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Mark Wheadon
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Yay -- a li'l' silicon bootie for my E3D-V6 hot end. So next time I'm in the middle of a 5.5 hour nylon print, it doesn't drop a flake of jet-black carbon into the middle of the wall. Well, that's the theory. Supposedly it protects the hot part of the hot end from the cooling fan as well, so it should win/win?

[And as an aside: aren't phone cameras getting good? It boggles me that I can take such a clear picture of such a small part, just plonked on my office desk with normal (although admittedly decent) office lighting. (Nexus 6P).]
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+Carlos Porto Well that's no good for reprap then is it? How's one printer supposed to produce another?
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Seriously worth a read (both part 1 and part 2). Elon Musk on the latest update to autopilot and auto braking and they way they're using RADAR.
Tesla released its blog post about the Autopilot’s new radar processing capability today and CEO Elon Musk made himself available for a 1-hour long press conference during which he explained …
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Wow -- I thought Taulman were OK for quality control? Just had no end of problems which turned out to be my new roll of Bridge Nylon. All became clear when the filament was binding in the feed tube to the hot end.

Measuring the piece that was in the feed tube, it's 2.04mm diameter at one point! And only 1.66mm diameter half a meter later (should be 1.75mm). You don't need to measure, it's clear to the naked eye it's so far out -- see the picture of the length that was in my feed tube -- spot the thin and the thick end.

I'm supposed to be doing some high priority prints for someone over the Bank Holiday Weekend, but that's not going happen now, so I'm unimpressed.

I expect this of ultra-cheap filament, but not Taulman Nylon. Looks like they don't check it with lasers as some others do nowadays?
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+Tom Martz The shop i bought it from took care.
 
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I found one on my Mini Kossel's print bed. Does that count?

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I tend to use a small spatula myself, but I guess a ball would do the trick
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Kokichi Sugihara's Ambiguous Cylinder, made real by Thingiverse user MakeEverything, printed on my Kossel Mini and held up to the bathroom mirror. Like it.
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Magic!
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Rather proud of this :D My first attempt at using Sculptris – so this parrot was sculpted from a sphere of 'clay'. Now to prime it and spray it gold – My wife fancied a li'l gold parrot to hang from the side of a plant pot and I fancied the challenge.
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I've not seen old/organic combined with new/hard-edged/modern and done quite so well. Absolutely stunning.
In the southern part of Italy in the historical town of Matera, are world famous cave-dwellings. Carved thousands of years ago, these caves that were once homes and churches have recently been turned into a contemporary tourist hotel. Designed by Manca Studio, 300 square meters of cave-dwellings were developed and restored to create a common …
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Down towards the heel of Italy...one place in Italy I've been wanting to go for a few years, especially with places like this.
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Now there's something I didn't know. Useful.
 
Useful Google Keyboard features

(a) Swipe spacebar to move the cursor
(b) Slide the delete button to delete word-wise
(c) Tap and slide from Shift key for a single capital letter
(d) Tap and slide from "?123" for a single digit without switching modes

Zero discoverability, yet so useful.
Mobile devices have limited touchscreen space, so many interface elements do double duty (or triple, or more): the same button reacts differently when tapped, swiped, long-pressed, or hard-pressed. The trouble is that many of these aren't intuitive: you won't find them unless you're told about ...
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Eeh I'm awesome. If Google says it then it must be true.
I earned 50 points by sharing my local knowledge on Google and now I've got an official Level 3 Local Guides badge to prove it.
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I found one on my Mini Kossel's print bed. Does that count?

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Kokichi Sugihara's Ambiguous Cylinder, made real by Thingiverse user MakeEverything, printed on my Kossel Mini and held up to the bathroom mirror. Like it.
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+Kyle Madruga Sorry not perspective, you get that with one eye, it's the two views -- stereo vision -- which helps the brain sus the illusion.
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Rather proud of this :D My first attempt at using Sculptris – so this parrot was sculpted from a sphere of 'clay'. Now to prime it and spray it gold – My wife fancied a li'l gold parrot to hang from the side of a plant pot and I fancied the challenge.
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Michelin style food at a decent price. It's relatively straightforward food but done really well, with all the flavours brought out beautifully.
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Straightforward uncomplicated food cooked well. A great place to bring the kids, a safe place to bring the Mother In Law if you know what I mean. Relaxed atmosphere.
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Excellent brunch, and good value. Portion size is not huge but the quality is high.
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Ok but not great, and quite pricey. Their approach to food intolerances could be much improved. You end up having an informal chat with the waiter who lets you know what kind of thing you should maybe avoid. Nowadays I expect it to be annotated on the menu as otherwise making an informed choice is much too much like hard work. The food is ok but I've had much better, and for a lower price.
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Fascinating. The tour was excellent and it was all very un-National-Trust, which is a good thing :D Book in advance if you can as they are a small operation.
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It's a bit weak, and the Scenic Railway is our if action at the moment.
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This could be very naff, dry and boring. But in fact it's none of these things, it's very well done. Well worth a visit.
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