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Printrbot Aluminum

by Chris_the_Carpenter, published

Printrbot Aluminum by Chris_the_Carpenter Aug 20, 2012

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A redesign of the awesome Printrbot, in aluminum.

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Hello,
what thickness have your Aluminum?

The antenna is a Bluetooth module (I got sick of the USB cable very quick) --The printer is wireless.

I used RAMPS 1.2 (the "wide trace" version)

Hello,
for what is the antenna and did you use the Ramps 1.4?

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Instructions

This is my aluminum version of the awesome Printrbot. Printrbot's open source design files and great assembly videos were instrumental in getting this guy redesigned and fabricated. --Thanks guys

Most, if not all, of my design files are included here but I should note that if you intend to actually make one of these, you should probably shoot me an email. All the files have already been offset for an 1/8" endmill, and some of the layers are labeled as things that make sense to me, but maybe not someone else. There are also a few improvements that could be made --not enough to warrant the making of another one, but if you decide to take on the challenge, there are some things that could be done a bit better. This project is really intended for someone pretty well versed in the ways of the CNC...

YouTube of the project can be found here:
youtube.com/watch?v=itZ1vlua5rg&feature=youtu.be

A little more info on the design files etc can be found here:
youtube.com/watch?v=A3XO1L11fj4

More info and a nice Picasa slideshow over at:
rocketbrandstudios.com


(...and this is my very first Thingiverse thing... Go easy on me!)

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elso on Dec 16, 2012 said:

Hello,
what thickness have your Aluminum?

elso on Dec 1, 2012 said:

Hello,
for what is the antenna and did you use the Ramps 1.4?

Chris_the_Carpenter on Dec 1, 2012 said:

The antenna is a Bluetooth module (I got sick of the USB cable very quick) --The printer is wireless.

I used RAMPS 1.2 (the "wide trace" version)

cncbasher on Sep 10, 2012 said:

the AL Bridge offsets
&
amp; rod dxf's appear to be corrupted or at least not open in autocad , i'd like to build and improve , so any points you found chris let me know and i'll incorporate it

Dave

Anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 said:

the AL Bridge offsets
&
amp; rod dxf's appear to be corrupted or at least not open in autocad , i'd like to build and improve , so any points you found chris let me know and i'll incorporate it

Dave

Chris_the_Carpenter on Sep 10, 2012 said:

Hey thanks Dave,

I just finished a second video with a lot more info on the files and what was in my head when I drew them up. The video is linked above in this post ("A little more info...")

I will take a look at that file and see if I can figure out what went wrong. I will try a fresh upload and see if that helps.

Take a look at that video and let me know if you still have questions. Thanks.

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