Tantillus build – Part 3, dry run

Controller board used for the Tantillus is the Anet board taken from my Anet A8. It is paired with Raspberry Pi Zero W running Octoprint for wireless access.

Right now, more parts are due to arrive like the printing platform and Bowden tube. Next I would need to decide whether to use an internal power supply or external power brick.

Fine-tuning them settings
Anet V1.7 with Raspberry Pi Zero W powered from USB port

Tantillus build – Part 2, changes

Below are the changes made to the build

  • Metric fasteners and rods instead of imperial because those are easily available where I live
  • GT2 belt instead of strings, stringing looks like a chore and I found a mod on Thingiverse which I further improve on
  • E3D V6 lite instead of J-Head, this is the part I already have in the parts bin
  • Aluminum off the shelf extruder instead of the printed one. A stepper mount was embedded into the base section.
  • Z carrier from Thingiverse, I’m not sure if there’s anything wrong with the original one
  • Modify the top Z bracket so to not hold the lead screw avoiding Z wobble
  • Modified Z endstop switch holder
The original design needs the belt to be tied down with zip tie. This remix doesn’t https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:359344
This E3D hotend mount looks to not compromise on print area https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:957680
A nema 17 mount is embedded into the base section for the generic extruder
Z lift from Thingiverse https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1449869
Top Z bracket center hole is enlarged to allow lead screw to wobble. Picture shows the original (zip tie) GT2 ends
This holder was modified to fit M3 screw and an optional clamp in case it comes loose in the future https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2222355