Mendel

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Mendel

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Status: Inactive
Start Date: 11/27/2009



No Longer Hive13 Equipment
List of All Documented Equipment
Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Make/Model: RepRap Mendel (google)
Arrival Date:
Does it work?: No
Certification Needed?: Yes
Contact: Dave Menniger
Floorplan: 1A
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Overview

"Mendel" is the name for the second generation RepRap design - it's a self-replicating 3d printer. We're going to make a Mendel using the MakerBot. For more see: http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/RepRap_Version_II_%22Mendel%22

Project Members

  • Dave
  • Miles
  • Add your name to the list if you want to participate

Current Status

Printing all the parts is effectively done.

The next major step is assembly.

The biggest missing piece is the lasercut parts.

Shopping List

  • 3 X M3 grub screws (5mm length?)

Wade's Extruder

http://objects.reprap.org/wiki/Development:Geared_Nema17_Extruder

  • 4 X M3X15 bolts;
  • 2 X M3X35 bolts;
  • 4 X Springs - 1 mm diameter wire, wound to an OD of 10 mm

Roadmap

Pictures

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More: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_menninger/sets/72157623332559510/

Updates

March 23

Dave cut some threaded M8 rod to length and mocked up a frame side using that and the printed frame vertices.

February 2

Heated build platform working well. Created a Flickr set for this Mendel: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dave_menninger/sets/72157623332559510/

December 18

MakerBot parts came in today! Now we have RepRap board, extruder controller and 3 stepper controllers. (still want to test James' design as well)

December 13

Electronics were in stock at MakerBot.com for less than 24hrs. Ed squeezed in an order for the Gen3 kit (separate components were already sold out) although we want to use James' circuit board for this when he's ready for testing.

Ed is seeing if a friend can fabricate a couple of these babies out of aluminum:

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See site for more details: http://pleasantsoftware.com/developer/3d/2009/12/06/back-to-the-extruder/

December 7

NEMA 17 Stepper motors are in!

December 2

Black ABS plastic is in for Mendel project

December 1

Ed volunteers to lead this project