Development of the Next Generation Open Hardware 3D Printer Troublemaker
Our first open-source hardware tool was Troublemaker 3D printer. In the last year our Troublemakers made a lot of prototypes and parts for our wireless optical system KORUZA, GoodEnoughCNC machines and various other parts and systems.
Because of the increasing demand for higher 3D printing capacities we decided to start working on developing the next generation of the Troublemaker v2. The new generation of the 3D printer will feature enlarged build space, new electronics and some other improvements. We are aiming for the new 3D printer to be reliable, hackable, affordable and low-maintenance.
The most important features are:
- fully open-source hardware design
- 300 x 300 x 300 mm (12” x 12” x 12”) build space
- enclosed print space
- RUMBA controller board
- revised and improved carriages for timing belts and new X and Y axes bearings
- printer table upgrade – aluminium / steel table with ball screw linear actuator
- auto bed levelling
- new interchangeable print head with dual extrusion support
- enclosed yet easily accessible electronics
We have already begun with the development and are currently building a prototype that can be tested and further improved.