Archive for the ‘3D Printer RepRap Mendel Prusa 2’ Category

I did my usual and rushed in places. I just can`t help it as I was dying to see some plastic being extruded. Now I have a running machine, I spent time calibrating all the axis properly. Now it is calibrated, the bed is level and everything nice and square, here are my results: If [...]

I am now at a stage where I can extrude plastic!! Here is the extruder built up: the extruder has some gearing which ultimately turns a hobbed bolt which grips the filament and forces it down through the nozzle: All the electronics are wired up. I`m using RAMPS 1.4 with polulu drivers. The wiring is [...]

Well in the little bits of time I pinch in the workshop, I`ve made more progress. I`ve put the 6mm ply table on 225x225mm with the belt and motor in place for the Y motion: I`ve gone for a double bearing rather than using the printed bearing holders… tough one as lots in the IRC [...]

After finishing my CNC machine, I`d quite like to have a go at a 3D printer as the concept amazes me. The guys on the IRC channel are really helpful but I am pestering quite a bit as there seems to be quite a few differences with the Prusa2 over the older versions. I do [...]


  • Steve Richardson: Pretty cool stuff! I work with some real talented machinists and they are gonna dig your website!
  • Mike: Hi.where did you purchase the plate from. Been looking for a good stockist. I love your idea and would like to make one for my boxford. Also, sorry
  • Don bath: Thanks for the reply,currently I am making the escape wheel arbour and back cock plate ready for the next phase of testing .Your comments regarding th

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