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RepRap builders in the Okanagan

Posted by windcatcher 
RepRap builders in the Okanagan
March 01, 2011 01:20AM
There are a few people up here in the Okanagan building repraps.
Problem is, there are no suppliers of anything locally so I am making a trip to Vancouver to see if I can get some Electronics and Belts.
Does anyone know where I could get a belt kit in Vancouver?
I am building Adrian's Pololu boards so I will also be looking for a supplier for electronics as well.
Is there a particular store that stocks endo stops etc.?

Re: RepRap builders in the Okanagan
March 01, 2011 12:17PM
Hey, swing by the CoLab at 525 Great Northern Way; I've got several repraps there.

I've not found a local supplier of belts; SDP-SI will ship to Canada for a price, as will Small Parts Inc.

Lee's electronics over on Main St has Arduinos, and maybe opto's, but for specific parts Digikey.ca will ship to Canada for $8.

Re: RepRap builders in the Okanagan
March 01, 2011 11:03PM
Thanks for the info Wade. I will see if I can get some belts from Precision. I have them in my search list but I didn't find any reprap belts there last time. Now that I know they have them I will look at their site a lot closer. I will try Lees Electronics for the optos and order online so I can just pick them up when I come down. Unfortunately I am making a flying trip mid week to catch a Canucks game or I would take you up on your offer to see your machines. How many machines are you running? Which electronics do you find work best?

I got my parts from Ecker Tech Inc. [www.eckertech.com] in Ontario and the parts are top notch. Kudos to those guys. They were printed with a 0.406 tipped extruder. Any sage advise on which nozzle design to go with?

P.S. are you selling any reprapped parts yet? I have some freinds who don't want to wait for mine.

Cheers, and thanks again for the invite.

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