V0 Electronics Bay Cooling – Fannypack Zero

I’m sure quite a lot of you, as owners of a Voron Zero, will have seen this message appear at some point in time. Now as it states it is a soft limit but there is a reason computer nerds spend a lot of money on good cooling setups for their rigs. Electronics work betterContinue reading “V0 Electronics Bay Cooling – Fannypack Zero”

Kirigami bed upgrade for Voron zero – installation guide

Intro Have you noticed how much the stock z axis assemble flexes on your Voron zero? Whilst this never really affected my prints, it drove me mad when levelling the bed. The same pressure on the bit of paper at the back of the bed felt very different from the front leading to levelling theContinue reading “Kirigami bed upgrade for Voron zero – installation guide”

Orbiter V2.0 on a Voron 0.1

Intro Recently I’ve had some horrible issues with inconsistent extrusion on my Voron 0.1. It all started after a hot end cooling fan failure and the subsequent rebuild of the mini afterburner. Anyway it was fortuitous timing in that I had just received an Orbiter V2.0 from LDO to review. That review will be comingContinue reading “Orbiter V2.0 on a Voron 0.1”

FLY Gemini review

Intro With the huge popularity of Klipper (which mandates the need of a single board computer [SBC]) and Rep Rap Firmware (Transitioning towards the same architecture as Klipper), the need for sourcing an SBC alongside your printer controller board has become the norm. Currently, the world supply chain for the ever-popular Raspberry Pi series isContinue reading “FLY Gemini review”

Fly Gemini Board: Adding a webcam stream

Before I published my final review of the Fly Gemini board (Available from Aliexpress) I wanted to really check what the Core side was capable of (on paper it should be similar to a raspberry pi a) and typically my experience is that it is the webcam support that lets down the less capable boards.Continue reading “Fly Gemini Board: Adding a webcam stream”

Fly Gemini Voron 0.1 install

Have you heard there is going to be a mellow collaboration with formbot on a voron 0.1 kit coming soon! In the pre-release pictures, you can see that the designated board will be the Fly Gemini. An all in one board that incorporates a single board computer (SBC) and the Microcontroller (MCU) into a singleContinue reading “Fly Gemini Voron 0.1 install”

V0.1 final review (LDO kit)

The Voron 0.1 is the latest iteration of the voron design teams smallest printer design offering. It features a corexy kinematic system, a 120mm cubed build volume and a fully enclosed design. The printer is capable of very high speeds in it’s stock configuration and specialises in materials that benefit from the enclosed design (ABSContinue reading “V0.1 final review (LDO kit)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 9)

Today the Zero got it’s skirts and a serial number! I opted to print the skirts as one piece rather than in halves. To do this I did have to use my VCore 3 rather than the V0. They came out quite nice despite my ghetto enclosure (bubble wrap over the top of the printer)Continue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 9)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 8)

Today the Zero took it’s first baby steps! After some quick testing of the axis and adjustment of the end stops I figured I’d fire off my first print. It was the classic Voron cal cube. Whilst it looked pretty good I soon got cracks forming due to printing a larger abs part in theContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 8)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 7)

Day 7 is wiring day! I followed the voron design team advice, and put my trust in modern adhesives, and used the 3M tape to fix all the parts to the electronics panels (bottom + back). The tape provided by LDO seems genuine, I certainly had no doubt in it’s holding strength. It’s worth mentioningContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 7)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 6)

Day 6 begun with attaching the end stops. Pretty straight forward if a bit fiddly! Then things got interesting. The mini afterburner really is an amazing design achievement. There is a crazy amount of functionality packed into a tiny footprint but at a cost of being very fiddly to assembly. Adding the heatset inserts wasContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 6)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 5)

I need to start this writeup with an apology for the delay. I got a bit carried away with the build and the writeups have fallen quite far behind! I hope to get them finish over the next few days! Day 5 begun when my replacement XL square nuts arrived as they are required toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 5)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 4)

Today was just a quick session so this will be a short writeup. I assembled the X axis and the final parts of the frame! The X axis brackets and idlers were actually very fiddly. Both sides took me a minimum of 3 attempts to assemble them because when trying to do up the selfContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 4)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 2)

This morning the build made some great progress during Day 3 – Part 1 and I’m very pleased to say that progress continued to be smooth this afternoon! Things kicked off with putting the inserts into the 3d printed parts. Something which I should probably have done in advance but was simply too eager toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 2)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 1)

Day 3 of this build has been delayed multiple times due to work pressures and the fact I got food poisoning. But finally I have most of today to dedicate to progressing the build! Firstly I removed the 2 vertical extrusions which it turns out are only there to help aligning the z rails andContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 1)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 2)

Day two of the build started off smoothly and I applied the newly purchased thread locker to some bolts and fixed the 3d printed z brackets onto the z rail carriages. Then I started placing the t nuts into the z axis gantry… The first nut fell out before I even got to trying toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 2)”