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Frogicator X-Gantry Questions

by frogman_pep

[Made a duplicate post in the Engineering Forum, as I was not sure where would be best? So if the duplicate post is not encouraged, please delete]

This is a remix from OmNom's Re-Duplicator (https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2686588) with Linear Rails and the mount I've been using on my duplicator i3. Was not entirely sure how to make the X-Gantry with Linear Rails. Have briefly looked over Creality's Ender 3 and a few others, but wasn't sure what the best direction to go was. So with the mount I've been using this is what I came up with.

Thinking there is a better way to do it, but if I do keep this design figured it would be better to move the GT2 Cable parallel to the rail and not the 1515 extrusion as the red arrow indicates. So please let me know what you think would be the best way to go and if you'd like to view the two Printer Assemblies I've created previously: https://github.com/frogmandesignz

Thanks for you time,

Froggie :)

ReDuplicator i3 MK3x - Wanhao i3 Complete Aluminium Extrusion & Prusa Mk3 Overhaul
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Upgrading Alunar M508 to prusa i3 MK3S

by SigmundW

Hi,

I bought an Alunar M508 a few years back, and as I wanted to get a heated bed, I was thinking of simultaneously, upgrading it to a Prusa i3 MK3S, mainly for the increased print area, and for future compatibility with any prusa upgrade sets.
Now, I would prefer to do this in a staged, cost-effective way if possible.
I see three options:
1
Use the Prusa i3 MK3S frame, but keep the MKS SMELZI controller (https://www.reprap.me/mks-smelzi-melzi-mini12864-lcd.html) and the Alunar extruder assembly.
This seems the cheapest option, and I could perhaps wait for the MK4 to update the extruder, but then I'd have to get the firmware working with the new frame and old extruder, and while I know C and arduino, I have very little experience with this.
2
Use the Prusa i3 MK3S frame and extruder assembly, but keep the MKS SMELZI controller. In this case, I'd just have to get the standard Prusa i3 MK3S working on the controller, and hope the PSU (in essence a 12V 5A laptop-style adapter) can accomodate the new extruder (but that seems likely?)
3
Full upgrade to Prusa i3 MK3S. This is of course the most expensive option, so this would be my last resort.

My question is now whether anyone has any experience, pointers or insight into the feasibility of the above options?
Any comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance,
Sigmund

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thingiverse alternatives!

by ioannou0

kinda friendly fire posting this here , but i found it really useful ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wui8iFeeOtE

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buy mrk3s now or wait for mrk4?

by ColtonSparks

I plan to buy a prusa in the future (8 to 9 months) and I started to wonder if anything is being said about a prusa mrk4. I assume there will be an upgrade kit for the mrk3/mrk3s when the mrk4 is released, but I would rather not have to buy that after I have bought a mrk3. So I was wondering, when I am ready to buy, if there aren't any announcements concerning the mrk4, should I wait or just buy the mrk3s. I am open to any suggestions. Thanks.

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3d printed closet upgrades

by ioannou0

those are some 3d printed upgrades that i made to renovate my closet to fit all of my scuba gear since i dont have enough space in my apartment and i need to have them somewhere tidy! feel free to check it out !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge3eV2cJerY&t=3s

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