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Anthony Bolgar
Anything is possible when pigs fly!
Anything is possible when pigs fly!
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Farts are just ghosts of the things we eat.

Decided it is time to upgrade my Wanhao Di3. I have gathered up the following for the upgrade:

Arduino Mega2560
Ramps 1.4
MKS TFT32 touch screen display with wifi module
PNP inductive sensor for bed leveling
Marlin firmware
3d printed display screen housing
3d printed sensor mount

I have been spoiled by my Printrbot Simple Pro with its touch screen and bed leveling, so this setup will be a very welcome upgrade.

One other upgrade I just completed that benefits all my maker machines (CNC router, 3 laser cutters and a diode laser engraver) is an HP media server with 8 TB of file storage, I have split the storage to have 2 TB for the CNC machines and 6 TB for movies music etc. Using the HP media server has sped up network serving of files dramatically over just sharing drives on my desktops/laptops. Using a real server really made a huge impact, files take about 1/3 of the time to transfer now.

+Alex Krause I thought you might be interested in this article.

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Just a shout out to +Brook Drumm and the incredible customer service from Printrbot. When my Printrbot Simple Pro died, Brook had his tech guys send me new electronics for the printer via 2 day air. No charge. I could not ask for better customer service. And a special thanks to Eric at Printrbot who spent a lot of time and effort trying to resolve my issue. Great bunch of guys! They may not be the cheapest, but it is the old saying, you get what you pay for.

When using a PCB heatbed, do I need to use an aluminum plate over top, or can I just use a piece of glass?

After salvaging the parts out of the 21 thermal ticket printers I got in an auction for $11.30 CDN, I ended up with 42 functioning Nema 17 stepper motors, along with tons of belts,pulleys etc, as well as about 60 square feet of usable 3mm thick aluminum from the covers. Not bad for my investment. But what should I do with all those steppers?

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Any one want to open a TV studio?

https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=220&acctid=5725

Only $750 CDN right now.

I think I have a shopping addiction on the Bangood web site. I am now sitting at VIP level 5 and have placed about 300 orders in the last 18 months. My mail lady hates me ;)

It turns out that I am not a very good gardener.....I planted 2 dozen eggs and not one chicken sprouted :)

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