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    there should be a pause print option from the...

    there should be a pause print option from the printers control panel. I have 5 printers with 5 different firmwares and they all have a pause option.
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    first decent filaflex print - ran it at 255 and...

    first decent filaflex print - ran it at 255 and 25mm/s.
    I'll probably drop that to 20 for subsequent prints.
    There are a few small areas where it hasn't melded ijnto a solid sheet of rubber,...
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    what species of bats are you aiming to house ? ...

    what species of bats are you aiming to house ?

    Also are you looking at permament colonies or simple shelter for transient bats.
    I've done a little study of bats over the years (yes I have a bat...
  4. lol - I use windows 7. The best version. Most...

    lol - I use windows 7.
    The best version. Most people don't realise that you don't need to have windows 10 :-)

    loading an obj into tinkercad and exporting to an stl works fine. Plus I'd need to...
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    Okay - first, I take it you haven't done much...

    Okay - first, I take it you haven't done much research in to bats ?
    The reason they usually rest in caves, roof spaces, tree holes etc is that those are shaded places that retain heat in winter and...
  6. don't use windows 10. so that's out :-) ...

    don't use windows 10. so that's out :-)

    Installing windows 10 to get 3d builder is like cutting your own leg off because you fancy making prosthetics.
    I'll see if tinkercad will import an obj...
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    had something similiar recently when my delta...

    had something similiar recently when my delta just started randomly making spaghetti at the side of the build plate.

    cleared and reformatted the sd card and that did the trick.

    I think you're...
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    Well she needs a name, after pulling this off...

    Well she needs a name, after pulling this off last night:
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    Not a blob, or sign of any threads or stringing anywhere.
    That's a level bed !
    size looks good - I'll try one this afternoon....
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    right. Well I've made both x & Y 80 steps, seems...

    right. Well I've made both x & Y 80 steps, seems a little better.
    My trolley token-onna-stick are the right size.
    Did 6 in on go and they all look great and measure correctly.

    So here's a real...
  10. Added the dots :-) Looks interesting, and the...

    Added the dots :-)

    Looks interesting, and the basic version is Free !
    Which as everyone knows, is my favourite cost of anything :-)

    I need to make 3d faces on spheres, and doing it on...
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    Damn, printer just became an active crime scene !...

    Damn, printer just became an active crime scene !

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  12. then you're making the calibrtation too tight....

    then you're making the calibrtation too tight. The paper should slide fairly easily. you should feel the nozzle, but it should not be tight.

    I usually use 90gsm paper. Standard is 80, the slight...
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    500 years from now, archaelogists will be...

    500 years from now, archaelogists will be scratching their heads and coming up with all manner of outlandish theories on why there are entire mountains composed entirely of teeny tiny plastic boats !...
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    where else - thingiverse:...

    where else - thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3147969

    Figured it was both a good test of retraction and accuracy, and i refuse t print a benchy. That's a waste of plastic, this is...
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    use 10mm plywood. lighter and cheaper than thick...

    use 10mm plywood. lighter and cheaper than thick mdf. Also holds screws better.
    I just used aluminium because I do the tech support for a local aluminium engineering firm and they usually owe me...
  16. do you heat the nozzle during bed levelling ?

    do you heat the nozzle during bed levelling ?
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    final step settings were: X82 Y80 Every time...

    final step settings were: X82 Y80

    Every time I ttempted to change the Z axis settings everything went terrible. But as it seems to be spot on anyway - not an issue :-)

    So I've just started my...
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    it's also no longer available. Which is annoying...

    it's also no longer available. Which is annoying as i have a book on it :-(
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    your best bet is to contact 3dp for a chat. ...

    your best bet is to contact 3dp for a chat.
    Great bunch of people and should be helpful.
  20. yes - there was a program the developers posted...

    yes - there was a program the developers posted on the forum, I'll try and track it down - would be useful for me too :-)
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    Complete printer and Dragonfly print :-) 13013...

    Complete printer and Dragonfly print :-)
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    As you can see from the dragonfly - no stringing or print issues of any kind visible. It came off the bed easily and all the...
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    Right I'll add pics in a bit. Currently...

    Right I'll add pics in a bit.
    Currently printing an articulated dragonfly at 100mm/s. Looking really good.

    So a complete list of the things I've done to this printer. All added parts have been...
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    neat :-) Took a while to work out what goes...

    neat :-)
    Took a while to work out what goes where lol
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    well with luck I'll be getting a sovol direct...

    well with luck I'll be getting a sovol direct drive i3 for reviewing soon. It has the central rail design - the only thing it shares with the ender 3 design, so I'll be able to do a direct compare...
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    right - things have been going on in the...

    right - things have been going on in the background.
    I'm pretty much resigned to the crappy screen and firmware. If I use sd cards and the odd short usb print and use simplify3d to do all the...
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