A printer designed by Dan Lenc from the Czech Republic in Hraden Kralove. It has been built from aluminum profiles and is based on the construction of the Prusa i3 mk1, and has become succesful as a DIY at home 3D printer within the Czech 3D printing community.
You need the following parts from within 3 categories with links to their source. Please use our affiliate links we provide here. It doesn’t cost you anything extra because these webshops give us a share of their profit for redirecting you. This helps us to maintain the website that makes it so easy for you to source the right parts and step by step construct your very own 3D printer. At the same time we help you to build the most qualitative and cost-effective printer without the headaches that come with figuring everything out and finding everything yourself.
Ordering at BangGood is pretty much the easiest thing you will do during this build process, and all you need is common sense and a credit card. I provide you with the parts you need and links to the product page, which you all put in your cart. Check the price, and check the reviews. If the price is alright and the reviews look good, place the order. I have really good experiences with BangGood, and the reviews are always spot on. I recommend looking into the shipment options, as often when you buy so many parts you can have the parts delivered much faster for only a few bucks more.
What to buy
These parts can be typically bought from your local hardware store, and otherwise should be ordered online in the country you live in since this guarantees the quality, low price and supporting your local supplier. You might need a saw to cut the aluminum profiles, or bring your local workshop something nice to cut them up to size for you (I find that a big Applecake and a good beer does the trick).
- 7x Aluminum 2020 Profiles 400mm (cut them to size e.g. 310mm) eBay 7×1,39€
- Aluminum Profile Connectors BangGood 3,53€
- Sliding Nuts for Aluminum Profiles BangGood 4,80€
- Screws – Assume 5-10 euro at your local store
- Bolts – Assume 5-10 euro at your local store
Total Price = 38.06€
Electronics & 3D printer specific hardware
The electronics and other specific hardware is something you can’t source locally, and if you can, they come from BangGood or another webshop from Asia anyway. It’s better to wait a bit longer and save yourself a significant amount of money.
- RAMPS set + LCD BangGood 25,18€
- Hotend BangGood 7,06€
- 3x NEMA17 stepper motors BangGood 9,17€
- Endstops BangGood 2,16€
- Power Supply Unit 12V 30A BangGood 19,62€
- MK7 Teeth Extruder Gear BangGood 1,41€
- GT2 Timing Belt + Pulleys BangGood 14,10€
- Heated Bed BangGood 11,98€
- 2x NEMA17 Integrated Leadscrew BangGood 25,33
- 12x LM8UU bearings BangGood 1,24€
- Inductive Proximity Sensor (optional but recommended, you will need to solder a connector to it and a 5V Voltage Regulator) BangGood 2,82€
- Dupont Wire Jumper kit BangGood 3,00€
- Idle Pulley BangGood 1,94€
Total price 15-7-2017 = 170.62€
3D printed parts – STL files
You can order them from us to support us on our 3D Hubs (Click here) and we will make sure you get parts that fit and are of 5-star worthy quality.
How to build it
Received and printed all your parts? Good, now we start with actually building the printer.
The instructional PDF can be downloaded in the link below
DOWNLOAD LINK (UNAVAILABLE YET)
How to set up the printer
You have completely built your printer, and the next step is to configure the firmware, upload it to RAMPS, and calibrate the 3D printer carefully so it can lay its first layer and prints in the correct dimensions with the correct temperature and speed settings. It’s easy, trust me.
Download here the complete firmware
Download ARDUINO SOFTWARE
Now that your printer has been built and calibrated, you can test the printer by printing objects such as the classic Benchy.
Follow the guide of (LINK) and identify which issue you are experiencing (if any), and follow the advice to rectify any faults within your settings or printer hardware.
You’re all set!