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Adapto V 0.1.W 3D printer with a $15 wooden frame

by ROTORIT, published

Adapto V 0.1.W 3D printer with a $15 wooden frame by ROTORIT Oct 10, 2012

Description

GET THE STLs ON GITHUB bit.ly/11VXWYF

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WATCH IT PRINT ON youtube.com/watch?v=8-CquJts4UI

Also published on

- GitHub: bit.ly/11VXWYF

- RepRap Wiki: reprap.org/wiki/Adapto

- An awesome guy made STLs for 10mm rods and LM10UU thingiverse.com/thing:30332 Thanks a bunch Hewball :-)
(the 10mm files is allso available on the Adapto Git)

Be hold

The Adapto!!

The thought behind the Adapto 3D printer is that one can use the same printed parts on printers with different types of materials(in the frame).

The history behind this design is that i got hold of some alu extrusions that was intended to be used
on a MendelMax
During the MM build i got so extremely annoyed with how over engineered it is and the blind joints so I decided to tear the MM apart in favor to make a design that only used 50% of the MM extrusions(that means i now have enough extrusions for 2 printers :D ).

I also designed the parts in a way that makes the builder able to use either Alu extrusions (20x20mm), wood, alu, acryl plates or plates made out of any material actually(if it is stiff enough).

I recommend not using anything thicker than 20mm thick plates/stripes(due to the y motor mount and y idler parts) and use max 34mm wide frame parts(due to the design of the feet`s), but thinner is ok if the material is stiff enough.

On the todo list is:

- make endstop holder for the X axes.(or maybe someone else makes one I like and I adopt it into the design? )

- Make endstop adjuster for the Z axes.(or maybe someone else makes one I like and I adopt it into the design? )

- make all the parts in OpenSCAD... > ( i dont know how to openscad :/ )

The Wooden frame is just an example of what you CAN use for frame material. Open your mind and let the creativity flow! :D

ENJOY!

If you decide to build one, please feel free to add a pin on the Adapto Map
maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=205564004670126753599.0004c999938430cb1f611&msa=0&ll=67.339861

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Moosha Moosha Bravo Bravo!!!! I think I will build it out of 2X3 Furr or 20X30mm Times 2 A heavy Frame is what you need It also looks like you can Disassemble it if you move right...

 you can Buy the Parts Like I am doing;-)

 Okay, Thanks, I'm not real knowledgeable about all the hub this and wiki that. ;)

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Instructions

This is such an easy build it dont need much instructions.

- Print the parts
- choose your frame material
- look at the pictures
- BUILD IT! :D

Thanks to the entire RepRap- and Thingiverse- comunity for all the inspiration.

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jjhcs1 on Nov 11, 2012 said:

Moosha Moosha Bravo Bravo!!!! I think I will build it out of 2X3 Furr or 20X30mm Times 2 A heavy Frame is what you need It also looks like you can Disassemble it if you move right...

OmegaRa on Oct 10, 2012 said:

The only problem I have with all these (printers in general) is that they require printed parts, and I don't have a 3d printer yet...so I can't print the parts lol

ROTORIT on Oct 10, 2012 said:

 haha.. yes.. i know the feeling.

I made my first printer totally without printed parts but... you dont wanna go there... REALLY... it was a pure PITA and took me 6 months to get a working printer.
http://rotorit.no/Mendel/RepSt...

I strongly recommend buying a set of printed parts for your first printer, saves you a lot of time :-)

ElijahPost on Oct 10, 2012 said:

This looks absolutely beautiful. Very tempted to work on this. What are the dimensions of the wood pieces?

ROTORIT on Oct 10, 2012 said:

 Thanks.

The dimensions of the wood pieces depends on how big print surface one want but I used 9x34mm pine wood strips glued together back to back and makes a gluelam beam stiff as hell.
lenghts is about 270 and 420mm lenghts for lower frame and 450 and 400mm lenghts for the top frame. that gives easily a print area of 200x240mm(an then some)  + about 280mm in z. I made the frame with overlapping corners for extra stiffness, like this: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/21839...

Glad you like the design :-)

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