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Add-Ons And Modifications For Your Printrbot

I decided to make a list of some of the newer mods and add-ons so that you can find all the information on them all in one place. I will also be adding people’s good and bad experiences with these mods, so that you can decide what mods are good for you. We will continue to expand this post by adding more products as well as more reviews.

●●●If you would like to write a review of your experiences with any Printrbot product that they sell, please feel free to get ahold of us and we will add it to the page.●●●

Upgrade Your Simples Build Volume:
The Printrbot Simple Build Volume Upgrade is an incredibly big deal for this small printer.  It allows your Simple to  print 7.5″ x 4″ x 7.5″ – total volume of 225 cubic inches. 

Review Coming Soon!

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Here is what’s included:
2:  13″ smooth rods

1:  ~10.5″ acme rod

2:  laser cut plates

12:  zip ties

1:  extra string

1:  Y-motor extension

2:  Vinyl tube

2:  sand paper square

Note:  Laser cut wood is standard 1/4″ (6mm) thick

The Simple Tower kit makes life with your Simple even better

Review Coming Soon!

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● Carry your Simple around with an integrated handle
● Spool up the included tiny spool for just the right amount of filament for a trip or demo
● The tiny spool (or a full-sized spool) rolls out the filament from above – perfect placement!
● The optional wide-stance legs can clip on and off for travel without the need for tools
● Overall rigidity is substantially increased for the Z/Y axis – reducing twist, sag and resonance
● Assembly is required.

The Simple Tower kit makes life with your Simple Build Volume Upgrade even better

Review Coming Soon!

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● Just like the Simple Tower, but Taller to match the height of your Simple Build Volume Upgrade kit
● Carry your Simple around with an integrated handle
● Spool up the included tiny spool for just the right amount of filament for a trip or demo
● The tiny spool (or a full-sized spool) rolls out the filament from above – perfect placement!
● The optional wide-stance legs can clip on and off for travel without the need for tools
● Overall rigidity is substantially increased for the Z/Y axis – reducing twist, sag and resonance
Assembly is required.

Aluminum Bearing Blocks
This is a new feature INCLUDED with all LC and Plus kits and assembled units. If you do not have these already, they’re a great addition to stabilize your Printrbot even more. 2 LM8UU bearings are pre-installed, and it comes with 8 M4x10mm bolts.

Review Coming Soon!

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Aluminum Print Platform
*The one pictured is for the Printrbot Plus. It is also available for the Printrbot Simple.

This is a cast aluminum build platform that works with ALL Plus models (v1 and v2) – it makes your heated bed perfectly straight and allows for even better prints with your Printrbot Plus.

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Whats Included:

1: Plus Cast aluminum build platform

4: M3x10mm bolts

1: 8×8 kapton square

LCD Panel
The Printrbot LCD Panel makes it possible to add an LCD panel to your Printrboard. This enables you to print without ever hooking up to a computer. It has one encoder wheel (push button rotary) and an adjustable contrast for the LCD screen. it is a 4 line, 20 character LCD. It includes a 14 pin ribbon cable to hook up to your printrboard. You can download the hex file at the link at the top of the description.

Review Coming Soon!

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Note: The LCD Panel hooks up to the “EXP 2″ slot on the Printrboard
Posted from RepRap Squad HQ

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Printrbot Plus V2.1, V2.2 & V2.3 – Coming To The Masses

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Update: October 24th 2013
It has been made aware to me that today printrbot is also releasing a Printrbot Plus V2.1. I just got word from Brook at printrbot that they will be selling kits again. This means you will be able to assemble your own bot once again. I was also told that the plus will be getting some upgrades at no additional charge. The Plus V2.1 will now include : LCD panel, heated bed, wider platform, acme rods, all aluminum bearing blocks on every axis, GT2 belts and aluminum pulleys. Printrbot is definitely doing it right and you get all of this and more for the same price as the V2’s.

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I present the new Printrbot Plus V2.1

A lot of exciting things are going to happen at Printrbot which means we will have the ability to get the best that the consumer market has to offer. RepRap Squad will have to wait quite a while before we can afford this version but, hey we can dream can’t we? It’s almost like Brook and the designers crawled into my head and built the perfect bot. I can’t wait to see the products that come out of this printing platform. It is truly a thing of beauty with a few small design changes that may only be noticable to the true Plus lover. If you were debating on buying a Plus, now is the time to pull the trigger on this updated masterpiece.

I was also told that this is just the start of lots of cool things coming soon to the printrbot store

RepRap Squad has recently found out that Printrbot plans on releasing a Printrbot Plus version 2.2 and version 2.3. V2.2 will signify the dual extruder setup with a twist. Its a kit that will make your Printrbot Plus wider than before to accommodate the extra room taken up by the dual direct drive extruders. This is very exciting news and quite frankly a mod that we have been wishing for since we first got our Plus V2. It’s simple enouph to add some height to your Z-axis but, X-axis is a little more difficult. We haven’t seen any pictures yet to let us know how they plan on extending the width of this glorious bot. We assume that it woukd be some kind of bolt on that attaches itself to the existing base. However it could also be a new base entirely that would be ready and waiting for that aluminum bearing block we’ve been eying for the last few weeks that is now included as part of the assembled Printrbot line-up.

I want to introduce you to the coolest thing since sliced bread and chocolate milk, the Printrbot Plus V2.3. This setup will be much like the V2.2 with the exception being that it will be designed for the triple extruder setup that we assume Printrbot will be releasing after their dual extruder beta is finished. Since the beginning, we at RepRap Squad have dreamed of a day that we could print on a triple extruder setup. Now knowing that Printrbot will offer a wider base along with the triple extruder, brings tears of joy as we anticipate its release.

Printrbot has thrown us a few curveballs with the recent announcement of no more kits available but, they have definitely re-inspired the maker inside me with all these new mods coming out. These add-ons are making Printrbot to be a force to be reckoned with. You may not be able to buy non-assembled printers anymore with exception of the Printrbot Simple but, you can still however personalize your bot to fit your needs even more than ever thought possible. We’ve always been a fan of making our printers represent who we are and what we like and I must say that I’m a wide, tall, triple extrusion kinda guy. We will definitely be updating as we get anymore information on this great list of soon to be add-ons.

Posted from RepRap Squad HQ