It seems to have taken me forever but I finally feel confident enough to show off my printer so far. All that remains to be done is add the glass bed and connect the heat bed, install a hotend and make a filament holder. Please excuse the poor quality of the pics. I uploaded some test code to test the stepper motors and have been pleasantly suprised at how smooth the movement is, I was quite nervous that my build quality would not be sufficient. Still playing reading up on how to calibrate it to work with merlin firmware.
Has it really been 8 months?? I had to fix a problem with my gantry as it wasn’t staying level. Whilst calibrating the stepper motor drivers I managed to short out a couple and I also managed to blow a mega board.
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But everything is now complete. Over the past couple of months I have printed out some fairly small bits and pieces (less than 5cm sq and 1 cm tall) so this was my first big test. I forgot to configure slicer to handle overhangs so i that a couple of bits didn’t turn out as well as they could but otherwise i am pretty happy with it