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MicroCube printer

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by Stargrove1, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Stargrove1

    Stargrove1 Member

    Apr 17, 2014
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    Hi guys,

    I'd like to share my latest project built with the Robo3D (and some parts with my delta in parallel). Let me introduce the MicroCube, a small h-bot desktop printer, first designed to use the small 28BYJ-48 stepper motors, but meanwhile also available with Nema17 steppers.

    My goal was a cheap, easy to build, small printer. I had only little time, so it took some month to finish, but now I am done, it is so small that it nearly fits into the build space of the Robo3D, what do you think of the MicroCube?

    All files are available at Thingiverse (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1938877)

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    #1 Stargrove1, Dec 29, 2016
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  2. Geof

    Geof Volunteer Moderator
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    Nov 9, 2015
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    Lol that's tiny. No heated build plate ? How much in parts and pieces?
  3. Stargrove1

    Stargrove1 Member

    Apr 17, 2014
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    Without the cable loop, it would have fit completly into the Robo3D :)

    Heated bed would of course be possible, but my Robo3D has one, my Rostock Mini has one, therefor I designed the MicroCube as a PLA only printer without a heatbed.

    Total costs were about 100€, I had a lot of parts lying around, the rest was ordered by ebay or Amazon or bought at the local hardware store, here a rough calculation:

    Arduino + RAMPs 30€
    Aluminium rods 5€
    28BYJ-48 stepper 10€
    Power supply 12V/10A 10€
    Smooth rods 15€
    Hotend E3D V6 clone 10€
    Linear bearings 10€
    Screws, wires, etc. 10€
    Total ~100€

    LCD smart controller 10€
    Nema17 upgrade 25€
    #3 Stargrove1, Dec 30, 2016
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  4. BillUpNorth

    BillUpNorth New Member

    Sep 23, 2016
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    Very cool! I have an older Printrbot Simple (original wood version) and I've been pondering building a new portable bot for demos. It already used fishing line as its drive belts, so it's like a cousin..

    SO much fun seeing other designs, especially easy to build ones..

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