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  1. It took some searching, but I was able to find...

    It took some searching, but I was able to find these connectors on Newark Electronics (Avnet): ...
  2. Need connector make/model/etc for RAMPS board power lines - FOUND

    Can anyone tell me the mfg, model, etc. for the power supply connectors used on most clone RAMPS boards? And maybe a source (Mouser, Arrow, ?). They're the 4-pin connectors (actually sometimes two...
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    Thanks. I'll try it - looks good.

    Thanks. I'll try it - looks good.
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    G-Code for filament retraction

    Hi,Whenever I finish a print and go back and start another print, some filament oozes out of the nozzle while the extruder is pre-heating. Once pre-heating is done, I wipe it off, but I have to watch...
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    First layer quality problem

    Hi,

    I'm having a problem with getting a clean first layer on my Prusa i3 clone.

    The first layer is not going doing cleanly". It has bumps and ripples. I printed one layer, stopped it, and took...
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    I replaced bearings and rods and it did improve...

    I replaced bearings and rods and it did improve things to the point where I wasn't getting any more wobble/looseness.

    What I found was that the old bearings were actually OK (or perhaps more...
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    Thanks. As a firefighter, I've smelled enough...

    Thanks. As a firefighter, I've smelled enough burning plastic to last me for a while, so I tried the bending method instead.

    Bent it completely back on itself and it turned white and didn't...
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    Identifying PLA vs ABS Filament

    This seems like a question that should have a simple answer:

    I have a full, sealed roll of black filament with no markings on it whatsoever. Without trying to load it into my printer and play...
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    Thank you both. I see it on the schematic and...

    Thank you both. I see it on the schematic and found it on my board. Needs to have 2 pins soldered on, but does what I'm looking for. The next time I have the board off, I'll add them and change over...
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    Are there any 12V pins on a RAMPS 1.4 Board?

    Kind of a simple question. Are there any pins on a standard RAMPS 1.4 board where I can pick up 12V (to run an LED strip light)?

    I know I could attach it to the 12V power supply plug, but then...
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    I was happy to see this thread. I just got a...

    I was happy to see this thread.

    I just got a used Geeetech Prusa i3 that the original owner assembled but apparently never got working correctly. This is my second Prusa-type printer, so I'm...
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    Good suggestion ..... but I don't think it's...

    Good suggestion ..... but I don't think it's infill related. It prints 3 border along all edges before going inside to do the infill. And given the thickness (thin-ness) of the walls (6 side-by-side...
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    Attached is the G-Code for a small PIR sensor...

    Attached is the G-Code for a small PIR sensor case about 50mm square by about 40mm tall. I've printed a few of these and all of them exhibit the same problem.

    The Gcode file is much to big to...
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    I thought I could just live with this, figuring...

    I thought I could just live with this, figuring that it was just what 3D printers do. But the more other printers I see, the more I know that not to be true. And it should be fixable.

    Here is...
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    Where can I buy a RAMPS power plug?

    The power plug to my RAMPS board started to come loose during a long print, resulting in a poor connection, heat and melting around one of the pins of the dual 12V connector. The socket on the board...
  16. Looking for recommendations for regular PLA filament

    I bought a used Prusa i3 which came with some spools of filament. I'm at a point where I want to buy more. None of the existing spools have any useful markings on them, so I can't just buy what I've...
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    The repetition is 14/cm (calculated as...

    The repetition is 14/cm (calculated as 0.71mm/ridge) My X and Y axises are both belt driven.

    If I put my finger on the print head as it moves across the X axis, I can feel it "step" across, even...
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    I'll start by saying that I don't know much about...

    I'll start by saying that I don't know much about this. Two things come to mind:

    (1) If subsequent layers are printing .65-.8mm thick, is the Z-Axis stepper correctly calibrated? Could a...
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    Everything is tight and moves smoothly. It also...

    Everything is tight and moves smoothly. It also does this on sides (Y-Axis too). Everything is printing cleanly and accurately. This has to be an artifact of something, just trying to figure out what.
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    Thanks. The EDIT link was gray'd out so I assumed...

    Thanks. The EDIT link was gray'd out so I assumed (stupidly) that it was not enabled. Clicked it and did the update. Thanks again.
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    How to update an item I posted on thingiverse

    I posted a design on Thingiverse. I have a new version. Does anyone have any idea how I update the files? I tried using the CONTACT link, but it is not working. Thanks, Ira
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    That was a great idea. I printed 4 test objects...

    That was a great idea. I printed 4 test objects as you suggested and they came out perfectly. The difference is like night and day. Thanks.
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    How to print small object?

    I'm trying to print a small part that has a vertical "tower" piece 2.5mm x 4mm x about 7mm high. I'm using a 0.3mm nozzle, Prusa i3 printer. The drawing looks like:

    6694

    It's actually part of a...
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    Nit-pick print quality question - just curious

    This is a question more from curiosity than anything else.

    I just printed a case for a Sainsmart oscilloscope board. The case came out perfectly, but I noticed that the sides have ripples in them...
  25. Thanks for all of the info. I had the command: ...

    Thanks for all of the info. I had the command:

    G1 X170 Y0 (X axis inverted on this printer)

    that I wanted to insert, but for the life of me I couldn't find the place to put it (obvious once...
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