The addition of the controller board will conclude the
assembly of the Printrbot Jr., but you still need to install the
software and level the table. This is covered in the Getting
Started Guide on the Printrbot website. As a final touch, I
recommend the use of split loom cable to cover the wires as
shown in Figure 11.
I ordered the Rostock Max this February
4th. It arrived 11 days later. The parts
(shown in Figure 12) were also packed very
well and complete. Everything was clearly
marked and easy to identify.
The printer frame is made from 1/4"
melamine coated MDF shown in Figure 13.
The parts are laser-cut and fairly easy to
remove from the sheets. The parts come
held together with masking tape, and are
wrapped in a protective covering. Both the
masking tape and protective covering must
be removed from the parts. This process
took me over an hour to accomplish.
The tools required to build the Rostock
are similar to the Printrbot Jr., with the
exception of a couple of extra wrenches
needed for some of the bolts.
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You can find instructions for building
the Rostock Max at https://github.com/
The assembly manual is put together
very well, but lacks step-by-step instructions
for assembling the extruder. Instead, they
point you to a very low resolution video.
This was the most confusing aspect of
assembling the Rostock Max, but you
should be able to work through it. The
Rostock Max will require about 24 assembly