(NL) Een blogserie over mijn Reprap Prusa Mendel met custom heated bed en elektronica.

(EN) A blog series on my RepRap Prusa Mendel with custom heated bed and electronics.

MiXley 3D printer - Main electronics

Door mux op dinsdag 8 november 2011 11:16 - Reacties (20)
Categorie: 3D printer, Views: 13.033

It's been a while since we last reported on the progress of MiXley - a 3D printer project I'm doing together with two other Tweakers - but that doesn't mean we sat around doing nothing. We have been very busy personally which means that all the spare time we had went into actually producing stuff for MiXley but not writing about it. Now that I have a bit more time, I will explain the technical details of the new and improved set of electronics we have designed both as a cost-saving measure and a way to make huge improvements over existing electronics like RAMPS.

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MiXley 3D printer - Designing a heated print bed

Door mux op donderdag 28 april 2011 23:10 - Reacties (10)
Categorie: 3D printer, Views: 20.435

MiXley 3D Printer - Designing a heated bed

There we go, the second part of our blog on a 3D printer design. Today we will be discussing the heated print bed - from the first design goals down to the actual design. First a little intro on what a heated bed is and why we want it. Oh yeah, the 3D printer is now called MiXley - a portmanteau and general mess of our names: Michiel (MiX - pronounced like TeX), mux and Wesley.

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Building and improving a 3D printer (part 1)

Door mux op woensdag 6 april 2011 21:17 - Reacties (26)
Categorie: 3D printer, Views: 14.424

This series will be in English to serve the RepRap community as a whole.

During the last two months or so, I've been brooding on building a 3D printer. During this time, I have gathered a few friends to accompany me and the build plans have evolved from mere ideas to more or less a complete design. In this blog series I will go into great detail as to why anybody would want a 3D printer, how such a machine works, how to source and build it and possibly what lies ahead. For those of you who already know something about the RepRap scene: I'll be building a Prusa Mendel using Clonedel parts, a custom-desiged high-tech heated bed and custom electronics.

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