- June 23, 2017 at 5:36 pm #36637
Starting to get everything together for the MPCNC. I ordered the parts bundle and some sharp stuff from Ryan a few weeks back. Shortly after the bundle arrived my Prusa MK2S kit arrived. Got the kit assembled and it’s printing great! Very impressed with the result of this machine. I found a local supplier for the rails and put my order in today. Will go back hopefully Monday and pick it up. I was able to get 1″x.065 wall Stainless Welded and Drawn tubing. I will be building a 3’x2’x4″ working area machine. The tube cost me $163 out the door cut to length. Keeping my fingers crossed it is what I am expecting when I go pick it up. Lol. I did print one foot so I could check dimensions on the print vs the tube before I print everything out. Will keep everyone posted on the progress.
Attachments:June 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm #36643
So jealous of the Prusa! I need to own one, such a good choice.
Welcome to the club can’t wait to see your build and how nice the parts look off the prusa.June 26, 2017 at 11:04 am #36820
Picked up the rails at lunch today. Will get OD measurements when I get home so I can start printing and figure out what kind of size adjustments I need to make, if any. I know the connections need to be a little snug to hold the rails firmly in place.
In the mean time I’ve been testing out the Prusa to see what kind of things it can do. This R/C Spitfire XVI is coming along nicely.
Attachments:June 26, 2017 at 11:20 am #36825
Whoa….amazing amazing looking prints, jeez.June 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm #36828June 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm #36833
Man, I can not believe those prints. I don’t see how any other printer company exists. This this has absolutely knocked it out of the park. I am very envious of the skill of Joseph Prusa and his team. And the price on that thing is great. all the other companies trying to charge double that and the prints get no where near this perfect.
I have a man crush….June 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm #36834
I have been following some of the printers out there and some of them are really stepping up their games. Still think the Prusa is a darn good value for what you get. The CR-10 has really surprised some people. It has its quirks but at half the price of the Prusa it turns out some stellar prints. Im happy with my purchase so far and I dont anticipate that changing. Should only stay as good or get better as I learn the machine and dial in filaments.June 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm #36860
where did you get the pony model?June 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm #36864July 14, 2017 at 3:25 pm #38332
Got a box full of parts now and the Prusa is working on the XYZ pieces now. Only things left should be the tool holder and any specific mounts I need. Which for now will be one for the 660 and then a pen holder. Eventually going to run a laser as well but will wait to see what I decide on before printing that. The early parts I printed at .2 layer height. But what you can see in these pictures is .25mm. I have done practically no tuning on this machine other than small adjustments to temps for the filament. Still very impressed with this machine.
Attachments:July 24, 2017 at 6:07 am #39194
Assembly has begun! The carrages and legs are together and the tubes cleaned and deburred. Hope to get the Z axis and middle assembly together tonight and maybe get it all mounted up depending on time. Hope to have it moving by the end of the week. I’ll get some pictures tonight. Need to run to the hardware store and get a sheet of plywood to temporarily mount this to until I get the table built.July 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm #39578July 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm #39581
Looking real cleanJuly 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm #39602
Hurry up and get it dirty….it is too clean.
You are going to need to trim the lead screw to flush with your rails or shorter.July 28, 2017 at 6:12 am #39613
Just realized when looking at everything this morning I am missing the Roller Mounts…..doh! Guess I will fire that print up on Sunday afternoon when I get home. Not sure how I missed that file. Oh well. I am man enough to admit my mistakes, LOL.August 2, 2017 at 7:46 pm #39953
Making progress. Hope to get it wired up tomorrow night. I hope to pull together a design for a table and get that built this weekend. Assembly seems to be going well so far. I’m OCD when it comes to putting things together so I constantly go back and remeasure and check things. Hopefully it pays off with a functional and accurate machine.
Attachments:August 2, 2017 at 8:14 pm #39957
I’m sure it will be worth it in the end. I end up doing most things twice, usually wish I just put the time in the first time around. To get too crazy on it though, you are going to be getting it really dirty pretty quickly.August 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm #39981Making progress. Hope to get it wired up tomorrow night. I hope to pull together a design for a table and get that built this weekend. Assembly seems to be going well so far. I’m OCD when it comes to putting things together so I constantly go back and remeasure and check things. Hopefully it pays off with a functional and accurate machine.
That’s screw in the middle is backwards!
Just kidding.August 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm #40097
IT’S ALIVE!!! Managed to get everything hooked up correct the first time around, except for the LCD. Had to play musical connections a few times to get it to come on but no big deal. I am very impressed so far. Can’t wait to get the table built and start making wood chips. Started with a Sharpie and then decided to try a pen. Impressed with the results from the pen for sure.
Attachments:August 5, 2017 at 10:00 pm #40106
Awesome job. I should also be ready to wire it all up next weekend. Did you wire the steppers in series? What wiring instructions did you use?
Looking excellent, well doneAugust 6, 2017 at 7:27 am #40111Awesome job. I should also be ready to wire it all up next weekend. Did you wire the steppers in series? What wiring instructions did you use? Looking excellent, well done
Yes they are wired in series. I used the kit from Ryan here on the website. It was all plug and play. Made things really easy.August 6, 2017 at 8:27 am #40121
The drawings look great, they are a pretty good indication of how things will progress. Can’t wait to see whats next.August 6, 2017 at 11:52 am #40133
Decided to go back and do the logo again with the pen and make it bigger. There is a very tiny mismatch in a couple places where the lines comes together but overall it seems to be performing very nicely. Well done on the design and implementation Ryan. This thing is going to be a lot of fun. I just need to come up with some neat stuff to make with it.
Attachments:August 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm #40836
A little pocket practice using the sharpie since the table still isn’t built. Plan to make a shopping list for the hardware store tomorrow so I can get this table knocked out. Also have Geodaves LCD Mini Rambo enclosure working on the printer right now. Hope to have that finished and together tomorrow.
Attachments:October 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm #46433
Finally found a day to get over to the folks place to work on the table in the shop. Unfortunately it decided to rain all morning so I couldn’t tranport the cnc in the back of the truck. But the table is ready to mount the machine. Will still be a few mods to the table to come once the cnc is in place and I start wire management. I need to get some wire extensions for the X and Z axis so the LCD can be mounted at the front of the table. And then will need to fix up something to hang the Z cable and router power cable over the table to keep them out of the way. May be a couple of weeks before I get to work on it again cause its deer season and well….priorities.
Here is a quick shot of the table and the underside of the top. Overkill for such a small table but it should be good to go once the cnc is mounted and its surfaced.
Attachments:October 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm #46437
Have I mentioned before that I thin it would be awesome to install an MPCNC in the back of an old van or truck, and bring it to makerfaires and schools and stuff?October 23, 2017 at 11:06 am #46512
That would be pretty cool Jeff. You could have it in the back of a truck with a camper shell and have the mpcnc mounted on a roll out table. So just pull up drop the tailgate, roll out the cnc, and go. Would be pretty awesome.October 23, 2017 at 2:27 pm #46518
Plus, I don’t have an HOA, and I have an extra parking spot covered with gravel. Buying a crappy pickup and parking it there might be easier than negotiating with the wife for her garage space.October 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm #46522
This would make an excellent router for your travelling road show.October 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm #46524
Spitfire look great, in how many section is the fuselage? Where did you down loaded the file? Moe
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