Tag: 3D printer


P3Steel Build Log (#21) – RAMPS 1.4 RRD Fan Extender – Controlling Extra Fans on Your 3D Printer

By ChunkySteveo,

So, this step is optional, and whether or not you want to be able to control all your fans on your printer or not. To do this we will install the RAMPS 1.4 RRD Fan Extender – read on! On this printer, we have hooked up a hotend cooling fan (NOT the part cooling fan) which  … Read more

P3Steel Build Log (#19) – Installing All Connections to RAMPS

By ChunkySteveo,

The RAMPS board is going to get very cramps, very quickly. It’s well designed and thought out in terms of layout, but as you add more and more connections to it, it’s going to get hidden beneath a nest of wires, connections, crimps and fans – say goodbye to your lovely clean clear red board!

P3Steel Build Log (#14) – Heated Bed / Build Plate

By ChunkySteveo,

When building a 3D printer, there are lots of options you can go with for a build platform, and whether to have it heated or not. I will not go into all of them, but simply state what I am going to use compared to Toolson’s designs.

P3Steel Build Log (#13) – Print Bed Silicone Dampeners

By ChunkySteveo,

To support the print bed from the y-axis and the bed frame Prusa 3D printers use bolts, washers and nuts on each corner with a spring for tension. Toolson’s edition of the P3Steel does away with these springs and opts for a novel (genius) solution of using silicone dampeners.