IN DEVELOPMENT Diamond BigBox

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  1. Jeremy Sabatini

    Jeremy Sabatini Active Member

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    Hi All,
    Just wanted to share my BigBox upgrade, I'm calling it the "Diamond BigBox". I just finished installing and test printing a Diamond Hotend by Reprap on the my BigBox pro. Here are some pictures of the set up as well as it's first print.


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    Rob Heinzonly Well-Known Member

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    This. Looks. Good.
     
  4. Miasmictruth

    Miasmictruth Well-Known Member

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    Does the dimond have some sort of active mixing chamber? looks like you have a great uniform mix on the light green and orange, unless something else is going on that I am not aware of.
     
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  6. Jeremy Sabatini

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    I would say the diamond hotend and set up made it easier to do. The color mixing is pretty good, but I think that I could do better with some solid and not transparent colors, I just used what I had in stock. It needs a few more tweaks.
     
  7. Miasmictruth

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    I would love to try this but I don't really want to rearrange my big box lol.

    Maybe after I get some print time on it.

    Have you shared your stl files the X carrage?
     
  8. Jeremy Sabatini

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    I have not just yet, I'll post it here and on the diamond wiki site.
     
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    What would you estimate the investment cost of the diamond, hotends steppers ect.
     
  10. Jeremy Sabatini

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    I bought the diamond hotend from kickstarter, then designed and printed the parts, then had to buy some new stepper motors and drivers, a few other odds and ends. So maybe somewhere around $250 -300 USD
     
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    Are you using 3 v6 heatsinks?
     
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    The original ones with the diamond hotend
     
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    Great idea. I didn't even know about the Diamond until I saw your work. A++
     
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    What technology are you using to manage the colour mixing? Is this something Simplify 3d will/can do for you?
     
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    Hey Jeremy,

    Did you have the time to make those BB design files available?
     
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  17. Jeremy Sabatini

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    Hey guys, Sorry I drop off the face for a while, just busy with life. If anyone is still interested I'd be happy to answer questions.

    I've been using Simplify 3d to created mixed colors. Trying to follow what Reprap has on there page. I have yet to get true color mixing as described from them. The issue I'm having is a programing one for firmware and since I haven't spent the time to learn its been slow going.
     
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    Jeremy,

    Could you post some of those links to the information you found on colormixing?

    Thx!! ;)
     
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    i just started buying the pieces for my own version of this :D
     

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