Gotta build 'em all! LR3 PLOG

I couldn’t just flip stepper wires and make it go opposite direction? Wouldn’t that make positive increase in number move right, instead of left? No, that’ll mirror image the parts.

How do I remap the coordinates? I don’t have the space to flip the machine 180 and start it at the other side unless I pull it out 3 feet from the wall. That clashes with a whole bunch of tools in my small shop

Yes, but flipping one direction means mirror imaged parts.

Screw it, too much messing around for my liking.

I’ll just adapt how I load the project into the program and how I set the piece

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It looks like a raspberry pi screen, not the LCD of the controller board. It might run CNCJS with a pendant plugin or something like that.

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That is q 7" LCD connected to a Duet 2 Wifi. That’s the UI that the PanelDue has to work with RepRapFirmware.

humm that’s awesome !

nice looking interface

I just started to print a few parts for the LR3 and just saw your core print. How are you getting your part to print so quickly I put mine in CURA and getting a 2 day print estimate.

From the documentation: The core has a recommended infill of 35%

I print it with 2 perimeters, 35% adaptive cubic infill and 0.333333mm layer height. Between that and the rather quick Repeat printer, those are the print times that I get.

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So, I painted the steel XZ plates. I decided to go with faux Makita blue rather than a clear coat. Gotta wait 24 hours for the paint to finish curing.

I printed the XZ stubs in black PLA, same as the rest of my LR3. These are 70% adaptive cubic infill.

While I was at it, I.printed the bearing wheel parts to replace the 60mm skate wheel parts. I dont think the smaller diameter wheels are going to cause me problems. and the parts look very nice, too.

The steel parts are very heavy, but that’s fine by me as they will increase the stability of the Y rail, I think.


Wow, been a while since Ive updated stuff.

Got some 12mm YZ plates laser cut from acrylic

Just spent a couple of hours tapping 32 holes for M3x0.5 threads in preparatuon for rebuilding the LR3 again.

So I updated the size of the access holes for the M5 screws to the beam, so it should allow removal of the screws all the way. On the advise of the person who does the laser cutting, I eliminated sharp corners, both interior and exterior. Some of the features seem a bit weird that way, but the overall pieces look nice.

I specified the rail holes as 2.5mm, and it took the tap well. The holes look frosty now, of course. I also added 2 holes to mount my LCD for the Duet on one piece only. I hope the threads are good enough to securely hold the rails. Even turning the tap by hand it got quite hot, and Im not sure how well the first few theeads formed. I hope that I don’t need to go to 18mm M3 screws and use nuts, as it wouldn’t look as nice.


They look so nice!

For the rails as long as a couple of the screws bite well you will be fine. I don’t think there is much force on any of them.


Looking good!