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    The baseplate the delta motherboard is bolted to. I wanted some thick plastic to practice cutting and used it.

    Should, but throw it at S3d and see what happens. Don't have to print them, just see what time it shows you.

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    ah didn't know you'd made a baseplate.

    Okay, I'll do a dry run when I go back in the workshop.

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    So the first of my mystery parcels arrived today.
    It's a colour touchscreen control panel thing: mks tft32_l v2.0

    Now thing about buying cheap electrickery from china via ebay, is that you don't get any instructions for anything - ever.
    And in this case only one of the two cables needed.
    It's from Makerbase, who aparently are MKS - until seeing the two things together on the back of the screen I did not know they were the same company.
    As I've ordered a mks motherboard, that's probably a good thing :-)

    I'm going to plug it into Alexa later and see what happens. Now just need to find somewhere to get these little 8pin plugs. They look suspiciously like old school serial connectors, so might be something I can use in the workshop somewhere.

    ***

    Well that didn't work. He3d use 10 pin connectors for the control panel and the mks touch screen uses 8 pin connectors. You cannot plug a 10 pin connector into an 8 pin socket - without using a hammer.
    Just have to wait for the mks board to arrive.
    Last edited by curious aardvark; 08-07-2017 at 07:25 AM.

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    Autowiz uses those screens. He'd probably be able to help you with it.

    I see you already asked him about it.

    Get Alexa printing right?
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    She's working normally again today. weird.
    Those cylinder things.
    can do both in 34 minutes if I drop the speed down to 75mm/s and layer height 0.32.

    Little one by itself at 0.16 and 75 would be 23 minutes.
    big one is an hour.
    Or do both together in 1 hour and 5 minutes.

    It's because of the individual layer speed and the time s3d allows for cooling. you can adjust those settings in the Cooling tab on the right.
    I've currently got it set to allow speed reductions down to 20 %.
    If I change that to 50% the one prints in 23 minutes at 75mm/s and 0.16 layer height.

    Adjust that upwards until you've got the best quality versus speed setting.

    Still not decided how to do the hotplate yet lol

    Just bought 10 metres of gt2 belt for 6.69 and some dual purpose drive pulleys and idle pulleys. They were 1 each, threw in some belt tensioners, 20p each
    And some 0.5mm brass nozzles for the e3d jhead. and some compression springs, for extruder and bed mounting.

    It's just the big stuff and shafts left I think.
    Going to be a month or 2 before it all arrives anyway.
    up to 109 - still need wheels & shafts, psu and heatpad. Although the psu depends on what heatpad setup I decide on - if I ever decide on one that is :-)
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    Currently printing a wall tile holder that is just shy of 200mm wide and 190 tall. So too big to do on the rep clones and on the edge of what alexa can do.

    I need a big printer :-)

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    I was trying to print two of each of them, 4 total, at the same time. Doesn't really matter. Want them in ABS, so the Qidi it is, and it just happens to be quicker doing them.

    What did you have to do to get Alexa printing correctly?

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    Nothing. whatever was going on the other night - isn't going on today. weird.
    Should probably have named her after My dog rather than my niece. Phoebe is a lot more stable ;-)

    Wide load coming through:

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    Just need to print the end piece and it's done.

    Glue drying :-)
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    Oh yeah I have found a filament she just can't use.
    polymaker's polyplus pla. It's roughened, presumably to give better purchase for extruders. But the downside of that is that it just generates an awful lot of friction in a tight bowden tube. To the extent, that it just will not print. Shame as the stuff I have is a translucent light orange and would have been perfect for the tile holder. Tried a couple times, but just would not work.

    It's expensive stuff too - so bear in mind if looking for quality filament. polymaker polyplus pla does not play well with bowden printers.
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