DIY 3D Printer Build Tutorial

Now you can build your own Hudson 3D Printer. This printer build can be accomplished with locally sourced components and some online purchases. This is an excellent project to do in an educational setting and gives you a better understanding of how a 3D printer works. The tutorial should be easy enough for most to follow and you can always ask questions in the comments here or on the video page to get extra help or clarification.

This 3D printer as designed has the following specs:
Machine dimensions: Width: 44.5cm, Height:50.8cm, Depth: 45.7cm
Print dimensions: X axis: 292mm, Y axis: 250mm, Z axis: 260mm
Z minimum layer height: 0.05mm (50 microns) possible, 0.10mm (100 microns) optimal
Print Speed: 70mm/s (conservative setting, higher speed possible through firmware config)

Tools that you will need:
– Metal cutting tools
– Drill/driver
– Hand tools (precision screw drivers, allen wrench set, adjustable wrench or socket set)
– Filing/sanding tools
– Soldering iron
– Wire cutters/strippers

Other helpful tools that will make this easier:
– Dremel type rotary tool
– Drill press
– Hole saw
– Tube cutter
– Forceps/Tweezers
– Access to a 3D Printer or 3D printing service for printed parts

Bill of Materials (parts list), firmware and wiring diagrams can be downloaded here:
Click To Download BOM, Firmware & Wiring Diagrams & STL files

You will also need the following .stl files for the minimum printed parts required for this build:
Click To Download XY Axis Mounts STL file

Click To Download Extruder Carriage STL file