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Pre build reccomendations

Posted by BowHendy 
Pre build reccomendations
April 24, 2012 01:34AM

I have just ordered a Prusa mendal kit from [www.thereprapkitstore.co.uk] and while I wait for it to be delivered I was hoping I could get some tips on how best to begin the build once it arrives.

Mostly asking if there are any specialised tools that would be good to have, how much space is needed & what drivers I should be looking for.


Bow Hendy
Re: Pre build reccomendations
April 24, 2012 09:18AM
The basics:

(2) Spanners (m8)
Nutdrivers (m3, m4)
Tape Measure
Allen Keys
Digital calipers (these are a must buy)

If you need/want to alter any of the wiring:

Wire Cutter/Stripper
Soldering Iron
Electrical tape or heatgun & heatshrink tubing

If you want to make it look nice (contain the wiring):

spiral wrap or expandable mesh sleeving

By no means is this an exhaustive list.

Good luck!

- akhlut

Just remember - Iterate, Iterate, Iterate!

Re: Pre build reccomendations
April 24, 2012 10:35AM
Hi Akhlut,

Thanks for the tips.

Re: Pre build reccomendations
April 24, 2012 11:37AM

In terms of space this thread may help a little : Build space . A level build space is not essential but nice to have.
For tools, I bought pre assembled electronics but still found a multimeter handy (I already had one so didnt need to buy).

Good luck with the build.

Re: Pre build reccomendations
May 10, 2012 04:29AM
Kit received build soon to begin!
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