3D Printing


In June 2014, I built a printrbot simple 2014 and then added the XL upgrade kit to it. Its a cold bed, single extruder ABS/PLA printer with a build volume of 185x100x165 mm (~7x4x6 inches). Total cost was about $350.

Printrbot 2014 Simple + XL Upgrade

Tech Specs

  • Printerboard Rev. D Marlin 1.0 Firmware
  • Steps per mm (x84.40,y81.55,z2180,e94.50)
    • 8mm x 6″ Y Rails
    • 8mm x 10″ X Rails
    • 3/8″ x 11″ ACME Z
  • Kysan 1124090 – Nema 17 Stepper Motor Power: 4.2vdc 1.5A
    • Torque: 5.5kg-cm  (54 N-cm, 76.4 oz/in)
    • 5mm shaft
    • 1.8 degree step

Software

  • Sketchup
  • Repetier-Host
  • SCAD

3D Models

Check out my designs on Thingiverse

  1. Arduino 4 Relay Module Bottom Cover Plate with Wall Mount
  2. DIYBIO Microscope Slide holder
  3. Printrbot Simple XL – Spool Expander
  4. Arduino Mega 2560 Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws
  5. Arduino Uno Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws

Tips

Go with PLA unless you need high temperature

I'm a 31 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.

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