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Kossel Mini 3D Printer Accessories and Modifications

Here are some 3D printer accessories and modifications I couldn’t live without.

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RAMPS 3D Printer Electronics Enclosure

imageWhen you build your own 3D printer you can put the electronics just about anywhere.  I chose a RAMPS 1.4 enclosure off of Thingiverse and then modified the sides to my liking.

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Kossel Mini 3D Printer Heated Aluminum Print surface

imageI finally came to the point where I had to figure out a heated bead for my Kossel Mini 3D printer. It is OK to print smaller objects using PLA plastic without a heated bed however to print larger objects or use ABS you must have a heated bed to prevent warpage.

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Greg’s Accessible Extruder Assembly for Kossel Mini

I started out with Airtripper’s direct drive extruder on my 3D printer and while I liked it a lot I found out that normal stepper motors will not work. You need a hefty stepper motor and even at that I doubt the ramps stepper drivers can handle it. It is suggested to use a gear reduced stepper with something like a 4:1 step down, these are fairly expensive so I opted to build a Greg’s extruder which has the approximant 4:1 step down that I needed.

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Powering the Kossel Mini 3D printer and modifying an ATX PC Power Supply

You can easily power a 3D printer using an ATX PC power supply. You will need to connect the green PS-ON wire to ground to power the supply on. Read More…