Hi, I,m Paul and this is my 1st 3D printer kit so i though i would go crazy with it. Here is a breakdown of most of the planned upgrades and status so far.
I got my Kit Saturday evening 1/08 and this will probably be the slowest kit build in history LOL
- Replace all wood parts with either fiberglass or Aluminum
Currently have all the little parts in glass and am hoping to get base, bed and side hardware mounts in aluminum. Ordered T and L brackets on line
2 Need more \Better power!
after examining the generic 12VDC power supply, decided to go another route...
Ordered "Bronze Certified" ATX power supply (cleaner power with tons of amps to spare)
Extended base plate 4 inches so I can build custom enclosure for PS, MKS board and a couple of SSR's (1 for silicone 750 watt 110 v heater mat and 1 for remote on\ off so i can turn everything on and off with 1 button on front panel while maintaining separate fused inputs.
- Expanded cable chain from 10mmx10mm to 10x15 for custom wiring yet to be determined. Plan is for MKS board to be on a hinged panel and swing out to flat surface. Wiring termination and stress relief for fast changes to hardware. Blocks for cross connects in wiring cabinet and on print head block for flexibility.
E3D V6 real deal and clone for back up are already here. Factory head is spare spare. Possible dual or multi material extruder planed for Phase 2 "Working Printer"
Bowden setup inside back of additional enclosure with moisture control and filament oilier. Not 100% sure on mount location yet but should be visible\serviceable from front a well.
Enclosure for printer area and power and filament all separate and visible from front.
Built in Print enclosure Temp gauge and relocation of control panel with extra buttons.
It will be slow giong and probably a month before i even get to the electrical but taking my time and having fun with it was part of the plan from the get go so no worries
Anyone have any even more crazy ideas, let me know and i might just add em in. Much learned and copied from all the great data here so greatly appreciated!