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Mobo Roboto weekly Friday update for April 15th, 2016

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   Let me just start by saying, MAN WHAT A CRAZY (!!!) MONTH(*&!@

 

   So I started the month out with 2 refunds which drained most of my savings so needless to say, it has been a slow month for me(other then the MKS boards selling out quick! MORE COMING SOON W/ PRICE BREAK FOR REPRAP IRC COMMUNITY MEMBERS). I recently decided to try out some new control boards, because I had negative experiences with my previous choice, no biggie…for me anyways. 

   I started a new part-time job as a cashier he locally which will give me some extra funds to put into Mobious Robotics and help not only grow the company, but the community as well. This has unfortunately cut into my time spent working on my new 3D Printer designs and improvements to the sE1x, so I apologize in advance for you new guys who are now having to wait a day or two to get a response from me! I will try my best to communicate my availability days/times and, as always, I will be in the Reprap Google Hangout every Saturday at Noon(pacific) and I highly encourage new sE1X owners to try and make it if you can!

 I just got my order of 300x300mm silicone heaters that actually have a adhesive side as well as the thermistor already built in!!! I will have them up on the site today for you guys to check out…other then that I still have 1 sE1X v1.5(single extruder/ .4/1.75mm Jhead hotend) kit ready to ship and another one well on its way. I’m also still doing the $25.00 referral bonus for those of you who refer someone to Mobious Robotics and they purchase a sE1X, you will get 25 bucks via Paypal! 😀 😀 \o/ \o/


Alright, thats about it for now, I will be doing weekly posts from now on to let you all know whats going on over here at Mobious. As always, thanks for your time and happy printing!!!

-Terran ‘papabur’ Schatz  

The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.  A.E.

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Dual Extrusion goodness…Colorprint – by Prusa Jr.

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So I was recently informed of this awesome app for dual extruding with mult. colors called ‘Colorprint’. This is a very awesome app that makes it easy for you to pick and choose where yo uwant color on your .gcode files.

Download Colorprint here (new window)

 

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New Mobious Robotics sE1X designs.

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So the last week or so I have been working on a few different CAD projects, lets dive in!

 

Okay for starters, let me remind everyone that all these will be available for download on our github page, linked here: sE1X Github Page

First, I started out with some new corner brackets for the sE1X, which will allow for 40mm more movement in the X axis which results in getting the full 300mm of available heated bed you pay for.

sE1X corner bracket thumbnail

The new corners offer a TON of rigidity and strength to the lower frame assembly and are a great replacement for the metal corner brackets(which you can still use with the X axis upgrade if you wish..) and will soon be a standard part in the sE1X kits. It is 2 parts which makes it easier to print and no filing nec. for fitting..these will slide right on. Just requires 4 t-slot nuts and 4 M5-10s.

Second, to accommodate the larger X axis design, I needed to lengthen the Top X extrusion on the gantry. So I created a extrusion extension:

sE1X Extrusion Extension

Again, 2 parts for easy printing and is plenty strong. Simply cut the extrusion in half and add this extension in the middle and your ready to roll!

Thirdly, so with all this enlarging going on..I decided that some better support is needed for the gantry, so after much trial and error I finally designed a excellent support system. Using 2 150mm 2020 extrusions and some support brackets, the gantry will now have MUCH more strength and rigidity which I believe will result in not only being able to handle higher speeds with less vibration, but overall resolution and quality to your prints..

sE1X Gantry supportsE1X gantry support 2z brace_v1.1

I am very pleased so far with the new gantry support, took a lot of work but it paid off in the end!

Ok last but not least, the original Y axis smooth rod holders gave me grief as well as a recent customer. I decided some new, stronger ones where needed ASAP! So here they are:

Y axis smooth rod holder conceptY axis smooth rod holder concept front (Thanks to beardedbuddha for the help with the Mobious logo!)

These will simply slide on and lock into place using 2 m5-10s and 2 t-slot nuts and will offer much more support to the Y axis smooth rods.

 

As I said above, all new creations will be uploaded to the Github page so please check it out, and keep checking back for new designs! Thanks!

 

-papabur

(papabur@mobious.org)

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