The lady from whom I purchased the motors did not get my note to her about wanting the gears for the motors so she didn't include them. I begged her to send them to me and she is going to send them.
I ordered this j-head
with teflon tubing today for $21.99 and the gear I need for $1.33. With
the motor I got for $8 and the printed parts for the extruder, my total
for the bowden extruder/hot end setup is $38.82 which clearly beats
getting this one w/no j head and this one including everything.
I'm going with the bowden setup because the motor/extruder combo can be
mounted basically anywhere so the z axis motor and the y axis motor
doesn't have to move the weight of the extruder. My plan in the future
is to add a second extruder so saving the weight now makes sense. Cripe
I'm proud of myself! My parents didn't have any kids that lived.
Today, I messed around more with the Pronterface which is.. wait for
it.. a printer interface. I don't know why there is a freaking 'o' in
there! Anywho! It was stalling because it couldn't find a thermister and
I tricked it into going with a 100k resister. Also the motor would stop
saying the endstop was triggered. I shorted that sucker out with a
jumper! In business!
I probably won't do much on the frame until I get the gears from that
motor chic for I am not certain if I'll need timing belt or not. I will
know when I get the gears.
I made some pretty good headway. Too bad I don't have pictures or a
movie today because it's cool. I'm stoked. The z motors were just
buzzing regardless of how I adjusted the amperage. With some reading, I
discovered I was trying to push the motors too fast. I have the z axis
and x axis moving nicely.