I build an RC boat “from scratch” out of parts I had purchased for an RC car. To learn more, click through and read the article.
An overview of our experience building the SmartDIYs FABOOL Laser DS, and then ripping out all the electronics and replacing them with different parts.
I’ve had a chance to get pretty familiar with the mechanical design of the Printrbot Simple Pro. It is a straightforward and memorable design, and makes great prints.
This printer is a classic Brook Drumm - tight clearances and compact spaces are a design goal. Built like a tank and hits the sweet spot between rigidity and portability.
I got my hands on a Simple Pro chassis; mechanical parts only. You may have picked up one of these when Brook ran a “rolling stock” sale on the Printrbot store.
I wanted to put together electronics for a printer from scratch. This post is not a guide - if you aren’t comfortable starting a “kit” project with only 80% of the materials and knowledge you need to finish, you should not consider a project like this.
That said, I found it to be a great learning experience and wanted to share my work here so people knew what parts I sourced and how I approached this project.