THIS BOT IS 100% TESTED AND FULLY WORKING WITH UPLOADED PARTS. PRINT QUALITY IS JUST INCREDIBLE.
I WILL HAVE METRIC PARTS DONE ASAP, THEY ARE NOT READY YET.
This bot has a very unique design that helps to absorb vibrations. So far we have built quite a few of these bots our largest being 8x8x12. We have gained a lot more build space with this design and plan on using it to build larger bots to meet out requirements. We also wanted a bot that didnt involve zip ties and bolts together.
The bot is relatively easy to build. This bot's great for any one who wants to design a bot to there own custom size with easy to obtain parts. There is plenty of room for personal customization and future upgrades.We hope every one finds this as useful as we have.
If any one has any issues with any of the parts made please don't hesitate to send us a message and we will try to correct the issue as quickly as possible.
Build instructions can be found here http://www.geakbot.com/geakbot-v1-0-build-instructions/
Print with you choice of plastic. I have tested both PLA and ABS and both work fine.
1x GB_X_MOUNTING_PLATE (uploaded GB_X_MOUNTING_PLATE_W_FAN_MOUNTS is recommended. )
12X GB_ROD_CLAMPS - could vary depending on how many supports you want.
THE BED MOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE UPLOADED AS SOON AS WE FEEL WE HAVE PERFECTED IT.
GB_X_AXIS_IDLER_END, GB_X_AXIS_MOTOR_MOUNT_END, GB_LEGS AND GB_TOP_BRACES NEED TO HAVE 5/16 HEX NUTS "PRESSED" IN TO THEM. THIS CAN BE DONE GENTLY USING A PAIR OF PLIERS. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO PRESS THEM IN WITH YOUR FINGERS BUT THEY ARE DESIGNED TO FIT REALLY SNUG IN TO PLACE. ADDITIONALLY GB_X_AXIS_IDLER_END AND GB_X_AXIS_MOTOR_MOUNT_END WILL BE NEED M3 SCREWS SCREWD INTO THE TOPS OF THE HEX NUTS SO THAT IT MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO WOBBLE OR COME OUT OF ITS SOCKET.
IMPORTANT: If any one has any issues with any of the parts made please don't hesitate to send us a message and we will try to correct the issue as quickly as possible.
Parts needed to build geakbot FRAME. Designed to be used with nema 17 motors and ramps 1.4 board but board can substituted for another of your choosing.
After building the frame you will need to add 2 critical support beams that we have pointed out in the last photo with yellow arrows. You will want to add a 5/16 bar across the top of the 3D printer and one across the rear end of the printer as well. The top threaded bar should be tight so that it pushes outwards on the frame a bit, not so much that it causes bending but enough to stabilize the top portion of the printer. You may add additional supports where you see fit but these 2 supports have done every thing we needed them to do.
M3 screws (you can substitute this for another size, we simply had M3 already laying around, message us if some holes need changing to a SAE size and provide the measurement and the part that needs changing.)
8mm smooth rod
5x 6ft 5/16 threaded rod (extra 9ft if you want to add extra support shown in last 2 photos)
6x 5/16 fender Washers
100x 5/16 hex nuts
100x 5/16 flat washers
3x 608zz skater bearings
12x LM8UU linear bearings
2x 5x8mm couple
1x injection molded direct drive extruder
we will post exact specs for a 8x8x8 build soon.