Based on a conceptual cartesian printer mechanism (one used, as has been recently uncovered, by an antique Rikadenki pen plotter model), this machine mounts the actuators in sturdy parts of the frame and then routes linear motion all around the printer using Sectra Line on spindles (to the best of my understanding). I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and apparently this mechanical design remains unnamed. The printed parts coming out of this machine are impressive.
Yet another ‘FreeD’ RepRap Printer for you to play with 🙂
Do also take a look at the images on Youmagine to see how to build one, most of the fittings are M3 and M4.
You will need some 20mm Alu extrusions – (sizes on Youmagine) and some M4 V groove bearings (eBay)….
Read More. (I wonder what might happen if you experimented with Synchromesh drive gears and cabling instead of the Spectra Line for this same design footprint. Better ask the Deezmaker crew!
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!