[vcf-midatlantic] 3D Printers for VCF Donation?

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 14:29:38 UTC 2021

Hey All,

I have 2 (maybe 3) home-made Prusa i3 clones in mostly working condition
that have been collecting dust for a few years and I was curious if VCF
would take these as donations for workshops or others to use / learn from
in some capacity?

The 2 "for sure" printers are ~ 8" x 8" x ~ 6" high build areas.
Electronics are RAMPS based on one, and Rambo based on the other.  Heated
beds work well.

One of the printers has a finicky hot end (E3D v6) - it'll work for a while
and then stop, and seems to require reassembly every time you change
filament.  It was quite reliable for a while then became too much work ..
This printer uses 1.7mm filament.

The other one is my father's he's no longer using -- his has an older hot
end, is the RAMPs based model, but he's printed many things over the
years.  Uses 3.0mm filament.   This one might have a larger than 8" x 8"
bed - I need to get some more up to date info from Dad.

Both are mechanically sound and have LED screens (1 attached, 1 not yet

Will of course throw in some filament with these printers.  I still have
all of the arduino settings/firmware handy for these printers.  I also have
spare parts for these -- some extra E3D hot end parts, another set or two
of ramps electronics, wires, etc..


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