I have been continuing to have some problems levelling the Kossel printer, So I decided to take a little detour and made a small tool for visualizer the levelling mesh to give me a better indication what is going wrong from one test to another. The tool allows to save various mesh in local storage […]
One word, Failure….. It would certainly appear that the process of calibration is far from complete, as you can see from the pictures the printer is printing in a slight convex, i.e. a downward arc from the center to the edge. More adjustments are definitely going to be required…..
The kossel project has been a little delayed but is finally starting to get somewhere. The main delay was due my failed first attempt at getting the whole thing together and up and running, which was admittedly a little rushed and during the construction a few of the printed parts cracked. But the main issue […]
Research mode again… The design of the Kossel Mini printer leaves very little room for a power supply so I have been exploring a few different options. Starting with the options for just actually mounting power supplies, from what I can see there are only really three options for the Kossel Mini:
Quick update, The Z Roller carriages, motors and effector / extruder are all in the main frame (As depicted bellow). I have performed a few tests on the Ramps board and all seems good. Still got to add endstops, ramps,heated bed and inductive sensor, as well as wiring it all up before an initial test can happen. But […]
Been thinking as well researching quite heavy lately about the Z carriage for my Kossel build and the various solutions. Basically looking for a good cost effective solution to smoothly move each of three carriages vertically which support and move the effector around. However, I have yet to find a solution I am happy with […]
Just quick an update from my last post about my project to build a kossel 3d printer. The base frame is now together as can you see in the picture below. It has taken considerably longer than originally expected, this was mainly due to printing issues with the Hictop Prusa I3, which I have been heavily modifying in order […]
It has been a long time coming but I have decided to construct a Kossel 3d printer, Kossel is a type of delta printer, the main difference from traditional printers is instead of using the Cartesian system (left to right, front to back and up and down), it uses 3 arms driven by motors and belts to vary […]