Number nine of my postbag opening series from 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
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
Number two of my postbag opening series from AliExpress.
First in a series of postbag opening videos from AliExpress. I get a lot of stuff from China and wanted to video the “un-boxing” of the of the postbags and a little intro to some projects I may or may not be working on in the future.
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.
Now that all the axis are complete, we can install the endstop/limit switches. These are simply a switch which is triggered mechanically by one of the printers moving parts hitting it, be it the hotend, print bed etc.
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!
Over the weekend while browsing through AliExpress for my usual random electrical stuff I came across two new listings for the frame of a P3Steel 2.5 DXL edition. Clicking through to them and viewing all the images noticed it was MY kitchen… THAT’S MY FRAME!