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Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 5 - Wiring it all up and completing the build

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 5 - Wiring it all up and completing the build

The brains of my 3DR kit is an Arduino system, which has a piggyback board called RAMPS which has the motor controllers.

Each Servo on the RAMPS board has a ‘stepper stick’ which contains probably the components most likely to blow if something is configured wrong.

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8-May-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 4 - Tying spectra line to the carriages

A really really fiddly bit!

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 4 - Tying  spectra line to the carriages

In this part I have to tie the spectra line to each of the linear bearing assemblies. I'm making a big thing about this being a fiddly bit as up until now, the only thing that has not been a fiddly bit has been assembling the idler bearings. I was concerned that RichRap described this as a fiddly bit. This probably meant it was going to be really difficult. I wasnt going to attempt this late at night or when I was tired.

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30-Apr-2015 Permanent Link

 

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 3 - Assembling the frame

Now its beginning to look like it should

Building a RichRap 3dr - Part 3 - Assembling the frame

The next job was getting the extrusion into the printed part - what I hadn't realised was that the parts tend to have a slight lip on the first layer - this made fitting the extrusion into the part problematic. In the end I used a emery board to give the hole a slight outward chamfer, then the extrusion fitted in perfectly. I'll learn to do this in my clean up from now on.

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17-Apr-2015 Permanent Link

 

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I'm a 46 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman