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by Aurora900
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Cura starts extremely slow
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Cura starts extremely slow

So I've been using Repeteir host and slic3r for a long time... and today slic3r was just refusing to create supports on a particular item I am printing, so I decided to give cura a try. When I start a print sliced with cura for some reason the printer takes an extremely long time to reach the bed Is...
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

That's actually what I'm going to recommend be done. I don't think the vias are exposed any longer so the reason to have them covered is no longer relevant. g. So should I take off that tape in the center and re-calibrate my printer? I too left it on because the instructions never said to take it o...
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

Nice! I guess I was slightly luckier with my bad part than yours, cause if I had bad bearings I wouldn't have had any extras :P And those skates were easily the worst part of the build.... Those damn plastic rings are little spawns of satan I swear. I literally had to stand on one of them to get it ...
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: new Rostock v2 owner.. the build begins
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: new Rostock v2 owner.. the build begins

Eaglezsoar wrote:Does anyone have the STL files for the quadcopters?

There's a few designs on thingiverse
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

Well the joke was to leave the power supply as-is and invert the WHOLE machine, thus balancing the whole printer upside down on the spool holder. :) The power supply isn't going to suffer extreme heat in the default orientation. The heated bed is air-gapped from the main structure and the melamine ...
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

bot wrote:Haha! On the spool holder? Ridiculous. I wanna find a way to mount it on the hot end effector. :P

Why even have it on the machine... put it on the other side of the room and lets hook it up to a giant tesla coil. This can't go wrong.
by Aurora900
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: help, my printer is posessed
Replies: 40
Views: 4420

Re: help, my printer is posessed

Oh, its a v1? I missed that bit of info... also didn't know there was a difference there anyways :P Sorry about that!
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

bot wrote:So I can't do the PSU flipped. The power cable would come out RIGHT where the Z stepper is...

That sucks, I didn't think of that lol. You'd have to find a way to flip the z stepper to the other side or mod the power supply so the cable comes out somewhere else heh... both ideas are kinda crazy lol
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

I have two nice, barely used 120mm with nice spiral flex cord covers just like the hot end... I was contemplating slapping them on the outside with custom enclosure eventually. you're right they are the perfect size to not fit INSIDE! haha.. I was really hoping they would fit, but figured when Russ...
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

Clearly I'm into over-engineering and fiddling! haha. Aurora, I'm glad you agree. I also build all my own PCs! You and I have some sweet hobbies! hah :) Teoman, I'm not sure the vibration of the fans would ever come into play. These are pretty lightweight fans and I'm mounting them all with cable t...
by Aurora900
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

I guess it wasn't clear in my photos, but I'm adding two fans that exhaust out the back panels to replace the loss of airflow. As I sai din my previous post, I suspect the orientation of the psu is calling the premature failure people are having. The ambient operating temperature the unit is rated ...
by Aurora900
Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Introducing: Albertus Magnus
Replies: 89
Views: 23688

Re: Introducing: Albertus Magnus

I think that may be even better than what I named my printer for haha So yeah I just had to know what you named your printer, so I read your build thread. It's a fun read, and I like your printer's name too! When a name has an interesting back story it's more fun that way. :) Thanks. Yeah, I don't ...
by Aurora900
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

Dampaaaaaaaaaaaz!! Thanks, everyone. Gene, I look forward to seeing the v2 manual! And as for the laser cut pieces, it totally did not take me 3-4 OCD filled hours to remove the pieces. Totally didn't. :) I have the hot end standing up in a vice with paper towel to protect the aluminum. I would nev...
by Aurora900
Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: bot's bot build
Replies: 50
Views: 5906

Re: bot's bot build

Hey, its your build thread finally! :P

Glad to see you've gotten started.... can't wait to see more :)
by Aurora900
Sat Oct 11, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Opinions on software, please...
Replies: 74
Views: 8877

Re: Opinions on software, please...

Windows 8 bites ass. Even installing Classic Shell doesn't make the pain any less. g. Windows 10 has been released to the Microsoft Beta testers, and from what I have heard it is supposed to be more Corporate friendly. We shall see! That's my biggest problem with 8... its just not a good fit for a ...
by Aurora900
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Introducing: Albertus Magnus
Replies: 89
Views: 23688

Re: Introducing: Albertus Magnus

So has anyone figured out the significance of the name "Albertus Magnus"? All my computer names are after philosophers, but I found this guy particularly fitting. :D According to Wikipedia, he's basically the guy we have to thank for Aristotelian logic having made it to this century. Am I...
by Aurora900
Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: My first decent print: A keck clamp

Is that an Ibanez? I wanted one sooooo bad when I was younger... that digital camo paint is AWESOME. As for bongs... http://www.dailydot.com/lol/3d-printing-is-etting-stoned-bong/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yes, Ibanez. One of my 3 ibanez guitars haha. I also have a shitty gio m...
by Aurora900
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: My first decent print: A keck clamp

Breaking Bad is worth binge-watching. It's on Neflix streaming if you've got that, or The Pirate Bay if you don't. :D Nice looking clamp though. One thing to keep in mind - the more you use the printer, the better you'll get at using it. 3D printers of this type are a lot like Electric Guitars. You...
by Aurora900
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: My first decent print: A keck clamp

In retrospect, you're referencing breaking bad arent you... lol, i've only seen a few episodes so i didn't think of that first. Why do people named walter tend to make drugs? Weird... lol
by Aurora900
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: My first decent print: A keck clamp

geneb wrote:Say hi to Walter for me! :D

g.

I'm not sure I get the reference, unless you're referring to Fringe, which if you are... damn that's an obscure reference, and an awesome reference at the same time. (It's up there as one of my favorite series)
by Aurora900
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Upstate New York
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Hello from Upstate New York

Another new yorker! I'm out on LI though... but good to see more new yorkers here :P

Welcome, and good luck with the rest of your build :)
by Aurora900
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

Re: My first decent print: A keck clamp

So... you're making a bong? :P Nice prints. As for the overhang issue... I think you win the lottery if you figure out how to get them perfect. Temperature, speed, accuracy, etc... Oh, well then I don't feel so bad haha And come on... this is a legitimate part of a science lab... for.... science st...
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Super quick LED mod for Rostock
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Super quick LED mod for Rostock

So I wanted to add LEDs so I could see the prints better since all the lighting I have is high hats... So I get a big shadow on the bed. And I wanted to see what the quickest laziest way to go about it was... I literally just took 3 3mm LEDs and soldered the leads together in the shape of a triangle...
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My first decent print: A keck clamp
Replies: 16
Views: 2381

My first decent print: A keck clamp

So this was the first thing I printed that not only came out awesome, but is functional too. For those who might not know, a keck clamp is used for securing glass on glass joints on glassware. I'm very surprised that the auto-generated support material was perfect and came off fairly easily with the...
by Aurora900
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: odd issue with print, jumping from place to place
Replies: 8
Views: 883

Re: odd issue with print, jumping from place to place

Looks like a stargate wheel? Yeah its a stargate... Better get it right. Who knows where you would have ended up! For layer height, my buddy Phil has gone down to .07 mm layers (70 microns, right?). The Z positioning accuracy is the same as the XY accuracy, it takes all 3 motors to move in a straig...

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