Open source printer



  • Hey guys:
    This is not actually a Technical question - Its more of something I would like to contact Duet Team directly about but they don't really have a public inquiry Email or anything.
    So a year ago I designed a 3D printer, and it's pretty big so I designed 4 individually controlled stepper motor to drive the bed.
    And then I designed my own electronic because I never found any electronic that supports individually controlled Z-axis motor, with true auto-balancing.
    Which, I have seen on the wishlist of the Duet3D.
    There is no one else working on it(Z motor balancing) and the two versions of electronic I designed failed miserably. This was an open-source project that I wanted to complete before publishing, but that seems a bit far away. And then I moved on a new project called EduFlite, uh, drones, which will go public after I test the MVP.

    My point:
    Anyway, I am thinking about giving the design files to someone or a team that has experience in open source and that I can trust, and Duet 3D seems perfect. I am not asking for money or anything of the sort, I just want someone who can take over this project and make it go further than it can in my hands. I will not ask for money(although if there are spares I do need money to go to university, I'm graduating high school at the end of this year and Uni is really expensive), I am thinking about CC-BY-SA license but I am happy to discuss it.

    Please tell me if the Duet 3D Team is interested.

    Cheers
    Tim


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    @timchpi said in Open source printer:

    And then I designed my own electronic because I never found any electronic that supports individually controlled Z-axis motor, with true auto-balancing.
    Which, I have seen on the wishlist of the Duet3D.

    Do you mean this https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/Bed_levelling_using_multiple_independent_Z_motors, or something else?

    Anyway, I am thinking about giving the design files to someone or a team that has experience in open source and that I can trust, and Duet 3D seems perfect.

    Sadly, at Duet3D we don't have time to pursue even all of the electronics-based ideas that we some up with, and we're not really into mechanical design. But perhaps someone else on this forum may be interested.


 

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