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by jdurand
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Just Fits (Part Daddy in Trailer)
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: Just Fits (Part Daddy in Trailer)

The ones I've seen are 40W. Just remember, small changes in voltage lead to big changes in Wattage. That's why I have #4 (5.2 square mm) wire for my small solar panels, our building code understands this. A 10% decrease in voltage is a 19% decrease in Wattage! Doubling the voltage is a 400% increase...
by jdurand
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rattling Vibration Noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Rattling Vibration Noise

My wife this morning said the Afinia printer was making strange rattling sounds. It turned out to be a stack of empty spools on top of the printer enclosure rattling against the wall. Sounded much like a chicken at our back door.
by jdurand
Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Smoothieboard + Dual Extruders. :-)
Replies: 29
Views: 11020

Re: Smoothieboard + Dual Extruders. :-)

Some notes on SD cards: Many knock-off cheap cards use a controller chip that thinks it has a lot more memory than it does. This could be from the chip being salvaged from scrap or the board being a reject for having a bad memory or... anyway, I've found these work if you do not try to reformat them...
by jdurand
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Google Hangout for support & general hilarity.
Replies: 27
Views: 8885

Re: Google Hangout for support & general hilarity.

Haven't been there but I believe that's a voice chat site. If so, won't find me there. No time for that.

I will, however, help people by text as I can do it during short breaks such as now. Help limited to my current knowledge and wild guesses.
by jdurand
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?

I've gone through about 18kg in the last two months, and that's on the older, slower printer.
by jdurand
Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Another new user from Fort Worth Texas
Replies: 11
Views: 951

Re: Another new user from Fort Worth Texas

Kapton is a trademarked brand of polymid film, like Kleenex is a brand of facial tissue. Polymid film is used for all sorts of things, some with, some without adhesive. Also the particular adhesive can vary, one might be for high vacuum use (maybe in space), one might be high temperature, etc.
by jdurand
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with Line trimmer
Replies: 131
Views: 26957

Re: Printing with Line trimmer

That's the stuff. Depending on what you're printing you might need to lightly sand it to take the surface shine off. But, try with is "natural". If you have any electronics hobby stores around, you could look at "single sided copper clad" that's used to make PC boards. The copper...
by jdurand
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: The cheapest (usable) filament option for Australia?

Do you have that weed trimmer line down there? Also, don't know if it's available but JET brand filament is pretty cheap here (USA). I just got 6 pounds for about $35 delivered. You can check places like http://www.aliexpress.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; since they'll ship stra...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surprise!
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Surprise!

Been too busy to open the box! It's a "BeatRoute BTS001".
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Nozzle Damage
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Nozzle Damage

Or, after you get everything flat, then just do a z-zero in the middle of the table.
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I am staying on the Forum
Replies: 51
Views: 4736

Re: Why I am leaving the Forum

BTW, if you need to use your "big" computer from somewhere else like in bed, you can use http://www.uvnc.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; to log in remotely. I manage several computers, some miles away with this. I have a copy ontwo different versions of Windows. The lap...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: New member from California

They're both groups over to the right of California on the map.

For anyone not in California, there's a many decades long "war" between the north and south over water. We have it, they need it. The "war" is even sometimes used in advertisements.
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Surprise!
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Surprise!

Had a customer order a bunch of one of our 3D items all in one color and of course that's the color I only had 110 grams left (for a 105 gram product!). Went and picked up another spool at the local vendor and they gave me a Bluetooth stereo hands free speakerphone/music player since we've bought a ...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I am staying on the Forum
Replies: 51
Views: 4736

Re: Why I am leaving the Forum

As an admin of another forum, if you have a problem keeping yourself from posting, have a friend change your password and not tell you until they feel you're up to it. They can change it again if you're on too much. But, I'm very against deleting accounts wholesale as it does remove all the past pos...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Nozzle Damage
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: Nozzle Damage

A trick I use when setting up my printers and milling machine. Space it down so "zero" is just touching a known spacer, I happen to use a blank lathe tool as they're pretty precise and I have them. Now move the head to another location and try sliding the tool under. Adjust up/down as need...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser
Replies: 57
Views: 12224

Re: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser

Jimustanguitar wrote:Quick and light is a little bit different goal than multi-extrusion at the moment. Hopefully as it becomes more refined there will be lighter and more compact ways to do multiple extruders.


One motor with a multi-way clutch that switches between filaments to drive?
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New member from California
Replies: 13
Views: 1274

Re: New member from California

Welcome from California!

Are you one of us Northern people or one of those terrible Southern people?

:) :) :)
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Printing with Line trimmer
Replies: 131
Views: 26957

Re: Printing with Line trimmer

Renha wrote:anyone could please post a link to where to buy garolite sheet with proper thickness (or thicker)?


Just search G-10 or FR-4, it's really just blank PC board material.
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: What do you want on your next control board?
Replies: 38
Views: 6835

Re: What do you want on your next control board?

I forgot to add, that big board didn't have room for heatsinks. Just barely enough room (one slot) to fit the board in.
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: What do you want on your next control board?
Replies: 38
Views: 6835

Re: What do you want on your next control board?

Just thought I'd toss out the power note, I've seen a lot of melted connectors. I use more 2-layer boards than I used to when appropriate, modern ARM Cortex processors can be screaming along and barely sipping power which makes layout a LOT easier. Still, the latest Apple accessory has a 4-layer boa...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Cheapskate U-Joint Carriage CAD Files?
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

Re: Cheapskate U-Joint Carriage CAD Files?

A trick for measuring center to center distance on holes if they're both the same size: Measure one hole diameter with your calipers and then tare/zero them. Now measure the outside to outside distance of the holes and the calipers will give you the center to center. Don't forget to re-zero when you...
by jdurand
Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: What do you want on your next control board?
Replies: 38
Views: 6835

Re: What do you want on your next control board?

Something to note on connector pin current capacity: That's often given with only ONE pin carrying the current. If you have a bunch together carrying max current the connector may melt. It's best to spread out the power/ground pins so you have at least one or two signals between them. Makes layout a...
by jdurand
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Empty spools
Replies: 26
Views: 3004

Re: Empty spools

That's wheely good. Did you get both boxes?
by jdurand
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Is ABS food safe?
Replies: 8
Views: 2157

Re: Is ABS food safe?

We recommend people wash our items (currently made of PLA) like they would a non-dishwasher safe drinking glass and sanitize with a bleach solution. Check your bottle of laundry bleach for the concentration, some is stronger than others. At least in the USA laundry bleach is FDA safe for food surfac...
by jdurand
Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: What do you want on your next control board?
Replies: 38
Views: 6835

Re: What do you want on your next control board?

BTW, anyone want an old M4 development board for the LPC4300? I have one with a spare J-Link debugging pod that can go cheaply.

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