from a box to an ultimaker

Here some of the pictures I took while building the Ultimaker. It took us less than a week of our free time to build it. You can check the wiki for more tecnical info. ultimaker wiki page

After 5 weeks from our order, the Ultimaker arrived. Now shipping times are reduced to only 10 days!

Here all the pieces, in the back the wood sheets still wrapped. They also shipped some pla silver plastic, so to start to print something.

Here some of the lasercute wood pieces that compose the frame and components of the Ultimaker

other lasercut pieces

some lasercut component screwed together

same piece mounted on

here the fan as it comes from the kit

Here the extruder gear as from the Ultimaker kit

here the platform before it gets covered of blue adesive tape

Finally, the ultimaker is done!

The adventure Begin!

I have spent allot of time over the 6 months heavily researching 3d printers. My girlfriend and i had an idea we want to try and getting a 3d printer would be easier and cheaper than a cnc mill, plus we could use it at home.

I spent a ton of time looking at hte pro and cons of all the printers, there is a really good comparison at protoparadigm.

We ended out going with Ultimaker.

Today after a 5 week wait i have the box and im ready to start…. Im looking forward to where this jorney will take me.


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