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Carlos Lázaro

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Looking for 3d Printers to use with Chromebooks, any browser ready printer out there available in Europe? I have contacted a few times 3d Polar printers in the USA but not one email back, terrible customer service.
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Fred U.'s profile photoMauro Manco (Exilaus)'s profile photo
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limit to chromebooks no possible to use slicer client same cura or slic3r . with octoprint and curaengine can slice but not good for new user of 3d printer.

Can use any open source 3d printing using display and sd card(standalone).... with chromebook can use only web slicer (as kiri:moto or astroprint slice cloud solution) and save gcode on sdcard. But surely no like as solution.

Commercial printers use property slicer and work only for mac / windows. real lack are on CAM software for chromebook.
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Taylor Landry

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Someone needs to make sure to send him this link in a few years.... The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3-D printing

http://flip.it/lzVns
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Brook Drumm's profile photoDani Epstein's profile photo
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+Brook Drumm Spot on. The best thing Kickstarter and its ilk has done for 3D printing is to reinforce how selling a good product sucessfully needs far more than simply a clever idea.

However even once you have a genuine "print and click" printer, you have no way of overcoming the issue of 3D design. This is arguably far more complex than producing a consumer-ready appliance.

No-one needs to know how to make bread to use a toaster or how to sew clothing in order to operate a washing machine. This is not the case with 3D printing.

Beyond the simplest of designs, there is no easy way to model anything. As it is, producing a print that is useful requires much more than simply modelling skills. If you want to sell more machines to make more money to fund research for creating consumer ready printers, you need to get kids to learn 3D modelling and product design.
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Derek Schuetz

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Hey Everyone does anyone know step by step how to hook up a reprap discount lcd to a azteeg x5 mini v2. the smoothie site only has information for a v1.1 board
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ryan ingli

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I'm having an issue with a clogged nozzle... I took off the throat and realized that it was the tip that was clogged. It happened during an overnight print using abs. I've tried to burn out the clogged filament but no luck. Last ditch effort is soaking it in acetone but I can't take out the thermistor or heater... Any ideas?
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John Rice's profile photoJoshua Taylor's profile photo
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I didnt lean towards a nozzle since I have only had 1 clog in 6 months which i contributed to the nozzle size more than the "amazing" build. I am glad the clog was fixed. I hope your Micro fair's you less issues then most have.
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Patrik Rosén

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Recent print, and my longest and largest one so far (26hr+6hr)

Original Prusa i3 MK2
Prusa PLA
0.3mm
100% infill
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Yes sorry, bird feeder, to be mounted on a window!
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Ryan Carlyle

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Tesseract Delta + Duet Wifi beta board print video, as promised. I need to do a little more tuning and then I'll do some torture tests and post print photos. 
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Can't wait for mine to ship (ordered one in the first production batch). Will be my first Duet. I was hoping to run Reprapfirmware on my RADDS board but was holding out for the standard LCD code to be added (which seems stalled).

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ryan ingli

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How has everyone been selling prints and printing services? I'm on bothe make xyz and 3dhubs and haven't gotten an order in months. Anyone setup a Facebook page for your printer/small business?
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Francis Lee's profile photoFred U.'s profile photo
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+Francis Lee
In the case of our local library's maker space, I've become a visiting advisor, as I won't sign up to be a volunteer with all the responsibilities that ensues. The IT department for this area wants nothing to do with the makerspace, as 3d printers is such a small part of the whole picture. Crafts, sewing, arduino, photography, lego and some I'm overlooking all are encompassed in this makerspace.
Their 3d printer is public equipment, public access and currently free-of-charge. The only saving grace, if that's it, is that it's a Cube 3rd gen, with mid-range quality prints and a 150 mm print cube. Perhaps another aspect is that few people know it's there!
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Ryan Carlyle

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Duet WiFi beta board in my Tesseract Delta :-) Just got it all hooked up, will post print pics when I get it dialed in.

Yes, it's a rat's nest, that's what happens when you switch control boards repeatedly and consequently never shorten up the wiring runs.

ARM M4F processor (faster than the M3s in Due and Smoothie v1), runs RepRapFirmware (which is very nice), uses super-fancy SPI-controlled TMC2660 drivers, and has an onboard ESP8266 for wifi. Obviously I also had to hook up a PanelDue for sweet touchscreen action.

