Category Archives: RepRap

The Cheap-O is here, almost!

They are here! Get yours at http://store.makerstoolworks.com/cheap-o-hall-endstop-sensor-pcb/ Original post: Finally the pcb for my version of the Cheap-O hall endstop sensor turned out as I wanted. The two slots are for wire strain relief so the soldering and copper wont get pulled. The first soldered and tested, and works exactly as expected! This is also around the distance from where it detects […]

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Attten 858D+ SMD Rework Station

Last week I decided to get myself a hot air rework station for my growing interest in SMD components and general electronic engineering. And today it arrived! Let’s see what was in the box. These first pictures is what you would expect, a box with some foam inside to keep the things safe.    But what I didn’t expect was to get 3 different […]

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New aluminium extruder

Once again it has been a while since I updated last, but I still haven’t just been sitting on my butt while touching myself… Instead, I have made this.   A new extruder for my 3D printer made out of aluminium, a new and more flexible groove-mount system for the hotends, and I also got a new design of X carriage in the oven. When I designed […]

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End stop tests

I have been working on some hall end-stop sensors, which detects if a magnet is present or not. Yesterday the first got assembled and I did a bit of testing to see if they repeatably could trigger at the same position, and here is the result. (the movement is a bit different because these need Z to lift a bit higher to […]

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J-Head MK-V and MK-III B

I received a J-Head MK-V with a 0.35mm orifice, which will (hopefully) replace my old MK-III B.   The new MK-V is a bit shorter, got grooves milled into the PEEK to allow heat to get out easier and away from the PTFE liner inside.   I got high hopes for this, and the MK-V can thank it’s older brother […]

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Pancake stepper motors

A few days ago I received some motors from trinitylabs.com and some of them was these flat nema17 stepper motors. As you can see on the label, they are only 0.48A, compared to 1.6A which many other nema17 got. Because of the little size and low amperage, they don’t have that much torque and holding power either, but using it for Z […]

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Slic3r 0.8.3

A few days ago Slic3r 0.8.3 was released. One of the new things in it was the ability to make extra perimeters if it detected the next layer´s perimeters would be in free air. To test this new improvement, I decided to print the pink panther lady from thingiverse, it is well known to have the perimeters fall down over her breasts if printed hollow, and […]

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Filament drive pulleys

It’s been a while since I last posted something, not that I haven’t done anything, but not something big enough to tell about. 🙂 But today I got something to tell about! I made a bunch of filament drive pulleys, they are the same size as the ones makerbot sells, except mine got 5 and 8mm holes, so they can […]

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Marlin PID settings

On this page I will show the values I use for my PID configuration in Marlin. These values are found using the M303 command, and then tried while printing afterwards. MakerGear with heatcore J-Head Mk III-B This will be updated as I get around to get more settings for my other hotends.

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