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Recived my order of a couple of BuildTak bed surface film sheets the other day. I am a bit sad that I didn't get this sooner.

I am finally printing ABS with zero warp/lift so far without any glue, tape, brim, skirt, raft, smooch, mouse ears...

The prints stick like crazy and still aren't very hard to remove from the hot bed. I've been happy using good glue sticks for a long while but nothing I've tried so far can be compared to this. Easy to apply and just go.

Taking care not to scratch the surface and wiping it between a few prints with isopropanol is all it takes. It'll be interesting to see how long it hold its adhesion properties in the long run.

Bed at around 70C. Bottom surface of prints look similar to top surface. I am happy. Very happy.
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+Andreas Thorn I have been abusing my CoroPad... I drove the head into it a couple of times  -  not intentionally... I was having other issues. I used my putty knife to clean up the raised bits an pressed on. 

I am sure it will not last forever, but  I have been putting it through the paces and it is great so far. I have lost track of the number of prints on this pad...
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I see that #SolveSpace  2.1 is out!
https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace/blob/v2.1/CHANGELOG.md

Awesome work and thanks to all involved!

The changelog is long and delicious but these are some personal favorites from my perspective as a user;

2.1

New sketch features
Chord tolerance is separated into two: display chord tolerance (specified in percents, relative to model bounding box), and export chord tolerance (specified in millimeters as absolute value).
Groups can be added in the middle of the stack. Note that this results in files incompatible with version 2.0.
Active group can be removed.
Removing an imported group does not cause all subsequent groups to also be removed.

New constraint features
Horizontal/vertical constraints are automatically added if a line segment is close enough to being horizontal/vertical. This can be disabled by holding Ctrl.

New rendering and styling features
Solids can be made transparent.

New export/import features
Triangle mesh can be exported for viewing in the browser through WebGL.

Other new features
Native Linux (GTK 2 and GTK 3) and Mac OS X ports.
Automatically save and then restore sketches if SolveSpace crashes. (Patch by Marc Britten)
Unicode is supported everywhere (filenames, group names, TTF text, comments), although RTL scripts and scripts making heavy use of ligatures are not rendered correctly.
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+ThantiK, SolveSpace is a portable open source CAD with native STL export. It's actually very nice for the design part of 3D printing.

With the latest improvements it's shaping up to be a pretty mature CAD in general.

Edit: Sorry for not describing it well enough in the initial post. I was too excited :)
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Yes! +OSH Park finally accepts KiCad pcb designs directly!
 
+OSH Park is now able to accept direct uploads of #KiCad PCB design files
Continuing with our goal to simplify Open Source Hardware fabrication, we’re very pleased announce that we’re finally able to accept direct uploads of KiCad PCB design files on OSH Park! For design…
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After a gazillion revisions I finally got to mount my 3D printed handwheels on my mini lathe (MJ-189, Emco Unimat 4 clone) and try them out.

It's great to have resettable dials which the originals lacked and the larger size really improve the surface finish. I am using carbide tools on aluminum so mirror like finish isn't to be expected but with the new handwheels in place it is much easier to maintain a constant feed and surface finish is actually beyond my expectations.

Very happy with these.
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I've uploaded the design to https://www.youmagine.com/thorn/designs
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Awesome kite!
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A new devel snapshot 2016.02.01 of #OpenSCAD  is out. I totally forgot about the work being done on the viewport control. Seems it has been there since 2015.03 :-P How nice to be able to define viewport translation, rotation and view distance to show the model from it's best view by default.

Also note that you're able to define the color of the axis/scale markers in the color scheme nowadays. They are a great help to visualize the scale of things but I don't want them to dominate the view by being too bright.
https://github.com/openscad/openscad/issues/1328

(It was implemented for a while after I suggested it but then it was gone from the devel snapshots and now it's merged back again. Yay!)
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I just published a design like 17 minutes ago and when I check the "recent designs" I find it on page 2 (have to press "Load more"), while the designs on the first page are older (+1 hour).

Could it be that my design has been a draft/unpublished since yesterday and that is what the order is based on?

YouMagine still feel rough around the edges. Lots of eye candy and nice stl preview but;
Files I delete don't disappear in the list until I reload the page.
File names are reformatted.
Order of "recent designs" are not chronological in regards to publishing time/date.
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+Jordy Schreuders any info on how the "recent designs" sort works? It's definately not ordered by publishing time.
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I started creating a design, uploaded a bunch of images and then had to leave/close the browser and thought I'd continue from another computer. I can see the design but when I click it I get a 500 error.
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+Mark Moissette thanks. No problem with the restore, I've got all the files in order on my side to re-upload if needed.
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I see that #SolveSpace  2.1 is out!
https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace/blob/v2.1/CHANGELOG.md

SolveSpace is a portable open source CAD with native STL export. It's actually very nice for the design part of 3D printing and with the latest improvements it's shaping up to be a pretty mature CAD in general.

Awesome work and thanks to all involved!

The changelog is long and delicious but these are some personal favorites from my perspective as a user;

2.1

New sketch features
Chord tolerance is separated into two: display chord tolerance (specified in percents, relative to model bounding box), and export chord tolerance (specified in millimeters as absolute value).
Groups can be added in the middle of the stack. Note that this results in files incompatible with version 2.0.
Active group can be removed.
Removing an imported group does not cause all subsequent groups to also be removed.

New constraint features
Horizontal/vertical constraints are automatically added if a line segment is close enough to being horizontal/vertical. This can be disabled by holding Ctrl.

New rendering and styling features
Solids can be made transparent.

New export/import features
Triangle mesh can be exported for viewing in the browser through WebGL.

Other new features
Native Linux (GTK 2 and GTK 3) and Mac OS X ports.
Automatically save and then restore sketches if SolveSpace crashes. (Patch by Marc Britten)
Unicode is supported everywhere (filenames, group names, TTF text, comments), although RTL scripts and scripts making heavy use of ligatures are not rendered correctly.
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After a gazillion revisions I finally got to mount my 3D printed handwheels on my mini lathe (MJ-189, Emco Unimat 4 clone) and try them out.

It's great to have resettable dials which the originals lacked and the larger size really improve the surface finish. I am using carbide tools on aluminum so mirror like finish isn't to be expected but with the new handwheels in place it is much easier to maintain a constant feed and surface finish is actually beyond my expectations.

Very happy with these.
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Är det någon som testat- eller bytt till någon av de "nya" 32-bitars kontrollerkorten?

För mig har iofs RAMPS 1.4 fungerat helt okay hela tiden, och det är fortfarande svårt att slå den i pris/prestanda med 200kr ink frakt.

Men när jag skulle kompilera nyaste Marlin firmware igår så blev det ett par timmar av pill, felsökning och omkonfigurering eftersom de bland annat bytt en del pin-associationer och sättningar sen sist.

Vad jag förstår av 32-bitars Smoothieware-baserade kontrollers så konfigurerar man dem genom att helt enkelt editera en textfil. Det låter frestande just nu :-)
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It is intended to run the Smoothie modular firmware ( GPL too ), and is targeted at 3D Printers, Laser cutters, CNC Mills, Pick and place and other small-sized CNC machines. Larger machines can be driven using external drivers. Not Available. Get a Smoothieboard ...
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Yay! Skip Le Beuf and the bad CGI of number 4 and we're talking!
Got to tell mom to shape up! 70+ seem like a good age for adventures!
Indy is coming back. Disney just announced that Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will return to one of their most famous franchises as Indiana Jones 5 opens on July 19, 2019.
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