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Mike Kelly's Printer

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by Mike Kelly, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. bamhm182

    bamhm182 Active Member

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    Looking good, Mike. I've been thinking about trying to add the Cyclops to my Robo 3D for a while, but haven't gotten around to pulling the trigger yet. How do you like your dual bowden setup, and is there any chance that you'd be willing to write up some information about how the rest of us could print and install it?

    I also like your LED strips. I had about 10 LEDs left over from replacing some bulbs in my car that I soldered to some speaker wire and went to town with a hot glue gun to give me some light. It looked terrible, but got the job done. Finally replaced them with LED strips yesterday.
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    Yeah now that I'm enjoying my dual extruder setup I might do a writeup for it. I don't want to encourage people to do something they're not capable of managing either. Duals are no picnic and require a lot of user knowledge to work well.
     
  3. bamhm182

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    Good to know. I'll probably have to do quite a bit more research before jumping into it. I'm sure I could eventually figure it out, but it's always nice to avoid the headaches that you can see coming and plan for.
     
  4. Deadwood

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    do you get much leakage from the nozzle thats not printing ?
     
  5. Mike Kelly

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    Yeah there's a few gotchas, but most of them involve prep and slicing.

    Nope it's kept cool
     
  6. Mike Kelly

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  7. Magic-Goat

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    Think you can send the files for that hybrid setup? Pretty please?

     
  8. Mike Kelly

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    You'd need a bondtech and modular carriage v2.
     
  9. Magic-Goat

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    Have you got a source for the drive wheels for the bondtech?

    Edit: Never mind i found it: http://shop.bondtech.se/ec/kits/

    That's a lot of money, are you finding it worth the investment?
     
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  10. Mike Kelly

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    I'm kind of on the fence right now. I'm thoroughly impressed by how much supplied force it can generate. I've tried stopping it by hand and have been unable.

    Though my motors make funny noises at high speed and stall out. I had bought these motors prior and didn't get the 8mm drive shaft ones that bondtech sells. The ones I use are 6mm and from OMC-stepperonline. I think they need tuning or something to work better at higher speeds.
     
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    I hope you do a write up I really would like to mimic your set up (at least the dual extruder and Bowden set up { do you have files for your new Bowden extruder it looks really sleek}) I'm new to 3d printing but have years of electrical and mechanical engineering experience and would love to dry run your write up for you :)
     
  12. Magic-Goat

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    The motor seems quite far back, does it hit the case on a tall print?
     
  13. Mike Kelly

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    Nope that was part of the design intent. The motor is the first thing to hit but it hits around 230mm so you're still gaining height over stock.
     
  14. Mike Kelly

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    Organized my work space

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    Really, I could never keep mine that clean ;)
     
  17. KTMDirtFace

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    Sweet!.. my shop looks like a bomb went off. I have a hard time keeping it clean for long.. my 3d printers are in my office though...and its mostly organized now lol.
     
  18. Mike Kelly

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    Don't give me too much credit :) Just off frame to the right is a pile of crap I haven't cleaned yet
     
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    Clever camera work still count ;)
     
  20. Mike Kelly

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    Got the lead screws installed on the R1.7:

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