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RepRap Pen Holder (Plotter Extruder)

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

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.

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.

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What software are you using to make the gcode from a PCB?

I found a lot of useful info here: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Plottinghttp://www.reprap.org/wiki/Plo... but am 99% sure I ended up using: http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Pen_Holderhttp://www.reprap.org/wiki/Pen... 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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