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Here we go in Nova Scotia

Discussion in 'Canada' started by k1e1v1i1n, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. k1e1v1i1n

    k1e1v1i1n Active Member

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    I just paid and now the waiting starts! Can't wait to get started, any suggestions for my first few prints?
     
  2. Mike Kelly

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    Thanks I will give that a try.
     
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    Holy heck, I just got mine today and I was hit with $176 in duty charges. So just make sure if you are ordering from Canada you keep some cash for that. Cant wait for Christmas so I can get started.
     
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  5. Michael H.

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    The duty sounds very high. I thought the Robo was made in the USA and would therefore be duty exempt under NAFTA. Can you provide a breakdown of the cost (ie., GST, PST and duty)? I've been looking at the Robo however also currently backing the OverLord on Kickstarter. I probably should look into the difference in duty charges between the Robo and the OverLord.
     
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    I'll post a pic in the morning. The $799 printer with 3 spools of plastic turned into $1360ish.
     
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    OK so here is the bill from UPS. and my first print. I think the first layer is going down to hard and the temps are a little too high 210c/50c. still not sure how to make any changes but I will figure it out.
     

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    Nice looking print. Sucks about getting slammed on fees

    That filament just loves to leave holes. Maybe increase top layers
     
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  9. Michael H.

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    Thank you very much for posting the image of your customs bill. It looks like there was no duty charges applied. The fee you paid was GST and PST only. For a moment I was worried I'd need to increase my budget! Congratulations on successfully printing a few pieces.
     
  10. k1e1v1i1n

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    No problem.

    Anyone know whats going on when I try any other slicer then default it tries to print in mid air.

    Is there a setting that will raise or lower the print head. I think all my prints are having the first layer pressed down just a tiny bit too hard. some times it strips the filament and other times just leave a tiny lip around the bottom of my print.
     
  11. Mike Kelly

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    That has to do with the autolevel calibration. What slicer were you using? Did it have a Z offset value somewhere?
     
  12. k1e1v1i1n

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    Matter = small amount of squish on first layer
    slic3r and cura = mid air prints. I will have to try and re run the bed level set up again before I re try those.

    I will try a few things and report back.

    Any advice about support material not sticking so hard I have to cut it off?

    Next I see there is a firmware upgrade available but I have no idea how to install it.

    And finally how many led strips should be in my R1 I have 2 tiny strips at the bottom and its hard as hell to see how things are printing I am constantly using my phone to look into the printer.

    Thanks

    I also have a question about something a little liberating that I don't think is PC to be asked in an open forum. any help? PM\email
     
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    Yea, get better software.

    Not to be a smartass, but supports is not something the free stuff does well.
    I struggled with this and printed a lot of 'bricks' (non-removable supports).

    Other than that I loved repetier host. That was my go-to print software.
     
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  14. k1e1v1i1n

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    I will give that a try. I am just hoping to learn this step by step changing 300 parameters at a time will overwhelm me and if it does work I wont know why.

    Also my Liberating idea is purely academic I have no interest in those kind of things other then to see what is possible.
     
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    Here is my latest print i have a few spots where it looks like it left bands around not sure what that's about but i am working on it. this is by far the most complicated piece i have tried.
     

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    16 hour print. holy heck I need to move this out of my bedroom. lol
     

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  17. Mike Kelly

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    Wow, impressive print man.
     
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  18. k1e1v1i1n

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    Thanks, it seems to print pretty nice when there is no parts to interlock. but once tings need to be a certain size then everything falls apart. I'm using an oiler now and I haven't had a jam in the last 24 hours, not a very large sample size but I will take it.
     
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    Looks nice.
     
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    Impressive. Team Robo certainly has come a long way.
     

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