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by svfiat
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Filament Quality and Cost
Replies: 1
Views: 1030

Filament Quality and Cost

I've been printing for for about 2 years now and I noticed that PLA 1.75 from different vendors doesn't always produce the same results. Some have to run hotter or the feed rate has to be slower. All in all once you figure out what the PLA wants to flow at, you get usable parts. I hate to admit it b...
by svfiat
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

Re: Lights

Yes, those are 12v strips. The power supply only has 24v taps so I wired the strips in series directly to the p/s. I might add an on/off switch for the lights at a later date.
by svfiat
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: Lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2731

Lights

Got tired of working in the dark so I added led strips to light up the build table.

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by svfiat
Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: My Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Re: My Setup

Send me an e-mail and I'll send you the stl's for all the parts including and drums to hold different spools. You could also setup an area here in the forums for custom parts so we can share what we make.
by svfiat
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Finding the center of the platform
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Finding the center of the platform

I printed a center target just to see where the printer considers the center of the build plate. As you can see it's 1/4 inch off center in "X" and it's centered in "Y". So my question is: How do you correct this? On a side note: Yes the build plate is 12 x 12 but your never goin...
by svfiat
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: UNOFFICIAL BBB Image - Clean & stable! Custom built with OctoPrint 1.3.0, webcam support, and more! - UPDATED 9-18-15
Replies: 45
Views: 10772

Re: UNOFFICIAL BBB Image - Clean & stable! Custom built with OctoPrint 1.3.0, webcam support, and more! - UPDATED 9-8-15

I think somethings missing in the image file for the 9-8-15. I d/l'd and tried to make the image on a an 8 gig micro but get nothing.
by svfiat
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Mods
Topic: My Setup
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

My Setup

Just a few mods I use for the Type A.

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by svfiat
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gluing the build plate down
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Re: Gluing the build plate down

Elijah, I did a very lengthy post about this > viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2202
by svfiat
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Mods
Topic: Cura Start Up Routine
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: Cura Start Up Routine

Now that was simple. :)

Thank you very much.
by svfiat
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leveling the Build Platform Probably Revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Leveling the Build Platform Probably Revisited

Let me start this off by telling you my experience level. Retired tool and die maker, cnc programmer and setup man for a 32 machine outfit, auto and bike mechanic, have a good general knowledge of electronics, have a good general knowledge of computers. I built a fixture to clamp onto the printer he...

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