Another scrap yard score!
March 28, 2017 10:24PM
This time it's 1" square t-slot, 11 pieces in varying lengths from 660-850 mm. A total weight of 13 lbs, all for $13!



Visit your local scrap yards!

As you can see, it's a little dirty- a few minutes in the sink with a scrub brush fixed that. There are a few screw holes here and there, and some scratches. It isn't new stuff. Now I just have to decide what to build with it...

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/28/2017 10:38PM by the_digital_dentist.


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Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 28, 2017 11:03PM
I just forked out £16 on 2x300mm 3030 sad smiley the only listing on ebay...shoulda got the black ones from oozenest.
but unless I can figure out a printer made from old car parts I aint gonna find this stuff near me,
perhaps you have bigger n better scrappies.
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 02:53AM
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a printer made from old car parts

That would be a real challenge! grinning smiley
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:18AM
Yeah totally, I run through the parts i've seen from cars,,,and nothing much springs to mind, heavy duty joints...unless you could control the car with a duet wifi, with molten stuff coming out the sump.
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:45AM
Your "local scrap yards" are amazing...

Around here you have dead car yards and lots of places recycling metals

Anything nice like t slot joe public never gets to see... It goes to the recyclers whom wont let you look at what they have
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:48AM
Straight into the smelter with the alloy hubs.
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 02:42PM
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o_lampe
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a printer made from old car parts

That would be a real challenge! grinning smiley

So I got a three V8s to use on my soon-to-be 100m diameter Delta printer. I figure if I use the A4988 stepper drivers to run the spark plugs, and the direction setting to switch between 1st/reverse gear, I can get 1mm resolution. Where can I get 200400 extrusion? Should I use 256x microstepping?

lol
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:01PM
I reckon you could do a slow chunky linear motion system using wiper motors ratcheting along steering racks... 1 step per 25mm or something smiling smiley
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:04PM
and there it was hidden at the back of the yard

Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 29, 2017 03:51PM
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frankvdh
So I got a three V8s to use on my soon-to-be 100m diameter Delta printer. I figure if I use the A4988 stepper drivers to run the spark plugs, and the direction setting to switch between 1st/reverse gear, I can get 1mm resolution. Where can I get 200400 extrusion? Should I use 256x microstepping?

lol

You could always make a V8 blender.

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Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 03:32AM
A heated rear window would do as printbed...
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 03:52AM
Now if you are going to use V8s for stepper motors you will need some decent extrusion. Here is some that I scored earlier:-


Keyboard is there for scale but also see standard paving blocks.

Mike
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 06:14AM
Nice, whats that going to be used for, would make a rather expensive/heavy heatsink.
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 02:56PM
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MechaBits
Nice, whats that going to be used for, would make a rather expensive/heavy heatsink.

Any ideas gratefully received. I don't like seeing anything nice go to scrap and 1 meter of 100mm x 600mm T slot extrusion plus assorted lengths of 100mm x 100mm was too nice to let it get melted down.

Mike
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 03:20PM
That would make for a real nice cnc router table. bit small on the cutting table size but nice and beefy.
Re: Another scrap yard score!
March 30, 2017 04:04PM
It would make a great heatsink led light fixture...but too good for that, and more suited to a CNC table,
a slice of 200mm would be a nice foot for my printer, especially if slots are 15 or 20 apart.
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