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Kossel Mini injection molded for $396 and free shipping. 
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So my hot-end suddenly stopped heating. Dunno if it's the thermistor or the heating element. To tired to figure it out this evening.   Adding fixing my 3D printer to my to do list.. Grrrr...
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all it is is a resistor eh? Shouldnt be hard to test
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I realized I haven't posted an update on what I have been working on  in a while. 

1. I closed the Area42 hackerspace. I just wasn't able to get down there as much as I wanted to. Also, the building entrance restrictions really didn't allow me to increase the membership. I am considering becoming a full member at +Arch Reactor if someone will ever sponsor me.

2. My son +Julian Faulkingham Kossel mini has been sitting idle for a couple of months because I haven't had any free time to fix it. I was able to finish the mods over the weekend and it's now printing fairly well now. Although I think it still needs a little more tweaking. 

3. I have been really interested in making a couple of +lasersaber inventions. So, I have ordered all the parts and I am currently printing out all the parts to make a EZ spin motor and a Mini Atmospheric Motor. See, http://laserhacker.com/?cat=13

4. All the parts are in for the FinalKey. I am in the process of designing a case for it. http://finalkey.net/tech I was thinking about offering this as a talk/build at my local 2600 meet up.

5. I stopped with the hydroponics project for now until I figure out what to do with all the stuff from the hackerspace that is now taking up a lot of space in my apartment. 

6. I am also working on a V.2 design for my Bluetooth speaker. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ColinFaulkingham/posts/gJcyobhNkje
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+Ann Boes its on my to do list.
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That was 54 years ago yesterday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok_1
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Nice finishing work. 
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hangs head in shame, yeah how'd i miss that. ty
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Interesting the $179 Tiko ( http://kck.st/1FdVeTn) uses the 28BYJ-48's motors for the drive system. Apparently they have done something like this (http://goo.gl/fjUyU7) to increase the torque. 
We're using 28BYJ-48's. We won't go into specifics about voltage, gear ratios, etc. But they're great little motors. They use very little power,...
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Hopefully they're getting the factory to produce them for them that way, rather than needing to modify each one after receiving them.

Actually, what I really hope is that a four- or six-wire version will make it to the market (along with the five-wire ones all over ebay and aliexpress), because as a bipolar motor, it might actually be useful.
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Well it was simple fix then I manhandled it and broke off the thermistor wires. Now, I will have to drill out the thermistor to fix it. There is to much burnt goo around it. For now I am just going to use the cheap knock off jHead until I get around to fixing the original.

The problem was the heater lead desoldered.

Update: I was able to dig out the old thermistor, however I had to order a new one, http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=104GT-2virtualkey57480000virtualkey954-104GT-2 my spares where for an older jHead. 
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Fully upgradable to full v6 if you want too. :)
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So close.
 
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Get ready for the show.
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Sinfonia concertante at Powell Hall with Emilia
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