Hey everyone! So, with my printer being open sourced, I always am curious as to how many people go out and build the project on their own! Occasionally people contact me and share pictures of their build which is always exciting to see, but I just figured I would use the forums to ask the community directly! So, if you have built an Eclips3D (whether it be entirely on your own or through me), feel free to post a picture of your build below and let me know what you think of it! I'm always open to feedback and suggestions! To get the ball rolling, here is the better looking of my two Eclips3D printers
This is my first 3d printer but i am a Fabricator for work so it was easy. Since i finished it a week ago i have been printing almost non stop. I redesigned the Z end-stop to use a proximity sensor from robot digg. It says 6-36v but i plug it right in and it works just fine on 5 volts. I also made the Z axis stronger and used a different bed with thicker aluminum. My prints are great. Im looking forward to building another Eclips3D but make it bigger.
Looks awesome! Well done!! You should consider printing the new v1.1 belt clamps and y rod clamps, they are both improved quite a bit for added rigidity! Also the x gantry is tweaked a bit to be stronger and support thin features a bit better, but if nothing on yours broke you shouldn't have to reprint that! -Andrew
I myself want to get octoprint set up on one of those new $5 raspberry pi's, but the trouble is they are sold out everywhere and probably will be for the next year! An LCD is always a good upgrade but they are expensive, I think there are cheap chinese clones that will work that you can find on ebay or aliexpress but I'm not positive. Could also attempt dual extrusion but that would be hard because of how this is set up, or you can try bowden which is actually really easy, you basically just remove the extruder arm and relocate the stepper then pick yourself up some ptfe tubing then print and build a bowden extruder. The existing Eclips3D extruder can be used as only a hot end clamp very easily!
Here is my Eclips3D with a custom PSU bracket. So far the only thing I have really had to change from the original plans was the X and Y endstops to versions which had a dimple on the lever. The ones in the BOM weren't quite long enough on the X to hit the pillar and the Y didn't activate 100% of the time.
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2016 20:09:12 GMT by macgyver03
An LCD is always a good upgrade but they are expensive, I think there are cheap chinese clones that will work that you can find on ebay or aliexpress but I'm not positive.
Here's a $45 RepRap kit I've bought from Amazon in the past: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0111ZSS2O I think it might a Chinese kit, but you get quite a bit. Most of the stuff included in the kit won't help you with the Ecilps3D since the Azteeg takes care of it (Arduino Mega 2560, RAMPS, stepper drivers, etc). The screen is really neat though. Once I have a better grasp on how to program and use microcontrollers (I have very limited knowledge of how circuits and electronics work), I want to write my own display GUI in C++. I'd probably want to use a Pi 2 with an RTOS for that though.
I really like theo1001's setup! The PSU and Azteeg are all nicely bundled onto the printer. It looks really clean. My only hope is that I can get mine put together. This is is the first 3D printer I've ever built, and I only have little knowledge of how microcontrollers or electronics work right now.