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August 17, 2012

3D Printer built using a SCARA Arm

at 1:36 pm. Filed under Complex Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


If you have a spare SCARA Arm kicking around and need a new project this 3D Printer built using a SCARA Arm might spark some inspiration.

Via: Make

“This project documents the re-purposing of a ‘rescued’ 1980’s IBM 7575 SCARA Robot Arm, into a functional 3D ABS printer. The project features some motor upgrades,  documentation of encoder positioned motor control feedback theory,  the interminglings of EMC2, heated workspace construction and a step by step overview of transitioning from 3D stl model to 3D g-coded structure.  The huge reach of the 7575, allows for printing large objects, (roughly ~25″x12″x6.5″ maximum).”