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  1. When I turn on the printer it says: The...

    When I turn on the printer it says: The Replicator ----------- firmware version 7.5. Also when i look in some of the menus it refers to a "glowing M" button that I believe is on the makerbot...
  2. Printer Identification and help - Genius IE MKII / Sky-Maker A2/R2

    So I picked up a pair of printers and I am having trouble figuring out what they actually are. They don't work and I'm trying to get them running.

    The printer brand or re-brand(?) is Genius...
  3. Thanks!! I've never seen that before and its a...

    Thanks!! I've never seen that before and its a great idea :)

    I picked up a 14" metal dry cutting blade for squaring the extrusions yesterday and will probably rent or borrow a metal chop saw...
  4. SKR MINI E3 DIP not found by PC or imac

    Hi, I'm still new to this and trying to muddle my way through. I finally got marlin to compile but now none of my computers recognize or even acknowledge the board is plugged in. I tried 3...
  5. This issue has been fixed. I believe it was an...

    This issue has been fixed. I believe it was an issue with not having the latest release of marlin even though the file name and release version were the same. the env was different after deleting...
  6. Marlin Configuration fails - SKR MINI E3 DIP on MPSM V1

    Hi, I'm new to marlin so forgive me if this is a newbie question. I did look online and couldn't find anything useful.

    I have a Monoprice Select Mini V1 that was my first printer and it served me...
  7. What made me think 2 motors might be better than...

    What made me think 2 motors might be better than one is purely from RC cars and boats. It is quite common to use 2 servos for one control. Stepper motors are basically just fancy servos. Also i...
  8. I think you might be misunderstanding me. I mean...

    I think you might be misunderstanding me. I mean to get rid of the GT2 stuff all together and use something like a large worm gear or acme gear and a small braided stainless steel wire with a pulley...
  9. Thanks for the input, I don't really mind the...

    Thanks for the input, I don't really mind the side track on the thread it just helps me understand what other people use and have success with or not. I will take it all in and come up with what i...
  10. Thanks very much for the input and encouragement!...

    Thanks very much for the input and encouragement! I think it will be a pretty cool looking printer that will be really sturdy when I'm done with it. I will keep the post updated with pictures as I...
  11. The reason for the linear rails has been gone...

    The reason for the linear rails has been gone over but it's also to enable a speed increase basically. The more sturdy and less flex the faster you can print without losing resolution.

    As for...
  12. Thanks, but i will probably just go with a mosfet...

    Thanks, but i will probably just go with a mosfet because its more suited for the job. When i say I'm on a budget i just mean that I don't have an unlimited budget and if I wanted to spend a ton on...
  13. My design is a little hard to describe; The 15"...

    My design is a little hard to describe; The 15" rim will be the center hub but the towers/uprights will be bolted to the outside of the rim so they will extend beyond that by about 4-5" for each...
  14. Large Delta printer build - advice and suggestions welcome

    Hi everyone, I have been given some aluminum extrusions and decided I would build a Delta printer with them.

    The extrusions are pieces of a sailboat mast that has been cut up. Each section is...
  15. I have written my own Gcode before and from my...

    I have written my own Gcode before and from my experience I would think it would be very difficult to make code that would out-perform a slicing program. The slicer is an advanced tool that has all...
  16. In my opinion it kind of depends what you're...

    In my opinion it kind of depends what you're looking to do. I started with a Monoprice Select Mini V1 and I love it and don't regret buying it at all. It worked great right out of the box and got...
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