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zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby zacbot » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:51 pm

Since it appears there is no way at this time to order a Kit of the Eventorbot, I started from scratch and will try to build it, made in Germany.

I am not an engeneer and have never build anything. I also have zero experience with 3D Software or concepts and electronik of 3D Printers. Also no idea about CNC and alike. So to resume. I have nothing. :D

But I like the thing and I will build it from scratch. So to begin with, I started with the electronic of the thing and ordered:

1x MK2A Heat Bed (latest version)
1 x Set Mechnical Endstop
1 x Set Hall Endstop
1x Smard LCD Controller
1x RAMPS Ultimate Kit
- 1 x ramps 1.4
- 5 x A4988 stepper driver
- 5 x heat sink
- 5 x conductive sticker (aluminum)
- 1 x Ard. Mega2560 board rev.3 (not flashed with any firmware)
- 1 x SD Ramps
- 2 x epcos 100K thermistors
- 1 x ceramic screwdriver
- 1 x 40x40mm fan

Price: 128,92 EUR / US $189,00
Estimated delivery Dec 18, 2012 by 6:00 PM, but we will see. Until know I had bad experience with german customs with goods comming from US. This time it is Hong Kong, and it will be worse, I think.

The seconde order I made, was for the motors. But this time from Germany.

x5 NEMA 17 Stepper Motor, SY42STH47-1684A
Price: 102 EUR / 135 $
Estimated delivery Dec 18, 2012 by 11:00 AM

After a fast youtube s crash lesson about SketchUp 8, I tried to integer these components in the design of Eventorbot and then I saw that i have bought different components...because Eventorbot has no display and no SD slot and is not prepared to operate without the help of a computer...shit

Then i understood that I have ordered a different motherboard, so I will need a different mother board tray. And because I have a display, I need a case to hold it. And I found it at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28767. But there is no windows in this case for the SD, USB and Power...so I will have to print a new one as soon my printer works. I hope.

to be continued...
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zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby zacbot » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:00 pm

Today I started ordering some mechanical parts.

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(1) 4' long, 2 1/2" metal square tube (this will be used for the main frame and the hot head mount). Diagram: http://www.thingiverse.com/download:85781

Price: 100 EUR 80 x 80 mm finished and painted frame
Status: ordered. Waiting for delivery.

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(3) Nema 17 stepper motor (at least 3 kg-cm 4 Wire). Specs for current motors used PDF: http://eventorbot.com/pics/3%20kg-cm%204%20Wire%20NEMA%2017%20Stepper%20Motor.pdf

Status: have it.

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(1) Geared stepper motor for extruder. (more info soon)

Changed parts:
(1) Nema 17 stepper motor
Status: have it.

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(12) 8mm linear bearings, model: LM8UU. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/LM8UU.jpg

At Ebay I found some offers, probably made in China a set of 10 pieces for just 9 Euro shipping included. But the one made in Germany costs 6,95 EUR per piece + 4,95 shipping! http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40 ... _PrefLoc=1
Since I need 12 pieces, this means i can choose to order 20 China pieces for 18 Euro or 12 German pieces for 88,35 Euro.
Price: 18 Euro
Status: have it.

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(4) 8mm ball bearing, model: 608Z. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/608Z.jpg

Price: 10,80 EUR shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(1) 9 1/2" long 5/16 threaded rod (for Z axis). Note: Most likely you will have some leftover after your 9 1/2" cut, use that piece to cut a 13mm long piece for: http://eventorbot.com/pics/rod%20for%20extruder%20bearing.jpg

9.5 inches = 241.3 millimeters long and 7.9375 millimeters...hmm...ok it means 250 mm and 8 mm.
Price: 1 meter 12,80 EUR shiping included.
Status: have it.

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(6) 10.5" long 8mm rod. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/8mm%20linear%20rod.jpg

Price: 6 x 270 millimeters for 36.06 Euro shipping included
Status: have it.

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(1) Coupler 5mm to 8mm. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/5mm-8mm%20coupler.jpg

Price: 7,70 Euro shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(1) Set of printed plastic parts (stl files listed on thingiverse.com soon)

ok I think some parts can wait until I have my printer running. So I try to identify parts and sort them.

