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  1. of those two - the flying bear. It's a solid...

    of those two - the flying bear.

    It's a solid looking build, as far as I can tell.
    It looks like a bowden extruder, but should be fairly easy to convert to a direct drive.

    Standard Wifi is...
  2. And just because, here's the painted helmet: ...

    And just because, here's the painted helmet:
    16242

    And yes, the beard needs a trim and god knows I need a haircut !
    18 months. Have to get round to booking a slot now we can again.

    I also...
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    I suspect an understanding spouse or partner is...

    I suspect an understanding spouse or partner is also an essential !
  4. yep - it's NOT an ender 3. Presumably the video...

    yep - it's NOT an ender 3.
    Presumably the video was funded by creality.
    two reasons.
    Dual z axis motors and screws and direct drive extruder. You don't get those from creality.

    And yes, all...
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    well I may not be much good at maths - but I've...

    well I may not be much good at maths - but I've got pretty good at working round them :-)

    The minkowski thing was incredibly frustrating until i worked out i could just use a resize to keep it the...
  6. for the record - tpu with steel pins at the...

    for the record - tpu with steel pins at the hinges - would work really well and be pretty much indestructible.

    And it really is a three line openscad script :-)
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    thermal runaway is just to stop the bed and...

    thermal runaway is just to stop the bed and hotend overheating.

    As far as I can gather the smoke appeared as soon as he turned the machine on.
    So definitely not a thermal runaway issue. almost...
  8. well noise is relative. I've got 6 machines -...

    well noise is relative.

    I've got 6 machines - all different, all making different types and volumes of noise.
    One sounds like r2d2 - which I like.

    Only one has silent steppers - and I...
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    don't forget to use 'union' Basically union...

    don't forget to use 'union'

    Basically union glues everything between it's brackets into a single lump that you can then apply any of the other operations to.

    And also it's worth knowing that...
  10. what printer is it ? With some the bowden tube...

    what printer is it ?
    With some the bowden tube goes all the way to the top of the brass hot end nozzle.
    So you need to make sure it's really pushed in hard, even the slightest gap will cause...
  11. I'll email you the stls - print the direct drive...

    I'll email you the stls - print the direct drive extruder on the ender that way you only have to put it together once.

    You can probably design a better filament holder - but mine works and...
  12. the sovol 01 is a good machine. meets 2 of the...

    the sovol 01 is a good machine.
    meets 2 of the three criteria for prusa design I3's - direct drive and dual z axis motors.
    Has a healthy facebook group.
    I got conned into joining it when they...
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    response is easy - actually helping much harder. ...

    response is easy - actually helping much harder.

    Clearly something is either plugged in the wronf socket or the main power wires are crossed.

    Where did the smoke actually come from ? could...
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    not bad. About the only thing I'd have added...

    not bad.
    About the only thing I'd have added would be a way to change the number of magnets and automatically move them about depending on number and size.

    Or possib;y even change the number...
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    you know there's real money in a machine that can...

    you know there's real money in a machine that can print a working cat !
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    you're really not reading my posts. I...

    you're really not reading my posts.

    I explained the thingiverse confusion, fairly comprehensively - several times.
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    Pretty much all the car stuff, totally lost on...

    Pretty much all the car stuff, totally lost on me :-)
    I literally only used a car analogy because this morning we drove past a ferrari on the road (going 'garumberrhum') and a ferrari dealership a...
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    why is a ferrari faster than a cheap station...

    why is a ferrari faster than a cheap station wagon ?
    Design and build quality.

    okay lets compare and contrast:

    Sapphire pro2:
    Quality linear rails - can't really overestimate how much...
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    Not that I've ever noticed. And i still watch...

    Not that I've ever noticed. And i still watch prints a fair bit - after all these years, I still find the whole process fascinating.
    Given that your thermal gradient calculations are nonsense...
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    The other thing that really effects printing time...

    The other thing that really effects printing time - particularly with smaller models.
    Is the speed you print the first layer at.

    If you've got a really sticky bed - you can up the speed of the...
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    seems about right. You may well have...

    seems about right.

    You may well have unrealistic expectations of print speeds :-)

    What you could do is to increase the layer height to 0.3mm
    cuts the print time by 1/3
    And ten minutes with a...
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    yeah - well generally I'm using pla at 205c and...

    yeah - well generally I'm using pla at 205c and with a 0.4mm nozzle and happily printing at a max of 150mm/s and on the same profile a minimum of 120mm/s with about 50% going down at 120mm/s
    A...
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    Now you're getting it :-) If you bear in mkind...

    Now you're getting it :-)

    If you bear in mkind how a 3d printer works whilst you are designing. You pretty much never need to use supports.

    You can build out oir in at up to a 45 degree angle,...
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    umm, well you'd be laying down in the bath not...

    umm, well you'd be laying down in the bath not standing up.

    So do the 'soap skates' attach to the soap, to you or to the bath ?
    And what do they do ?

    The idea of people with bars of soap...
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    if you wanted to make that completely without...

    if you wanted to make that completely without supports.

    print the shaft and bottom cylinder as one piece.
    then have a hole through the second cylinder so that it will fit over the shaft.
    And...
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