Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
August 04, 2015 10:25PM
I had gotten my old Smartrap back from my brother when I gave him the updated Ordbot, so what to do with it? It needed a few repairs to get back running.



I was about to start working on it when I ran across the MC2 3D Printer on Thingiverse.



MC2 3D Printer Thingiverse Link

So... I stripped down the old Smartrap to it bones to rebuild as a MC2.



Anyone want some old Smartrap plastic?

I started printing MC2 Parts.



Oh, and I'm going to use an Arduino Uno with a CNC shield V3 loaded with Teacup to run it.



I'll use a Seven Switch to run the hotend.

I will update as I make progress...
Re: Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
August 05, 2015 04:03PM
Nice. Have you seen this one? HobbyKing now sells it for $180.00

[www.tinyboy.net]

[www.hobbyking.com]
Re: Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
August 05, 2015 11:01PM
I drilled out the X and Y axis to accept 5/16" tubes. I used bronze bushings for those. I kept the 8mm rods for the Z axis, and used the rods and bearings from my old Smartrap.





It goes together pretty quick. Only 18 printed parts for the stock MC2. I will have a few more since I'm using the bushings, and will make a custom holder for the Arduino Uno.
Re: Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
August 06, 2015 03:47PM
Nice work.
Re: Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
August 09, 2015 03:58PM
Honestly thinking about deep sixing this project. I'm not sure if it will be any better than the Smartrap I pulled the parts from. I like the Funbot so much, it's hard to build something less... If I was good enough at the CAD stuff to convert the Funbot to 8mm rods, I don't think I'd make anything else. Besides I still have the Smartrap Core and Rostock to complete.
Re: Death of my old Smartrap, and rebirth as a MC2
March 29, 2016 11:21PM
can you show us the printer at work?
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