So after getting the heatbed installed, wired in and then upgrading the firmware, here is an image of the premier heatbed print.
Category Archives: Hephestos Prusia I3 Project
3D Printer Project – Heatbed Upgrade Part 2
Time to get down and dirty with the Marlin firmware for the RAMPS 1.4.
Luckily bq have made the Hephestos firmware avaliable as a well documented github repository, just what you need to get started.
3d Printer Project – Heatbed Upgrade Part 1
When it comes to 3D printing, you have a choice of the normal filaments: PLA or ABS. Basically ou can print PLA filaments (not ABS) onto rough surfaces, in my case a glass plate with some hair spray (because i’m worth it,) or you can print both onto heated surfaces. This heated surface or heatbed (not the kind you sleep in) allows the filament to stick to the printing surface at the start of printing and also stops the filaments from cooling to quickly and warping. Exact temperaturs are usually given by the filament manufacturer.
Guess it’s already time to upgrade to a heated bed (good thing i already ordered the parts)
3D Printer Project – The Chosen One
Having browsed the endless pages and sourcing various parts from the vast resource that is the interwebs the decision was made…
3D Printer Project – RepRap
Given the current price for a decent sized consumer 3D printer and having the urge to build anything, stumbling across the RepRap.org project (albeit a bit too late) was bound to lead to a 3D Printer project.
3D Printer Project – Introduction
So having looked in awe at the latest consumer 3D printers and dreaming of that first extrusion, the time has finally come!