so my parts 3ed gen reprap. that s the good news. the bad news is now i get to trash my mcwire. i dont get to see it print :(
the only parts i plan on taking off of it are the electronics and steppers. so if anyone want a boost in to repstrap send me a email or post a message, i am allso on the reprap chat room a lot now. i allso have left over parts, like 1/4 thredded rod, and two spar set of the screws i used, a bunch of screws, bolts nuts, etc
my first part of building my mendel was wades extruder.
Its amazing how fast it works with parts made for what your doing. in the photo the hot end is not attached just a press fit. All so the thermocoupler is not attached. So there's a little more work on the hot end. If you look careful you can see a drill bit in the background. Thats the shaft that the press bearing sits on. I will replace it with scrap 5/16 rod
This is one side of the frame. I need to buy 2 more 6 foot bars to cut down for the cross beams. And then all i need is the smoth rod. All of my rods are 5/16. In the usa its all most half the cost and about the same size.
On Electronics i have mounted them to a board of mdf. I tried using the a Nokia Ca-42 cable, but i could not install the driver to talk to the computer. So i order a 5v sparkfun tll board. I have alot of mini b usb cables. This setup worked for me.
On software, i plan on FiveD. And hoping on getting Reprap host working. I get an error from what i think is 64bit compatibility. Or Repsnapper which is running.