Build your very own 3D printer at Nova Labs!
The 11th 3D Printer Build Group is launching on December 9th, 2pm, at Nova Labs. On that date we’ll be putting together a kit that anyone can purchase, assemble, and turn into their very own Nova I3 3D printer. If you’ve got time to help assemble, please sign up here: https://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/events/245247401/.
The 3D Printer Build Group meets every Monday evening from 7-9pm to assemble kits.
Kits will cost $450 for Nova Labs members, $500 otherwise, and may be purchased at any time, but will not be ready for pickup until the 9th. There will probably be kits available for some time after the assembly, but they are sold on a first-come first-serve basis. If you have any questions feel free to email Paul Chase – paenian at gmail dot com – or come to any of the 3d Printer Build Nights, every Monday evening from 7-9pm.
If you’re interested in joining the build group you can email Paul Chase: paenian at the gmail dot com
The printer we’re building is the Nova I3, which is a high-end printer for a mid-range price.
- Genuine E3D hotend, capable of printing high-temperature materials
- Heated Bed
- 24v motor and heater supply for high torque and fast heating
- 200mm cubic build area
- LCD & SD card for computer-independent printing
- Available upgrade to dual-extrusion
The frames and 3d printed components are made right at Nova Labs; we’re also looking for volunteers to cut frames and print parts.
If you’re trained on the laser I could especially use help cutting – each kit comes from a single sheet of MDF, and takes ~40 minutes to cut. After cutting, the parts are stored in our boxes waiting for the kit assembly. Please contact Paul Chase, paenian at gmail dot com if you can spare some laser babysitting time 🙂
All the parts are printed by volunteers; they’re up on my Github page: https://github.com/paenian/i3_parts/tree/master/bg11
The full_plate.stl is everything needed for a printer, about 12 hour print on a BG machine. The other three plates combine to make the same parts if you have a smaller machine. Parts must be printed in (recommended) PETG or ABS; color is not important. Again, please contact Paul Chase, paenian at gmail dot com if you’d like to print a set or two :-)