Prusa Mendel (iteration 1)
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- If you are building this machine using SAE (imperial) fasteners, see also SAE Prusa Mendel.
Prusa Mendel is the Ford Model T of 3D printers.
Like the Model T, the Prusa Mendel improves on a previous design by being more streamlined for manufacture. The Prusa Mendel is a simpler remix of the original Mendel. By default, it uses printed bushings instead of regular bearings, though options to substitute inexpensive lm8uu linear bearings or other types of bearings or bushings are available. The current version uses three 608 bearings in total, one for the X axis and two for the Y axis. The 624 bearings are gone altogether.
Prusa's main goal is to be the purest and simplest 3D printer you can build.
- It's much simpler to build it.
- It's much simpler to modify it.
- It's much simpler to print it for your friends.
- It's much simpler to repair it.
Because of its complexity, the Prusa Mendel can be a living thing. I update it all the time. It's a unique feature but it should be standard. We are living in feature, we don't care if it's a bit different every time; our printer will print it in same time ;-)
- Printed Parts: 45 (extruder drive included?)
- Non-Printed Parts: 388
- Material Cost: ???
- Cost: ??? (assembled)
- Printing Size: 200mm x 200mm x 100mm (8.2" x 8.2" x 4.1")
- Precision: ??? (position), ??? (printing)
- Speed: ??? (position), ??? (printing)
The development of the Prusa Mendel is hosted on github: http://github.com/prusajr/PrusaMendel.
You can follow the changes on Changelog.
You can sign up for github for free and fork the project to begin working on it.
Bill of Materials
|4||frame-vertex with foot||RP|
|12||pla-bushing||RP-PLA||check your build file, the file makes either 4 or 12|
Non-Printed Parts ("vitamins")
Note that additional parts are required for the extruder, although some extruder parts are included in the table below.