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 4-6 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 i3:

  • 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 i3 Hardware Kit
  • Timing Belts and GT2 Kit
  • 12x LM8UU Bearings
  • PCB Heated Bed
  • Power Supply
  • Wiring & Tubing
  • Printed Parts
  • 5x Stepper Motors
  • Cardboard, & Glass
  • Really small sample of PLA plastic for test prints

Important Dates

Check the Events section for time and location

  • Tuesday, Sept 23rd – Registration and Payments BEGIN
  • Friday, Oct 10th – Registration and Payment DEADLINE
  • Saturday, Oct 18th – First BUILD Day (Soldering)
  • Saturday, Oct 25th – Second BUILD Day (Frame/Hot End)
  • Saturday, Nov 1st – Third BUILD Day (Power Supply/Wiring/Firmware/Calibration)
  • Saturday, Nov 8th – Fourth BUILD Day (Calibration/Tutorial)
  • Saturday, Nov 15th – Fourth BUILD Day (Optional)

Sign-up for BUILD Series 3D – Fall 2014!

Registration is now closed.

Important Links

Troubleshooting Your Printer/Prints Links

Photo Gallery