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Jim Lind
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SparkFun announced they are going to have a Raspberry Pi sale for Pi Day ( and $25 for a Model B sounded like a great deal. Then I started to think, that's actually 2 generations old now. So maybe it's just a reasonable deal.

So I poked around and sure enough you can nab a Model B+ for $30 (with free shipping) that isn't on sale. Assuming you'd pay a couple bucks for shipping from SparkFun and a couple bucks for the USB hub this seems like a good deal to me.

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I ran into Scott at Menards in Beaver Dam and we chatted for a bit about 3D printers and the Maker community. I told him about this group so maybe he'll look it up. 

Any locals interested in buying my MakiBox?
It still technically "works" but the hot end and extruder are extremely moody. There is a decent enough community around it of people who have modded the thing to death and are getting good prints.
Make me an offer I can't refuse.

Anybody want to buy a used Makibox HT in the US?
It is still stock everything (zen wheel and hotend functioning) but the hotend won't hold a consistent temperature for me.
Make me an offer I can't refuse.

I'd post it in the buy/sell part of the Makibox forum but I can't get any emails from the automated systems to reset my password or create a new account.

If there is enough demand/interest I'll create an eBay auction for it so you can be assured the buyer protection you get from eBay and PayPal.

After weeks of confusion I figured out I needed to increase my hot end temperature to get a worthwhile print again. After printing the first half of the spool without any issues I never guessed it'd be the problem.

Does it seem fairly normal to do this to account for changes in plastic over the length of the spool and atmospheric changes over time or should I assume this is the beginning of the end for my hot end as it succumbs to the impending heat death of the universe?

I was printing Orange MakiBox ABS at 234 (the temp suggested in the configs) and now I'm running it at 240.

I seem to have a hard time making more than one good print a day. I haven't been able to figure out if there is a pattern yet or if it is just my lot in life. Has anybody else has similar issues?

Maybe I need to let the extruder and bed fully cool down between all prints?

Edit: I have an HT with stock everything.
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