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  1. #1
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    X400 DIY Special offer kit (buildup)

    Hi,
    I take the special offer from German Reprap today and I´ll write my buildup steps , fews and meanings here hope to get also imput from you.

    Fist the package was a bit Bigger than I expected, it just fits in my car.
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    and it was also not easy to carry

    opening and removing all air pads the packaging looks not bad mostly was packed seperatly
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    I put all out to take a look on all parts
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    I think everyone has seen enough printer parts so I´ll not show you all single parts
    but 2 point were I find great idea I´ll show you

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    there are 2 good boxes with screws and ever place is labeled cool
    after finishing can use it for other parts

    what i found after was a surprise,
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    the miiled aluminium kit
    ther was no information that this update is in the set

    Thats all for today now take a look on the online setup guide and will also take a look on the movie maybe i printout the description

    Hopefully can write tomorrow already more about the fist steps

    br
    Thomas
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    update

    Yesterday I finished the frame already ( pics follow later) today i printout the work description
    244 pages but with finishing the frame youvare already on 40.

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    Frame / Adjustment / Z axle / Printbed

    So I finished checking and readjustemnt of the frame yesterday

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    I checked every adge in every direction readjust if neccessary and checked again all until all point were in the right angel and flat to the other profiles.
    (The Block is a grinded part with perfect 90° angles and absolut flat a realy helpful tool)

    I also insert the spindel holder and spindels
    holders plate and the plate themself
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    2 Point I need to double check today

    One screw I destroy ,
    Pulley of the spindle so I need to remove it again to change the screw.

    and one of the holders plate (sinter parts) has a too small hole so I need to drill it to right size today , ( I propose to check all holes of the sinter parts before sometimes they are a bit to small)

    if this is finished I can fix the plate and start the first fine adjustment of the plate position ( make it even to the frame)

    so more hopeflully this evening

    so far around 5 hours work include preparation not difficult yet,
    but you need to work realy correct (special on the frame) to get all in the right angle a third hand would be good (its possible alone but need more time)
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    HI,

    Not much news I changed the defect screw drilled the to small hole now the plate fitt in the frame.

    I also started with the last holder for the motors,

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    todays plan

    finish fixing and adjusting of the plate,

    mounting the holders and starting the X/Y table/guide.

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    soplate is fixed and adjusted , X/Y table are installed

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    Im not fully happy with the pulley / belt tension adjustment yet here I need to check how to improve this weekend,
    but the first cablechain is intsalled and the cable trees are great all are marked so easy to find the right cables.

    I also started the control box yesterday, only the fan fance let me wonder on the beginning because its for M3 screws but you need to use M4 ( simple need to screw it also trough the fence )

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    so plan for today finishing the control box and maybe go on with the cabeling.
    Tomorow Heatbed and Finishing Hotend.

    br
    Thomas

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    so I nearly finished the cabeling, will make a few pictures later and share it.

    br
    Thomas

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    first sorry for so long no news but I was a bit busy so no time to go on, additional I have a small issu with the transfer of the pic to the computer

    I hope to solve the issue with the pics tommorow han can give you a lot of new views.

    What I did today was uploard the firmware and check the first points

    so far thermistor headbed and the heatbed themselve are working

    with my ground adjustement of the Polols Z is working good so far only a seldom sound is hearable but this could be also bec the spindles are dry at the moment this will check later.

    after readjust my Y belts this is also working.

    X was making trouble but after a while ( sitting in front and not understanding anything anymore ) i get it , stupid issue from my side I connected the motors like i do usual but here the motors need to run in opposide directions ,
    after the connector was turned the X is now also moving.

    I´ll sit don now I try to finish the Hotend (thermistor and heater not connected yet)

    Will update tomorrow plan would be to finish all and start calibration.

    br
    Thomas

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    so not much news but i solved my picture issue

    I closed the cabelings and connected the heater and thermistor of the hotend for testing the nozzle I´ll install after calibration of the extruder.

    So plan for the day is to check all functions again ( I changed the pololu voltage a bit) and start calibration.

    After installing the nozzle and maybe heat up the first time with Filament.

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    br
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    so a bit less time at the moment but I more and more on a good feeling to print on the weekend the first time
    (if anyone has a great idea what to print first let me know)

    at the moment still need to calibrate and also would like to readjust the Pololus again a bit, reason is simple Z and Y feels good after a wile moving around Motor still cold but X get already temperature so I´ll try to find a level without missing steps but cold as possible motors.
    Finaly I´ll share "my" adjsutments (at the moment between 250 and 350mV)

    best regards
    Thomas

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    So a few hours together with an additional set of hands and eyes (ok and 2 bottles of wine),

    so we readjust the belts and checked the X Motor again ( alone I think never check him again bec checked befor mounting)hr was running much to strong.

    So changed motor readjust all belts and all pololus (Voltage around 250-260mV)

    Adjust the Printbed and start first print.

    Result not bad for the first print Block 20x20mm result 20,1x20,15mm but with a lot of missing steps in Y ( My Mistake Y has 2 motors so need to use a bit more Power)

    I also cuttet the cover a bit so I can remove it everytime.
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    So today finaly adjust Y Pololu and change the firmware

    In the Firmware I ´ll change the max width for X looks like here is in the single Extruder Version also the value for the Dual inside so can not use the full 400mm range

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    So think tosay I can clean the cabeling a bit than will close the Printer.

    Next steps are already in Planing I get a few Profiles to Extend the Frame after think will close the sides with plates.

    Best regards
    Thomas

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