I’ve built a couple of 3D printers from kit. For me, a “3 hour” or “8 hour” assembly turns into 10 hours or 24 hours. I began to wonder: how could you design a printer with the easiest and quickest assembly?
The Legendary Octo Sniffle project is an answer to that question! It’s a delta printer under design, featuring a lead-screw drive and magnetic effector joints.
I have a few former students and coworkers who are interested in getting into 3D printing, so we’re getting together to design the printed parts.