Misumi USA: They are real serious about linear motion 2

Misumi USA: They are real serious about linear motion
Like many makers I took Misumi USA up on the $150 rebate for new customers earlier this year.  I ordered enough 2020 extrusions and smooth rods to build two RepRap Wilson TS 3D Printers.  When the large box arrived I was totally amazed at the care they took in packaging my order.  I am building a ...

Adding a Heatsink and Fan to your 3D Printers NEMA 17 Extruder Stepper Motor 3

Adding a Heatsink and Fan to your 3D Printers NEMA 17 Extruder Stepper Motor
The first thing I noticed about my new MakerFarm prusa i3 was that the NEMA 17 extruder stepper motor was getting very hot.  So I ordered a 40mm x 40mm heatsink and 40mm x 40mm x 10mm 12V fan from Amazon.com.  When I attempted to install the heatsink and fan I realized I needed much ...

One Hand Bed Leveling – MakerFarm Prusa i3 Captive Nuts

One Hand Bed Leveling - MakerFarm Prusa i3 Captive Nuts
I finished building my MakerFarm prusa i3 last night.  While calibrating the printer I started getting annoyed with the bed leveling.  Every adjustment required  an allen wrench on the top and a wrench on the bottom.  This was ok for the front two adjustments but the rear two were almost impossible due to the MakerFarm ...

DIY Reflector for Alzo 85 Watt CFL Oversized Bulbs

DIY Reflector for Alzo 85 Watt CFL Oversized Bulbs
The Alzo 85 Watt CFL bulb is so huge it won’t fit in most reflectors or clamp lamps.  I had been using 27 Watt CFLs for my photo light box but I was looking to brighten it up.  I ran across some references to the Alzo 85 Watt CFL bulb and it sounded like a ...