Self printing parts with own printer (later):
(2) footing 1 P-009
(4) footing 2 P-010
(1) mother board tray P-003 / changed
(1) spool holder P-011
(1) spool holder 2 P-011
(2) corner cap P-001
(2) end cap P-004
Status: Waiting for the printer to be ready.

Ordered online parts (print service):
(2) bed A p1 P-022
(2) bed A p2 P-023
(1) bed carriage p1 P-012
(1) bed carriage p2 P-013
(1) bed carriage p2 P-015
(1) bed carriage p3 P-014
(1) bed p1 P-020
(1) bed p2 P-021
(1) extruder housing P-002
(3) motor mount P-005
(2) rod support p1 P-016
(2) rod support p2 P-017
(1) x carriage P-007
(1) x carriage part 2 P-008
(1) z carriage p1 P-018
(1) z carriage p2 P-019

Price: 50 EUR shipping included (thank you Ingo !)
Status: ordered. Waiting for delivery

Changed parts
(2) pulley gear P-006 --> (2) T2.5 Alu-pulley - Teeth: 16 incl. stainless steel screws.
Price: 15,90 EUR Euro shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(1) Set of screws. List: http://eventorbot.com/hardware.htm

Status: sent out to local store. waiting for quotation.

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(1) Sanguinololu 1.3a mother board with ramps. Ramps to be compatible to steppers (it should come with pin connectors and pins). Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/Sanguinololu%20board.jpg

Changed parts:
Ramps 1.4 Smart + Ard. Mega2560 board rev.3
Status: have it.

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(1) MK7 drive gear (gear to drive the filament). Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/mk7_drive_gear.jpg

Price: 14 Euro shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(1) 4 foot of XL timing belt. PDF: http://eventorbot.com/pics/XL%20schematic.pdf

4 feet = 1.2192 meters...hmmm....they take order only per meter...
Changed parts
2 m T2.5 belt made with steel
Price: 16 Euro shipping included.
Status: ordered. Waiting for delivery

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(4) Push button momentary end stop switches. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/Push%20button%20momentary%20switch.JPG

Changed parts:
3 x hall endstops + 6 magnets --> http://ikmaak.nl/eenblog/2011/11/09/rep ... vements-i/
Status: have it.

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(1) Bed. Aluminum or pexi-glass 8.5" x 11", 1/8" thick. (thickness does not have to be exact). Diagram: http://eventorbot.com/pics/bed%20diagram.skp

8.5" x 11", 1/8" thick = 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm / 3.17 mm
Status: have it.

Added parts:
MK2A Heat Bed (latest version 214mmx214mm)

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(4) Springs for bed (this box should have all the springs you need for any circumstances: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100142075/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=springs&storeId=10051#.UDZP5tXDCSo

Price: 4 pieces for 5$ shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(8) Rubber feet (bore holes need to be able to allow 10-32 screws) Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/rubber%20feet.jpg

Price: 4 pieces for 2,94 EUR shipping included. Screw M4x12 included.
Status: have it.

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(1) Roll of 1/4" black poly tubing. Cut to: (1)14" for hothead wires, (1)20" for filament feeder, (1)12" for bed to mother board tray connection. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/hose.jpg

Cut into 36 cm, 51 cm, 31 cm and what diameter should have the new updated teflon tubing?
Price: 1 meter transparent PTFE 4 mm (to see how it is going inside) for 9,49 EUR shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(6) Air pneumatic tube 6mm push in connector fittings. (Total Size 21mm x 12mm/ 0.82" x 0.47"(L*W) Thread Diameter 9mm/ 0.354) Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/hose%20connector.jpg

Status: have it.

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(1) 5.5 mm x 2.1mm DC power jack socket female panel mount connector. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/DC%20Power%20Jack.jpg NOTE: If you choose to use a hotbed, upgrade this jack to something that can handle at least 13amps. As for your power source, you can use a Xbox 360 power brick. Xbox 360 power brick is 16amp and is more then enough to handle the power (under $20.00).

