RAR Print – Open source, low-cost, photopolymer 3D printer

Author: mikhashev, published on 2014-10-09

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RAR Print is 3d printer that you can made by printing almost all it’s parts and use same parts from old CD|DVD ROMs.
TIP: Write youre questions 🙂 I Try to explain all moments
Quick specs:
Printer Dimensions (LxWxH): 290 mm X 190 mm X 200 mm
Print head: UV diode + CD|DVD drive optic system
Build Volume (LxWxH): 80 mm x 80 mm x 80 mm
Minimum Layer-height: 10 Microns (0.01 mm)
Precision: Same as in CD|DVD Disk
Board: Arduino Mega 2560

Begginer in 3d printing or expert?
Ask, show, print !
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Now I am experimenting with DLP 3d printer and custom photopolymers. Results you can see here:


Hi world! 🙂 Sorry for the silence. I got married 31 october ^_^ . Then was travelling around Siberia Mountains ( Altay region). And I started new work at Tomsk city.

So about RAR Priner project:

I get my:
Ramps 1.4 boards
Old RAR printer prototype printed parts
and many other parts which will help with project

On google docs available newest instructions for assembling 3D printer RAR print:


Mikhail Shevchenko


Hi ! ) 🙂 Very soon experiments will begins. Good guys from Bestfilament company gave to me Arduino MEGA 2560. I still waiting for RAMPS 1.4 and Pololu drivers A4988.

Photo below:
old DVD ROM , uv led, Arduino MEGA 2560 and small dvd rom from notebook.



Thank you to all interested in the project! Thanks for the feedback, it helps a lot.
I decided to create a 3D printer, and show how you too can do it at home. I will be blogging on YouTube. And duplicate the information here.
Remember, I’m doing a project in their spare time. Hence on any clear time frames there is no question.
Soon will show you how to make this 3D printer with your hands. The project is free and open.
Stay tuned for updates! 🙂 My youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2e9UDoku9wXszHs8dqu_8w
Articles about RAR print :
http://3dprint.com/18601/rar-sla-3d-printer/ (English)
http://habrahabr.ru/post/240039/ (Russian)
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20141014-russian-man-creates-a-sla-3d-printer-from-old-cd-dvd-drives.html (English)
http://3druck.com/drucker-und-produkte/rar-print-open-source-sla-3d-drucker-aus-cddvd-rom-laufwerken-fuer-e200-5525011/ (German)
http://i-maker.jp/rar-print-5466.html (Japan)


You’l need:
-2 kg of PLA plastic ( parts shown were printed using it)
-300×400 mm – organic glass ( orange)
-5 or 10 /// CD|DVD – ROMs ( with work stepper drives )
-1 dvd ROM optic system + 1 UV LED ( Ultraviolet diode) Characteristics of UV diode may be any ( ~400 nm light wave, and power 100 -1000 mW) it depend what photopolimer you want to use.It installed instead laser diod into dvd ROM optic system

  • Arduino Mega 2560
  • Shield for CD|DVD ROM drives
  • 5 CD|DVD ROM step motors drivers ( Example A4988)
  • wires and bus
  • Glass or plastic reservour ( For Makerjuice Photopolymer)
  • simple current and voltage regulator for UV Print head
  • Customized Marlin
    Attention: All printable parts oriented not correct to 3D printing. You must orient it before printing.Also you can chop parts into some pieces and print them ( If you have limited build volume into your 3D printer).

License: Creative Commons – Attribution – Non-Commercial

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