My attempts as 3D-printing started out with a clone of the popular Prusa i3 printer, but has since evolved into a very customized machine. Very little remains of the initial machine, and I’m currently rebuilding it as a brand new printer. Take a look below to see how the printer looked before the rebuild. Our living room has since then gone from tidy to chaotic a couple of times.
The idea was to move away from the slightly wobbly original frame, while still retaining the cartesian style. After much searching I took inspiration from the Prusa i3 MK2-X and Rebelix projects, but implemented my own ideas as well. All the printed parts are from various sources, while some are made by me, and they’re all printed in PETG. It’s still a work in progress, and needs some new components as well as a major overhaul when it comes to running cables etc. But the machine works, and currently looks like this:
As soon as I get most calibrations done I will replace the makeshift spool holder, change the PSU, motors and a little bit more, but it works for now. As you can see it’s a mess at the moment. Just for fun, here is an image from the build process this past weekend:
More updates will come soon! 🙂