is there anyone in colorado or utah that could help me get a prusa mendel running? I have had 3 of them for a long time (about a year) and got so frustrated that i stopped trying to get them to work and put them in storage. I have not done any printing in about a year now. I built a makerbot cupcake that i sourced all the parts myself about 2 years ago (i think it was the 7th self sourced cupcake ever built) so i have a bit of previous experience and i printed the prusa mendel parts on that printer. the printers that i have are fully assembled with a leveled heated platform. I just dont know what software to use, what or how to modify the firmware and what to use to slice models. I am great with the hardware but dont have a clue when it comes to software.
the boards i have are a bit older but they should still be ok i think (they are RAMPS 1.2 boards with the sd card) everything is built, wired and set up (i have 2 types of extruders, geared makergear extruders and regular Wades) the nozzle options i have are makergear heated ends or lulzbot heated end.
you can find my account on thingiverse http://www.thingiverse.com/zgbot/ and on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/zgbot/ to see some of the stuff that i made a few years ago in addition to the mendel parts i printed with my cupcake.
I would really like to get these running soon and will be in utah (SLC) at the end of the month or can go to the denver/front range after that.
I can trade you some of my photos for your time and a set of printed prusa mendel parts if you would like. check out my albums here or go to http://tmophoto.com to see my photography.
I also have a CNC mill and a 2’x3’ CNC Router if you need anything made on them I would gladly do whatever i can in return for any help.