Thursday, January 17, 2019

Ender 3 Arrival

Last week we received a Creality Ender-3 3D printer, thanks to my lovely wife for our X-mas present.  Last night we unboxed it and began the inventory of parts.
Creality Ender-3 3D Printer

This was rated the best printer under $200.

Assembly will be begin this evening and hope to have a first print by the weekend. So far this new hobby has generated quite a project list.

  • Build and upgrade Ender 3
  • Build and install OctoPrint 
    • Investigate camera options (picamera, endoscope, time lapse)
    • Plan out temperature, voltage, humidity, smoke/fire detection systems.
    • First glimpse Ender-3
    • Design and plan for remote power cutoff for printer.
  • Build and install 3D Printer Monitor with ESP8266 Wemos.
  • Build and install remote fire/smoke detector and alarm system.
  • Design and build/buy enclosure for printer for better temperature controls and fume/particulate control. Possible venting out of the house.
  • Design and build ESP8266 Temperature/humidity monitor for PLA storage, using for alerts when humidity is getting to high.
  • Design and build Pi/Arduino system to monitor relative pressure in the enclosure to keep a negative pressure to contain odors and particulate out of the house and vent it to the outside.
Primarily this printer will be used to print quad copter parts, ham radio parts, and some random prints.

Jadon with parts!
All of it unboxed

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