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As part of our work for the construction of the Rostock 3D Printer BI Edition, we modified Airtripper’s original extruder. Our initial goal was to reduce the complexity of the extruder while maintaining the same functionality. Our efforts were initially focused on replacing the idler/tensionner body strut with a printed part that would support it just […]
After our very successful Kickstarter campaign for the BI V2.0 3D printer we immediately decided to re-invest and vastly improve the proposed design. The number of upgrades and improvement was such that the new machines would be versioned as BI V2.5 to reflect these advances. In this article, we aim to document the major improvements […]
While working on the Rostock 3D Printer BI edition we also tested different types of PLA filament spools. Although most of the spools that we worked with were similar in that they held 1 kg of PLA, they often had different inner diameters. We found that when working with different spools a versatile system was […]
The BI V1.0 Delta 3D Printer is assembled with a Cable Drive System that can be tricky to install without some pointers. This article will explain how to properly string each tower and will give information on what to look for when completing this task. 1) We start the stringing process with the 3D printed drive […]
As you know the Rostock 3D Printer BI edition comes pre-calibrated out of the box or in a DIY Kit. However, if you happen to notice that your printer is not printing as well as it should or if you replaced some parts you might want to recalibrate it. The calibration process is iterative and we’ve come […]
During our research when designing the Rostock 3D Printer BI Edition, we found that some people had experimented with using cable drives instead of the traditional belt drives. After careful analysis, we were confident that a cable drive could accomplish the same function as a belt drive and that it would also be simpler to […]
The first batch of the Rostock 3D Printer BI Edition is driven by the Arduino Mega 2560 and the RAMPS 1.4 electronic package. This package is installed upside down under the top plate of the Rostock BI inside a protective PLA case. When you remove the protective PLA case and take a look at the RAMPS board you […]