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Building a new 3D printer, Prusa I3 ITOPIE – part 1

Finally decided to go for a Reprap prusa model after my Felixiprinter died, the head is blocked and they don’t sell a new one any more. So I have to upgrade but that almost cost the price of a new printer.

On the openbuilds site I saw the design of the Reprap ITOPIE, designed to be cut from 16mm MDF, luckily I have a cnc machine.

First step is to translate the dxf file in cut paths for the cnc router via Cut 2D.

Here’s my first attempt:

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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 http://be02.rs-online.com/web/c/computing-peripherals/printers-printing-supplies/node_under_construction/

Free maker magazines

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

Features in depth articles and interviews.

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

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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.

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So start reading…