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by BenTheRighteous
Mon Oct 12, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: All Metal Extruder
Replies: 28
Views: 3731

Re: All Metal Extruder

That is cool! I had not seen it. Thanks for sharing.
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: All Metal Extruder
Replies: 28
Views: 3731

Re: All Metal Extruder

This is cool, but have you checked out Nylocke's EZFlexstruder? I believe it is the same concept, but printed.
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interesting new Diamond hotend 3x filament
Replies: 129
Views: 19252

Re: Interesting new Diamond hotend 3x filament

My issues are largely about generating the retracts I want, if you retract A and prime B, you end up with filament immediately being extruded during the prime. I guess the retract just forms some sort of air bubble this tends to cause the priming extruder to dump a tone of plastic and often skip la...
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: i want to print for money
Replies: 27
Views: 3207

Re: i want to print for money

On that note, many of my customers have had their own 3d printers. But they have work they hire someone else for because their printer A.) is broken right now, B.) is too busy printing other stuff, or C.) doesn't print in the material they want.

Not all of them, but many.
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: i want to print for money
Replies: 27
Views: 3207

Re: i want to print for money

I just approach every situation like the customer is going to try and get their money back from 3d hubs after I deliver the part. (For clarity, no customer has tried to do that to me, yet) In other words, provide a huge paper trail before things go south. Examine their model thoroughly and if you se...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 9601

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

She's literally going to kill you? Might be time for a restraining order! :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Getting Married in the 21 century HUMOUR
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Getting Married in the 21 century HUMOUR

Yes, a government employee thinking rationally, and taking responsibility to make a decision? Has never happened to me. That is clearly fiction...

P.S.: I predict we can get 5 posts after this one before this devolves into a political debate. Who's taking the over/under on that? :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: New Ball Cup arms available for Rostock MAX machines!
Replies: 50
Views: 9142

Re: New Ball Cup arms available for Rostock MAX machines!

can these be used with trick trucks? I'm guessing no?
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: General FPV topics
Topic: What's it take to build a multirotor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1793

What's it take to build a multirotor?

I just got an email from SeeMeFPV (woo!) announcing the availability of multirotor parts on their website. http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=58c43fef0483e1611a9f3af23&id=f60c49f3c1&e=3e55d9d1a6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; My question is - as someone who knows nothing abo...
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.
Replies: 33
Views: 2676

Re: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.

Eagle, haven't you learned not to post jokes by now? I think from now on, we need to take bets on how many posts in Eagle's joke threads before it turns into political/offended/drama/etc. :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: First 3D CAD Item ever made!
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: First 3D CAD Item ever made!

ZenOhSix wrote:I have NEVER used CAD software before.


I don't believe you! That model is too nice to have been banged out in a couple hours by a total noob! If I couldn't do it, NO ONE could do it! :lol:

For real though, nice job. I hope it prints well!
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Looking for Tips on Production ABS Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: Looking for Tips on Production ABS Prints

I love ABS. It doesn't string, doesn't melt in the car, and you can retract the heck out of it without the extruder chewing through the filament. Also, you can put screws in it without worrying that each twist is going to snap a piece off the print. Way back when I was first starting out in printing...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Looking for Tips on Production ABS Prints
Replies: 11
Views: 1309

Re: Looking for Tips on Production ABS Prints

It might be a material issue. Try ABS from a different supplier. I'm using MakeShaper and I just got done printing a part with 55 degree overhangs and it came out perfectly. (Because no one can agree on a convention, that's 10 degrees more challenging than 45.) One other thing you can try is try cha...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.
Replies: 33
Views: 2676

Re: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.

LOL!

I like the one, "Voldemort won't find me / if I get a sex change." Classic.
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.
Replies: 33
Views: 2676

Re: Aren't statistics wonderful? Humor.

I have never been able to tell. It's either a chick with a prominent chin or an attractive feminine dude. That's why I'm not a big fan of that picture... :oops: :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: General FPV topics
Topic: Just gonna leave this here for now
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Just gonna leave this here for now

I'm sure you're enjoying teasing us, but quit wasting time and get a full kit going for purchase already!! :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: DesignSpark Mechanical Tutorial Video
Replies: 8
Views: 2813

Re: DesignSpark Mechanical Tutorial Video

This is cool! The video was a good intro for a beginner. I'd personally like to see the options panel for each tool explained. For example, if you pull an edge, by default you round the edge (there's probably some proper term that I don't know). But if you mess with the options panel, the tool can i...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Little branches growing off my prints
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Little branches growing off my prints

Make sure your slicer filament diameter matches your actual filament diameter. I've found that if you're overextruding, it builds up backpressure and retracts aren't nearly as effective, resulting in those finger things.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Main board shot on rostock max what to do?
Replies: 11
Views: 894

Re: Main board shot on rostock max what to do?

Does your printer happen to be located near an air conditioning vent or a desk fan that is no longer running because the season is getting cooler?
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Member Map
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Member Map

Woo, I'm on there! :D Also, what the heck is this?! Now that you made me look at the SeeMe website again...! http://seemecnc.com/collections/seemefpv-multirotor-parts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; *drool* Been thinking about getting into that for awhile now... this might be what get...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First Layer Gaps
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Re: First Layer Gaps

Here's a hack: There's a setting called "Bottom Clip" - set that to some negative number smaller than your layer height - let's say -0.08 to start with. Then set the same negative value for "Z Offset" - those two settings together will effectively fool the slicer into increasing ...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: False line keeps printing??
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: False line keeps printing??

What slicer was giving you the problem?
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Filament Spool to Hard to Pull *lightbulb?*
Replies: 7
Views: 1016

Re: Filament Spool to Hard to Pull *lightbulb?*

Wow! If you're that dedicated that you want to build some kind of arduino solution, go for it. :) On the other hand, I feel like it would be a lot easier to just print a new low-friction spool arm. I'm sure there are designs with bearings available, or you could come up with your own. I think that w...
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Easiest model to show off?
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Easiest model to show off?

I didn't want to lay it down sideways because I didn't want to risk damage to/from the enclosure I built for it. Otherwise I'm sure that would've worked.
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Easiest model to show off?
Replies: 6
Views: 844

Re: Easiest model to show off?

Thanks for the ideas anyway, and actually someone else brought in that elephant! So that's funny. :) It wound up being a moot issue. My wife and I brought the printer into our garage this morning and found out it didn't fit in the car, so we couldn't bring it to the meetup with us. :oops: Oh well......

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