Building Your Makeblock 3D Printing Project with Arduino
2016-09-13

Last week, we made our first 3D printer demo. It’s adopted i3 structure and the most amazing part is 

you can make your own open-source 3D printer.

Of course you can buy a 3D printer, but what if you wanted to make one yourself? The home-built 3D

printers are booming recently. Currently hundreds of thousands of people wanting to start their own 

build 3d printing project.

Today Makeblock will show you how to building your own 3D printer. The printer is usually controlled 

by a PC with special software installed. In this software a solid model is loaded that gets converted to

G-code. This G-code is sent to the arduino MEGA over USB and tell the robot what movements to make.

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How it works:

Mechanical part+Electronic part+Software

Mechanical part:

>Strong-Aluminium Makeblock mechanical parts are very strong

>Stable- I3 Structure of 3D printer 

>Expansibility-You can extend the length of X/Y/Z Axis to adjust

>Flexibility-DIY by Makeblock mechanical parts

Where to buy(the new version of our 3D printer is avaliable)

mElephant: http://makeblock.com/melephant-3d-printer 

mGiraffle: http://makeblock.com/mgiraffe-3d-printer-kit


Electronic part:

>>Arduino MEGA 2560+ RAMPS

Where to buyhttp://store.arduino.cc/index.php?main_page=index

Software

>Printrun

Download herehttps://github.com/kliment/Printrun


At the very beginning, CC and Johnny were starting to build the 3D printer demo.

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Ouyang Albert offered his help.

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CC was adjusting the machine.

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And it began to work.

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Look at our adorable engineers’ serious face.

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Models of art works

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Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbE3fJp2cJk