A short trip to local outdoor store - two fishing rods for kids and super cheap (5€ from the clearance aisle) braided fishing line for the 3D printer project.
Because of the design goals of the 3D printer project and money constraint I had to source the cheapest reasonably solid looking hotend and found this J-head hotend from China - just under $19 postage paid!
Just a short note, heated bed for the 3D printer challenge came with todays mail. Woohoo! Price: $12
The Arduino Mega (clone) board arrived for the 199€ 3D printer project. The build quality is really nice for the price. Price: 9€
I have been playing with my ultimaker for a while now and have been very happy with it. However it costs an arm and a leg and costruction is quite demanding (my kit with dual extruder and ulticontroller was 1299€). I decided to try to push a working 3D printer price as low as possible with the following design goals o as cheap as possible - cut every corner =) o price under $199 o 0.1mm resolution o DIY - easy o 3mm filament o bowden extruder o heated bed o stand alone printing o 20x20x20 cm build volume o all non-metal parts 3D printable It will be built on top of RepRap Mendel with some modifications to keep costs low. More to follow…