I have a single Cupcake (#2950), Gen3 electronics, 3G5D Ugly Cable Hack, MK6 extruder @ 3mm, 0.5mm nozzle. Just installed Jetty's Firmware for it and am really impressed with the acceleration. Shortly I will be upgrading the XY with a Lowrider. I have the kit, I've just never taken the time to install it. :P I'll also be upgrading the extruder with http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7113 soon.
Cupcake #2509 has a Mk7 with my drive mechanism mod http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:15718 (BTW, for those looking to build one of those, I'll have hardware kits to give out tomorrow at the Deezmaker shop grand opening in Pasadena and next week at Maker Faire NY), PSMD, 3G5D cable hack, Bluetooth for serial control, lowrider, a Z-wobble arrestor that I designed with the intention of making it easy to install, but I never published because although it works, it turned out to be a pain in the ass, cellulose acetate window covers and lots of other little tweaks, hacks and mods. I use RobG's accelerated firmware and RepG fork, with Slic3r making my gcode. I also have the first Reprap Wallace, currently on display at the Deezmaker shop, and I have the design for Wallace 2 nearly finished in my head, waiting for a chance to commit it to 1s and 0s and then to plastic.
I have a Cupcake # with Ramps 1.2 board, yet another extruder http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:7113, HBP and wobble arrestors. I printed the Z-Rider once but never got around to install it. Somehow I also like the looks of the Cupcake. I think it is a design classic and I wouldn't be surprised if it eventually ends up in an exhibition at the MOMA, hence I refrain from making mods to the chassis. But if the linear bearing low rider would be released, I'd go for it.
I ordered an extruder from http://www.qu-bd.com/ whilst the had their kickstarter campaign and I am finally making the switch to 1.75 PLA. As a software stack I use Alibre Design, Printrun and slic3r.
I run a Cupcake with Lowrider on roller bearings and a stepper extruder, 3mm, 3G5D board as well. Will be at the 3D printer Village next weekend, Whosa Whatsis, maybe you can hook me up with your hardware kit for my son's bot?
Two heavily updated Cupcakes -- Gen4 electronics, 3G5D, MK6 plus, lowrider, extruder 7113 upgrade, 3mm, .4mm nozzle printing happily at .26mm and playing with .15mm layer thickness. Haven't made the jump to accelerated yet.
The lowrider and extruder upgrade are WELL worth the effort!
On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 4:02 AM, John Abella wrote:
> I run a Cupcake with Lowrider on roller bearings and a stepper extruder, 3mm, 3G5D board as well. Will be at the 3D printer Village next weekend,
> Whosa Whatsis, maybe you can hook me up with your hardware kit for my son's bot?
I'm planning to do more upgrades though. I have an MBE extruder (the MK7/8 derivative that was on Kickstarter) on order. I'm going to convert my setup to using 1.75mm filament, I bought some linear bearings, and I plan to do these:
I'm hoping the linear bearings will help me with acceleration. I know things aren't terribly slippery right now and I didn't want to just reposition the existing bearings again, I wanted a more permanent solution.
I gave up mine because the Cupcake had been sitting on a shelf since the Ultimaker chased it off my desk.. I may scavange more parts and make a rostock or something, someday, but I think it's printed it's last print. And that's ok. It was fun for a while and I learned a lot with it. :)
Using a stock ToM with the Mk7, 10 linear bearings, whosawhatsis's
Minimalistic Mk7 replacement, and Jetty Firmware. I'm both surprised
by how well it prints but always trying to improve it. I print only
with ABS. Most of my prints are sliced at 0.2mm and printed at 90mm/
Looking forward to seeing how Jetty/Dan/and others make use of the
kickstarter dual extruder.
On Sep 22, 8:37 pm, Aaron Double <aad...@gmail.com> wrote:
Running a cupcake batch XIII - #1182 modified with my own Z-drive ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:21304 ) ,old school Plastruder MK4 with an Archol Hotend .35mm nozzle ( http://shop.arcol.hu/item/arcol-hu-hot-end-v4-unassembled-035 ) ... For a long time I want to upgrade to a stepper extruder and 3G5D shield but unfortunately when i wanted to do it Makerbot had the Mk7 out of stock for around 3 and a half months as well as the Shield (exactly before they launched the Replicator) since then i couldn't find the time to dedicate to the bot :( ...
Cupcake #1950! Parcan hot end. Z extension. Z wobble arresters + a couple of 5 mm Teflon rods inside right and back - no XY wobble at all. Heated print board all shimmed up to level. Tighteners on the x and y pulley. In the middle of building a stepper extruder.
I'm running a Cupcake with 3G5D, Pololu on all axes. 3mm Mk5 upgraded with stepper. Soon to be replaced with the open source extruder I got from kickstarter. Lowrider and Z-rider by Aaron - almost ready to install the roller bearing upgrade but, not until I can reliably print the rest.
Currently having an issue though - Looking like a weird Motherboard issue. I think I'm gonna need a new board...but that's a story for another thread.