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    looks like it can walk about by itself :-) ...

    looks like it can walk about by itself :-)

    what does the machine weigh ?
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    what operating system do you have on the laptop ?...

    what operating system do you have on the laptop ?

    usually you need to check the com port in windows to see which one the printer is using and then tell the slicer which one it is.
    most slicer...
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    have you tried abs slurry ? when I used abs -...

    have you tried abs slurry ?
    when I used abs - before I came to my senses - some clear abs dissolved in acetone and painted on the bed really gave excellent adhesion.

    But, I never managed to...
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    not sure how good s3d would be with idex. I...

    not sure how good s3d would be with idex.
    I never got it to do dual extrusion - but it has been a long time since I tried.

    The bbd (big bastard delta) is kind of interposed throughout my...
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    lol the htread is there. But life moves on and...

    lol the htread is there.
    But life moves on and I'm hoping that what I;ll need in the near future is another machine that's shit hot at printing tpu.

    So currently considering looking for another...
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    what software do you use to edit and compile...

    what software do you use to edit and compile marlin ?

    Also to whet your appetite, this is the basic frame for a 350x1000 delta that i will eventually make, probably. lol...
  7. yep, normal if you haven't installed the tubing...

    yep, normal if you haven't installed the tubing properly
    it means that you haven't pushed the ptfe tube in far enough, so that leaves a gap that fills up with molten plastic and in turns clogs the...
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    lmao - and at that point you'll remember the...

    lmao - and at that point you'll remember the little nagging voice in the back of your head that's been whispering:
    Build a really big delta and print full sized people...

    So come on: $1000, 2,...
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    I know it's crass - but any idea how much that...

    I know it's crass - but any idea how much that has cost you so far ? (knowing you, the ruby tipped nozzles will be added at some point, probably when you realise how much better than pet-g nylon with...
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    what are they ? oh hang on - looks like the...

    what are they ?

    oh hang on - looks like the wifi module i have.
  11. nothing to do with filament and moisture. Just...

    nothing to do with filament and moisture.
    Just printes too fast, and possibly without cooling fans on properly.

    Pk, first, you need to use the advanced settings in cura and learn exactly what...
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    Christmas tree lights would be cool - with all...

    Christmas tree lights would be cool - with all the effects :-)

    It's a smart looking beast and no mistake !
  13. nothing visible in the picture

    nothing visible in the picture
  14. simplify3d. Has full spec printer usb control...

    simplify3d.
    Has full spec printer usb control built in, can be used for most printers and is just really easy to use.
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    cool a diy ideax. So how does the board know...

    cool a diy ideax.

    So how does the board know where the two extrduers are at any given moment ?
    So they don't crash into each other ?
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    yeah, like is aid you need transparent abs and te...

    yeah, like is aid you need transparent abs and te cheapest you can find :-)

    I last used abs about 7 - 8 years ago, and i know the formulations have changed considerably since then.
    It used to...
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    abs dissolves in acetone. pla dissolves in - I...

    abs dissolves in acetone.
    pla dissolves in - I believe - lemonene.

    But abs will definitely fully dissolve in acetone.

    Just make sure you get a cheap and nasty, bog standard, no frills,...
  18. Also the sheer effort involved in a full printed...

    Also the sheer effort involved in a full printed costume is phenomenal.

    What i suspect most people do is to print things like the chest piece and helmet and make the basic arms and legs with more...
  19. Things you should NEVER do - No. 397: Filament Samples

    I had a sample of asa filament that i picked up at one of other of the tct shows.
    Figured today I'd try it out.

    This was a loosed roll approx 10 metres.

    I found an empty filament spool to...
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    your website link just goes to a standard godaddy...

    your website link just goes to a standard godaddy landing page.
    I'm certaibnly not giving them any account details just to look at a webpage.
    you might want to fix that :-)

    Yeah the zortrax...
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    not bed level - z-axis OFFSET. IE: how far...

    not bed level - z-axis OFFSET.

    IE: how far above the bed you start printing.
    Most slicers will let you adjust it.

    So if i were you, I'd adjust it down (negative value) in increments of...
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    Ah right. On most ender style i3 printers the...

    Ah right.
    On most ender style i3 printers the extruder is mounted level with the right hand upright strut.
    Usually on the actual bracket the z-screw goes through.

    That is the only printer on...
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    Stefan was talking about the nylon in his mini...

    Stefan was talking about the nylon in his mini voron build video - I posted a thread on it this week.

    Pretty sure he wasn't printing it in an enclosed printer either.

    yeah the ender 5 is...
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    My workshop is around 45-55% humidity. very...

    My workshop is around 45-55% humidity.
    very cold in winter and hot in summer.
    As low as 10c in winter and as high as 30c in summer - but the humidity is always fairly stable for some reason.
    ...
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    I'm talking about this stupid thing with the...

    I'm talking about this stupid thing with the filament running through it and the bowden tube coming out the right hand side.
    Not sure how you'd use it to tension belts.
    But it's definitely a...
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