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Brian Festa
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Lived in Windsor, CT
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Do you have a link to this model?
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Wow, the filament is really cool. I'd love it if they elaborated on the "miracle of science" part that turns the filament into the product. Here is a wired article on it http://www.wired.com/2012/11/3d-printer-wood-filament/
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First big multiply pla print 
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LOL I know not the best photo. But was a quicky before work
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Getting new printer dialed in. I settled on the printrbot simple metal. Very happy with it so far. Just gotta work on my z artifacts.

Figured I post some pictures of progress. 
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Yeah takes a bit of tweaking but results are great. Just posted my first abs print 
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So what was happening is that the extruder has a 25mm offset on it  for bedleveling to compesate for the probe.  So when it goes to 152mm on a large print its really trying to go to 152mm+25mm, so printrbot had me remove the offset and its all good. Just need to figure out the layer banding/staggering i am seeing now.
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+Chris Nolan I thinik that time a tentacle phone holder again.
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ  I just ordered a Da Vinci 1.1 PLus. I was wondering what you know about resetting the cartridges if anything on this particular mode. I have only see 2 forum posts about it. I've been reading up on how to do it.  I ordered aa Arduino Uno to give it a shot. I am wondering if i should return it and get the Da Vinci 1.0 (maybe the AIO) and use the custom firmware. Any thoughts? I am limited to best buy btw because I am using all my reward zone points so kinda stinks but its a free 3d printer....I am just not feeling the DRM filament. So been looking at ways to circumvent that. 
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They were supposed to have the tech support call me yesterday. No call. Really thinking about flashing the firmware and being done with xyz. 
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Anyone got any tips on how to calibrate a soldering iron? Just upgrading from a radio shack fire stater to a Hakko 888d. I tried my 2 IR thermometers and My quick read thermoworks but not much luck. The little tip is hard to get a accurate read out of. 
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Anyone got any tips on how to calibrate a soldering iron? Just upgrading from a radio shack fire stater to a Hakko 888d. I tried my 2 IR thermometers and My quick read thermoworks but not much luck. The little tip is hard to get a accurate read out of. 
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+Brian Festa Naaah, I'll pass. I have an old Barnant 90 that I picked up at an auction years ago. Still works.
I see you can get used ones on eBay for $100.
Problem is you'll need a thermocouple that will stand up to around 1000º F, but that would be for checking silver soldering. 
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My first abs project on the printrbot. I upgraded to the heated bed and with the help of abs juice (tried glue and aquanet) I got the print sticking and have been slowly tweaking ever since. I plan to acetone bathe to Smoot then paint. I may wear it to maker faire nyc. Not sure it I wanna be one of those guys lol.

This is a light up wearable arc reactor. Plans from here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:32274


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First abs print from the printrbot are very promising. 
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Its a subterranean burrowing mono-driller
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Anyone know if the 1.1 can run repetier host?
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Very Cool. I think you gave me some Ideals :-D
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The new build is up and flying. Cant wait to get this think twitching and flipping. Trying a new Pid Controller in clean flight. #3. Hopping to try Autotune tomorrow. Then get it flipping!
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I will start with the results. Where to begin....I will start with I have lost 37lbs(Update 43 now). I can fit into slim jeans. I haven't been able to wear anything but loose fit since middle school. My physical endurance has gone through the roof and my body looks better than it has in over a decade. Last but not least by any means, I don't mind taking my shirt off anymore! There are so many great things about MELT. I love the social events, themed boot camp and warrior training. But most of all the people are great. That's what makes MELT so different, the community. It starts with the trainers. Their attitudes and beliefs clearly trickle down to the M.e.l.t. Community. The classes are always a blast and never the same twice. The leveling system they use for each exercise makes it easy for anyone of any fitness level to get start and succeed. I highly recommend MELT to anyone serious about their health and physical fitness.
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