Project Tripod. 1.0


That’s awesome and it gives people an option that want to keep using the old build plate. I imagine the best option is to take the build plate arm off and drill through that into the extrusion?



Yup :slight_smile: it is a bit more permanent though and if you mess it up there is no way back so need to be extra careful.

I drilled it with the arm attached but drilled it really really really slow, as in 20min per hole, all the while holding up the arm to avoid it moving or bending downwards. But it is probably safer to take it off and drill it through. I didn’t end up drilling into the extrusion itself but used a t-nut to attach it to the extrusion with two bolts from the bottom of the arm.



Yes with 2 holes drilled in the arm. If using a 5 mm bolt then take a dril of 5 mm.
And bring the profile so far as possible to the front.

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Bedankt ( I think I heard Dutch TV in the back of the youtube video :slight_smile: )



Klopt helemaal :grin:

My first test print in scale 1/45 NS 2400

second test in scale 1/32 NS 6400

Still not happy with the results but much better

in green the new one



looks tons better then the last ones you circled in red. you might be able to get less lines by adding some tape (painters tape works) on the sides of the PDMS vat to make it more tighter when you slide it in to prevent it from sliding about that could be causing those slight shifts. helped me tons.



Ziet er inderdaad stukken beter uit.

I had to do the same thing with my PDMS vat as Kagekitsoon, added some cardboard folded and tapped to the sides of the vat to make it a really really tight fit that reduced layers lines for me, I also tend to rotate the model about 20/30 degrees with its lowest point towards the door. to avoid it being parallel to the build plate.



Man, when the Moai tries to print large flat objects, that’s when it shows it’s ugly side. Frits, even though that print looks better, I can’t help thinking you got something else going on??

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Bedoel je zo ongeveer ??
Like this ?? Dont look at the support. :grin:

Is there a picture of the cardboard, how to and where



I can’t help thinking you got something else going on??

what do you mean



I’m afraid that is as good as the moai can print geometrical stuff



Just wanted to briefly mention that I have installed Project Tripod on my Moai, and after a handful of prints I have to say that most if not all of my previously seen linear artifacts have disappeared. My Moai is now meeting my initial expectations of print quality. I have the latest firmware with stock settings, using a heater (v2) and Peopoly gray resin. Slicing with Asura3D. Will keep you posted as I print more and varied models, but I just wanted to express my gratitude to the OP for creating this excellent solution.



Glad it worked for you! I have not been in here much to update because of a loss in the family. Also If People shoot me a message I should be able to get it if there’s any questions.

Thanks again vega!



This is still on my todo list. I have all the parts but I’m printing parts for a model I need done in a month and a half and don’t have time to tear apart my printer and tinker.

I’d love to see some before and after pics if people are having success.

If nobody posts any, I’ll post my own when I do this. :wink:



Hey, I want to try this, but I’m totally not an engineering guy. The very first thing on the to do list: buying parts --is causing me trouble.

For the linear rail shaft rods, the link given in the bill of materials asks for a lot of options that you haven’t specified, and I don’t know if they are important for getting the selected rail bearings to fit properly.

In specific, it asks what kind of steel I want, what heat treating I want, the surface finish, and the Shaft Fits Tolerance (that last one seems important).

Can you let me know what selections I should make on that page to get the proper part?


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Part number PSFJ8-310 $12 each is what I ordered



bom dia amigo onde consigo comprar essas peças/ estou no brasil



This is what I ordered…didn’t check off any other options just ordered what came up on the page.




Thanks for this, hopefully this is just what my Moai needs! The parts are being printed now! Will order the rest tomorrow.





If anyone is in the UK has just about got all the components apart from 2 of the screws.