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Anoyone else tripped up by / annoyed by there being no dedicated light button on their Pebble? Get a notification in the dark? Press any button to see it - and the notification disappears because that button does something...
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+Matt Josephson Agreed. Watchfaces with updates each second (blinking or second hand) aren't great for battery. 
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1st attempt at a critical piece pulled the tape off the glass. In desperation, I'm trying gorilla glue. Spread a modest layer with a blade and quick dried with a heat gun. Started print while (unheated) bed was still warm. No shrinking/curling so far.

Question is: What are the chances I'll get this off tomorrow morning when it's finished???
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+Jon Gordon Start on clean glass, short bursts just like painting, Let it bake dry and then print.  Once your print is done let it cool down to room temperature.  give the piece a slight twist or slide a razor under the edge it'll pop right off.
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That is one seriously hip RV. Makes Westfalia's seem almost redneck...
 
At the Good Guys car show in Pleasanton I saw this really nice RV. The exaggerated look it was given really made it stand out among the other classic cars. It has what looks like an RV queen in the back, refrigerator, two burner range, microwave, and sink. It looked comfortable up front as well. If the price wasn't outrageously priced I would have been trying to figure out a way to buy it, but the tag was a major deterrent.
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And just look at all the rounded bits - that' gotta be way more aerodynamic than a Westfalia!
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Does anyone have a solution for keeping a text message on their watch and periodically reminding you to deal with it? (ie: persistent and naggy notification) I don't receive many text messages, but of the ones I do, most are important to me. I have missed (been late in dealing with/responding) probably 10-20% of text messages either because the message neither showed up on the watch or it did and I was too distracted to notice and after 3-4 minutes it cleared off the screen.
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I use either YaNC or the built in Pebble notification for an application, but not both at the same time.  YaNC has actionable notifications (quick replies), you can simulate a press on the notification to open the app on the phone, you can dismiss the notification on the watch and phone or just dismiss it on the watch.  I'm using this less now that I've received the Pebble Time, but it served me very well on the OG.
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https://www.flickr.com/gp/flyinglow/5hF7p9

Finished printing a massive project for my son's friend. A large Fallout 4 helmet.

Printed on a +Printrbot Simple (Maker kit edition - that I've heavily modified). Go +Brook Drumm !
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Combine soldier? 
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Nice recovery. Many hours into a 9 hour job (almost 3 hours remaining) the support messed up, and some how recovered.

Nothing wrong with the print (so far), just the supports.

Prints like this make me wish I had time/energy to rig up a time lapse video rig like some of you guys have....

KISSlicer, Repetier Host, oversized Simple, cheap green PLA.
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+Griffin P.​​ the print is turning out fine. It was just the supports that went goofy (and then curiously by the time I checked on it and took this picture it was back to normal).

I do have a spare web cam - I should look into that...

Yes, it is a Printrbot Simple that I've modified.
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Well (most of) it came off! Yeah, the Gorilla glue was overkill - but I really wanted to make sure it stuck, since the bottom was a mating surface that needed to be as flat as possible.

The glue easily peeled off the glass around the print. However it firmly bound about 1/2 of the first layer to the glass. I ended up losing between 0.14 & 0.3 mm from the bottom layer separating/delaminating.

Definitely not a recommended long term strategy.
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I ordered a CoroPad to try out (http://www.corotechnology.com/english/coropad/). I will put up a little review of it. I like using paper, but replacing it every print, the spray glue... well, you get the idea...
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Learn to draw this summer - http://www.ebay.com/itm/201372082807 These are worth way more than a buck...
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+Sean Schluntz​ recommends getting a screen protector and +Yuriy Galanter​ asked how it got scratched. I'm not sure how I acquired this (little) scratch, but it is definitely there. Gorilla glass isn't scratch proof (highly resistant maybe).
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I have a GW clear PT screen protector and I will say that it cuts the transmission of light slightly making it more difficult to see under subdued lighting. Plus it’s glossy creating more glare adding to readability issues. under bright light no problem, backlight illuminated, no problem.

The Pebble Time Steel may not have this problem since the display is bonded directly to the glass.

I haven’t played close enough attention to Android Wear users to see if their watches are having screen scratch issues.

Pebble should have put a raised bezel In the design.
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Brother label printer takes 6 AA's (9v) and consumes 6W. I have a 9v switching power supply, but at 500mA, that's only 4.5W. Might it be enough? Sadly not. But then I thought, it probably only peaks at 6W when printing large letters. So I harvested a pair of 4700uF caps and packed them into the battery compartment. Now it prints just fine and I have 1 less device consuming batteries.
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I converted mine to use a single 9v battery years ago, still works wonderfully off the same battery.
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Watch this - about 20-30 seconds in the head hops something fierce (this isn't as bad as it gets), I'd like to see how delta's handle such rapid little features... I don't think I can do much other than slow down. Or does anyone have a suggestion?
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I would agree on trying to lower accel. I don't think the wood framed Printrbot can take that much acceleration.
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Has anyone implemented an "out of filament" switch for their Printrbot Simple? There's an "E-Stop" connector not being used. I'd like to wire a normally open switch to it and have Repetier Host pause and lift the print head if the line goes high.
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You might check the latest Marlin development. There might be a filament out feature in there, I forget. If so, then you just assign the desired input pin.
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