I’ve bought a new 3D printer, I thought it’d be fun to take the old one apart!
Anatomy of a 3D printer
There’s quite a lot of useful things inside a 3D printer, especially one that came as a kit and is full of standard parts. After getting a new Creality Ender 3 V2 I set about dismantling my old generic 3D printer.
From the resulting mess I’ve managed to harvest the following useful components
- 3 stepper motors
- 3 stepper motor drivers
- Assorted lengths of wire
- threaded rods
- smooth rods and linear bearings
- pulleys and belts
- A load of machine screws
Maybe in the future I’ll use this to build something interesting. A plotter or some kind of robot arm thing maybe?