Tag: AliExpress

What’s AliExpress…?! Are you mad, man!!? Think of AliExpress as a Chinese eBay and you won’t go too far wrong. There’s lots of bargains to be had on Ali for all manner of electrical components and 3D Printer parts. I get almost all my tinkering parts from AliExpress. If you want to do me a favour – click on this affiliate link to take you to Ali, and if you buy anything, i’ll get a few pennies commission to put towards new projects, new printers, new LEDs! http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/eYvfe6Q

AliExpress Postbag #08 – Post bag opening of electrical items from AliExpress

By ChunkySteveo,

Number eight of my postbag opening series from AliExpress (http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/u33jIyR). I get a lot of stuff from China – AliExpress, Banggood etc and wanted to video the “un-boxing” of the parts and a little intro to some projects I may or may not be working on in the future. (Excuse the sniffing, I had a  … Read more

P3Steel Build Log (#12) – RAMPS and Arduino Mega (aka The Brain!)

By ChunkySteveo,

For this printer I will be using the standard and simple setup of an Arduino Mega and a RAMPS 1.4 board. The Arduino Mega is the brains of the printer and will process all the g-code instructions from the .gcode files from either an SD card or over USB and tell the printer how to move, heat up, extrude filament etc by signalling all the motors, heaters and sensors on the printer which are connected via the RAMPS board, which in turn is connected to the Arduino Mega via the GPIO pins.

P3Steel Build Log (#10) – Z-Axis

By ChunkySteveo,

Following on from the x-axis build – I skimmed over the last part, just “installing with the z-axis rods and threaded M5 screw”. This post helps to expand on this part, installing the x-axis and carriage onto the printer with the installation of the z-axis smooth 8mm rods and the z-axis screw – which for this build is the standard M5 threaded rod. Read on!