Mini Mendel Production file (10 Sheet)

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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.

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

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


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.

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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?


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.

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)http://www.thingiverse.com/dow..., 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 http://www.mcmaster.com/http://www.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: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemhttp://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...
amp;item=160399043577 (I managed to put it together with 42 623s, but the design calls for about 5 more). http://reprap.org/wiki/Mini-Mendelhttp://reprap.org/wiki/Mini-Me... 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 http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2577http://www.thingiverse.com/thi..., and it's not fixed there.

Mini-Mendel Production Files
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http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3606http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... 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.

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