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YRS 3D Printer Status and Log

The YRS 3d Printer is being 'lent'/allowed to be completed by the owners the ail is to complete this and then finish the Hackspace owned printer to have a '3d Printer as a tool' available in the space.

The YRS printer is basically complete and the build should go fairly quickly the hackspace printer will require (at least) Electonics, and possibly other bits.

YRS Build Log

X-end idler was broken New part printed

X Smooth rods too long (length for non LM8 X ends) Cut down by 15mm to 435mm

X assembly built and fitted

Z motors added with coupling rods - motors not screwed in place notes on web seem to indicate that it may be better to not screw these down but to use tie wraps to hold them in place and redude out of alignment rough spots/vibration.

X carriage movement a bit stiff, a couple of tries using washers/spacers to make it run better it now moves reasonably, further adjustment may be needed once the electronics/motors are connected and under power testing can be done.

Next steps

Build Extruder

Completed. Extruder all built and placed on x carriage, not screwed down yet as need to check hot end fit/alignment etc.

Build Hot end

All Done. Opon examination of the hot end bag it turned out that the hot end came pre-built all looks in good shape, ready for mounting. Not mounted yet as it is a bit fragile and probaly needs to be done after alignment/coarse testing of movement.

Fit Extruder/hot end

Build bed (heated plate etc)

Sorted all the parts.

It looks like the supplied bolts require all the heated bed hols to be redrilled larger these holes are very close to the corners !

Decided to have a check/think before madly drilling bigger holes.


All checked (as in stock checked :-) ) and complete this is probably next step now to allow some motion testing the X - axis is still stiff/catching and may need some more work unless it frees up under power.

Wire up

Functional testing and coarse alignment


Calibration / fine alignment

Useful Links

Build Manual