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Printer that corrects all Axes

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  1. mark tomlinson

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    Interesting, it uses custom firmware based on a very old and very stripped down version of Marlin. It only has enough stuff in it to make his Prusa's work.
     
  3. danzca6

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    That's pretty awesome. And having a custom firmware version with just what is needed for the specific printer is great imo. Shows his team is putting some effort into understanding what is needed and what isn't. Prusa continues to be an innovator and respected figure in the industry. Very interesting guy. I'd love to meet him in person someday.
     
  4. Chuck Erwin

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    Cough... I just got mine in this week after a month of waiting.
     
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    Spill the details in a project post then :)
     
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    Totally agree. Would love to hear more first hand experience.
     
  7. Chuck Erwin

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    It's still in the box due to my daughter is moving to Florida this weekend. But soon I will give my humble opinion.
    I did peek it looks smaller but the build area is about the same as the robo3d maybe an inch or less here and there.
     
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    Come on down, the weather is fine :)
     
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    Did you get the kit or the pre built version?
     
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    Excited to read your post and see some photos if you don't mind
     
  11. Chuck Erwin

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    Pre built version, I figured they could build it better than me. Sure I will try to get some pics this weekend.
     
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    Eagerly waiting.
     
  13. Chuck Erwin

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    OK finally have some news:
    It was packed really well but it still had minor issues.
    packing.gif

    broken belt.gif broken belt

    The cause
    y belt holder.gif
    The fix
    I have belt.gif I got belt

    the printer.gif Up vase.gif and running with closeup.

    y coupler zip tie.gif one more fix

    I really like this print despite the shipping problems. They were easily fixed and the leveling system is really cool. It laid down a perfect 1st layer every time I use it.

    I used the silver pla that came with it and am now using esun_ grey pla

    I had to buy some ABS because I just use ABS in my da vinci plus
    No glue or hair spray was used just wipes.

    Oh and it is the quietest printer I can hardly hear it running but I am deaf in one ear so that may not be a good endorsement.
     
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    Thank you for sharing ! Looks awesome !
     
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    Looks like a great machine. If we stop hearing from you then we will know that you stopped using the Robo. :) Honestly, they should both make great machines for your now growing collection. If I didn't just find a laser near by that I am hoping to get the price down on I would be getting another printer ... or two. This is going on my list for sure as a contender.
     
  16. Chuck Erwin

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    I hope to use both for a long time. Maybe get some projects done.
     
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    Oh, forgot, thanks a lot for sharing. It's nice to see how other printers are compared by a Robo user.
     
  18. Ryan TeGantvoort

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    I wonder if the same/similar issues will occur if you order the kit version instead. Looks like a nice printer though! I have had my eye on the Prusa for awhile now. Actually a little bit cheaper than the Robo, if you buy the kit. Looks like it has a bit smaller Build Volume though?

    Thanks for sharing you experiences.
     
  19. Chuck Erwin

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    I have always been lucky that way to receive things broken but it helps me learn. I think most here would have no problem fixing the issues I had. I think it took me about 5 mins staring at it then about 20 mins to fix it.

    It looks smaller but the bed is edge to edge printable so not that much different.

    I just upgraded the firmware and the calibration routine is like 10 or more mins but it is very easy to use after that. ABS really sticks too it if small. I use glue if it is large like I printed an extra spool holder.

    I need to give some more love to my robo3d with shiny new abs parts. I am having bed leveling problems, me and the magnets are not getting along.
     
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    What do think of this so far Chuck? Thinking of getting the kit.
     

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