RESTON, VA — 25 brave souls will get the chance to build their own award-winning 3D Printer as part of Nova Labs’ 5th mentored “build group.” Members Brian Briggman, Scott Harris and Robb Stacy are organizing the build.
The launch party was held Monday to a standing-room-only crowd.
The model that will be built will be the T Max 2.0, an open-source 3D Printer entirely designed and developed at Nova Labs by Brian Briggman.
Deadline for Signup
The signup deadline for this build group is March 3. Once all payments are received the kit parts will be ordered. Kits will be assembled and available for pickup at Nova Labs in the beginning of April. Half of the 25 slots have already been claimed.
The kits can now be ordered through 3dsuppli: http://www.3dsuppli.com/store/
Read on for details about cost and options.
The basic “T MAX 2.0” kit comes with everything you need to build a fully functional printer. The base kit starts at $999. Upgrades are available to improve the capabilities of the printer.
The base model Includes:
Choice of Aluminum Extrusion Color:
Choice of Printed Parts Color:
All black screws and washers: (+$10.00)
Purely cosmetic, this option covers the increased parts cost for black anodized hardware.
Extra nozzle(s): (+$30.00 each)
The printer comes with a 0.5mm nozzle. This nozzle gives the user the highest reliability and flexibility. Other options include 0.35mm, 0.4mm, and 0.5mm.
Raspberry Pi: (+$60.00)
By default, you can control your printer from the SmartLCD, and then load files either via an SD Card, or with a laptop you supply. This add-on includes a Raspberry Pi with 8GB SD Card, and a Wi-Fi Adapter, allowing you to control and monitor your printer remotely without being tethered to it.
Aluminum HotEnd: (+$70.00)
By default, the basic kit includes a J-Head MkVB hot-end – widely regarded as the most reliable hot-end around. But it is limited to printing at temperatures below 248 Celsius (meaning you can print with PLA, ABS, and any materials that melt below 249 Celsius), and there are now advanced printing materials like Nylon, PolyCarbonate that require higher melting points. This add-on replaces your J-Head with an E3D Aluminum Hot-end with 300k Thermistor.
By default, you need to supply your own consumables (filament, bed adhesion, electricity, etc…). This add-on gives you 2 spools of 1.75mm ABS filament in your choice of colors, so you’ll be ready to print as soon as you put your kit together.
7″ Touchscreen: (+$300)
The printer comes with a SmartLCD, a 4 line text display that allows basic control of your printer. The 7″ Touchscreen add-on gives you a 7″ Nexus 7 tablet, with a Qi wireless charger (no cables necessary to recharge the tablet!), and a USB hub so that you don’t run out of USB ports (for the charger and any additional accessories you choose to add at a later date).
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