Category Archives: 3D printing

More upgrades to the large Delta 3D printer

In this post I describe three further upgrades: 24V power, moving the electronics under the bed, and the Robotdigg aluminium effector.

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Upgrading the large delta printer

In my previous entry I described my large Kossel-derivative delta printer. Since building it, I have upgraded it in a number of ways, which I will now describe.

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Building a large delta 3D printer

In this entry I describe how I built a largish delta printer based on the Kossel design. It started up as an upgrade to the Mini Kossel that I describe in earlier posts, but now there is very little of … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Mini Kossel to Duet Electronics Part 4: the Z probe

In earlier posts in this series, I described how to install and connect Duet electronics on a Mini Kossel, how to install and configure the firmware, and how to calibrate the printer. In this post I cover using a Z … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Mini Kossel to Duet Electronics Part 3: Calibration

In the third part of this mini-series, I will cover final commissioning of the Mini Kossel with Duet electronics.

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Upgrading the Mini Kossel to Duet Electronics Part 2: Software and Commissioning

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I covered the hardware changes needed to use Duet electronics with the Mini Kossel in place of Arduino/RAMPS electronics. In this second part, I will cover installing the software and the first stages … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Mini Kossel to Duet Electronics Part 1: Hardware

The Mini Kossel delta 3D printer is available in kit form from various suppliers, including Think3DPrint3d (T3P3) in the UK. The kits currently supplied by TPT3 include an Arduino Mega and a RAMPS board to control the printer with Marlin firmware. Although this combination … Continue reading

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Ormerod and Mini Kossel 3D printer kits compared

I’ve now built two 3D printers from kits: first an Ormerod both designed and supplied in kit form by RepRapPro, and more recently a Mini Kossel designed by Johann Rocholl and supplied in kit form by Think3dPrint3d. So here is a comparison of … Continue reading

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Converting the RepRapPro Ormerod to Two Colour

The RepRapPro Ormerod is sold as a single-extruder 3D printer kit. Although RepRapPro is promising to produce a multi-extruder conversion kit for it, they have not yet provided a date when this will be available. So here is my recipe … Continue reading

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Five Tips for using dc42 Firmware on the RepRapPro Ormerod

Many of you know me better as dc42 on the RepRapPro and Arduino forums. As the owner of an Ormerod 3D printer and an embedded software engineer (amongst other things!), I forked the RepRapFirmware github repository early in 2014 in order … Continue reading

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