Kinirap, a K'nex Repstrap
After discussing about the possibility to make a Lego RepStrap with a friend, I thought about the K'nex. Since April, I had the time to collect some inspiration bellow, but today I started to play with that :)
Good to know : the standard hole in the k'nex pieces fit m6 rod (that's also why I wanted to make a sort of huxley'k'nex)
- 3D printer made from Lego
- K'nex reprap frame
- Reprap Mendel K'nex Frame
- and the minimaker, to finally try with a cubic shape
This frame, used to support a white background to take photos, reminded me the mendel frame
I started by trying to reproduce the triangular shape
The cubic shape
The k'nex were not really practical to make a mendel-like structure. So I tried the other known approach : a cube.
More on flickr here
It's far from working (adding motor mount, etc).
But it was fun to build and improve.
And maybe can serve to introduce reprap to people and childrens (even if we know some who already love their 3d printer ^^)
Adding the central carriage
Print volume (theoric)
X: 110 mm
Y: 110 mm
Z: 90 mm