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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    The basic design took about 6 months. There was then about 9 months of refinement. The Instructable including the rendered illustrations took about 5 months to complete.

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    The total component cost, in the USA, was between $600 - $700 not including the printed and laser cut parts

    If you’re intending powering a heated bed they usually take more than 10A

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    There’s a second video now showing how it folds up into the case

    The driver shown in the photo isn’t a nut driver but a screwdriver with hex bits for tightening Allen headed bolts. Unfortunately, it diesn’t have any brand identification and I can’t remember where I bought it.

    The power supply dimensions are 215mm x 113mm x 50mm and is usually available from https://folgertech.com

    There is currently no kit available. I’ll update this post if things change in that area.

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    The genuine E3D printhead is well capable of extruding ABS and a thermal enclosure and suitable bed temperature would minimize warping

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    There is no kit available at the moment. I’ll let you know if I can get something organized.

    I’ve built two Folger Tech 2020 printers and you can see how they inspired this design.

    The component cost, not including the printed parts, is between $600-$700

    The cover was designed as part of this project. I’m not aware of an equivalent being commercially available.

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    Thank you. I appreciate your feedback.

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    By sourcing most of the hardware, motors & heated bed from Folger, printhead from E3D, carrying case from shop4cases.co.uk and the remaining components from miscellaneous suppliers on amazon.com the total comes to approximately $600 in the USA. Given that this didn't cover absolutely all the required items I'd estimate the total parts cost to be somewhere in the $600 - $700 range to be realistic.

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  • Bergen Makerspace Transportable 3D Printer

    Here's a short video of a gecko being printed

    Here are some photos of the finished prototype printer

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  • Configuring MKS Sbase v1.2 32-bit Controller basics and intro to Smoothieware.

    Problem solved. It was my wiring after all! I must have had at least two bad crimp connections on the thermistor wiring. I'd erroneously assumed that they pull-up resistors were connected to the 5V rail but they were actually pulling up to 3.3V .

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  • Configuring MKS Sbase v1.2 32-bit Controller basics and intro to Smoothieware.

    Thank you for your swift reply. Here are the sections of config.txt that apply to the hotend and bed temperature control. I have the bed thermistor attached to TH1 and the hotend to TH2:====================================# Hotend temperature control configurationtemperature_control.hotend.enable true # Whether to activate this ( "hotend" ) module at all. # All configuration is ignored if false.temperature_control.hotend.thermistor_pin 0.24 # Pin for the thermistor to readtemperature_control.hotend.heater_pin 2.7 # Pin that controls the heater, set to nc if a readonly thermistor is being defined 2.7temperature_control.hotend.thermistor Semitec ...

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    Thank you for your swift reply. Here are the sections of config.txt that apply to the hotend and bed temperature control. I have the bed thermistor attached to TH1 and the hotend to TH2:====================================# Hotend temperature control configurationtemperature_control.hotend.enable true # Whether to activate this ( "hotend" ) module at all. # All configuration is ignored if false.temperature_control.hotend.thermistor_pin 0.24 # Pin for the thermistor to readtemperature_control.hotend.heater_pin 2.7 # Pin that controls the heater, set to nc if a readonly thermistor is being defined 2.7temperature_control.hotend.thermistor Semitec # see http://smoothieware.org/temperaturecontrol#toc5#temperature_control.hotend.beta 3960 # or set the beta valuetemperature_control.hotend.set_m_code 104 #temperature_control.hotend.set_and_wait_m_code 109 #temperature_control.hotend.designator T ##temperature_control.hotend.p_factor 13.7 # permanently set the PID values after an auto pid#temperature_control.hotend.i_factor 0.097 ##temperature_control.hotend.d_factor 24 ##temperature_control.hotend.max_pwm 255 # max pwm, 64 is a good value if driving a 12v resistor with 24v.===================================temperature_control.bed.enable true #temperature_control.bed.thermistor_pin 0.23 #temperature_control.bed.heater_pin 2.5 # 2.5temperature_control.bed.thermistor RRRF100K # see http://smoothieware.org/temperaturecontrol#toc5#temperature_control.bed.beta 3960 # or set the beta valuetemperature_control.bed.set_m_code 140 #temperature_control.bed.set_and_wait_m_code 190 #temperature_control.bed.designator B #temperature_control.bed.bang_bang true # set to true to use bang bang control rather than PIDtemperature_control.bed.hysteresis 2.0 # set to the temperature in degrees C to use as hysteresis=======================================I've been using Pronterface, telnet and the web UI to launch GCODE commands and all deliver the same results.

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  • Configuring MKS Sbase v1.2 32-bit Controller basics and intro to Smoothieware.

    I recently acquired an MKS Sbase v1.3 and am using it with a TFT32 touch panel on a Prusa i3 derivative that I'm designing. I initially installed the latest Edge version of Smoothiware and adjusted the config.txt per your excellent guide. The touch panel is working and so are all the motors and endstops. I seem to be having a problem with both the hotend and bed thermistors. The hotend is an E3D v6 with a Semitec thermistor so that's the setting I used for it. I've not yet identified the bed thermistor so I left it default. The voltage across the TH1 and TH2 connector pins is 3.25V on both at room temperature so it looks as though the wiring is plausibly sound. When I enter M105 I get "ok T:inf /0.0 @0 B:inf /0.0 @0" which I'm interpreting as a faulty temperature reading from ...

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    I recently acquired an MKS Sbase v1.3 and am using it with a TFT32 touch panel on a Prusa i3 derivative that I'm designing. I initially installed the latest Edge version of Smoothiware and adjusted the config.txt per your excellent guide. The touch panel is working and so are all the motors and endstops. I seem to be having a problem with both the hotend and bed thermistors. The hotend is an E3D v6 with a Semitec thermistor so that's the setting I used for it. I've not yet identified the bed thermistor so I left it default. The voltage across the TH1 and TH2 connector pins is 3.25V on both at room temperature so it looks as though the wiring is plausibly sound. When I enter M105 I get "ok T:inf /0.0 @0 B:inf /0.0 @0" which I'm interpreting as a faulty temperature reading from both thermistors. I've also installed the Master version and power cycled the printer (without the USB plugged in) but the result was unchanged. Note that the FIRMWARE.CUR did adjust to become the expected file length. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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