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    It is important for us to put our thoughts and...

    It is important for us to put our thoughts and ideas into this hobby. It is the only way it will grow into what you have envisioned. Because Lord knows as it stands you really gotta look in any town...
  2. I got expansion boards from ebay from a link just...

    I got expansion boards from ebay from a link just like this one: DRV8825/A4988 42CH Stepper Motor Driver Expansion Board For 3D Prin ju | eBay . Those expansion boards do not have the extra 2 pins...
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    Spoken like a true enthusiast. On your way into...

    Spoken like a true enthusiast. On your way into this hobby you should spend some time considering and then understanding why all of these printers come unassembled. If the printer came ready to print...
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    It's also great to finally hear an answer as to...

    It's also great to finally hear an answer as to why these 3d printers have fallen short of mainstream, right? Why it is that they never became the new microwave oven in every home. Because microwaves...
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    I thought I was very clear in my quote for 'a...

    I thought I was very clear in my quote for 'a whole lot of money', lol. But you did say $2k budget. And I can build that. I mean we will still have my labor to deal with over and above that but I...
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    So I have collected the 3 files that I have made...

    So I have collected the 3 files that I have made to get the Geeetech 3 in 1 mixing hotend up and working in an i3 style printer. the i3 style home built printer i made these parts for uses Geeetech...
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    From all that I have read it sounds to me like...

    From all that I have read it sounds to me like you need a custom built 3d printer. Something hand made by someone of high skills to perform a specific task for you. The things that make a printer run...
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    I tried to reach out to Geeetech on Facebook to...

    I tried to reach out to Geeetech on Facebook to inquire about purchasing the parts that secure the 3 in 1 mixing hotend to the carriage and not only did they not respond but they also deleted my...
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    So all of the printers run on either 12v or 24v....

    So all of the printers run on either 12v or 24v. All of the printer mainboards will take either. The heaters are meant for 12 or 24v but to be honest we can tune the PID loop controlling the PWM...
  10. The above printer was only driving 2 stepper...

    The above printer was only driving 2 stepper motors per axis and so in the above picture there is 1 signal getting split to 2 stepper drivers and then each going to it's own motor. I later corrected...
  11. Yet another way to avoid the firmware troubles is...

    Yet another way to avoid the firmware troubles is to just get a single stepper driver expansion board and wire the pins to the bank of pins right next to the Z stepper driver on your SKR board. This...
  12. Here we are at mid travel with the bed and...

    Here we are at mid travel with the bed and weights pretty much on plane with each other..
    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/96y9il.jpg
  13. Hey I have an idea. Instead of trying to get more...

    Hey I have an idea. Instead of trying to get more stepper motors in play to lift more weight, how about applying some better engineering skills to your design? For example, here is my print bed at...
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    I think I like that printer you suggested in the...

    I think I like that printer you suggested in the other thread CA. The sidewinder. Artillery Sidewinder X1 SW-X1 3D Printer: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific . That might be a good suggestion here....
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    I think you should look at the Geeetech A30T. It...

    I think you should look at the Geeetech A30T. It has a large build volume and is 3 filament mixing printer. Which means you can print every color in the rainbow if you load in the translucent colors...
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    Well I look forward to you finding a good use for...

    Well I look forward to you finding a good use for the ESP module as I have amasses a small handful of them and would love to use them in a meaningful way.
  17. 2 is nice. 3 is better. And let me now explain...

    2 is nice. 3 is better. And let me now explain why. With dual filaments we have 2 hotends that are linked and the one not being used oozes all over the print. Or we have one hotend with PTFE tubing...
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    And I know it is not a 3d printer but I am a...

    And I know it is not a 3d printer but I am a performance specialist running a Corvette shop for a decade now. You gotta see how I setup the Dyno for finding out how much power these cars are making...
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    And Printalicious.. ...

    And Printalicious..
    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/6ocRTy.jpg
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    Open air is how I setup all my printer...

    Open air is how I setup all my printer mainboards. With the wires tied back away from the mainboard so it is out in the open with heatsinks facing up so that the heat can rise up and off my...
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    From what I can see it looks like the screens are...

    From what I can see it looks like the screens are the same.
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    So you gotta ask yourself one simple question. If...

    So you gotta ask yourself one simple question. If the SKR mini is better than the SKR 1.4 Turbo and they are both made by the same manufacturer then why is the mini so much cheaper to get up and...
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    Well the RRF module from bigtreetech uses one of...

    Well the RRF module from bigtreetech uses one of those esp modules but instead of communicating via usb or the serial tft header it connects to exp1 and exp2 headers. I don't see how this will let us...
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    I am entirely too enthusiastic about this hobby...

    I am entirely too enthusiastic about this hobby to focus on the dollar amount past getting that number up to buy what I need. I mean want. No I was right the first time. What I NEED. If we were...
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    And the v3.0 touchscreen is the latest you can...

    And the v3.0 touchscreen is the latest you can get. The E3 display fits your housing and is definitely the part you should get. The 7" tft70 comes with a 168mhz running processor, the same as what...
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