual Extruder beta?

Cheap way to match the specs of the Makerbot Replicator 2X.

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Tue-23-Jul
by Tdeagan
Wow! They only sold 10. It looks pretty interesting. If they're really going to sell it for $230 (not just as a beta price,) it's a phenomenal bargain. Controller, 2 motors, 2 hotends, 2 thermistors, 2 fans, cables, a mount, vitamins and a 350W power supply!
That's more like a $500 (at least) package.
I'm eager to hear more about the Extruderboard.

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Wed-00-Jul
by Tdeagan
Holy moley! The Extrudrboard is a great deal as well http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-extrudrboard/. $65 for support of 2 more extruders! That makes the Printrboard amazing!

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Wed-05-Jul
by DesignMakeTeach
They added 5 more so 15 at least.

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Thu-20-Jul
by wd5gnr
I am anxious to hear about it -- I almost bought it but haven't done the v2 upgrade yet so decided to wait and finish that. I don't care much about 2 color, but I would love PVA support.

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Thu-20-Jul
by Mochaboy
Tdeagan wrote:Holy moley! The Extrudrboard is a great deal as well http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-extrudrboard/. $65 for support of 2 more extruders! That makes the Printrboard amazing!


When I saw that - I immediately thought you'd either cheer or cry : )

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Thu-20-Jul
by Tdeagan
Mochaboy wrote:
Tdeagan wrote:Holy moley! The Extrudrboard is a great deal as well http://printrbot.com/shop/printrbot-extrudrboard/. $65 for support of 2 more extruders! That makes the Printrboard amazing!


When I saw that - I immediately thought you'd either cheer or cry : )


Ha! I considered crying, but decided to cheer :roll: And in a moment of weakness went ahead and ordered an Extrudrboard and one of the new LCD display/controllers. I'll hopefully use the Ramps to build a delta...

I think the Printrboard is a great design. A daughterboard like this is a great idea. And I _love_ seeing the Printrbot get the ability to feature match the higher end bots. This will get a lot more of the Printrbot community stepping up to dual extrusion, which was my goal for documenting my efforts, so it's a win-win.

The timing of this, relative to my recent efforts, does swing between ironic and absurd, but luckily I'm in it for the ride not the destination :lol:

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Fri-14-Jul
by eckerput
I'm seriously tempted, but don't really want to give up 2". I just have an LC and my bed space is at a premium.

Re: Dual Extruder Beta

PostPosted: 2013-Jul-Tue-10-Jul
by REPRAP SQUAD
I have a Printrbot plus V2 and I just recieved my dual extruder beta yesterday. I need to upgrade my belts, pulleys, z axis rods and im ordering an LCD as well. So I started to disassemble my v2 to prep for the dual extruder. The nice part about the kit is the fact that the extruders are measured and sealed together to make sure they are the exact same length. This is very important for setting up the dual extruder. Its neat to be a part of a hand full of people that have this setup.

So far looking through the setup I can tell that it was well thought out and seems to come with everything you might need. I will be documenting this build on my WordPress site. If anyone else is working on this beta please post here or get ahold of me as it would be a lot better to work together on any potential issues.