Category Archives: 3D Printers in general

When your printer stops working

Yes, my printer stopped working from one day to the next. Being a real noob in electronics, I was at a loss as to where to start. I had a few email conversations with Type A Machines tech support, they … Continue reading

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Glue! Glue! Glorious White Glue!

PLA users, are you having trouble getting your work to stick? Do corners come lose and curl up even before ten layers are lain? Ready to chuck it all! I have found an ingenuous solution. Just like ABS slurry for … Continue reading

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Kisslicer v. Slic3r

In the 3D tool chain there is a step which turns your design into the code that controls the printer. Code which tells the printer how far to move in the x or y directions, when to extrude filament, when … Continue reading

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Heated printer bed

I finally completed the heater bed for my Series 1. A piece of 1/4″ cut aluminum. 36 X .22 ohm resistors in series. An ATX power supply with 20 watts on the 12 volt rail. Benchtop Power Board from Sparkfun. … Continue reading

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then something happened

I’m sure it happened to everyone, and it happened to me for the first time. I was just too depressed to blog about it until now. The print job froze at about 15 hours into the print. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Sketchup

A quick post about Sketchup vs. Blender. I’ve been duteously studying Blender from an on-line course mentioned in a previous post. The huge learning curveĀ  makes it daunting to go from concept to a 3D model quickly. I don’t know … Continue reading

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The only thing between me and printing is a 25 X 33 cm piece of plastic

That would be my print bed. I sent it to a shop to have duplicated in aluminum. They finished the job in a week, but when I went to pick it up, I found that I gave them the wrong … Continue reading

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Something ridiculous

Here’s something ridiculously pathetically sad. One piece to that Pi case I tried to print was posted to thingiverse upside down. I let it print for a while to see what I’d get.   Here it is. I realize things … Continue reading

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Printer Arrived

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Waiting for parts

1 1/2′ HDMI cable on the way. Printer s/b ready some time this week. Then about a week to ship. Tick. Tick. Tick.

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