Building a 3D Printer

ord_bot_2-1-300x248I’ve been thinking of putting one together recently.  I have a Makerbot I can use at my hackerspace. But I’d like to have one at the house.  So shopping around I decided to go with the Ord Bot platform, Automation Technologies sells a good kit for the base platform but it’s missing some things like the extruder/electronics/bed.  I ordered that.  Just got my shipping notice.



  1. That’s a nice looking 3D printer. I wonder if the 2 servos for the Z-axis cause any issues. Nice site template, btw 🙂

  2. The dual z seems to be pretty common nowadays, if you look at the mendel90 or Even the mendelmax they both have 2 motors. I guess it allows for a more stable z. I did read about this platform having a little z wobble, but it seems related to how the extruder is mounted.

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