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Bracken Dawson

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Alone in the hackerspace late at night I managed to get the first print out of the Metric Cerberus.  It's a delta with spectra line to drive the carriages and FSRs under the bed for probing. Mostly built by +Mark Hindess  from his metric fork of +Steve Graber 's design. Its printed parts were done on my trusty old i2.

Mark, M500 command seems to not be working, so I wrote the E steps/mm value on the bed.
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Nice and fast! for your very first print its good to see it working well. I would say that it has too high extrude rate (which you already know since you mentioned E steps/mm and the first layer didn't seem to stick very well which caused all subsequent layers to glob up. Once those two items are resolved I think you will be amazed at the improvement in print quality. Congrats! I'm a proud grandpa. :-)
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Mike Miller

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Something to consider when troubleshooting your printer:

Layers skipping?
Noisy resonance in printing along axes?
Having to turn up the drivers in search of why one direction is weak?
There seems to be a lot of effector bucking?

YOU PRINTER NEEDS LUBRICATION, MAN!

I was pulling my hair out trying to determine why larger prints were failing, then prints where layers changed, then why the motors seemed to be getting hot.

Greased up the linear bearings and Extruder bearings and everything's now quiet and back to normal.
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+Whosa whatsis AH!  Gotcha.  Thanks.
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Thomas Sanladerer
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I'll need to extend +Andreas Thorn's, +Andreas Gohr's, +Christian Lölkes' and +Björn Marl's warnings about fabber-parts.de - the filament they sell is just barely usable, but their customer service is even worse. Even after i opened a PayPal case to get my payment refunded for an order that i had canceled, there was virtually no communication happening on Christian Metzen's (owner of fabber-parts) side. I only got my money back when the +PayPal team took over. As much as i'm seeing PayPal being hated on, it still does have its merits for cases like this one.
https://plus.google.com/113558718339293438196/posts/dTaa1XTRnd5
https://plus.google.com/106179733123702088243/posts/7dfaevT3WfT
https://plus.google.com/106794630835042044130/posts/7xAPjkSW8XT
https://plus.google.com/106582723758544717904/posts/cACNgApvuVb
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People hate in PayPal? Glad you got it worked out. 
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Mike Miller

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The Mistress has entered production

I'm minting challenge coins for our upcoming Pinewood Derby. Any scout who's car beats the Cubmaster's wins one. 

Printer's been going all night, done 5 coins with nary a failure...what's odd is: I haven't had to do much of anything the the glass. Printed a Minion this morning (2 hour print) and the coins tonight, and I haven't had to reapply hairspray. 
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Yeah a lot of people do. It weekend with pla and abs. you need really cheap stuff that has no oils or scents. Best on glass. I use mostly abs so abs juice is what I use.
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Jonathan Brown

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Almost 13 hours in and at 60 percent. totally Need to change some settings before running another. How fast can a mendelmax 1.5 run effectively? How many layers between solid infill? I need help
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I am about to go home for lunch. This print has been running since 6 pm yesterday. I get an email when it is finished. I have been waiting for it all day. I will update once I get home. 
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Joe Spanier

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replaced the poly fuses with blade fuses from radio shack. i cant believe the difference. The bed used to take 45 minutes to heat. heats in under a minute now. Hotend us more consistent as well.Added my SD ramps thst ive had since christmas as well. yay
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Im actually not usimg the current really.  This is driving an ssr now. lots of changes at once.
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Mike Miller

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Does your spouse get along with your printer? 

My wife's nicknamed my printer 'The Mistress' due to how much time I spend on it. 

I suspect a Mistress would be less stress, and possibly cheaper...certainly more reliable. 
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Mine was not happy when i bought mine in the car on a trip to see her. Then made her sit in the back because the printer was securely seatbelted up in the passenger seat. 
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Joseph Holst

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I am a lurker here - really impressed by the technology, never have 3D printed, although I'd like to start!

Anyway, saw this article and thought it would be relevant to post.
Behind the scenes of a campaign that generated 80 million social impressions.
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+Eric Moy +Shachar Weis Thanks for the warm welcome! I've been here for a few weeks and have learned a lot from just watching but I think I need to do what Shachar suggested and find a place near me. Thanks again!
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Joe Spanier

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Does anyone know if I can drop a 20-30 amp fuse in the heated bed fuse slot on a RAMBo? Thinking of replacing my RAMPS with a RAMBo 1.1b but Im a 12x12 silicone heat bed and need the amperage. 
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Specs give 15 amp Max. Use an external solid state relay that can take te current. 
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Shachar Weis

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The kinematics are way beyond my abilities, that's for sure!
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Atmel

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This 3D-printed dragon combines over 250 individually printed pieces: http://buzz.mw/bp9qz_l 

#Atmel   #3DThursday   #3DPrinting   #3DPrinted   #DIY   #Makers  (via +3dprinting.com)
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Consummate Vs! CONSUMMATE!
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Atmel

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Each frame of this stop-motion was made with a 3D printer: http://buzz.mw/bp9b8_l 

#Atmel   #3DThursday   #3DPrinting   #3DPrinted   #DIY   #Makers  
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This is mesmerizing.
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Hi guys!
It's Easter time so CGTrader have launched a new challenge for you creative people. As usual you can win awesome prizes like 3D printer, filaments and ca$h by creating something cool.
Here is the link to the challenge:
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Nathaniel Stenzel

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Anyone else have trouble with the infill from Cura for ABS? My luck for it seems a little unstable. I am using a 0.5mm nozzle. I may want 0.7mm for infill.

I am hoping that if I go to a thicker nozzle, I can not only get the results more stable, but use lower quality filament.

Of course, I would love to hear a solution if someone has one for me. Switching slicers does not count unless it is free, perl free, mono free, and has honeycomb patterns. Slicer is out because it uses perl and mono and is also as slow as hell and it locks up on me.

I imagine an enclosure or waiting till warmer times of the year or using a heat lamp might help if this is actually draft or ABS shrinkage related.
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+Nathaniel Stenzel I could love to see it written in Python....................
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Mike Miller

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From Reddit: Someone at the Onion knows about 3d printers
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Joe Spanier

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Looks like the thermistor is bad. Which is annoying at best. Luckily its a fairly easy fix to get going again. I've only been running this bed for 4 months though. Doesn't scream longevity. 
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I figured as much. They were nice enough to start a support ticket for me so well see. I have a 400w 24v power supply coming from open builds so I can use the one from alirubber. 
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Do you love travelling but hate packing and airport security? Then why not 3D print your luggage on arrival with Lost Luggage from Jann Kyttanen. 
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Haha. Yeah, I don't think it's going to be an efficient, practically useful product for quite some time. The possibility is interesting, however. 
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Nathaniel Stenzel

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Does anyone have an approximation of how many meters of filament is in a 1kg 1.75mm sized ABS filament?
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Cool science project! I wish I got to play with robots as a kid! 
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Brent Newhall

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Here's a nice animated gif of the bear animation that Jonathan Haberman posted a couple of days ago at https://plus.google.com/104687283522374131654/posts/TiayB1WAwBe
 
Looping stop motion of a 3D printed bear...climbing stairs
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oh ok ok. thank you
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