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Robo on Steroids.

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  1. Mike Glass

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    I installed a .8 nozzle today that I got from Printed Solid, I have been messing around with it all day, check out the video, watch the extruder spinning, this two layer piece used up almost 8 meters of filament. I will post pictures as soon I finish this little project.

     
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    Didn't know it could move that fast. Wow.
     
  3. Mike Glass

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    So I had fun messing with the .8 nozzle today, made lights for street lights except for yellow, I did one set at 2 layers then a set at 1 layer, very flexible and translucent. Then I make this display holder, I only have a few on there now but there will end up being at least 10 rings. The rings are recycled clutch plate spacers for a transmission and the steel bar is from lowes a 6.25 mm is what it measures. Printing at a layer height @.6 things print really fast, you do see some cosmetic issues, but most of those can be tweaked in the software, overall it was a good day.
     

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    Yea, I switched to the 0.8 with the volcano adapter and it is a whole new level of awesome.
    It also has 1.0 and 1.2 nozzles... I have not tried those yet.
     
  5. Mike Glass

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    Think I'm ordering a .1 nozzle, so I can do the Robo Nano model..lol
     
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    Here is a bowl that took only 2 hours using a .8 nozzle @.6 layer height in spiral mode.

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  7. Mike Glass

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    Here is my 3d traffic light, or maybe a stand to put the Mini Robo. I will post how to make these lenses, it is a fluke the way I found out how to do these.

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    That's epic man. Really cool stuff
     
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    My tallest print so far, going have to figure our something new for the fans though, cant go much higher.

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    Sorry for the slight tangent, but I wanted to print this bowl, but both mattercontrol and simplify3d want to create two outlines instead of the one I see in your picture. Do you have the STL that you used?

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  12. Mike Glass

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    Hey Jim, You must select spiral vase to print this with one perimeter.
     
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    Or you can just set it to only do 1 perimeter.
     
  14. Mike Glass

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    You could but with spiral its is a non-stop extrusion so you get the smoothest finish, no lines.
     
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    Random layer start spot will fix that too. Is slic3r the only one with the vase option?
     
  16. Mike Glass

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    Random layer will not fix it it will just move it randomly around the perimeter and that looks real ugly at .6 layer height, I have some in front of me that I have made either way and Vase is the only option for a smooth layer finish.
    They all support vase, or spiral, not sure what S3d uses but sure it is similar.
     
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    Both MatterControl and Simplify3D support the vase option. In MatterControl it's called "Spiral Vase" under advanced controls, Print / Layers/Perimeters. In S3D, it is under the Layer properties for a process, labeled as "Single outline corkscrew printing mode (vase mode)".

    I think the problem is with the STL file itself. When I slice it in S3D with vase mode, It wants to do two walls. I've attached a screenshot to illustrate.
     

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    I pulled in gcode exported from MatterControl, and it's nearly identical.
     
  19. Mike Glass

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    Can you send me a link to the bowl. the one I printed is a vase so not sure we are talking about the same part. You can just PM the info.

    Thanks
     
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    My Street Light.
    I have been wanting to do this for awhile, these are recycled clutch plates from a transmission, welded a bar on the back for mounting. The plates that originally started this thread above is what I used for the lights.

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