Many thanks for your video and thoughtful DY guide!
This would be my first printer and first build, though I’m hardly new to DIY, having done similar with drones and fabrication for that, plus metal shop, electronics etc (yes, I do have a soldering iron! And a multimeter too!).
Had a bit of a decision to make:
Was thinking of building yours as a single arm first, but with the materials for your double-arm, so that I can start with the good stuff and get to programming firmware, microstepping, maybe get pi communication etc going, then reconfigure with the same (high end) components) to the double arm config when required.
On the other hand, maybe I could get a less expensive machine, like an Ender 2, and fabricate mods for it to learn, and then the parts for the Zidex, then build the ZIdex and have two machines?
Or get an Ender 3 or make a Hypercube first?
The thing is, I do have an end goal in that I need quite a few custom camera and Steadicam parts made up, and really don’t want to have a bunch of machines, EPROM burners, spare parts, outdated controllers etc lying around - I already have a garage full of those from my commercial drone business!
What’s the most direct way to learn the fastest and get to a point where I can get my parts made, other than just sending them out to get done by someone else?