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  1. donkey

    donkey

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    hey guys
    I was wondering if anyone had a 3d printer and could help me make one. I see reprap has all the designs and that's cool but I want one about 3 times bigger than the ones they use.
    the reason I am posting here is it comes down to programming and electronics as I guess that if I make it bigger then the code has to change and possibly the components but don't know where to start.
    all the frame I can simply make 3 times bigger but the other side is not something I am finding easy to do.
    I am trying to make a model that can do a torso in 1 print. any help on doing this cheaply (not 1500 +) will be greatly appreciated.
    also I have 2 raspberry pi's and am hoping later to incorporate them with a gui to select the model you want to print and then it prints it from usb.... but that's for another time
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    See if there's a hacker space near you. They quite often have 3D printers and people who can help you use them for the cost of consumables and either membership or a daily fee.

    They may be able to give you advice. Often you can make larger things in parts that clip together.
     
  3. donkey

    donkey

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    thanks steve. trying to make one at home to do stuff when I want to. that way I pay a lot less then paying people to do it for me
     
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