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Eventorbot, open source 3d printer. With the single solid steel frame, it eliminates 40% of parts and cost that other 3d printers uses.

Eventorbot! Open source 3D printer.
The Mission and challenge behind Eventorbot, was to build a rigid, low cost 3d printer. Using less parts, easy to assemble, and is capable to self replicate most of its parts. It is 100% open source project, and all plans are available for anyone interested. Since 80% of the Eventorbots parts are printable. Once you build your first machine, you can make it even more affordable for friends, family, or the community. With the single solid steel frame, it eliminates 40% of parts and cost that other 3d printers uses for a housing and structure.
Making it easier and more affordable for anyone to own a 3d Printer ("Lets just start printing our own stuff").


Facebook page for updates and more images:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eventorbot/111169638934671

Link to download plans and build from scratch (If you are pledging for parts on kickstarter, please only use this link for build):
http://www.reprap.org/wiki/Eventorbot_1.2


Tutorial videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/eventorbot

Video of eventorbot printing and its print quality:





Behind Eventorbot.
My name is Duy, from IL, USA. I am the one and only man behind this project (+ the support of the online 3d printer community).

3d printer?
The machine melts plastic filament (abs/pla) and build objects one layer at a time to form a 3d object you can use.

Open source?
If you have not taken a look at the "download plans link" there is nothing hidden. I have tried to release every file. Everything from my blue print, to a complete hardware list with model numbers and link to the website.

Future attachments/upgrades, because Eventorbot is open source there will be more then you can imagine. Once some of the community get their hands on one, there will be all sort of attachments and upgrades.

Update :

Eventorbots current print size is 8"x10"x6"
After many request, it is now official. Eventorbots print area is now 8" x 10" x 6". 10" for the Y axis, 8" for the X axis, and 6" for the Z axis.

Any pledges above $500 will receive the full kit ready to assemble and print.
(1) Metal frame
(3) Nema 17 stepper motor
(1) Geared stepper motor for extruder.
(12) 8mm linear bearings, model: LM8UU.
(4) 8mm ball bearing, model: 608Z.
(1) 9 1/2" long 5/16 threaded rod (for Z axis).
(6) 8mm linear rod.
(1) Coupler 5mm to 8mm.
(1) Set of urethane plastic parts
(1) Set of screws and hardware required.
(1) Sanguinololu 1.3a mother board with ramps.
(1) MK7 drive gear
(1) XL timing belt.
(4) Push button momentary end stop switches.
(1) Bed. Pexi-glass/glass.
(4) Springs for bed
(8) Rubber feet
(1) Roll of 1/4" black poly tubing.
(6) Air pneumatic tube 6mm push in connector fittings.
(1) 5.5 mm x 2.1mm DC power jack socket female panel mount connector.
(1) Laptop charger 12 volt DC at least 5 amp.
(1) Hot end assembly

Update: (1) About 5 feet of 3mm filament.

For the $200 + shipping pledge. Yes, that also does include the Hothead assembly (includes hotend, resistor, thermistor, teflon tube for wires, and peek tube).

Hotbed Upgrade!  Not necessary.
Sorry, I know my original quote for the hotbed upgrade was $25.00. Now that I have confirmed the prices with the manufacturer, for the upgraded power supply. The power supply is going to cost me almost $30.00.
The upgrade cost is now $35.00, and now available. This upgrade is only for those who pledged $500.00 and up.
This upgrade will include: Upgraded glass bed (cut and holes drilled), heating pad, thermistor, polarized pin connectors, and at least a 10 amp 12 volt upgraded DC power supply (it will still be an external power supply, like a laptop charger).

How to upgrade the hotbed:

After you pledge for the kit you want, return to the Eventorbots project page. You then will have to click on the blue "manage your pledge" button under the "days to go". From there you should be able to add the $35.00 for the upgrade.

Update OCT 3rd:

Eventorbots print area is now 10" x 8" x 6". 10" for the Y axis, 8" for the X axis, and 6" for the Z axis.

Good news! After contacting some manufacturers for parts. The expected date for delivery of the pledges are going to be a lot sooner (if everything goes as plan).

Yes, we will be using this new hothead bracket:

FAQ

  • Video of Eventorbot printing and its print quality:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch…

    Eventorbots current print size is 8"x10"x6"

    Any pledges above $500 will receive the full kit ready to assemble and print.
    (1) Metal frame
    (3) Nema 17 stepper motor
    (1) Geared stepper motor for extruder.
    (12) 8mm linear bearings, model: LM8UU.
    (4) 8mm ball bearing, model: 608Z.
    (1) 9 1/2" long 5/16 threaded rod (for Z axis).
    (6) 8mm linear rod.
    (1) Coupler 5mm to 8mm.
    (1) Set of urethane plastic parts
    (1) Set of screws and hardware required.
    (1) Sanguinololu 1.3a mother board with ramps.
    (1) MK7 drive gear
    (1) XL timing belt.
    (4) Push button momentary end stop switches.
    (1) Bed. Pexi-glass/glass.
    (4) Springs for bed
    (8) Rubber feet
    (1) Roll of 1/4" black poly tubing.
    (6) Air pneumatic tube 6mm push in connector fittings.
    (1) 5.5 mm x 2.1mm DC power jack socket female panel mount connector.
    (1) Laptop charger 12 volt DC at least 5 amp.
    (1) Hot end assembly

    For anyone who is interested in a hotbed upgrade. The upgrade will be around $25.00
    I will be using something like this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/513188458/Rearview_Mirror_Polyimide_Heater_Film.html

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