What is the BUILD Series 3D?

If you’re interested in building a 3D printer, you’ve come to the right place. The LONG BEACH MAKER SOCIETY will help guide participants through the process of building their very own printers from the beginning of soldering to the end of calibration. The BUILD Series will consist of 7-8 build days (Saturdays) where LBMS Officers will be facilitating the build process (additional assistance will be available depending on the progress of the build).

The 3D BUILD Kit includes everything you need to build your own RepRap Prusa Mendel:

  • MakerGear Hot End Kit 1.75 mm w/ Wade’s Mounting and .35mm Nozzle
  • RAMPS DIY Kit Complete w/ pre-solderd SMT
  • Wade’s Nema 17 Extruder set w/Hive76 Bolt
  • Prusa Mendel Hardware Kit
  • Timing Belts and GT2 Kit
  • 12x LM8UU Bearings
  • PCB Heated Bed
  • Power Supply
  • Wiring & Tubing
  • Printed Parts
  • 5x Stepper Motors
  • MDF Board, Cardboard, & Glass
  • Small sample of PLA plastic for test prints

Important Dates

Check the Events section for time and location

  • Monday, September 16th – Registration and Payments BEGIN
  • Thursday, September 26th – Registration and Payment DEADLINE
  • Saturday, October 12th – First BUILD Day (Soldering)
  • Saturday, October 19th – Second BUILD Day (Frame)
  • Saturday, October 26th – Third BUILD Day (Frame 2)
  • Saturday, November 2nd – Fourth BUILD Day (Wiring 1)
  • Saturday, November 9th – Fifth BUILD Day (Wiring 2)
  • Saturday, November 16th – Sixth BUILD Day (Hotend/Extruder)
  • Saturday, November 30th – Seventh BUILD Day (Software/Calibration)
  • Saturday, December 7th – Eight BUILD Day (If Needed)

Sign-up for BUILD Series 3D – Fall 2013!

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