Hello, One and all
I am new to the club and gathering information and collecting any bit of help to create this project.
So I wanted to build a 3D Printer… On the cheap… :o … How original
I purchased a Geekcreit® CNC Shield UNO-R3 Board 4xA4988 Driver Kit With Heat Sink For Arduino Engraver 3D Printer a while back and was suckered into the 3D part of it… Lack of research on my behalf.
Anyway, I am trying to salvage \ create a 3D printer regardless.
I have read many forum discussions and have parted with the idea that creating a 3D printer with filament and extruder is OUT!
BUT I did come across that the Arduino Uno + CNC Shield + Laser could be used as a laser engraver. Which makes it interesting. But the Z-axis was primarily used to turn on the laser.
Then I came across this youtube vid How to Make CNC Laser Engraver at home and at the 4min 13sec mark he shows how he wires it up. Without using the z-axis to enable the laser.
I am a little confused and wanted to know if someone could help figure out if this is a diode or just some glue ahahhaha. Please see attached.
Within the attached picture is the wiring of what I was able to put together for enabling the laser via SpnEn.
Now the actual questions…
Can I make an SLA 3D printer, where I can utilise the Z-axis to lower the print bed into the bath of resin and create a 3D Print?
Can I still use Grbl + Gcode sender or what software should I be using?
Any information would be appreciated