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Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)

Posted by khiraly 
Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 08, 2010 06:49PM
Hi!

Im thinking of selling my (semi-)completed Mendel.
The reason for selling is, that I need to work on the electronics before, so basically this Mendel wont print/finished for at least a month.

And Im currently working on heated bed (http://blog.arcol.hu/?p=589) right now, so when I could finally print with this machine, until then i will be able to print an another Mendel.

The machine is the same, as I presented at my blog (see Mendel build days articles at [blog.arcol.hu] ).

What is included:
- every RP parts needed for the Mendel, it is included the extruder RP parts
- every mechanical part (nuts, bolt, threaded rods, bearings, linear shafts, belts, etc, etc)
- plastic sheets for the bed and what goes under (it is cutted by hand, so it is not beauty, but works)
- all motors, 4 in total (3 axis+extruder)
- Extruder machined parts from reifsnyderb
- one roll 24mm width 33meter long Kapton tape

What is NOT included:
- electronics, that includes the limit switches (but the motors are included!)
- extruder worm gear
- heater wire (aka nichrome wire)
- cables

There are few caveats:
1. I sell it as-is, so no warranty if it is really working. (although I mounted it myself)
2. Not tested, I didnt finished the extruder mounting or the electronics
3. Some RP parts are warped and some are printed in really bad quality, but they are working mechanically. Just they are ugly (even some delamination occurs. And two big parts was only printed like 90% (my printer freezed at the end)). But everything is working.
4. The carriage is the worst at warping, but really works great in reality. (although I only tested it by hand;-)

I always intended to sell it, just I wanted to wait, until it prints his first minimug. But I think it will serves better, if I push out the door sooner.

From the buyer there are few requirements:
- blog about the build, and also about the extruder mounting.
- blog extensively about electronics, what he have choosen, and why.

So it is advisable,that a tinkering person buy it, as this machine needs some love. Or anybody who is brave enough to arrange the electronics building.

As for the electronics there are 3 choices currently:
1. official electronics (hard to buy)
2. bits from bytes electronics. It costs 120GBP, but I just checked their website, and they have raised the price to 195GBP.
3. Self-made electronics


I have thought a lot about the price, for what I should offer. The current bitsfrombytes Rapman machine costs 795GBP (~910EUR), which is a Darwin derivative. But their machine is tested, and works.

Originally I wanted to sell the completed mendel for 600EUR (~520GBP), but in its current (untested) phase, I think 500EUR would be the right price for it.
But here is the deal:
I offer it for 500EUR (~440GBP) at start, and I lower the price each week by 20EUR. So if somebody thinks it is worth 500 EUR, then he gets it first.

Shipping:
I can ship within European Union only. So no worldwide shipping. The reason is simple, the duty fee would kill the price. And international shipping is expensive as hell.
This machine weight about 7kg.
The shipping cost is of course additional cost. So it is not included in the 500EUR. Im located in Hungary.

If you are interested, then drop me an email to
order (at) arcol [dot] hu.

If I cant sell the machine, I will simply keep it, as I originally intended.

Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2010 07:13PM by khiraly.
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 09, 2010 12:54AM
You should probably state if this is a metric or an imperial mendel. winking smiley
With the UK you can never be sure.


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Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 09, 2010 02:07AM
I guess that takes care of the mechanical parts kits that you were going to offer. confused smiley


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Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 09, 2010 06:05AM
> You should probably state if this is a metric or an imperial mendel.
> winking smiley

I strictly followed the official building manual: [objects.reprap.org]

So everything is metric. I used M4 nuts, M8 threaded rods, etc, etc.

Best regards,
Laszlo


Mendel build log: [blog.arcol.hu]
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 09, 2010 06:25AM
> I guess that takes care of the mechanical parts kits that you were
> going to offer. confused smiley

When I offered the mechanical kit first, I didnt had my mounted Mendel.

So I could not be 100% sure, if I include everything or not.
So I wanted to build a Mendel myself to verify it.

Now it is done, so I can offer the mechanical parts only, if somebody wants it. (I have enough material for multiple mechanical kits, just I have only one fully printed RP parts, and that is the mounted machine what Im offering here).

For the mechanical kit only, there were not really a demand. In fact nobody (from Europe) was interested.

But if somebody (from the EU) is interesting for mechanical kits only (without RP parts, but otherwise the same as this offer), I can work out a price.

So in case of mechanical kits only, just drop me an email to:
order [at] arcol [dot] hu

Shipping worldwide only the RP parts makes sense, as it weight almost nothing, and can be shipped duty-free.
But my production rate is not there yet....
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 09, 2010 06:49AM
khiraly Wrote:
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> For the mechanical kit only, there were not really
> a demand. In fact nobody (from Europe) was
> interested.
>
> But if somebody (from the EU) is interesting for
> mechanical kits only (without RP parts, but
> otherwise the same as this offer), I can work out
> a price.
>
> So in case of mechanical kits only, just drop me
> an email to:
> order arcol hu
>

Fortunately, or unfortunately I already have all the mechanical parts EXCEPT for the RP parts (which I am working on obtaining).
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 13, 2010 07:43AM
Looks like I have sold this Mendel.

If you are still interested, send an email to order (at) arcol (dot) hu, if the buyer steps back, I could offer to the next one. OR, if there are more people buying this kit, I could decide to print more sets or not.

Best regards,
Laszlo


Mendel build log: [blog.arcol.hu]
tan
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 26, 2010 12:30PM
hi
I would be interested In rp parts or all mechanical parts
contact me on private messages above
Tan
denmark

No problem paying 250 - 300 euros for rp parts.
I have electronics now and I am about to order 4 nema 17 dual spindel motors ( so I can fit magnetic rotation encoder feedback,
I was bbc engineer so should be able to get it up and running quick if you want a set of parts back.

yours Tan
denmark
Re: Complete Mendel kit for sale (minus electronics)
February 28, 2010 04:12PM
tan: message sent
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