Rostock BI V1.0 3D Printer

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Rostock BI V1.0 3D Printer by Boots_Industries Nov 17, 2013

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BI V2.0 is now on Kickstarter!

Ask questions in our forums.
Learn how to strings the towers here.
Learn how to calibrate the towers here.
Learn how to properly calibrate the Ramps 1.4 pots here.

The Rostock BI V1.0 was sold at Boots Industries in fully assembled and kit form.

Our popular version of the Rostock printer by Johann features a cable drive and several other key modifications/improvements.

All parts shown were printed using our Super Premium PLA Filament.

Comes with everything you need to build your own or improve upon the design:

  • All Sketchup models, ready to print stl trays and additional exploded view models and pictures.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you want help with your build!

Quick specs:

  • Printer Dimensions (LxWxH): 380 mm X 330 mm X 580 mm

  • Build Volume (cylindrical): 170 mm Diameter X 155 mm Height

  • Maximum Operating / Printing Speed: 200 mm/s

  • Minimum Layer-height: 100 Microns (0.10 mm)

Follows us on Twitter for updates on our upcoming Rostock BI V2.0!


Pictures are included with this release to show most of the fasteners required. Descriptive Sketchup models also show the configuration. Visit our website to read articles on how to string the towers and more.

1 x Arduino Mega 2560 V3
1 x RAMPS 1.4
4 x A4988 Motor Controller with Heat Sink
3 x Mechanical Endstop Switches
2 x EPCOS Thermistors
3 x High Output Cooling Fan
1 x 3D Printer Wire kit tinned leads including:
5 x 2 Pin Thermistor / Cooling Fan Cables (1 meter long)
8 x 3 Pin Endstop Switches Cables (1 meter long)
7 x 4 Pin Nema 17 Motor Cables
1 x 12V DC 29A 348W Regulated Power Supply
4 x High Torque NEMA 17 Motor (12 V? 1.7 A)
1 x MK2A Heatbed (214 mm x 214 mm)
1 x J-Head Hotend 0.4 mm Nozzle / 1.75 mm Filament
6 x LM8UU Linear Ball Bearing
1 x 5 mm Brass Filament Drive Gear
7 x Single-Row 608ZZ Bearing
1 x Rostock BI V1.0 Fasteners Pack
1 x Flat Plug Power Socket Outlet with Switch
1 x 6 ft Power Cable (3 Prong)
1 x 6 ft USB 2.0 Cable
1/2 4mm OD / 2mm ID Teflon Tubing
6 x 8 mm or 5/16 Rods for the delta towers
Either wood or a material of your choice
No Stretch Spectra Line
Glass pane?
To level the print bed

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I went to your site and found the link to that sketch up files and it brought me here. :(

Dec 16, 2014 - Modified Dec 18, 2014

Hey where do i find the plans for the wooden part ? And which firmware do i have to install on the arduino ? Can i use my display with sd card with this bot ? And can ia change the arms length caus my printer only prints 22,5 cm ? And the arms in the stl are 25 cm ?

Did anyone make this? and what size carbon fiber tube did you use. I'm thinking 8mm x 600mm, but I'm not sure

Nov 7, 2014 - Modified Nov 7, 2014
orangefurball - in reply to goodpudding

Theres no need for tubes, this design uses printed arms. It seems to be a lot cheaper, provided you have the length to print them! Seems like you can print one rod at a time if done diagonally with no skirt on a 200mm by 200mm heated bed!

I was actually talking about the support rods that the pulleys run on.

Ah I'm very sorry, I misunderstood.

Anyway, you can just use hardened steel rods for it. Judging by the length of the rods compared to arms, I would say 400-500mm long 8mm rods would be good.

The arm is around 260mm so it seems like that should be a good size. Basically its whatever you want the size of the printer to be. To estimate that uou can take around 300mm (just to be safe) and add whatever height you need to print at to that, that should be a rough rod length.

500mm rods should yield at least a 200mm build height. But you can go with 1 meter long rods if you felt inclined!

I think I just might since those are the most common size rods. Too bad they're about $10 a piece

is there a guide on how to assembly?(websites, blogs, anything?)

Was it on purpose to insert a bunch of "Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?Â?Ã?" into the document, as to make it a pain to printout?

My Makerbot 1 is not big enough to print all files. Could you separate the parts out into individual files please?

Earl, I suggest you exercise your maker noodle, and do it yourself.


We supply all the parts in a convenient Sketchup format. With the newest version you can easily export your own .stl which will allow you to make custom print trays. Hope this helps!

Hello! My name is Naylani, my team members and I have been assigned to do our senior capstone project on a 3D printer. We wanted to know if you would be willing to be one of our mentors to help and guide us through this processes. If you are interested, please contact me at: [email protected] or my team member Andy at: [email protected]

Sure you want to leave your email addresses out in public like that?