Eventorbot! Open source 3D printer. Simple with less materials. Frame is made of a single 4' long, 2 1/2...
Eventorbot! Open source 3D printer. Simple with less materials. Frame is made of a single 4' long, 2 1/2" square tube (16 gauge/1.5mm/.0598" thick, cost: less then $20.00). With this design there is less plastic parts, stronger structure, all wires are hidden, and a more appealing/finish look.
The unit is supposed to resemble a robotic arm with hydraulic tubes. It was designed for prints to be less affected by vibrations. With the 1 solid frame, any vibrations of any axis will cause the other axis to move with it. For example: If the X axis causes a slight vibration/1mm movement to the right, the Z and Y axis will also move that 1mm to the right. This will result in a better print as everything will remain squared.
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For those who do not have access to a 3D printer. You can order the plastic parts and frame at: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1874396831/eventorbot-open-source-3d-printer