February 14, 2017
Pune

I had ordered the 3d printer kit from http://www.diy-india.com. It was delivered on February 2, 2017 and since then was lying in my room. I had finally managed all the required tools and now was looking forward to the start of assembly.

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The Holy Grail – Prusa i3 Rework Kit

The laser-cut acrylic Main frame  got damaged during transit and one of the corner piece which is fastened together with the top plate was broken. I was suggested by the kit seller to use tie-bands to take care of the broken part as shipping just the Main frame would be even more risky.

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Unpacking the kit, the same day it arrived.

It was about time, I setup the work station in my room. Just a week before kit’s delivery I had been to the local market Shagun Chowk in Pimpri to buy a table and chair. A big dining table is what you need for the 3d printer. Work station was established.

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Work Station, with a view of Mumbai-Pune Highway

What I found during assembly was the drill in the other corner of the Main frame didn’t match the top plate drill and so I was left with top plate pretty much hanging freely from the Main frame. Which being bad, I did some jugaad to tie it down. At this stage, I am very skeptical whether it take all the vibrations and movements when in function.

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Main frame and Top plate mismatch, that was worked around.. for the time being.

Because pictures tell the best assembly stories…

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Z-axis 1
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Z-axis 2
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Z-axis 3

 

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Z-axis –  50% done

This marked end of the day.. Valentine’s day/night well spent.

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