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by BrainSlugs83
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: H-1.1 STL Files?
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: H-1.1 STL Files?

Yeah, the modified carriage assemblies are specifically what I'm looking for; they look much easier to print than the H1.0 parts -- most of the H1.0 parts are pretty ridiculous to print, and require a lot of modifications and clean-ups. The parts of the H-1.1 that changed looked a lot simpler and ea...
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: H-1.1 3D Printers
Topic: H-1.1 STL Files?
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

H-1.1 STL Files?

Hey guys, It's getting to that point where I need to start printing some replacement parts for my H-1.0 -- and I was thinking that while I was at it, I might try printing some of the H-1.1 upgrade parts. Problem is, I can't seem to find the STLs for any of the H-1.1 parts -- does anyone know where t...
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: The UPGRADED beast that never dies
Replies: 1
Views: 3318

Re: The UPGRADED beast that never dies

Thanks for posting this! -- I was an original backer too, and the printer is indeed a tank! -- Mine has turned into a repstrap of sorts because some of the original injection molded parts are so annoying to print. -- I'm currently looking at reprinting some of the extruder / hot-end stuff, and conve...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?

The H1 was my first printer, I replaced it with a Mendal Max 1.5, and then went on this phase where I pretty much designed and built printers using every X/Y/Z mechanism I thought might be interesting to try. About half way through that the Rostock Max was on Kickstarter, and I purchased one. I hav...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?

The hotends.com JHead is the original slot mounted hotend, I like them, I own 3 of them, two 1.75mm and a 3mm, for printing PLA they are hard to beat. I have several E3D's, and I didn't have good luck with them, I have one V5 and a Kraken which are great hotends, but I also have a V4 and a V5 which...
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?

I can't remember how the H1 hotend is mounted, but you will minimally need some sort of adapter if you go with any hotend that isn't like the original. You might want to take a picture of the existing mount and post it here. Usually I'd print an adapter, but you'll have to be more inventive. Yeah, ...
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?

I've heard some bad things about bodens, like they ooze a lot more than regular extruders, etc.

Do you know of anyone that has modded their H1 for a boden setup and posted about it? -- Would be interesting to see what they came up with.
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Recommend a new hot end for my H-1.0?

So, I broke the damn thing... I tried to print PLA with no cooling, and well... it sprung a leak is the best way to put it -- didn't visibly damage anything that I could see, but plastic is oozing out of it from somewhere... -- switched back to ABS, and it's still oozing. Took it apart, and well.. i...
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Hot End Thermistor install quesiton
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Re: Hot End Thermistor install quesiton

Nice. Looks like I'm not the only one who waited until 2014 to put their printer together. :-) -- guess it's 2015 now -- and well... the printer part was together... still toying with the damn thing anyways... I actually assembled most of it when I got it -- found it was missing several parts as wel...
by BrainSlugs83
Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with Wood!
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Re: Printing with Wood!

It says "Parts printed with Laywood have about the same properties as parts printed with PLA filament." but then goes on to explain the coloring feature, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of that statement... Another property I know is different is the price! It's $20/.5 kg !!! in addition...
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Rostock MAX is alive (almost)
Replies: 21
Views: 5307

Re: Rostock MAX is alive (almost)

If you're worried about backlash with gears, have you considered using a Herringbone gear? All the cool kids are using them.

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by BrainSlugs83
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: H-1 3D Printers
Topic: Replacing the Z-Axis rods?
Replies: 13
Views: 5959

Re: Replacing the Z-Axis rods?

As I said, Home Depot is where I bought the first replacement rods that were all janky, though, cutting the nut while they're on the rod sounds like a *great* idea! How did you cut it? I've got a miter box, but I think I'd need a really strong saw to cut through them.
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken Heating resistors!
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Broken Heating resistors!

That sounds extremely painful... what would you use it for anyway? You can pretty much do chemical welding of ABS with acetone.
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with Wood!
Replies: 6
Views: 1431

Printing with Wood!

