SpiderBot Delta 3D Printer

When SpiderBot owners meet...

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Thursday, April 24 2014, 08:39 PM
...awesome stuff happens! :D

A friend of mine Alouisious, who lives in the same city also got a SpiderBot recently (about ~1.5 months ago). His being a v1.4 and mine being a 1.0 with upgrades to 1.2 and several prototype items it was very interesting to see the comparison.

Some stuff we did:

- Came up with our own heated bed insulation solution.
- Gave my printer some love:
+ Redid the wiring (properly).
+ Used Teflon for the door slides.
+ Readjusted the linear guides (it was vibrating at low speed).
+ Added some additional heat shield cable sleeves in some places.
- Put the printers next to each other and made them move (youtube video shortly).
- Compared the machines when printing. Only one big noticeable difference, warming up the bed is 2.5x times faster with the V1.4 thanks to the 30A power supply (we think).
- Made a longer spool holder.

Additionally, my friend is in the process of starting the first (physical) 3D printing shop in our city (and region). For this occasion he also built a heat controllable enclosure with a lot of bells and whistles. See attached images. I'm jealous. ;)
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      Thursday, April 24 2014, 09:10 PM - #permalink
      It looks :D ;) Casper, that a guy.
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      Friday, April 25 2014, 06:38 PM - #permalink
      Awww. Lookit that! Twins! :D

      That is a monster relay for the enclosure heater, and a beautiful enclosure. Looks very industrial.
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      Saturday, April 26 2014, 09:08 AM - #permalink
      Haha thanks!

      The Tek Guy wrote:That is a monster relay for the enclosure heater, and a beautiful enclosure. Looks very industrial.
      Actually, the relay is the excact same size as the V1.4 default, just blue instead of black. It is about 7 cm long. To my knowledge these are quite standard. ;)
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