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mBot as my first?
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(03-11-2014, 10:22 AM)art3d Wrote: I think it was based on a makerbot but then they changed it to closed source. Open source machines allow to to get into the firmware and turn things on or off like the heatbed and choose what thermistor controls the heatbeds temp.. CTC, Wanhoa and a few others still have open systems and they cost about the same. The only thing is they are not 200mm cubed max model size. [/color]
The CTC was another possible, I'll have to take a look at Wanhoa, when I get home.

It sounds like when you say "open source" the main point is that the firmware is open. I thought you were talking about the hardware design. Now that I know what I'm looking for I may have better luck. So much to learn.

As to build volume The CTC is big enough. The mBots' extra size was just a bonus. The main things I am looking for are:

*Dual extruder
*.125 mm/.005 in. min. layer thickness and positioning accuracy
*~8" x 6" x 6" build volume or larger
*Heated build plate
*Open source firmware (Per your suggestion)

I'd also really like it to be a kit, so I can be sure I understand just how it works. As with most things, faster is better, and bigger is better (within reason). My budget will max out about $1200 US. Although the $750 price was a big motivation to get off the fence and order something now.

Terry
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mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-11-2014, 06:20 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-11-2014, 06:55 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-11-2014, 08:19 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-11-2014, 10:22 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-12-2014, 01:27 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-12-2014, 09:32 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-12-2014, 10:32 PM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-13-2014, 12:53 AM
RE: mBot as my first? - by Droidling - 03-13-2014, 04:20 PM
RE: mBot as my first? - by art3d - 03-14-2014, 02:43 AM

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