It's a new wood fiber filament called "Laywood", looks like you can vary the shade (light to dark) by changing the extruder temperature, not exactly color mixing but opens the door to neat possibilities for printing patterned objects. http://hackaday.com/2012/09/21/3d-printer-filament-made...
by BrainSlugs83
Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New Builder with a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: New Builder with a few questions

I remember with the H-1 they posted a CAD model of some kind, and you could download a program and rotate the whole thing around and look at all the parts and stuff -- it was kind of a pain in the ass to use though and it really, sucked, so I just forgot about my printer for six months -- and then g...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New Builder with a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1747

Re: New Builder with a few questions

Oh, it sounds like you're building the H-1.1 going from the H1's instructions. I don't have an H-1.1 but, I mean, just from the pictures, you can see that those pieces aren't there -- they've replaced the bearings with something newer and more betterer -- it's my understanding that this is the main ...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Weird Craig's List CNC Machine I picked up...
Replies: 0
Views: 567

Weird Craig's List CNC Machine I picked up...

So, meanwhile, I stumbled onto a neat Cartesian robot from craigslist -- and bought it -- I'll post some pictures when I get a chance. -- It's super weird and unique -- it has an acrylic tank that the head moves around in, and a drain -- presumably it can be filled with water (no tooling mounted -- ...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Broken Heating resistors!
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Broken Heating resistors!

It's my understanding that the bigger heating resistors (like the ones we're using in the H-1) are just made from tightly wrapped nichrome wire . And since you can just use nichrome wire to heat stuff, I don't see why not? But do it at your own risk. A couple tips, for one, I'd wrap the thing back t...
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Adhesive for assembling hot end.
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Adhesive for assembling hot end.

Unfortunately the thermistor popped out of its hole rather easily after I got done temperature testing.

I'm going to have to re-think my thermistor mount.
Glue it back in, and throw some Kapton tape over it for good luck. :D
by BrainSlugs83
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: 50mm Fan Mount for Steve's Extruder
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: 50mm Fan Mount for Steve's Extruder

Nice! Is this for PLA, or is it useful for ABS too?

I'm thinking about wrapping my print head with some ceramic insulation tape from Ultimachine (it's rated for ~2.3K° F). Would I need to remove the tape and add a fan to print in PLA? :?:
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: What could we possibly be up to?
Replies: 12
Views: 2701

Re: What could we possibly be up to?

Check out the following extruder design, triple colors, looks like a decent start.
http://richrap.blogspot.com/2012/08/3-w ... olour.html


Whoa, that looks like the same guy I linked to! -- Though in his links, those iPhone cases, holy crap, who did those? They look amazing. :D
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperature Teflon 4mm.
Replies: 3
Views: 885

Re: Temperature Teflon 4mm.

Can't find the link now, either, but the Reprap Wiki used to have a really scary warning about how breathing the fumes of melting PTFE has been linked to cancers of different types. So yeah, be careful, bro!
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Phebe HeatBed not getting up to temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: Phebe HeatBed not getting up to temperature

How many watts is your PSU rated for on the 12V rails? How many watts are you trying to draw from them? (in DC, W(atts) = V(olts) * A(mps). A = V ÷ R(esistance). So for 2.6 ohms of resistance @ 12.25V, you're sourcing ~56.5 watts for each 12V trace (~113 watts total if you're running them in paralle...
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Z-axis problems. Bent lead screws & Belt slips off pulley.
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Re: Z-axis problems. Bent lead screws & Belt slips off pulle

I went through a lot of trouble replacing all kinds of things, trying to figure out why the Z-axis rods had wobble in them (to be clear, one did have wobble, the other did not, it was clearly visible, and when the belt was properly tensioned you could clear a clicking noise at regular intervals as t...
by BrainSlugs83
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Hotend assembly tutorial
Replies: 15
Views: 3529

Re: Hotend assembly tutorial

Actually I shorted my thermistor out on purpose and it didn't heat up at all for some reason. Of course, as I said, the lower* the resistance is, the hotter the board thinks the current temp is -- so a short (a resistance of zero), would think that your hot end was insanely hot already, and would t...

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