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RepRap Pen Holder (Plotter Extruder)

by pgreenland, published

RepRap Pen Holder (Plotter Extruder) by pgreenland Oct 7, 2012

Description

Pen holder designed to be mounted in one of the spare extruder mounts on the RepRapPro Mendel.

Can be used to hold a pen for general purpose plotting or in my case PCB plotting.

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Sorry for the slow reply. I didn't get much past designing and testing the holder im afraid. I generally use eagle for all things PCB and used some software from the links above to do a gerber to gcode conversion for printing a design directly onto a pcb ready for etching. I'm sure there is svg to gcode software out there though.
so if i understad it right, (for what i read quiqly) you just export .svg this can be confeverted in for instance cura to Gcode?
I found a lot of useful info here: reprap.org/wiki/Plotting but am 99% sure I ended up using: reprap.org/wiki/Pen_Holder which worked really well.

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Instructions

Requires:
4 x M3 20mm machine screws
4 x M3 hex nuts
6 x M3 flat washers

1. Load into OpenSCAD.

2. Customise pen_dia variable for pen diameter.

3. Print

4. Mount on printer and enjoy.

or

If using a pen with a 9.5mm diameter such as the Staedtler Lumocolor 318-9 that I'm using simply print STL.
What software are you using to make the gcode from a PCB?
I found a lot of useful info here: reprap.org/wiki/Plotting but am 99% sure I ended up using: reprap.org/wiki/Pen_Holder which worked really well.
so if i understad it right, (for what i read quiqly) you just export .svg this can be confeverted in for instance cura to Gcode?
Sorry for the slow reply. I didn't get much past designing and testing the holder im afraid. I generally use eagle for all things PCB and used some software from the links above to do a gerber to gcode conversion for printing a design directly onto a pcb ready for etching. I'm sure there is svg to gcode software out there though.
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