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How to Set Up a PCB Heatbed (and cut glass, too!)

In this video, Jacob shows an easy way to set up a PCB heatbed for your 3D printer — a method that allows the entire surface of the heatbed to be used for printing. He also shows how to cut inexpensive certificate frame glass to size with some simple tools. We’ve had printers with a heatbed setup just like this running without incident for over a year. (See below for contents.) Supplies used: PCB Heatbed (with high-temperature wire attached), glass (same size as heatbed), scissors, kapton tape, four M3 nuts and screws (12-16mm), screwdriver & pliers, thermistor, thermistor lead insulation (kapton tape works, too), and pipe insulation tape. See below for glass cutting tools. Glass Cutting Tools & Materials: Safety glasses, sheet glass (certificate frame glass works well), glass cleaner, paper towels, permanent marker, ruler, cutting oil, straight edge, glass cutting tool, breaking edge, leather gloves, and sandpaper.A project-based RepRap build is the perfect way to bring STEM and many other disciplines to your school. To learn more about starting a 3D printer build at your school, visit 
00:00 Introduction and SPecial Greeting
00:40 Supplies for Heatbed Installation
01:27 Supplies for Cutting Glass
03:01 Cleaning and Marking the Glass
04:50 Scoring and Breaking the Glass
06:21 Smoothing and Preparing the Glass
07:28 Attaching the Glass to the Heatbed
08:39 Preparing the Y Carriage
09:39 Installing the Thermistor
10:30 Insulating the Heatbed
11:51 Installing the Heatbed
12:49 Supply List and End Credits
13:22 OuttakeOther Videos:
* How to Make Bare Wire End Stops: 
* How to Make a Hobbed Bolt: 
- “Pulse (George Ellinas remix)” by George_Ellinas. 2008 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0). 
- “Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment )” by J.Lang. 2012 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0). 
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