Status: not needed. Direct wiring?

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(1) Laptop charger 12 volt DC at least 5 amp. Pic: http://eventorbot.com/pics/power%20supply.jpg

Changed parts:
Xbox 360 power brick 16.5 A
Price: 27 Eur shipping included.
Status: have it.

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(1) Hot end assembly (SKP file on diagram and how to build coming soon)

Changed parts:
Aluhotend --> http://3d-industries.myshopify.com/coll ... /aluhotend
Price: 55 EUR shipping included
Status: ordered. Waiting for delivery.
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zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby zacbot » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:04 am

Today I finished ordering what could be ordered.

My Paypal account says I spent till now 412,61 EUR (545,18 $). And I still have to purchase:

The frame, till now quoted at 100 Eur
The plastic parts, no price quoted till now XX Eur
The Hothead XX Eur, no idea how and where to make it, no STL

This is and will be much more (estimated double) than the backers of a full kit have payed... :shock:

No comments about working hours spent and coming :!:

Finished for today.
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Re: zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby KyoRinsuu » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Where did you buy the T5 aluminum pulleys? Could you give me a link if you don't mind? I've been looking for a vendor and haven't found one yet.
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Re: zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby zacbot » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:35 pm

KyoRinsuu wrote:Where did you buy the T5 aluminum pulleys? Could you give me a link if you don't mind? I've been looking for a vendor and haven't found one yet.


Most parts are in Ebay. But I just watched again the video of our master Duy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCEw9yesy_o and it looks different. So I do not know if it will fit in the setup.

Here is a direct link: http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_trksid=p ... &_from=R40
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The electronic arrived !

Postby zacbot » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:22 pm

Today I received the first package. And guess what? It is the one from Hong Kong. They were faster than any one from Germany or Europe. Respect!

So I will start uploading the firmware...but I don t know what to upload and how to upload and where to upload...

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Firmware: Marlin

Postby zacbot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:18 am

The software and firmware are installed and running. I had some beginner's problems but solved them...here is a quick history about what I did.

1. Download the Arduino Software
Source: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Comment: I was happy to see that the software runs without any problem on my linux. :mrgreen:

2. Download, configure and upload the Marlin Firmware
Source: https://github.com/ErikZalm/Marlin
Comment: this step looks easy but it wasn t for me. I started at http://reprap.org/wiki/List_of_Firmware and from there I downloaded the suggested Firmware Marlin_RC3.zip from https://github.com/ErikZalm/Marlin/tags. After setting up Arduino (see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA4_NiBm96U). I didn t change anything in the firmware as shown in the video. I tried to compile the firmware, but without succes...compile errors...

Then googled the errors, and found things that are not logic. Some said, I have to downgrade Arduino software...others said I have to change two configuration files of Marlin, the main config file and the pin file. Because changing the pins setting sounds a bit tricky for me, I changed first the config file of Marlin, telling him I have MEGA/RAMPS up to 1.2 = 3. With this I was able to compile. Restarted the board...nothing, the panel screen was blank. Then I found a German page where I was told, If the panel does not work, it may be because of the display brightness setting. This could be adjusted turning a screw on the back of the panel. :shock: I tried but didn t help. This page said also, if it doesn t help, then it means there is something wrong with the firmware.

Went back to the config file, and looked a while to this setting in the config file:

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//// The following define selects which electronics board you have. Please choose the one that matches your setup
// Gen7 custom (Alfons3 Version) = 10 "https://github.com/Alfons3/Generation_7_Electronics"
// Gen7 v1.1, v1.2 = 11
// Gen7 v1.3 = 12
// Gen7 v1.4 = 13
// MEGA/RAMPS up to 1.2 = 3
// RAMPS 1.3 = 33 (Power outputs: Extruder, Bed, Fan)
// RAMPS 1.3 = 34 (Power outputs: Extruder0, Extruder1, Bed)
// Gen6 = 5
// Gen6 deluxe = 51
// Sanguinololu 1.2 and above = 62
// Melzi = 63
// Ultimaker = 7
// Teensylu = 8
// Gen3+ =9

