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ACTIVELY BUILDING THIS PAGE FROM A COPY OF THE BREEPBROOP PAGE, WORK IN PROGRESS
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===Electronics===
 
===Electronics===
* RAMPS
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* RAMPS v1.2
* Polulu
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* Polulus
* Fan for Polulu
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* Fan for Polulu - 40mm(?) from Skycraft
* Power Supply
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* Arduino Mega 2560
* ???
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* Power Supply - Sunpower Model FDPS-240A 12v 20A power supply
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===Mechanical===
 
===Mechanical===
No mods, yet. Note that Rick from Makergear prints with his X "backwards", so the X endstop needs to be reworked to be "correct"
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* Makergear Prusa Mendel Hybrid Kit
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* Makergear stepper extruder
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* 0.9 degree steppers on X & Y (with shafts flattened for pulley set screws)
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* 1.8 degree steppers on Z (qty 2)
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* Swapped out ceramic heater (kept breaking them) for Resistor Block
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* .35 nozzle
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* Moved X endstop so that origin (0,0) is front left (with Y stepper at the BACK)
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===Software===
 
===Software===
 
Ian (user link) is currently using the following:
 
Ian (user link) is currently using the following:
* skeinforge link
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* Pronterface with SFACT
* firmware TBD
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* [https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TirTcg47PfZAf2lZk6cUPw?feat=directlink 10/2/2011 CURRENT SCREENSHOT OF SETTINGS]
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===Print Status===
 
===Print Status===
The printer is not printing. Ian hasn't been spending the needed time, had a bunch of self-inflicted heater core issues, and just generally hasn't worked through it...
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The printer is NOW printing. It needs better calibration, but it is close.
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==Current Work==
 
==Current Work==
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This is the TODO or In-progress list...
  
 
===Electronics===
 
===Electronics===
* Get the fan on the polulus
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* Get the fan on the polulus mounted & connected to always be on
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* Build a RAMPS case
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* Clean up stepper wiring, and add some nice disconnects...
  
 
===Mechanical===
 
===Mechanical===
* Flatten the stepper shafts and remount the X & Y pulleys - done
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* Add a print cooling fan?
* Build and install new hotend - done .35 nozzle
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===Software===
 
===Software===
* Pronterface
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* Speed up python?
* [https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TirTcg47PfZAf2lZk6cUPw?feat=directlink 10/2/2011 CURRENT SCREENSHOT OF SETTINGS]
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===Notes===
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* Turn on & off fan in D9 with M106
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* [http://reprapfordummies.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49:sfact-homepage&catid=44:gcode-generators&Itemid=66 Calibrating SFACT - DO THIS]
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* Spent lots of time getting bind out of the Y & Z - this is why the Polulus needed so much current, and why they were overheating...

Latest revision as of 14:33, 2 October 2011

I'll work to keep this current, feel free to email / call with questions...


Information

Pic goes here

Link to raising geeks goes here

General

Phineas (nickname) is a RepRap Prusa Mendel, built from a MakerGear Prusa Mendel Kit.

It was purchased and built by Ian (Digitalman2112) between April and June of 2011.

Photos

Warning, I make mistakes, and sometimes the mistakes stay in the photos - don't use these as your only reference :)

Build Photos - Main Album

Build Photos - RAMPS

Build Photos - End Stops

Build Photos - Heated Build Platform


Documentation

MakerGear Prusa Build Instructions - These are a complement to the Visual Prusa Instructions


Electronics

  • RAMPS v1.2
  • Polulus
  • Fan for Polulu - 40mm(?) from Skycraft
  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Power Supply - Sunpower Model FDPS-240A 12v 20A power supply


Mechanical

  • Makergear Prusa Mendel Hybrid Kit
  • Makergear stepper extruder
  • 0.9 degree steppers on X & Y (with shafts flattened for pulley set screws)
  • 1.8 degree steppers on Z (qty 2)
  • Swapped out ceramic heater (kept breaking them) for Resistor Block
  • .35 nozzle
  • Moved X endstop so that origin (0,0) is front left (with Y stepper at the BACK)


Software

Ian (user link) is currently using the following:


Print Status

The printer is NOW printing. It needs better calibration, but it is close.


Current Work

This is the TODO or In-progress list...

Electronics

  • Get the fan on the polulus mounted & connected to always be on
  • Build a RAMPS case
  • Clean up stepper wiring, and add some nice disconnects...

Mechanical

  • Add a print cooling fan?


Software

  • Speed up python?


Notes

  • Turn on & off fan in D9 with M106
  • Calibrating SFACT - DO THIS
  • Spent lots of time getting bind out of the Y & Z - this is why the Polulus needed so much current, and why they were overheating...