The Printed Parts
Well, to be honest these are the first printed parts I have ever seen, so I had no idea what to expect. Seeing these parts made me fairly excited since hopefully soon I will be able to print parts of similar quality! The parts came out great and look really cool.
|Printed Parts for the SAE Prusa|
|Printed Parts for Wade's Extruder (Metric)|
|Slightly discolored printed part of Wade's Extruder|
The Hardware Kit
Wow, was the hardware kit a bit overwhelming at first. I wanted to make sure all the parts were there so I printed out the list of parts on the website where I bought the kit from, and started checking everything off. Before I continue, I want to also say that I highly recommend ThreadShop if you do not want to spend lots of time on McMaster picking out parts and cutting your own metal rods. In hindsight the kit is a bit expensive for what it is, but it did save me countless hours of research and difficulties, so to me it was worth it. All in all, including shipping the cost was $171.55. Note: I do not have all of the hardware pictured below. I didn't include the rest of the hardware since the pictures are quite boring (and I forgot to take a picture of them ).
|Metal rods needed for the build|
|Hardware for Wade's Extruder|
Now I can start the build!!! Expect more pictures and problems as everything moves forward.
Also, I have started modifying the Gen 6 electronics a bit and re-laying the PCB out in Eagle. More on that too in the future. My goal is to turn the fairly large 4 layer board into a smaller 2 layer board which only what is needed for printing
Comment away! What do you think? Does anyone have any helpful suggestions or hints? If you see any typos, let me know!