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Back in October I wrote about how I was all for having to license your multi-rotor (remember I do not like the work Drone). Well, it is official now. The FAA has developed a licensing program. If you already have a drone, you have 60 days to register it and for the first 30 days, it is free. After the 30 day period the cost to register the multi-rotor is only $5 so it is not a bank breaker. My best hope is that through this proce...
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My First Week With COIN
First thing I should probably do is explain what COIN is. COIN was a crowd funded project that I invested in. The COIN is a credit card sized device that stores all of your credit, debit and loyalty card information. You can then activate it, select the card you want to use and then use it in place of a credit card. It looks like this: After you put in all of your cards, you press the button to activate it. After it activates ...
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You have to take it to an apple store, on mine they replaced the screen and it stopped for about 12 hours then got worse.  Then they gave me a new phone and it has been fine so far.

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ok, I have a question before I go and put my printer in  a box.  I have been printing on the white ABS that came with the printer.  I ordered more when I ordered the printer but it has yet to arrive, but that is a different subject.

I purchased some ABS because I am about out of what came with the printer.  This new ABS keeps curling up at the edges and sometimes will even break loose.

I am using painters tape on the bed.  I replaced the tape to see if it made any difference and same thing.  I do not have this problem with what came with the printer.

I was reading online that some people have had luck with putting it in a box or putting cardboard or plastic around the printer so the print area stays warm.

Has anyone done that?  Does it help?  Any other ideas for the ABS to get it to stick?

The ABS is from Octave if that helps any.  I ordered 2 different brands, the other brand is much worse.  I do not think it is ABS as it says, smells like used motor oil when it prints, will not stick at all, is very gooey and is not stiff when it cools.
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I would get a glass plate and use abs juice, this will solve almost all your curling issues.
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I have a new e3d hotend on the way but I need a way to mount it so I downloaded a mount and was going to print it.  I had to take off the RB hotend and clear it out again.  When I did that I must have touched the thermisor because now I am getting the MINTEMP error again.

Does anyone know if the thermistor is an off the shelf product that I can get somewhere like mouser?

Or, will anyone here print a mount for me if I pay you for it?  I should have the new hotend in the next week or so and it comes with a thermistor.
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I got it worked out. I ordered some new thermistors, fixed that and cleaned the original hot end again and it lasted long enough to print the mount. I almost have the hotend mounted. I have one screw I need to sink to get the motor to sit right and I will be done. 
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Weeks 2 and 3 with COIN
In my last post I mentioned about the new COIN 2.0 and my first week with COIN. I have had it about 3 weeks now and there are some things that still amaze me and have me thinking about the device from a more nefarious point of view. First, a quick recap about COIN. COIN is an electronic device that looks like a credit card. Not only does it look like a credit card it acts like one too. You can store 8 of your credit, debit and lo...
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Mine was not a year old yet so they just replaced it.

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Hi everyone, I started to get a mintemp error on my E3D hotend so I replaced the thermistor with another 100K Semilec NTC thermistor.  Now I am getting a MAXTEMP with a reported temperature of 683 degrees Celsius as soon as I turn it on.  Anyone have any ideas what would cause it to report that high of a temp.
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It was a short. Thanks for the help. 
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Hi again. I got the e3D hotend on the rigidbbot tonight. I noticed the temperature bounces around a bit. I had it set at 230 and it went from 223 to 238 back and forth constantly. Is that normal for that hotend?

One thing that I had hoped the new hotend would fix is the material feeding problems I am having. I thought the old hotend was clogging. Even with the e3d end I have problems. No tip, feed 100 mm of material and 100mm feeds. With the tip on and at temperature if I feed 1mm at a time it will feed a little bit but not 1mm. It is slipping and not grabbing hold of the material very well. If I put just a push the material just a little bit it feeds just fine as needed.

I noticed on my first test print with the new hotend that it was missing or had thin material. I then helped it out by pushing the material slightly and it started to print beautifully. Is this a common problem? If so, is there a common fix?
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Motor turns, but does not move filament?  Is your hobbed pulley grinding into the filament (likely due to parts being mis-aligned)?  Is it even moving (maybe grub screw came loose)?
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Ok, so I need some advice on a new hotend.  I am looking at the E3D V6 Hotend.  How do you mount that onto the rigidbot? Also there are options for the feed type that I do not understand, None, Direct Feed or Bowden Feed.

Can someone give me some learning :)
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If you really worry, I believe you can send the files to someone and have them machine it out of aluminum... Tom's mount is probably the simplest to do in aluminum.
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Hi there, just another geek here....  I am a regular show host on shows at Tech-Zen.tv.  I am a software and hardware designer.

As a regular gig I am an IT Security expert for one of the worlds largest enterprise networks.  I love reverse engineering malware and Pen Testing.

My blog is at http://mikemyers.me
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