MP3DP Build Instructions
In starting my build, I realized there really wasn’t any good instructions on building this thing so I set about to document my build and with help and support from Ryan (and a host of others on the forums) I got it built. The instructions below are how “I” built mine. Are there other ways and orders to build things, probably, but this is what worked for me. I have been in touch with Ryan and he has given me his blessing to post these on the forums for everyone to use. As others build there MP3DP and come up with better ways of doing things, this document can/will be edited to reflect any improvements.
The post will be broken up into multiple parts with around 6 pictures per post just to keep each post size down and help in organizing and downloading speeds.
I used 1/2" MDF for all the parts except the Y Speed Plate which is 1/4" MDF.
With the thickness of the MDF and the Printed Parts (bought from Ryan) I used 1" x6-32 machine screws to attach the MDF to the Machine Parts.
Flat Parts (FP) are the ones that you either cut or Route out of MDF (or some other material).
Printed Parts (PP) are the 3D printed parts you either get from Ryan or print yourself.
These instructions will take you through the physical build of the Printed Parts and the Flat Parts. I didn’t get ambitious enough to take photo’s of the electrical work. If I get time, I might do a write up of the electrical work that I did (miniRambo and LCD) but we will see.
Steps in Order that I did them are in the subsequent SubPosts.