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by 3D-ME

RepRap is humanity's first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. It is an open-source project that focuses on the creation and development of 3D printers that can print (some of) their own parts.

More information can be found at the wiki: http://reprap.org/wiki/Main_Page

This group is a place to discuss and share files related to, but not limited to; printer designs, modifications/upgrades, calibration, etc.

Join to share your own RepRap related designs with this group!

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A Call to ALL community members....We Need Forum Features!

by aalexa5588

Dear RepRap Community Members,

I am issuing a call to help make this site and its tools more efficient and easier for all. After a recent post in another group complaining about repetitive questioning (that wasn't taken well by that community of users), it seems this site's forum needs features to help search, sort, and pin topics for ease of use (though i see there's a pinned topic in this group, which means it is doable). I am sure there are many users who have become frustrated with repetitive posts asking the same or similar questions. I've put in a ticket to Thingiverse suggesting implementation of these tools into the site. I am unsure my voice alone can bring about change. This is where I look to others to help strengthen that voice so that it will be heard easier. If you could take 5 minutes, to write a ticket asking for these functions, our voice will grow stronger. And lets not limit this just to this Group, but all groups! So if you're part of any other group here on Thingiverse, stir up some conversation and let's band together to help ALL.

Let's let Thingiverse know our thoughts!

-Go here: https://www.thingiverse.com/support
-In the drop down, select "other"
-Fill out your info
-In the subject line put " Request for Forum Features "
-Let Thingiverse know you'd find a search function, pinned topics, etc useful!

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New Reprap build and could use some hints

by jpdough

Anyone know of a good place to find help to set up my marlin configuration for an i3 clone style? Have 1mm pitch threaded z rod and need to know the step differences. Also anyone know where to find a 3D Stl file for a z axis end front and back? Thanks and here is a bit about the project if your are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilw_qjuRGZM

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LCD screen not showing graphics w/ RUMBA board

by rjcuomo1

Hello, I recently put together a RepRapDiscount Full Graphic Smart Controller and RUMBA board combination. It's running Marlin 1.1.6. The LCD backlight comes on but the graphics do not show. I know they both work since they were displaying and functioning earlier. I recently made a few changes in the firmware but I'm not sure if it's related since it was mostly adjustment to current settings (changing step counts, fine tuning, etc.). The only new feature I turned on was the custom graphic option but after uploading and seeing the display not functioning properly, I reversed this change. Does anyone have any insight on why the graphics won't load or have ran into similar problems?

Thank you!

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Anyone interested in group buy for P3 All Steel Frame kit?

by sinned6915

I am looking into getting an all steel frame kit lasercut for a 200x300 printer. This one from the makergroup Open Laboratory Grenoblois is pretty robust. Its more complete in terms of all metal parts than the lattice frame one offered anywhere else or on eBay.

development thread here- https://www.logre.eu/wiki/Prusa_P3-Steel
files here - https://www.logre.eu/wiki/Logresse/en
english assembly manual here: https://framagit.org/MarcusFecit/Logresse/blob/master/Documentation/en/Assembling/Montage-Logresse_V1-to-V2.1_en(Draft).pdf

Its 90% metal sheet and uses captive nuts and screws to assemble the joints. I have local quotes to get it cut. Depending on the number of kits purchased, it will be around $150. You will need to do some minor machining to the parts like tap a few holes and ream the rod supports to size.

Is anyone else interested in this? I will get it cut locally in Chicago area and ship out at cost USPS. If there are enough of us involved, we can appleseed the rest of the major parts too like the rods and screw kits.


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