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The Reprap is an open source design for a home-made 3D printer. This project will be dedicated to create a replication (2nd generation) Reprap. It will includes: lots of soldering, construction, experimenting with various printing materials, making test prints. This project will take place at the Science Center.
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Reprap 3D Printer (minor AP 2010)
Now the project is finished we made some detail photo’s of some parts and a documentation. The documentation will be uploaded later, for now just some photo’s:
Yesterdaymorning, just before the Science Fair started in the Science Center, we were able to control all three axes manually. We thought the opto senors were damaged because earlier we could only move some axes in one direction and the home function didn’t work at all. We decided to replace the optic sensors with switches. After messing around with the wires we finally got all axes to work properly. There was no time to fix the extruder so we prepared for the Science Fair in which we showed both Repraps (non printing), a poster of how the second reprap will be used in the Science Center, all parts we were able to print with the first reprap, some movies we made during printing with the old reprap and we demonstrated the moving axes of the second reprap.
Unfortunately we were not able to complete the second generation reprap in time. The main cause of this was the three weeks delay of the ordered reprap package. We’ll probably need another week to get the second reprap to print it’s first parts. However, now the project is finished we need to consider the things we still want to finish and things we leave the way it is. We will make a documentation of what needs to be done and how some problems with printing can be solved. Also some close up photo’s will be made to show how things exactly are put together.
Today we assembled the optic sensors and did something with the electronic wiring. As can be seen in the picture below some creativity is required to place the sensors and make sure some material (like a copper wire, piece of wood or screw) will run through the sensors (see picture). We’re not sure if it all works but it looks fine. The sensors are used to set the extruders home position.
Today we worked hard on assembling the new printer.