I like that the built-in web interface does most of what OctoPrint does. (No slicing, camera support is less clean, but it does all the machine control and file upload stuff.) Avoids USB streaming processor load and frees up an OctoPi to move to another printer. 
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David Martin's profile photoRyan Carlyle's profile photo
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Completely agree, across the board it's a pleasant and low-friction user experience.
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Bob Rose

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I teach a middle Digital Graphics and Animation class and I'm looking to make things better with a 3d printer. The district won't pay for it, so it's up to me to get this done.

Need some recommendations on where to start, I am looking at some options from Printrbot and Folgertech, but I'm open to best bang for the buck options.

Thanks for any help. 
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Your welcome glad if I helped :)
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Ryan Branch

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This is upsetting! Another case of a company taking from the open source community, and patenting it! Anyone know the actual patent number? Probably not a US patent, but I wonder what effect this will have. I am curious how broad the wording is.
The desktop 3D printer market is seeing an ever increasing number of patents being filed for any number of innovations. Polish based 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax is entering the patent game by securing claim to their self-levelling bed technology.
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Jeff DeMaagd's profile photoRyan Carlyle's profile photo
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Looks like what they're claiming is checking bed height at three points by making electrical contact between the nozzle and bed, then using that height data to print a raft. Surely there's prior art? Anybody have any documented examples pre-dating June 2014?
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René Jurack

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I barely know to have read something about it, but can't really remember it, can you help me out, quick?
What if I "design" a keychain and use a copyrighted logo for it, like the one in the picture (it's a logo of german soccer club). Can I publish the STL to places like thingiverse or youmagine and stuff without getting any lawsuits of some copyright-holders?!
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René Jurack's profile photoNeal Grieb's profile photo
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From what I've seen here in the US, as long as you are not profiting from it (i.e. selling it) it shouldn't be a problem. German copyright laws may differ though.
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Peter van der Walt
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http://www.blocklayer.com/pulley-belt.aspx online calculator for closed belt length - oh how i've been looking for something like this! 
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Ryan Carlyle's profile photoLord_Vader's profile photo
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+Anthony Bolgar its not smarter to not try calculating it yourself and its not smarter to not know anything sometime in the future. I know what you mean. I dont say you need to do anything yourself like making a firmware but hey. Whats the deal of making a printer yourself? Ive made a poll some time ago asking who designs things themself or just print things from thingiverse or so. I was pleased to hear that many do it theirselfs but a lot of people were just printing it. Its kind of sad that so many people are not doing creative work and not using math in any kind of way. At work people ask me things about electronics, cars, hifi and so on i cant believe they dont know. As a kid I started programming and internet wasnt that big at the time and you coulnt get any help aside from asking teachers or so. So I needed to find a mathamatical way myself. It was so satisfying if you finally got it. And it gets easier everytime and its fun... 
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Christopher Seward

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Does anyone know if these will work on a printrbot metal plus? People are getting great results with the round drylin
bearings on wanhao printers and I would like to give these a shot. 
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Brook Drumm's profile photoChristopher Seward's profile photo
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+Brook Drumm​ I certainly will try that process of elimination. I don't normally print in PLA but I will give it a shot and report back. When it's cool the bed seems to move smoothly. I might not call it buttery but as smooth as my other printers. Thanks for the help. 
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James Armstrong

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Filament update:

FYI, Ninjatek has just released the Armadillo filament for ordering. Here is a breakdown of their two new filaments. I think we will be seeing more and more new filaments coming out that will eventually replace ABS and PLA. Makergeeks just release a couple new filaments also.

The new Cheetah filament is available but in 3mm only. Once Cheetah comes out it will be easier for some of you to print with flexible filament. It is basically flexible like Ninjaflex but with a hard shell that makes it easier to print. Armadillo will be easier to print than ABS with no / little warping and can be printed on a cold bed like PLA and has higher abrasion wear than PLA and ABS. Armadillo filament is a high performing rigid material, providing 90% higher abrasion resistance than nylon materials. Its toughness ratings are superior to commonly used materials, 86 times greater than that of ABS.
Maker geek's Dishwasher safe PLA (called Raptor) is high strength and can also be annealed and withstand temps of 250f without warping and bending like PLA does (when left in a car). I have also ordered some new Crystal Clear line of filament and will report back when I receive it and print some samples. Makergeeks has mentioned they will be coming out with a few new filaments in the near future.

