[Lab] Selling my RepRap 3D Printer. The day has come to part with my creation.

Paul & Andrea Mumby themumbys at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 23:32:23 EDT 2012

Just a followup. The RepRap has been sold. That was fast lol.


- Paul

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 1:44 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well it's finally happened... I've got a few printers now, and the day has
> come to part with my first... My Beloved RepRap.
> I've decided to sell it as I'm in love with my new Ultimaker now, and I
> can't justify keeping them all lol.
> So my first printer, is up for sale to a good home.
> It produces quite good quality prints, and still works very well. It's a
> RepRap so it does require some fiddling now and then. It's received several
> upgrades over the past year or two. And it was originally built from some
> very high quality parts.
> I spent $1200 - $1300 building it, and have sunk probably another $400 in
> upgrades into it over time.
> I'm looking to get $500 for it now.
> Some key points/features:
> - It's running on an updated RAMPS board/Arduino Mega
> - It has a 0.35mm nozzle
> - Upgraded solid aluminum plate for build platform (which is evenly heated
> by 4x power resistors controlled by PID in the firmware to allow automatic
> fine control of bed temperature)
> -roughly 200mm square by about 150mm high build volume. Higher than that
> in the center due to triangular nature of Mendel frame
> - Original Sells Mendel design, lots of nice roller bearings and
> adjustable constraint (not the cheaper Prusa Mendel design, though not to
> say that's inferior really, I just prefer the more "Robust" Sells mendel
> build)
> It has a little bit of backlash, which can be compensated for in software
> (or likely removed entirely with professional pulleys and different belts).
> And I'm getting very nice 0.2mm layer thickness prints from it. There is a
> tiny amount of Z wobble introducing some "ripples" which are extremely
> minor (adds some texture to purely vertical surfaces but nothing major) and
> this could be compensated by adding some anti-wobble devices to the Z drive
> mechanism) plenty available on thingiverse and such).
> Here is an album of some prints I've gotten on this printer, these are
> older, I've actually improved on this print quality since then:
> https://picasaweb.google.com/109396889441388830701/MendelPrints?authuser=0&feat=directlink
> Here is an album of my original build of this Mendel:
> https://picasaweb.google.com/109396889441388830701/RepRapMendelBuildSummer2010?authuser=0&feat=directlink
> Since that build a few things have changed (the electronics have been
> upgraded to the newer RAMPS, but still ultimately the same, the build
> platform has been replaced with an aluminum heated one, and the electronics
> now has a housing that was printed, which adds ducted cooling for the motor
> drivers). But that's basically it, otherwise it's the same basic printer
> basically.
> If you're interested let me know. I'd like to get more than $500
> considering how much time and money I've sunk into it, but I'm aware there
> are newer improved options on the market for reasonable price these days,
> so I'm setting my expectation at $500 to be "realistic". If several parties
> are interested at the same time, I'll entertain bidding starting at $500.
> But otherwise $500 is that asking price.
> I'll be able to arrange delivery, or pickup is an option within Ottawa.
> Otherwise I'll ship anywhere in the world, but buyer pays the shipping in
> addition to the purchase price. (as it's a fairly bulky/heavy item). If
> it's shipped I HIGHLY recommend insurance to protect against damage in
> shipping.
> I'll be happy to provide help/tips via email and in person at modlab
> (if/when I ever free up enough time to make it to a meeting again lol). But
> due to the "DIY" nature of the machine, I'm offering no "warranty" so to
> speak.
> If anyone is interested, I'd be happy to provide a "live" demo of the
> printer (and plenty of people have seen it in action at my talks/workshops
> in the past), or if you like I can print a small demo object for you and
> post photographs of the print.
> Let me know if you're interested! I'm not selling this on ebay/kijiji or
> other public classifieds methods because I would rather it go to someone in
> the community I'm part of. And it's a niche item, so I'm hoping these lists
> will give me a better interest in the item.
> Thanks!
> - Paul
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