Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 06, 2013 09:19AM
My e-steps are off by just a few, after double-checking my calulated numbers with some other folks... but other than that, it's working great!



Tons of pics here of various build steps for anyone curious: [www.flickr.com]

Parts list: -

Frame - Jo Průša
Rods - Matterfy
Steppers - Ultimachine
Rambo - Ultimachine
Misc hardware / bearings - Ultimachine
Printed parts: self-printed (Yellow PLA - Extruder is yellow ABS)
Power suppy: Lulzbot
Heated Bed Glass: Lulzbot
Heated Build Platform: eBay
J-Head MKV: eBay
Fan: Ultimachine
Belts: Lulzbot
Stepper gears: eBay
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 07, 2013 06:54AM
Pic of the first real print that wasn't a calibration cube.

[www.flickr.com]
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 07, 2013 11:28AM
Cool. I had near perfect prints on the first try with my very first printer (Prusa i2) as well. If you actually take the time and made sure everything lines up and squared off and belts are tighten, it just works. grinning smiley I used slic3r default settings and there it was. And it only got better as I tweaked it.

[www.thingiverse.com]

Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 10, 2013 06:34AM
Well done John, nice looking build!
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 11, 2013 05:14PM
In what Ebay shop did you buy your hotend? smiling smiley
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 15, 2013 11:39PM
Got my hot-end from here:

[stores.ebay.com]

It was in-stock price was reasonable, and j-head is a proven setup. I figured I could always switch to a budaschnozzle or prusa nozzle or something else later on.
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 20, 2013 05:26PM
Watch out for the Jhead hotends that are not Original ones. The link is not a Original one.


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Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 21, 2013 10:31AM
What's the failure mode on fake ones?
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
June 21, 2013 04:17PM
Many of the J Heads out there aren't from Reifsnyder but are from others that make them using his design. Some of the things to watch for are tolerances, material and fabrication quality. The failure mode would depend on what the defect or fabrication errors were. If you have the capability they aren't difficult to make. Like many other components there are low cost knockoffs that don't perform as well but there are also others that are suitable.
Re: Finished my i3 Build - worked first try
July 12, 2013 07:21AM
I have just completed building my Prusa i3. What Next ??

Are there specific steps I must take to calibrate the printer. I loaded Repetier software & I can move the head from within Repetier.

So how can I make sure if I try to print an object, the nozzle or carriage won't go too far and break something... I have installed all three end stops.

hope someone can guide me to a source that explains the steps I must take...

p.s- nice looking i3
Nice. I have one from makerfarm, but I am looking to build another from the Einstein variant. I like that black frame!
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