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Fabriqueurs.com at it again!

Fabriqueurs.com at it again!

So lets add clay extruder to the multi tool list, thanks to Gregoire over at Fabriqueurs.com. Now that there concept has been proven I can’t wait to see what they use it for. Good job guys! Check it out here, http://www.fabriqueurs.com/imprimante-ceramique-extruder-de-largile/ This looks like it could be a lot of fun and like the cnc […]

More Updated Parts

More Updated Parts

Major Update So of you may already know but A big machine update was just released to thingiverse. I had many very patient beta testers for these parts, and things seem to be going very smooth because of them, Thanks to you all for the help in making this machine even better! This is a […]

Looking for a project?

Looking for a project?

Who doesn’t need another printer??? Filling in the details slowly, http://www.vicious1.com/projects/project-3d-printer/

Boca Bearings, everywhere!

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The hardware bundles now feature Boca Bearing’s again, the MR608 2RSC bearings, as well as the single bearings! All Boca all the time.    

J Tech Photonics – Lasers

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J Tech Photonics did a very nice article on using their lasers with the MPCNC. For those of you that don’t want to go the DIY laser route or don’t trust yourself not to mess up J Tech makes it real easy http://jtechphotonics.com/?page_id=3819  

The 2.8 watt, $100 Laser

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PDF  – Direct download Forum    

Marlin Firmware

Marlin Firmware

If you bought a bundle from me this is already done. This is using marlin / Ramps 1.4 The X and Y steppers are wired in parallel, just like the Z axis is on a 3d printer. A 100k ohm resistor is added to the thermistor input (T0) if you are not using a hotend. […]

4 Head

4 Head

I could never keep up with printed parts orders….this might help. 3ders.org did a nice write up about it! http://www.3ders.org/articles/20151013-ryan-zellars-transforms-his-mostly-printed-cnc-machine-into-four-headed-3d-printer.html  

EstlCam Basics update 9/30/15

EstlCam Basics update 9/30/15

http://www.estlcam.com/ This software seems to do everything I want. It also seems to be translated into every language I’ve ever heard of, if not you can add translations in the software. The installer is in German I think but the options are easy to understand. Please buy a copy if you find this works for […]

3D Printing / Import Extruder

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Run through on how I tune up the import extruder This has to be the best extruder I have every used, the only down side is it is not an all metal hot end and has a PTFE liner. This means  the high temp exotics are out. I mainly use PLA, or PET and this […]

Speed Control

Speed Control

I am not an electrician, I am sure there are codes against this…..Use at your own risk, ect, ect, ect. You can skip all this DIY if you would like to be more safe and just get one of these, or these. This is how I made a cheapo Speed controller. No fancy face plate […]

Ramps 1.4 Board

Ramps 1.4 Board

If you bought a bundle from me this is already done. Install all three jumpers under each purple driver board, this will put you in 32nd stepping ( I have found nothing convincing to sway me to do larger steps). Install the drivers, potentiometers toward the power side. Make sure you either install a thermistor […]

Repetier-Host

Repetier-Host

Click on the printer settings gears in the upper right hand area of Repetier. Printer tab, check check extruder & bed temperature. You’ll still need to add a thermistor or small resistor (100kohm) to terminal T0 on the ramps board. Faux thermistor is to trick the board safety features. This can be disabled in the […]

Updated Parts

Updated Parts

The new corner parts have been added to Thingiverse.com! More info in the forum here. Updated for strength, print speed, better print-ability, gain 3mm in the Y direction, more square/perpendicular, no more glue needed (still recommended).  Same hardware. If you have a spare minute have a look at Thingiverse, we have dropped way below the […]

Power Supply

Power Supply

Step 1: Your power supply should be at least 12V 5A (unless you are going to get a heated bed). Wire up your power cord, L and N get positive and negative, either way. Please connect a ground to be safe. Unless you are using the outputs on the ramps board you only need 1 […]

Reversing the Axis Direction

Reversing the Axis Direction

If your steppers are moving together but going the wrong way just flip over the ramps plug.

The Fabriqueurs

The Fabriqueurs

Gregoire bought the hardware bundle a few months ago. I check there site every week or so to see if they have made any progress, get an email today, they finally had the time to get it all together. The build looks great even though google translate says they had some issues with the ramps […]

1 Year!!!!

1 Year!!!!

Day 1 3/5/15 was the day I put the first parts for the MPCNC on Thingiverse.com. I worked on this thing obsessively for about 3 months. When it was finished and I milled some aluminum I put the parts on thingiverse thinking “I wonder if anyone wants to print there own cnc?” I got a […]

ASME

ASME

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Put up an interview from almost 3 months ago. I didn’t have the grades to make the club when I was in school so it feels real nice to be front page of the website! Doesn’t seem to work well in Firefox… https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/manufacturing-design/making-your-own-cnc-machine  

3ders.org!

3ders.org!

Such a well written piece, thank you Alec. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150728-ryan-zellars-shares-designs-for-impressive-mostly-3d-printed-reprap-cnc-machine.html

HACKADAY!!!

HACKADAY!!!

I read Hackaday.com twice a day. I am so stoked, but very scared of the comments….. -update, almost 2 days later So cool, the comments, were uncharacteristically mellow. The Hackaday effect was awesome it caused giant spike in traffic. I have recently become an analytics geek, it is the only way I know people are […]

So close to 1st place please vote! Co...

So close to 1st place please vote! Contest Ends today.

http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=179 Vote for the CNC, confirm the email, done.  Less than 6.5 hours left, These votes mean a lot to me. Winning means more exposure, more exposure means more users, more users means we all win! Faster improvements and a wider range of add ons. Thank you for giving back!

#9 …..come on

#9 …..come on

July Winner!

July Winner!

We won! Thank you all for the support, how cool is this.             http://www.bocabearings.com/innovation-contest/ContestantDetails.aspx?ProjectID=179