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    I have been building PCs forever, too, but not many since they last so long. :-) Lucky for me I have never had a mobo failure... and the worst part of that, if you are on Windows, is maybe having to buy another license for a "new PC". Thanks for the drag chain explanation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raylo32 View Post
    I have been building PCs forever, too, but not many since they last so long. :-) Lucky for me I have never had a mobo failure... and the worst part of that, if you are on Windows, is maybe having to buy another license for a "new PC". Thanks for the drag chain explanation!
    I try to do everything on a big scale so I can learn more from it. When I started building pc's I built up to 4. Then I started hosting small scale lan parties at my home on the weekends. Nothing for money or anything. just some friends getting down on borderlands 1 and 2 each with their own screen. It was fun. Here is a picture from when the dead board was new. The white and orange box in the background behind the Novint Falcon on the right is the retail packaging for it..



    And speaking of orange box, that was the games that were best to work with the novint falcons with the pistol grips half-life 2, team fortress 2 and portal. I still have them but they collect dust. The 3d force feedback mouse is a great idea but the support for it wasn't there. or it was too far ahead of itself. I got into making my own cases and cooling setups..




    I built pc's. Back in those days there were awesome websites like frozencpu.com and crazypc.com and others where you could find any fan or filter or duct or light or feet or heatsink or tubing or anything your heart desired for building your own.
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    One of the whole joys of 3d printing is now I can make custom parts for my pc's. like this..



    and this..






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    Still good websites for building, but every time I decide to do a build the hardware has changed so much I need to research it all again. My 4 year old gaming/3D PC still runs on a few generations old OC'ed i7 920 at about 4 GHz, still plenty good enough, still chugging along.

    BTW, Portal and Portal 2=cool game!

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    Because the plate of glass was the exact same size as the heatbed it was painfully simple to make a mounting solution that wouldn't interfere with the build envelope..





    Aside from not interfering with the build envelope the printer looks so much better than it would with those spring clips everybody always uses. There is nothing on the glass and nothing sticks up above the glass..


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    The above mounts for the glass are one of the few pieces of this awesome machine that I designed myself. So for any other Black Widow owners that might see and like these mounts here is a link to the .stl file for them: https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/BW%...ouGEuXyv20Q4NA

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    So to keep from draping a wire across the entire length of the x axis I decided to just mount the x endstop in the max position on the wire harness side of the frame. I did this back when I built the printer and have struggled with mirrored prints the whole printers life. I would just mirror the item before slicing it for this printer as a temporary fix. It took a little bit of trial and error to get the settings right as information on homing to max endstops seems to be rare. But I did finally get it right and on my own. here is a video of my black widow homing with only a max endstop on the x axis:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veQp-ANKWKE
    Last edited by AutoWiz; 10-05-2017 at 09:46 PM.

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