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D-Bot creation thread

Discussion in 'Printers' started by xxalxx, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. deuse

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    Is there anyway to turn the Bluetooth on and change the baud rate via G-Code?
    Reason being I haven't got the Marlin Configuration.h file. And I don't want to start over again.
     
  2. deuse

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  3. deuse

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    The BLTouch is up and running. The Keenovo is really good and Bluetooth is working :)
    No to tidy the wires up :)
     
  4. Baron C

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    Ahah so this is where you were all hiding and plotting the 3d world revolution
     
  5. deuse

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    **** they found us all :D

    Are you building a D-Bot?
     
  6. Baron C

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    This is my first foray into 3d printing after initial reading and manual vape mod making got me intrigued.

    Ordered the A8 Anet (Prusa clone fire hazard rip off from china, safer once you convert it away from cheap electrics) to dabble, but I can see that I'm going to go full bore already and the D-bot seemed logical.

    Once the A8 is up and running I'll slowly build up the D-Bot looks awesome.
    I have pretty much consumed this thread for tips etc...
     
  7. deuse

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    Welcome to the world of 3D. You going to hate it :eek::D
     
  8. Baron C

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    Yup, but in order for hate gotta be some love too ❤️
     
  9. graycbr

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    anyone still building these like would like info where to get the plastic parts & where to find build guides etc
    seen ooznest are doing kits but not full kits ?
     
  10. bulb66

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    Plastic parts from someone with a 3d printer, try 3D Hubs or a local makerspace? Build guide and all the links you'll need in the first post.
     
  11. deuse

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    And make sure they print the parts with ABS and NOT pla.
     
  12. graycbr

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    anyone on here selling the plastic parts ?
     
  13. Uncle Petey

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    Unlikely. Do what I did and get them printed at https://www.3dhubs.com/

    Oh, and there are a lot of good upgrades/remixes on the thingiverse page. If you haven't already, I'd have a good look through there and put together something a fair bit better than the stock build.
     
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  14. Uncle Petey

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    Speaking of upgrades, I recently designed some brackets so I could use linear rails on all four corners of the Z axis.
    Using wheels with my big heavy bed was getting annoying, as it meant having to re-level a lot more often than I liked.
    This keeps it locked and works beautifully. Gonna do X and Y at some point.

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    Also made an angled tablet bracket to make the web control a bit easier. Don't know why I didn't think of it ages ago tbh...
    Also makes it easier to watch Netflix when I'm babysitting prints :p

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    And no, I STILL haven't bothered to sort out the lower cables and make it all clean and tidy :D I've got a sheet of black acrylic on the base (still got the film on it), but I just can't seem to get round to finishing it off :o

    Anyway, figured that I never got around to actually posting pics of the thing, so here you are :)
     
  15. deuse

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    That's awesome dude. How are you finding the linear rails?
     
  16. Uncle Petey

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    They're great for this. Just need to make sure the frame is properly square. I didn't think mine was, and was prepared to go through the alignment hassle, but it turned out that I'd actually done it right during the original build. Thank you, Jesus!

    It basically means that there's zero chance of the bed wobbling or tilting, which was an issue previously. Moving the lead screws to front/rear made a big difference ( I used the offset lead screw brackets from here), but the rails properly locked everything in place.

    I will say that these are cheap Hiwin HGN12H knockoffs (about £17 for each rail/carriage lol) and don't effortlessly glide with the slightest provocation. They'd be questionable on X or Y, with possible backlash/stiction, but the weight of the build platform overcomes any of their issues in this application - that, and I stuffed them full of lithium grease![/URL]
     
  17. graycbr

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    which power supply are you using guys 12v or 24v as doing homework & never thought of a heater plate ....
     
  18. Uncle Petey

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    24v here, although it really depends on what controller you're going to use amongst other things.

    Have you considered just getting something like a CR-10?
     


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