You can find the new buildpackage here
There are several things noteworthy about this update.
A version of the firmware that runs on ramps has been added. This firmware (Beta 0.01) is still very buggy, but runs nicely on ramps and has yielded me some prints.
I have taken the time to make technical drawings with exploded views and BOM's. I won't be making any step by step building instructions, but I hope this will compensate that.
|One of the technical drawings|
I have updated the stl parts to include the new depositer, which is easier to build and actually works. Also the pistons are now driven by NEMA17 motors.
I have included a schematic of the Ramps and a schematic of the laser driver in the buildpackage. I have also added a pdf of the pcb, but this one is untested. I have built both my laser drivers on experimental pcb's. I do have the tools to make a pcb, but I like soldering the board myself if I only need small quantities.
In the Buildpackage.pdf you can find lists of needed parts, specifications and instructions. It is not yet fully finished, but it is the most recent version with the most information available.
Time for a little confession, I forgot a not unimportant (I refuse to say important) part. The part that links the piston motors with the M4 lead screw. I will include this in the new buildpackage, but until then it is not in the build package.
The problem with the link is that it is made with a lathe. Since you probably don't have a lathe available, you wouldn't be able to make it anyway. I am going to work on a printable version.
Now the sad part
I am busy with school. I myself will not work on this for at least a month. In Juli, I will resume work on focus. I have two things planned, A 9W fiber laser and a inkjet nozzle. How much of this I am going to do is still unknown, but you will see in good time.