3D Printer Build — RepRap Mendel

I will try to keep this updated with my progress of building an printing with the RepRap Mendel. I was given the frame about 6 years ago (2013) and haven’t touched it until now. This is what I have done…

When I first received the unit back in 2013

The Sanguinololu main board is ready! #3dPrinter

Posted by Michael Baney on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Along with the control board

Building an extruder

Posted by Michael Baney on Friday, March 15, 2019
This hot end came with it.. But I have no idea what brand it is… Only that it was 3mm and was NOT a jhead. So I ended up buying an E3D hot end!

Monoprice Select Mini V2 – Wire Rerouting

So I have had a Monoprice Select Mini 3D printer for about a year now and I have printed a lot of things. It has been a work horse until recently, I noticed that the heated bed was no longer working. Along with the temperature reading was spiking and inconsistent. So, I put it away for a while (Since I recently got a new toy, CNC router)
I recently got it back out and fixed the wires – but only after one print, the wires snapped again.
This time, I re-routed the wires around the outside. [See Video below]

Some other references on the matter:




Installing RSAT on Windows 10 1809

After updating to Windows 10 (1809), I realized that Microsoft did not have a download for RSAT 1809. They highest version was 1803. Here, I will share what I had to do to get RSAT on Windows 10 1809.

Microsoft Moved RSAT to Optional Features

In the Settings of Windows, go to Apps, then Manage optional features.

Here you can select the RSAT apps that you want to install.

After clicking install, the ‘page’ will refresh.  If the app that you ‘installed’ reappears, then it wasn’t installed. (See ‘Turning Off UseWUServer’ below)

If it disappeared, then it installed.  **You may have you reboot for it to show in your Windows Administrative Tools folder**.

Turning Off UseWUServer

If you notice that everytime you select to install an RSAT Optional Feature, it reappears. Then you may need to turn off the UseWUServer. To do this:

Change the registry value to from 1 to 0 for “UseWUServer” at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU.

Restart the wuauserv service. Then retry installing the RSAT Optional Features.

Checking Installed RSAT Services

Open PowerShell as an Administrator and run
Get-WindowsCapability -online | ? Name -like Rsat* | FT