Building a RepRap 3D Printer
What you'll learn
- Understand the evolution of RepRap and the dynamics of open hardware innovation
- Quickly assemble an i3 Berlin 3D printer
- Safely connect all the cables and calibrate your 3D printer for perfect 3D prints
- Become familiar with the most important 3D-print settings in Slic3r
- Get to know the different print materials and how to make multimaterial objects
- Explore KISSlicer and Cura path generator
- Experiment with alternative solutions and software
- Troubleshoot and prevent printing problems with ease
- . It will definitely be an advantage if you know some 3D modelling in any program.
This video course teaches you how to make a 3D printer for yourself and calibrate and adjust it perfectly. You will get to know how to solve and prevent common problems and discover alternative solutions to tailor your 3D printer to your liking and needs. You will learn how to assemble parts for your 3D printer and build it with ordinary tools and skills. The course starts off with assembling of the Y-Unit and the XZ-Unit before moving on to the extruder and wiring. Next, you will be shown how to execute some simple calibrations and suddenly you're printing in 3D with your very own 3D printer. By the end of the video, you will be a junior 3D printing expert. This 3D printer used for demonstration in this course is especially designed for easy assembly and use, and gives you a head start in building your own 3D-printers for now and for the future.
About the Author
Bram de Vries is a mechanical engineer and social scientist dedicated to open hardware. He has previously worked at Demotech, developing pro-poor technologies in Guatemala, Ethiopia, and India.
The overarching aim of his work is to open up innovations and make them accessible. For the last four years, his focus has moved from water pumps to open source 3D printing. He also tutors Blender courses.
Who this course is for:
- If you wish to learn and build a 3D printer from scratch, this course is for you. Even if you have ordinary technical skills, you can build and run an open source 3D printer with help of this video.
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