Project: converting the Anet A8 to a CoreXY type 3D printer

In the summer of 2017 I started the conversion of my Anet A8 3D printer to an AM8, essentialy replacing the flimsy acrylic frame of the printer with a new one made of aluminum profile extrusions. The conversion went well, and the robustness of the printer improved considerably. A few months ago, an accident in connecting a […]

New hobby: 3D printing

So… for the past 6 months I’ve acquired a new hobby: 3D printing!

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying and or building a 3D printer for over a year but I was putting it off as I was extremely resource constrained (time, space, money). Just before Christmas however, a seemingly random ad in my Facebook timeline spurred my interest. As for most things nowadays, you can find relatively cheap chinese clones of various open source 3D printer designs.

After a little research, I decided to buy an Anet A8. It’s based on the Prusa i3 open source design.