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  1. kinda curious to see if this will ever go...

    kinda curious to see if this will ever go anywhere.

    Given that we now live in a world where a small resin printer can be had for under ?100 and a full blown one for less than ?400.
    Is the...
  2. 2 things. 1) split the print in half...

    2 things.

    1) split the print in half lengthwise, print 2 seperate halves - with the peg lying flat, and glue.
    No supports needed.
    Print each half one at a time. wood filament doesn't really...
  3. Dimensional accuracy multi part print

    Currently making a pastry roller/cutter.
    The idea is you roll/cut a pattern in a sheet of pastry. You then pull the pastry apart and it creates a pretty lattice pattern that you put on a pie. ...
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    looking around the net - it looks like the...

    looking around the net - it looks like the firmware can be updated.
    I'm pretty sure I've tried all the things I've seen that supposedly work.
    Who knows.

    not an old ctc machine - this years...
  5. what have you added to the glass bed ? ie: are...

    what have you added to the glass bed ?
    ie: are you actually printing on the glass ?
    Which you're not really supposed to do, a glass bed is used somply because it's usually flatter than the...
  6. probably 32gb

    probably 32gb
  7. the old cura was quite good. But then they...

    the old cura was quite good. But then they completely redesigned it and since then it's been really horrible.

    The last user friendly version was: 15.04.6
    here's a list of al releases: ...
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    yeah 0.9 - and so far utterly failed to update it...

    yeah 0.9 - and so far utterly failed to update it or change settings.
    I do have a spare mks gen 1.4, but unless I can figure out some way to plug 2 z-motors into it - it's not much use for the ctc. ...
  9. yes :-) To be fair, I also repair other peoples...

    yes :-)
    To be fair, I also repair other peoples as well.

    plus 3d printers are actually a lot more mechanical than electronic. So unlike many modern gadgets - there is a lot you CAN actually do. ...
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    you using a peltier junction for the hot cold bed...

    you using a peltier junction for the hot cold bed ?
  11. 200x300 is a pretty big bed. you could try...

    200x300 is a pretty big bed. you could try fitting a fan on the mosfet heatsink.
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    looks interesting - but the only machine I have...

    looks interesting - but the only machine I have with marlin is the ctc i3 - and it's hands down the worst firmware on all 5 machines. You can't even load filament with it. Have to do everything...
  13. I don't know of any. All the ones I have seen,...

    I don't know of any.
    All the ones I have seen, just haven't worked well and can't recall ANY positive reviews of desktop filament makers.
  14. check the little black chip on the board - that's...

    check the little black chip on the board - that's the chipset you need to set the arduino ide to.
  15. Given how well it was printing before - why...

    Given how well it was printing before - why change it at all ?
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    hot diggity ! the retraction/temp needs a...

    hot diggity !
    the retraction/temp needs a little tweaking - and I thibk I'll adjust the z-height slightly to make things easier to remove from the bed - but damn !
    printed a chinese ball style...
  17. what printer is it ? still not convinced you're...

    what printer is it ?
    still not convinced you're not a spammer :-)
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    Just changed the nozzle from 0.4 stock to a...

    Just changed the nozzle from 0.4 stock to a copper 0.25 one.
    Actual measured extruded is 0.26 !

    here's a diagram to illustrate how much smaller it is. The big circle is 0.4 and the cutout is...
  19. As far as laser engraving goes it's all about the...

    As far as laser engraving goes it's all about the laser power.
    the all-in-one systems tend to got for 500mw lasers - which is way too weak.
    ideally you need AT LEAST 2watts.

    I'm currently...
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    was it an ascii versus bin stl file type issue ? ...

    was it an ascii versus bin stl file type issue ?
    I've had that. Think you need bin for most slicers.
  21. for direct drive you probably need 2-3mm and...

    for direct drive you probably need 2-3mm and retraction speed as fast as you can get away with. I usually run at 60-70mm/s
    1mm just isn't going to make any real difference.

    Also measure the...
  22. worked out how to get the bed temp run at 60. ...

    worked out how to get the bed temp run at 60.
    you set it at 50 so the print can start, then once it's started use the front control panel to up the temp to 60.
    Works.
    If I set the temp in the...
  23. how long is a piece of string ? Depends on...

    how long is a piece of string ?

    Depends on printer, size and complexity of object & print settings.
  24. $110 - wow ! Let's hope there's nothing wrong...

    $110 - wow !
    Let's hope there's nothing wrong with it :-)
    Load some pla filament, make sure the micro sd card is inserted, then press the little led button between the usb and power inputs.
    It...
  25. explaining what it is might help :-)

    explaining what it is might help :-)
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