Upgrade guid from Prusa Mendel to Rostock?
August 26, 2013 09:22PM
Hi there,

I am looking forward to upgrading from a Prusa Mendel to a Rostock/Kossel. Can you point me to a guide?


Cheers,
Franklin Dattein
Re: Upgrade guid from Prusa Mendel to Rostock?
August 27, 2013 12:36PM
I don't know of a detailed guide but it's basically a matter of sourcing the necessary parts and assembling, same as any printer... you should be able to print all the necessary parts for a Rostock-variant on your Prusa.
Re: Upgrade guid from Prusa Mendel to Rostock?
August 27, 2013 07:01PM
Hello,
I am doing same thing - got prusa mendel and building rostock printer. I choose rostock because I don't want spend $ on aluminum extrusion.
As for guide - I didn't seen any I based on sources found in [www.thingiverse.com] and I plan to use fishing braid lines not belts [www.thingiverse.com]
Also I wanted to use printed rods - so I use: [www.thingiverse.com] - if there will be problems calibrating etc. I'll consider change.

I printed all parts and ordered 8mm rods 36inch long with LM8UU bearings x6. this makes printer pretty high - but I plan on extending bed size and extra height will be needed.
I also got new electronics - ramps 1.4 which I didn't connect yet. I choose ramps because I got that already on my prusa mendel (I plan on keeping original prusa mendel intact for printing parts as needed).
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