Hello everyone. I’ve caught the 3D Printing bug, and would like to build my own RepRap. I’ve been researching for a while and I’ve settled on the Prusa i3 for my project, due to the low cost for large build area. I’ve started sourcing components, but I’d like to confirm I’m going about this the right way with the community. Any help or pointers would be much appreciated to help me avoid making n00b mistakes
I’m not sure which way to go yet: I could make the box frame, but I can’t find any plastic part kits for that style on eBay (all seem to be for the laser cut or single-sheet variant). If I went with the single-sheet, I see two options each ~$100:
- http://goo.gl/PAUxN (TwelvePro Lasercut + Printed Parts)
Alternatively, is there anyone out there in Philly area that would help me out with getting the plastic parts printed? I’m also thinking about going to my local hackerspace during their next open night…
I found this kit http://goo.gl/jaiZL which contains the Arduino, RAMPS 1.4, G3D drivers & hot plate boards, as well as the LCD & wiring kits. Seems like a good deal vice getting everything individually, but is the G3D driver really a decent successor to the Pololu? Both appear to use the same A4988 chip.
This is the part that I know least about. The RepRapWiki doesn’t really make it clear as to which extruder/hot end to use, and I’m completely open to suggestions here…
Thanks in advance for any helpful pointers or corrections to my course!