RAMPS 1.4 is not there...hmm...ok I select RAMPS 1.3 = 33 but no way, it only compiles when I select MEGA/RAMPS up to 1.2 = 3. Since it is compiling, I thought ok, let it like this and look to the panel settings:
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//LCD and SD support
//#define ULTRA_LCD  //general lcd support, also 16x2
//#define SDSUPPORT // Enable SD Card Support in Hardware Console
//#define ULTIMAKERCONTROLLER //as available from the ultimaker online store.
//#define ULTIPANEL  //the ultipanel as on thingiverse
#ifdef ULTIMAKERCONTROLLER    //automatic expansion
 #define ULTIPANEL
 #define NEWPANEL
#endif
#ifdef ULTIPANEL
//  #define NEWPANEL  //enable this if you have a click-encoder panel
  #define SDSUPPORT
  #define ULTRA_LCD
  #define LCD_WIDTH 20
  #define LCD_HEIGHT 4

I tried all combination i could imagine, but no way, as soon as I activate anything related to the panel, I can not compile. :oops: I begun then reprogramming the functions calls and then understood, that this thing is simply buggy. So I stoped and started over.

Back to http://reprap.org/wiki/List_of_Firmware I took now the second link for firmware download,
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How to download
You can download tagged versions on github
All branches, most current is Marlin_v1 are on Github


As I saw the config file there with this configuration...
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//LCD and SD support
//#define ULTRA_LCD //general lcd support, also 16x2
//#define SDSUPPORT // Enable SD Card Support in Hardware Console
//#define ULTIMAKERCONTROLLER //as available from the ultimaker online store.
//#define ULTIPANEL //the ultipanel as on thingiverse


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// The RepRapDiscount Smart Controller
// http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRapDiscount_Smart_Controller
//#define REPRAP_DISCOUNT_SMART_CONTROLLER


knew, this is it! ;) but how to download all the files? there is no download link! I spent really about 10 minutes looking around....then I thought WTF why there is no DOWNLOAD link to the zip file, in this moment I saw the ZIP link. Because this smart people gave the link the name ZIP and not DOWNLOAD I wasn t able to see it. :?

After downloading...simple configuration...option 33 for the board...and changed only the main config file....no pin file or screw...flashed and saw this

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finished for today.
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Re: zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby reprapdiscount » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:57 am

@zacbot
check the baud rate, it may be wrong, this is the reason of the display showing random characters
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Re: zac's Eventorbot build.

Postby zacbot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:36 am

reprapdiscount wrote:@zacbot
check the baud rate, it may be wrong, this is the reason of the display showing random characters


I changed it to #define BAUDRATE 115200. Thank you a lot man! Now I found this post: http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?4,171585 ...what does PIN 25 do and why he had to short it?

So you have a wiki at http://reprap.org/wiki/RepRapDiscount_Smart_Controller and I spent the whole night searching....
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SD card not recognized

Postby zacbot » Thu Dec 20, 2012 3:38 pm

Trying to work with the SD-Card, I got this error: echo:SD init fail

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start
echo: External Reset
Marlin 1.0.0
echo: Last Updated: Dec 20 2012 15:42:48 | Author: (none, default config)
Compiled: Dec 20 2012
echo: Free Memory: 4545  PlannerBufferBytes: 1232
Error:0
: Extruder switched off. MAXTEMP triggered !
Error:Printer stopped due to errors. Fix the error and use M999 to restart. (Temperature is reset. Set it after restarting)
echo:SD init fail


After changing the long cable against the short ones...it works

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start
echo: External Reset
Marlin 1.0.0
echo: Last Updated: Dec 20 2012 15:42:48 | Author: (none, default config)
Compiled: Dec 20 2012
echo: Free Memory: 4545  PlannerBufferBytes: 1232
Error:0
: Extruder switched off. MAXTEMP triggered !
Error:Printer stopped due to errors. Fix the error and use M999 to restart. (Temperature is reset. Set it after restarting)
echo:SD card ok


Solution found in german at: http://forums.reprap.org/read.php?247,169449 / Thank you.
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