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Hello everyone,

Been here on Thingiverse for a while now. I currently print with an Anet A8 which i have modified with tons on files from here and have got it pretty dang reliable. Took a little while but it was all worth it in the end. I learned a lot from the time it arrived at my door to assemble and right up to just this morning when i finished my latest print job. As a tinkerer i am always looking for a new project and found a nice Delta printer on here (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1902229) and said what the heck. Lets build a big one!!!!!! Got myself a 1 kg spool of Lime Green filament and started printing on the old Anet. Once all the printing was done i said how big do i wanna go? Well there is an old saying GO BIG OR GO HOME. I ended up buying (3)1220mm or 48" 2040 aluminum extrusions for the vertical beams and (9)1010mm or 24" extrusions for the horizontal beams. This allowed me to fab up a 3mm X 400mm or 16" diameter aluminum build plate which will be heated. I finally got the frame assembly all together this morning and this definitely is a MONSTER DELTA. Just need to get the smooth rods and some more 5mm Tee Nuts and all the mechanical stuff will be complete . Then i get to move on to the fun of getting all the electronics, wiring it all up and then the dreaded setup. I would share some pics of the build if someone will gimme an idea how to post them to a TOPIC. I am not seeing any kind of way to attach photos. I will just put them with the i built one on here for now. Also anyone out there that is using a custom delta that they built i would love to know what firmware and configurationh file ya are using.

Thanks for taking time to read and any possible help you may be able to provide in the future.

Pentachoron - Delta 3D Printer
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I've built a couple of different deltas, details are on my blog: https://cobaltgriffonary.blogspot.ca/
My recommendation for a machine that big would be to use one of the Duet variants or a Smoothie board for the 32-bit processor, the standard 8-bit ramps will choke on the processor overhead with a build volume that big. As for the pictures, I think you'd have to post them to a make of the design and then link that to the topic here, Thingiverse is a bit primitive in the discussion board options.
Hope that helps with your build :)

Thanks for the heads up on the electronics and the link. Greatly appreciated. Here is the link to some pics of my beast.


Pentachoron - Delta 3D Printer

Get a duet wifi board for electronics coupled with some 0.9 degree stepper motors and IR sensor, it will save you a lot of headaches.