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Category : hardware

About 2 month ago I bought a Tarantula I3 3D printer from Aliexpress. After getting it through customs and assembling it, I must say it is one of the most challenging and rewarding projects I have ever worked on. I only had time to work on it during weekends, but now I must say I am quite satisfied with the results. There is room for improvement, but that will come at a later date.

Status right now

  • 3D printer operational, 1 role of magenta filament installed
  • printed a radial fan fang to improve future print accuracy(and then printed a new and improved one)
  • installed OctoPrint on a RaspberryPi 2 and connected it to the printer
  • added LED light strips

Future plans:

  • Mount OctoPrint Raspberry to printer frame
  • Mount LCD to printer frame
  • Print backpane for PSU
  • Cable management
  • Printing on a glass bed
  • Increase print accuracy
  • Calibrate printer