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My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2012-Dec-Sun-20-Dec
by danimal1228
Here is my PrintrBot Jr. with Makerfarm Heated PCB. I am using it to print out parts for a PB Original that I plan to build. So far I can't complain. There is a little bit of a steep learning curve but once you start playing with the settings it all comes together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9tg_eCXbEw

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Wed-21-Aug
by 508Parkour
Can't believe I haven't seen this - Amazing work. Where did you get your LC files? Sounds cool. Also did you use the PB powersupply, or did you use another? Is this the one you used?: http://www.makerfarm.com/index.php/6x6-heat-bed.html . Great work!
Lucas

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Wed-21-Aug
by 508Parkour
Also, how did you attach it to the PB Jr?

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Wed-21-Aug
by danimal1228
My jr came with the big atx power supply. It has plenty of juice to power the 6x6 heated bed. The bed plugs into the printrboard along with the temp sensor. I attached it to the pbjr bed using a homemade adapter. It's a Walmart cutting board that I cut on a small cnc mill. You could just take a piece of wood and drill the appropriate holes to make it work.

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Wed-21-Aug
by 508Parkour
Is that the same thing as on thingiverse? How long did it take you to assemble this?

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Thu-09-Aug
by 508Parkour
Is there anything printable that I can use to mount it?

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Thu-19-Aug
by danimal1228
I don't believe the files for the bed mount are on tverse. It was a one off part that I think I designed in 5 min and didnt save it. The fan mounts and rod cap are on tverse though.

I'm not sure that I would print parts to hold the heated bed. They would probably melt. Doesn't brook offer a heated bed upgrade for the jr?

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Thu-20-Aug
by danimal1228
I found the files for the mount. They are up on Tverse now

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:138315

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Thu-23-Aug
by 508Parkour
Could you just tape the heated platform on to the pbjr - is there an easier way to do this
thanks in advance

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Fri-07-Aug
by danimal1228
A little planning and taking the time to do it right will pay off. You "could" tape the heated bed to the carriage but if it slips (even a mm) your print will be off. I've learned it's easier to do it right the first time then to spend hours fixing it later.

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Sun-14-Aug
by 508Parkour
Sorry to be a bother, but would there be anything that I could print to do the job (remember, i am on a Jr as well.....)

Re: My PrintrBot Jr w/ Heated PCB

PostPosted: 2013-Aug-Sun-19-Aug
by danimal1228
I'm sure you could design something :)

The only problem with printing something to hold the heated bed is the temp that it will be exposed to.