Printrbot Assembly

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To build a standard Printrbot, follow these instructions, in order. Alignment and calibration will force you to undo your efforts if you just try to throw it together.

CAD Files

If you are planning to print your own components on an existing printer (or know someone with a printer who will print them for you), then you will need the STL files from Thingiverse. If you are assembling a complete kit then you can skip to the next section.

Bill of Materials

Printrbot BOM

Official BOM on printrbot.com

Assembly Drawing

1004-01 REV D PRINTRBOT ASM

1026-02 Rev A EXTRUDER ASSEMBLY, WO MOUNT

Assembly Videos

All known official videos are linked from the Assembly Videos page

Preparation

At a minimum you will require the following tools throughout different parts of the build process. Specific steps below will indicate which tools are required, however it will be easiest to have them all on hand and easily accessible:

  • 5/16 open end wrench
  • Side cutters (a.k.a. wire cutters or dikes)
  • Needle nose pliers
  • 2.5mm Hex wrench
  • Philips screwdriver
  • Ruler or some other accurate measuring device
  • Square
  • Light hammer
  • X-acto knife or other small razor blade

Base and Table (Y assembly)

  1. Printrbot Base
  2. Y motor and belt guide
  3. Bed and Rails
  4. Y belt and clips

Z Assembly

  1. Z Linear rail alignment
  2. Z Motor and threaded rod

X Sub-Assembly

  1. X Part Preparation
  2. X Rail Assembly
  3. X Motor and Belt Assembly

Extruder Sub-Assembly

  1. Extruder Motor
  2. Mounting Extruder
  3. Extruder Hot Tip
  4. Extruder Idler
  5. Extruder Gear Assembly

Electronics

  1. Hot Bed*
  2. Motors to Board**
  3. Applying Power to Board


/* UNDER CONSTRUCTION, needing photos

/** BLANK


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