Slotted Steel Printrbot Plus style Frankenbot Starter Kit

Use the PB Labs Starter Kit to build something big!

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Cut slotted steel to desired length and assemble with these printed parts on 12mm linear rods. Build whatever size printer you want. The one pictured prints 12" cubed. Many of them are Remixes or modifications of Printrbot Plus designs by others:

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Materials and methods

Use pieces of slotted steel with 5/16" hardware



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Mini shop photoCameron Watt commented ago

If I remember right they are about 21" long. Really you could customize this to be any size you want. I bought oversize slotted steel and smooth rods and just test fit the parts to see what was practical then cut.

0382fe2dc7b730b0f7323f3955f4ffb7?default=blank&size=40Chris Austin commented ago

Question what lengths did you use for rods and the steel in the 'bot shown?

7baa95df5ecfe5dd18879dce78cbf772?default=blank&size=40uncommongrafx commented ago

Beautiful implementation.

Mini shop photoCameron Watt published this design ago