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Mini Mendel Production file (10 Sheet)

by Spacexula, published

Mini Mendel Production file (10 Sheet) by Spacexula Jul 21, 2010

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My new Mini Mendel Production file. I printed this off in 1 shot in 19 hours with 2 reprints at 25mm/s. So this can likely be printed in less than 17 hours. It's all the parts that you saw in Erik's legendary build, with none of the filler.

Added
Nopheads Motor pulleys thingiverse.com/thing:2079
Whosawhatsis m6 pinch blocks thingiverse.com/thing:3437
Erik's Standing Vertexes (4 with feet, 2 with not) thingiverse.com/thing:2200
Erik's Z axis Pulleys thingiverse.com/thing:2165

Removed.
All parts associated with the spool on the bottom
The extruder (use Wades or Prinstruder)
All replaced parts

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I would sugjest the Prusa more, but go to the RepRap forums, or the freenode #reprap IRC and ask around :)
i would love to get started with a mini can anyone --print me the parts ---or know some where to post to get some help starting ---- have no way to print parts
Do you know if anybody posted the parts without the bottom plate, for building parts with a different machine?

Otherwise, any advise on how to remove it?

Thanks

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Instructions

All plates can be printed with a raft and fit on a makerbot build plate. You need to use the Raftless script for the sheets with an r on the end, or use a raft if using a HPB because of all the small parts.
i would love to get started with a mini can anyone --print me the parts ---or know some where to post to get some help starting ---- have no way to print parts
I would sugjest the Prusa more, but go to the RepRap forums, or the freenode #reprap IRC and ask around :)
Do you know if anybody posted the parts without the bottom plate, for building parts with a different machine?

Otherwise, any advise on how to remove it?

Thanks
Woohoo! It's about time we got a one-day reprap! :D
This thing is NO WHERE near prime time. I think the final printer will share most these parts, but many of the mechanical parts are off. I will be shooting video.
Ok, I'll bite.
I've been browsing around looking for a good BOM,
And I found the bar sizes in the SVN.

Does anyone have a BOM for fasteners
&
amp; bearings for the mini?
Finding a lot of data on the full sized.
Would be good to post a list here of what else is needed.
Neil Underwood said...
http://reprap.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/reprap/trunk/mini-mendel/Documentation/

RepRap official trunk is a good place to look.

:)

My blog post goes over some good sources. repraplogphase.blogspot.com/2010/02/pricing-mini-mendel.html
I am finding that a lot of the parts need altering, the Youtube video will be interesting :)
Great Stuff!
Do you know if there are any tutorials for setting up the mini mendel?
I couldn't find one (probably should have taken some pictures while I was building mine), but it's pretty obvious where the screws go, and with the stl of the assembled machine to look at (http://www.thingiverse.com/download:4820), it wasn't too hard to figure out.
Do you mind providing links to where you got all the "unprintable" materials from. I have been trying to scrounge around for them. Also, are there major differences in the parts used in the mini mendel? Such as timing belts? What's the build size?
I got almost all of my unprintable Mini Mendel parts from mcmaster.com/ after I found out that I live less than 15 minutes from their warehouse. They have the bearings, but I found a much better deal on ebay for the bearings: cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem
&
amp;item=160399043577 (I managed to put it together with 42 623s, but the design calls for about 5 more). reprap.org/wiki/Mini-Mendel has some information about rod/belt sizes, but I ended up making mine a little bigger, so that it has an 8"x8" build platform.
Does it include a fix for the x belt rubbing against the carriage? I just built one from thingiverse.com/thing:2577, and it's not fixed there.
thingiverse.com/thing:3606 is a fix for this with an additional part (2-off). This part should be printable, but a printed version may need to be thicker. I cut mine from 22-gauge sheet metal.
good question
what part is the fix?
I think they're listed here around 5/22: forums.reprap.org/read.php?152,34901,34901
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