Tinyhead wrote:Nylocke wrote:Looks like filament starvation, is that PLA? You should probably use ABS for the joints.
It was filament starvation. Sitting there, the PLA would ooze from the nozzle, but as soon as I put pressure on it at the EZstruder... it would just jam up.
I've almost got my setup ready to go. I didn't have any 3/8 x 3/8" cylinder magnets, so I ended up using 3 x 3/8" short magnets and stacked them together. It ends up being .300" thick altogether, but the attraction feels pretty strong.
My rods are going to be aluminum, but I'm a bit worried about the weight that will be throwing around. I haven't found anyone local that carries 3/8 carbon tube and the ones online are a bit out of my price range. I've seen people use the archery arrow shafts, but I haven't found any that are 3/8. They all look to be around 5/16".
I spec really strong n52 grade magnets. I haven't tried lesser magnets and it is possible youmay run into issues. If it is all you have you can try it. I used hollow aluminum tubes on mine. Checkout local hobby shops for them. Arrow shafts won't be the correct diameter.