January 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm #25722
Well I think i’m on to ordering electronics now. Here’s my start.January 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm #25723
So cleanJanuary 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm #25724
Upper Z brackets are upside down, and swapped sides I think.January 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm #25725
Oh lol. I was just throwing parts on I wanted to see what it would look like. I’ll fix them. Not that it won’t come back apart again. It’s just a mock up till I get my parts. Motivation.
lol. I hope you’re not talking about my table that’s ready for the dump.January 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm #25727
That’s going to be one sweet looking printer when you get done!January 22, 2017 at 12:18 am #25737
I do not need another 3D printer, I do not need another 3D printer, I do not need another 3D printer,….
Looks nice 🙂January 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm #25801
So I think I’m about to order Everything I need. I just wanted to know if I order the ramps from the store will it come loaded with the Firmware needed to run the MP3dp? And I’m assuming you’re running this hooked up with a laptop or desktop as there’s not lcd in the BOM?January 24, 2017 at 6:12 pm #25927
I got some parts intodayJanuary 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm #25928
And ordered the rest from the store! Can’t wait till they get here. Now I just need some PLA.January 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm #25932
I’ll try and remeber to reflash your board. I’m making a note but they usually come flashed with MPCNC.
I just realized 90% of my emails from the site were in the spam bin…sorry if I didn’t catch it in time for your order, haven’t checked yet.January 25, 2017 at 5:39 am #25952
Well i just places the order a minute or two before my post. So maybe. If not ill look up how to flash it. Its something ive never done before.January 25, 2017 at 8:02 am #25956
It’s not terribly hard, and it’s something you’ll want to do yourself soon enough, probably.January 27, 2017 at 2:14 pm #26130
I got my parts!
only one problem… I forgot to order my threaded rod..
Anyway, this is what it looks like right now. Just clipped a bunch of stuff on.January 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm #26131
Doh!January 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm #26133
My bad, I’ve been busy but, I should have caught that.January 27, 2017 at 4:45 pm #26138
Haha, that same thing happened to me! For the first week, I was using the ones from my other 3D printer.January 27, 2017 at 7:02 pm #26141
I guess this will also happen if you use thicker material than the plan calls for.
The first photo isn’t clear, So I move it out just a little so you can see what’s wrong.January 27, 2017 at 7:05 pm #26142
I guess tomorrow I’ll design an adaptor plate or I’ll use the two holes on the side of the unit to mouth it. Screws will be visible from the front of the printer if I do that tho.
Also What screws should I be using for this, As the one’s in the BOM seem sloppy in the threads. Could also be that this unit was pretty crap. I would have returned it if I wasn’t growing impatient to see it run.
And how is the ramps mounted on the other side?January 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm #26147
My experience was that I had to slightly oval the holes to fit my power supply, and even more on the Arduino/RAMPS boards. When I start to cut pieces for my next one I’m going to relocate the holes to more exactly match the supply mounts and relocate the Arduino holes to match one of the enclosures I have.
The mounting points for the PS are 4mm screws, I forget the length, but with your build you probably want slightly longer anyway. I found mine at Home Depot.January 28, 2017 at 5:10 pm #26205
Bill, Maybe it’s in your CNC? I used the Laser cutter at my Makerspace and it looks dead on except for the thickness of the wood keeping me from sliding the power supply in place.
Anyway, i decided to go with front mount. It fits well and doesn’t look too bad.
It’s hard to see in this photo but it’s flat against the side like it should be.
The mounting pattern lines up with the side of the unit too, so you could mount it that way if you wanted to, I just thought it looked funny.January 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm #26217
Did the site loose post again?
I got the Ramps installed using some stand offs so I could slide wires behind it, I used plastic for the standoffs and washers.
And it looks like my lead screws just showed up!
What did you guys use for a power cable?January 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm #26231
It’s alive! I got movement in one direction… Is this because the endstops aren’t wired up yet?
Got a few new photos,January 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm #26233
yup, to make sure its correct it should be moving away from where the endstops will be.January 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm #26235
Well it move towards them.January 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm #26237
xcept x, that one move in the right direction towards the endstop.
They all move towards the stopsJanuary 29, 2017 at 5:02 pm #26241
power it off and flip the stepper plugsJanuary 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm #26250
Okay, Now They are moving away from the stops.January 29, 2017 at 5:56 pm #26251
Well.. I did something stupid. I was trying to move the stop in the other way, So I tired to bridge the stop on the ramps to trigger, and now my lcd looks like this…
And I lost movementJanuary 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm #26252
ya zapped your mega, the rest should be fine.January 29, 2017 at 6:02 pm #26253
Don’t feel bad i have done the same exact thing. I jumped the positive on accident, I thought I knew the ramps like the back of my hand… negative and signal, negative and signal.
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