Kossel Mini 3D Printer Vertical Movement Tutorial

Vertical Rail Options

kossel movementThere are several options available for the vertical movement carriage of the Kossel Mini.  The thing is some options cost a LOT more money. I will show some options along with prices as of 1/1/2014.

 

 

$(KGrHqMOKooFIM4k2M6PBSJpoi,Gwg~~60_31. Use MR12 MGN12C HIWIN rail and truck currently about $140.00 after shipping…

 

 

 

 

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2. Use an additional printed carriage with Dual 623 V rollers currently around $80.00 after shipping…

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How to Build a Kossel Mini Tutorial, Frame

Why I am building a Kossel Mini

My first 3D printer was a Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap, after seeing the speed and precision of my bosse’s Rostock Max and drooling over his Kossel mini I decided it was time to make another printer. (You can find my Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap post here) I have found that half the fun of 3D printing is building the machine… especially if you are the type that enjoys tinkering and fiddling with gadgets. I have also found that 3D printing is absolutely a hobby, though, I am to cheap to try some of the more out of the box printers that are developing nowadays. I am not sure if the urge to build things or my cut-rate pocket-book drive my DIY printing hobby more…

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Automatic chicken door version two.

As it is getting cold again and my chickens made it through the summer just fine, it is time to revisit and revitalize my automatic chicken door.

The older model was a large door that slid on a track that would get leaves, snow, and ice messing the whole thing up. Also the mecanisim that opened the door was a string that tension was held on with springs, the string would knot up and stop working, blowing the fuse sometimes.

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