TinyBoy

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TinyBoy

The first version of the TinyBoy 3D Printer.

The TinyBoy project, was started in 2011, is designed as an entry-level machine for students and newbies to learn 3D modelling technology and, ultimately, to encourage creative thinking.

The project was founded by Mr. Parker Leung who was teaching Design and Technology in a secondary school.

The first public demo was shown at the COSCUP, Taiwan 2013.

TinyBoy was open-sourced to the world at Feb 2015 is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0. Here is the opened source.

License and Disclaimer

The TinyBoy 3D Printer (TinyBoy) is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon TinyBoy even for commercial purposes, as long as you credit TinyBoy and license your new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on TinyBoy will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

The TinyBoy 3D Printer (TinyBoy) is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. In association with the product, the design team of TinyBoy makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, of title, or of noninfringement of third party rights. Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk. The TinyBoy 3D Printer (TinyBoy) is provided as is without any guarantees or warranty. In association with the product, the design team of TinyBoy makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, of title, or of noninfringement of third party rights. Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk.

Specification

  • Size: 15cm(W) x 15cm(D) x 22cm(H) (excl. filament holder)
  • Printed size : 8cm x 8cm x 8cm
  • Nozzle No: 1
  • Nozzla Diameter: 0.4mm
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75mm
  • Filament Material: PLA (Recommended) / other filament < 250'C
  • Power: DC 12V, 6A

Source

BOM List

  • Lasercut Acrylic x 1 (3mm) / 3mm thin wood board
  • bearing 603zz x 6
  • 604uu (for extruder) x 1
  • bearing LM4UU x 12
  • Phillips Head M2.5 5mm x 10
  • Phillips Head M2 8mm x 6
  • Phillips Head M3 5mm x 16
  • Hex Screw M3 10mm x 15
  • Hex Screw M3_12mm x 17
  • Hex Screw M3 16mm x 5
  • Hex Screw M3 22mm x 4
  • Hex Screw M4 10mm x 2
  • Hex Screw M4 8mm x 4
  • M3180mm x 1
  • M3 nut x 17
  • M3 brass stud 6mm x 6
  • M3 washer 70.5 x 16
  • M3 washer 9*0.8( for belt bearing) x 6
  • M4 washer x 2
  • Rod 4mm 130mm x 2
  • Rod 4mm 140mm x 2
  • Rod 4mm180mm x 2
  • fastener 2.5mm x 22
  • stepper_28 x 3 (Max Current:0.5A) [ SPEC ]
  • stepper_42(For Extruder) x 1
  • pulley MXL 16T x 2
  • Coupling 3mm x 3mm x 1
  • Timing Belts MXL - 4mm x 1M (Y Axis 43cm, X Axis 47cm)
  • mega2560 ramps1.4 with 4 A4988 stepstick x 1
  • Micro switch (for endstop) x 3
  • Extruder (mk8) x 1
  • e3dv6 / J Head x 1
  • PTFE OD 4mm ID 2mm L 60cm x 1
  • 12V 6A Transformer x 1

Assembly Guide

TinyBoy Assembly Guide

Awards

  • Best Innovation (Innovative Technology) Bronze Award of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015
  • First prize of Best Innovation Teaching tools of 29th China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest, 2014
  • First prize of Best Innovation Teaching tools of Hong Kong Youth Science & Technology Innovation Competition, 2014

Contributors

  • Parker Leung - Chief Designer
  • Haggen So
  • Henry Law
  • TC Liu
  • Wan Leung Wong