Building a SeeMeCNC 3-d printer at IUSB 

Gary and I spent some free time at work over the last few weeks building a 3D printer for IUSB. It is a delta style printer, that is made right here in Goshen, Indiana.  We got the Rostock MAX v2 kit from SeeMeCNC. It was suppose to take about 20 hours to go through the 200 page assembly manual, but its hard to tell how long it took as we could not work constantly on it. If I was doing another, I am sure it would take half the time we spent though, as we took it slow. Oh and another GREAT thing about this printer, it is opensource! The printer has a HUGE build area(11″ around 14″ tall), and after some tweaking we got it to build very fast. Oh and it is a blast to watch a delta bot in action!

The finished printer! Notice the IU logo we printed on it.

The finished printer! Notice the IU logo we printed on it.

 

Check out some of the build steps below! 

We begin! You can see the modified computer PSU here.

We begin! You can see the modified computer PSU here.

Assembling the top.

Assembling the top.

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Here we added the headed bed.

Here we added the headed bed.

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Closeup of the top pulley.

Closeup of the top pulley.

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Excluder.

Excluder.

Excluder mounted.

Excluder mounted.

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Arms about to be attached.

Arms about to be attached.

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Gary Working away.

Gary Working away.

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We got it all wired up! Here you can see the Rambo 1.3b hooked up.

We got it all wired up! Here you can see the Rambo 1.3b hooked up.

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Feeding!

Feeding!

First print! It's the hot end fan shroud.

First print! It’s the hot end fan shroud.

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We printed a leg lamp for our second item. Although the shade did not get re-scaled, opps.

We printed a leg lamp for our second item. Although the shade did not get re-scaled, opps.

Printing. Printing. Printing.

Printing. Printing. Printing.

It's Alive! And Printing!

It’s Alive! And Printing!

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