Printrbot Plus V2 Designs
I have recently been made aware by Brook Drumm the owner and creator of Printrbot that he will be releasing the V2 pb files for non-commercial use soon. This is awesome and it definitely saves me some time. Keep up the good work Brook.
Once I get my Printrbot Plus V2, which should be here today. I will due the long task of scanning each piece into my tablet so I can take measurements for replacing pieces in the future. Since no one yet has done this, I will be putting the designs up on my site. That way if you want to make your own V2 parts or replace broken pieces, you can. It will take some time to scan each piece in the LC set and even more time to measure every piece in my CAD program. They more then likely will be finalized in DXF and PDF format. I also will more then likely dedicate a page to it for easy reference. On that page I will also post mods done to the V2. I’ve found that quite a few people either own or would like to own the V2 version as it comes with most of the upgrades required for great printing results using the Printrbot.
I will also be posting information on the transformation from PB original to PB plus V2. So far the only major changes besides the laser cut parts are some 12mm rods and bearings. Part of the information will be dedicated to the best rod choice for lm8uu and lme12uu bearings as they are used for this upgrade. I can tell just by looking at the pictures as well as visiting the forums that the new version of the printrbot is well thought out. You can buy the laser cut parts needed for the upgrade for $75.00. This deal is only available till the end of May 2013, after that it seems that the PB store will be taking this package off line. This is even more of reason for me to scan each part and put them online. I will be updating as soon as I get parts in and start with the long process of the scan as well as the upgrade.
Below: This is a few pictures showing the 1st upgrade I will be doing. The reason for this upgrade is due to the birch eventually warping from constant heating and cooling cycles. More then likely I will be replacing the birch used on the bed with dibond or acrylic as well.
Below: Here is a picture of the extruder I am building for the new V2 version.