0x00

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0x00

Release status: Working

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Description Prusa-style design with various community improvements.
License GPL
Author Community
Contributors
Based-on Prusa Mendel, Community Improvements
Categories Mendel Variations
CAD Models
External Link https://github.com/mrockar/0x00


Overview

0x00 (NULL) is a collection of various community improvements and designs for the standard Prusa Mendel. 0x00 started as an Open_Hybrid_Mendel printer, but many flaws prevented fast, accurate, and precise printing. In order to keep the cost down, few hardware vitamins were added or replaced. The non-printed improvements were metal GT2 pulleys and belts and metal Z couplings. The ball bearings were replaced by printed LM8UU bushings. The vitamin count was also reduced through using larger prints instead of several smaller ones that would be bolted together.

0x00 is accurate to ~0.1mm in all axes and can print perimeters at 50mm/s and infill at 100mm/s reliably. Prints at double that speed have been done, but the chances of the hot tip snagging on the print are much higher due to curling of infill or overhangs. Improvements in cooling may fix this.

Main Improvements

  • Reduced cost due to using 5/16in rod and printed LM8UU bushings instead of hardened linear rods and LM8UU linear bearings.
  • Easy to acquire and replace printed bushings
  • Reduced printed part count

Developments

Not using the z-drive rod stabilizers seems to have reduced the z-wobble visible in prints. My idea is that the restriction of the threaded rod caused the whole rod to wobble. With the ends free, the threaded rod can freely wobble instead of forcing the x-ends to wobble with it.

Planned Improvements

  • Switch to a vertical X axis. This will hopefully improve print quality and increase the maximum printable z height.
  • Redesign X and Y carriages to use only three points of contact on the rails. This should reduce binding of the carriages.

Printed Parts

Coming soon

Non-printed Parts

Coming soon

Electronics

Stepper Motors

Five standard NEMA 17 motors.

Controller

Arduino_Mega with RAMPS_1.4 with four A4988 Pololu_stepper_driver_boards

Extruder

A Budaschnozzle 2.0 hot tip.

The heater resistor should be removed, wrapped in aluminum foil, and slid back into place to ensure better contact with the heater block. Other methods of ensuring good contact would work, but I have not experimented with any others.

Gallery

Coming soon