Hypercube Evolution 3D Printer

This is the build page of my current project for building a DIY 3D printer. I started looking at the Hypercube as a starting place, but quickly found additional sub projects that will be built into the final design, taking from both the Hypercube Evolution and HevORT projects.

I will say, there is no single place to find all this information and it requires a lot of reading, looking through Thingiverse, jumping on Facebook groups, and watching YouTube videos. I’m building this page in case people want to build what I have put together and have some steps to follow.

Goals

  • Have a build volume that is 300x300x400 or larger
  • Use a 32-bit system
  • Use 3030 for increased stability
  • Able to print PLA, PTEG, and flexible material
  • Able to attach a laser in place of the hotend easily
  • Self Leveling Bed
  • 24v
  • Direct Drive

Hypercube Evolution Worksheet

On the Hypercube Evolution thingiverse page, they have a spreadsheet to help you design and build a list of materials that are needed, along with the lengths of the frame you need, based upon your build area.

Here is a link to the one that I have been working out of. At this point, I’m only using it to get an idea of what size I need to cut my 3030 to. I also have a research BOM page in there.

Bill of Materials (BOM)

The BOM is a work in progress. If it shows up here, that means I have purchased it. There are a number of items that I know I’ll need regardless of other considerations.

Frame

Part Name Quantity Description Notes
3030 Aluminum T-Slot Aluminum Extrusion – 1000m length 9 Aluminum T-Slot that you will need to cut to the correct sizes. Even though you only need 9, the cheapest place to purchase them are on eBay, from ZYLtech, in a bundle of 10.
Nema17 Stepper Motor 6

Electronics

Part Name Quantity Description Notes
BIGTREETECH SKR PRO V1.1 Controller Board 1 32-bit controller board You can purchase the Controller board and the TMC2209 stepper drivers in one package for cheaper than purchasing separately, from the Big Tree Tech store on aliexpress.
TMC2209 6 Stepper Driver I’m planning on using the sensorless homing feature.
BIGTREETECH TFT35 V3.0 Touch Screen 1 LCD Touch Screen Integrates with the SKR Pro v1.1 controller board.
Raspberry Pi 4 1 I plan on running Octoprint to manage the printer.
BLTouch v3 Try not to get a clone, many reports of bad results.
24v 17A 400W Switching Power Supply

References

Websites

Facebook Groups

Here is a list of Facebook Groups that I recommend joining to get more information on how to build these and staying up to date on the latest developments.

YouTube Videos

  • Tech2C Hypercube Build Playlist – Tech2C started the original hypercube and this is a good playlist he build on the original build, why he chose to do things, and walking through the process. This is a good starting point.
  • Scott 3d Youtube Page – Scott 3d was the next one to start building off the original Hypercube with the Hypercube evolution. These videos walk through his build.

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