Looks like Innofil3d has released their PRO1 that is supposed to be able to print faster than normal filament so it cuts printing time by 30% to 80%. I didn't see a reseller in the US yet but it is available other places.
Type-A-Machines has some really nice filament called ProMatte. I have posted some of my prints from that in the past. It has a nice matte finish and I really like it.

With all these I feel 3d printing will only get better and I like having new choices of filaments available. Each one usually has a purpose (strength, flexibility, temperature, etc) and depending on the cost may replace standard PLA/PETG and ABS for normal printing.

Here are the links to the manufactures websites. Also check your 3dprinter reseller and see if they carry the new filaments. Amazon is also a good place to get filament, especially if you have Prime and can save on shipping.

http://ninjatek.com/products/armadillo/
http://www.makergeeks.com/crpebymafi.html
http://www.makergeeks.com/rasepla.html
https://www.innofil3d.com/pro1-promo/
http://store.typeamachines.com/collections/3d-printer-filament/products/promatte
Official storefront for the Series 1 and Series 1 Pro 3D Printing Machines, The Print Pod Additive Manufacturing Solution, and dozens of 3D printer filaments.
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Shauki B

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Many here produce and sell small and big printers, plenty have mastered building self large affordable printers. We all like our machines to bring more benefit, not only fun – great when happens both! Please join this new community for consolidating the efforts on making green energy using 3d printers. Thank you all for helping others success in design and in quality.
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Some of my draft work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwZdu_Pk7p4 and happy to see +Brook Drumm  joining in - let us make the world a better place, brother!
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Jacques Wainwright

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Hi All

Bought a Prusa kit in the form of the Tronxy P802M and found that I am not able to heat my Hot-End to more than 239°C.

The temperature will climb steadily up to 239°C and then suddenly jump to 252°C on the LCD, this causing the board to switch off the heater cartridge and the temperature falling to 233°C or 235°C where it will start to heat up again to 239°C. Repeating the process.

I have replaced the thermistor in the heater block and the heater cartridge while I was at it, but that did not resolve the issue:

This is what happens on any target temperature above 240°C:
https://youtu.be/gFfjOvPw8ys

What could casue this?
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Hi All

The problem is resolved.

I have changed:

#define TEMP_SENSOR_0 501

to

#define TEMP_SENSOR_0 1
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Nick Lievendag

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It's impressive that a software update can increase the resolution of a 3D Scanner by more than 200%! I've updated my +Occipital Structure Sensor Review—with examples! #3Dscanning
 
It's impressive that a software update can increase the resolution of a 3D Scanner by more than 200%! I've updated my +Occipital Structure Sensor Review—with examples! #3Dscanning

In-depth Review of the Occipital Structure Sensor — also known as the 3D Systems iSense — a 3D Scanner for the iPad. By Nick Lievendag.
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+Nick Lievendag there is no pre-order. just getting an an email when it's avaliable. the API for Tango should allow for scanning 
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Mike Learned

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New vid up! Collab with RJ Make for subscriber prints
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René Jurack

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In case you ever wondered what to get for your money, I get you covered ;)
From left to right:
- 0,40€ MK8 pulley
- 12€ Hobb-Goblin Pulley
- E3D Titan (60€ complete with extruder body)
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Ryan Carlyle's profile photoAx Smith-Laffin's profile photo
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The FB2020s run HobbGoblins combined with the Schlotzz extruder they'll feed at about 35-40mm/s and retract at 100mm/s, They're evil little drive gears..
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René Jurack

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I combined two smartphone makro-lenses and took some pictures of my prints. What do you think? Do you prefer an fully closed toplayer or an absolute flat toplayer?
Edit: 0.4mm-100mm/s-10.000mm/s²-PETG
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René Jurack's profile photoLord_Vader's profile photo
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+René Jurack no dont change the nozzle size ;) change the top solid infill line width
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