Category: 3D printer

RS Components RepRapPro Ormerod 3D printing kit

RS Components the well known supplier of electronic components has launched a 3D printer kit for a very nice price 724,79 € euro incl vat, this kit also offers stand-alone printing with files supplied on SD card.

The site also states that the design can take 2 extra print heads for multi colour printing WOW.


Seems a nice design but have my doubt on the extruder arm which is only connected on 1 site, my experience with such designs is that on the long run there will be some play on the joint and the arm won’t be level any more, but maybe I’m wrong…

More info can be obtained on the RS site


The Openbuilds website

This is something I had to post a long time ago, the openbuilds site is a community site for makers where you can publish your open projects.

The site is created by the nice people of the openbuildspart store, the same people who launched the V-slot aluminium profile. ( I backed their Kickstarter V-slot campaign and have some of the first few meters of 20 x 20aluminium  profile).


If you are searching for a Delta 3D rpinter design or a portal cnc router, then you’ll find some nice design over here.

Next step is buying the parts at their store, really fair prizes for decent material.

They have some dealers over here in Europe like

My goal is to make a portable cnc router and/or 3D printer with the v-slot profiles I obtained, I have already a 3D printer and 2 CNC routers, but the v-slot profile can make very compact designs and that’s what I need.

So happy building.



RepairCafe Bornem

Last Saturday I participated at the first Bornem (Klein-Brabant) repair café.

The local TV channel made a small item of it which can be watched on their site


The goal of the RepairCafe is to help people with broken products like a not working cd-player, a staff of ‘fixing people’ is available to  help and explain how to repair the broken product.

Products range from clothes to chairs to microwave ovens..

Sadly my 3D printer broken down a few times due to some unknown reasons (Murphy’s Law) so I spend most of my time fixing my own printer … luckily the camera guy had my printer on film before it broke down again.

So next time I hope to be printing some useful artefacts.

Free maker magazines

Essential reading for makers, the reprap magazine is an in depth magazine about 3D printing.

Features in depth articles and interviews.


Over to The MagPI a magazine dedicated to the Raspberry PI, already a nice list of published issues.


Ok, this last one isn’t free but is the über maker magazine – Make Magazine -, so it’s worth to pay for. Haven’t seen it on news stands in Belgium but can be bought online. Already collected a few issues.


So start reading…

Velleman 3D printer kit on a budget

Velleman announced on it’s website a new 3D printer kit, nothing new but Velleman is a relative large player in the field of electronic kits.

And then there’s the price 699 euro’s for an aluminium framed printer, a bargain I think. But we have to see the print results, some examples on the ‘teaser’ site aren’t  that good in comparison with my own Felix 3D printer.

Velleman K8200 3D printer


  • heated bed
  • Linear ball-bearings 8 en 10mm
  • Fused Filament Fabrication PLA & ABS (3mm)
  • FTDI USB 2.0 to serial (Arduino compatible)
  • print speed 120 mm/s
  • Max. print speed 150 tot 300 mm/s
  • Nominal mechanical resolution X en Y 0,015mm (smallest movement in X- en Y-direction), Z: 0,781 μm (smallest movement in Z-direction), nom. print resolution: Wall thickness  (X,Y): 0,5mm en layer depth (Z) : 0,20-0,25mm
  • Power: 6A.