Oct 2, 2017 5:40 AM - daniel871: Hm, dancing baby groot STL printed just fine. I increased the speeds to 100mm/s to make it fail faster if it was going to and it actually ran better. Oct 2, 2017 5:41 AM - daniel871: Still the usual PETG stringing, but no actual failure. Oct 2, 2017 5:43 AM - Geof: nice ! little delta workin out then ? Oct 2, 2017 5:54 AM - daniel871: Yep. This thing is freakin' amazing. Only drawback is the print area for me. Oct 2, 2017 5:57 AM - daniel871: Here is a pic of it with zero cleanup done after removing it from the build plate. Oct 2, 2017 5:57 AM - daniel871: Also shot of the printer in the background. Oct 2, 2017 5:59 AM - Geof: man that thing is TINY lol! hilarious. Looks like a good print though! Oct 2, 2017 5:59 AM - Geof: Is the bowden tube actually PTFE? Or a knock off material that was causing your jams? Oct 2, 2017 6:00 AM - daniel871: Turned out the jam was due to a flat section in the filament spool that the gear couldn't push. Oct 2, 2017 6:00 AM - daniel871: More oval shape than round. Oct 2, 2017 6:01 AM - daniel871: The tube feels like PTFE to the touch, for as much as that's worth. Oct 2, 2017 6:01 AM - daniel871: Also, the fans on this thing only come on when the printer is "active". Once it cools below some threshold all fans turn off. Oct 2, 2017 6:02 AM - daniel871: Including the one that blows across the control board in the base. Oct 2, 2017 6:02 AM - Geof: I love that feature. My type a, sigma and prusa all do that. Its wonderful waking up to a cooled down quiet machine lol Oct 2, 2017 6:02 AM - Geof: Will be interested to see how it holds up. Would you feel up to doing a thread in the off topic section on your new delta/ Oct 2, 2017 6:02 AM - Geof: ?* Oct 2, 2017 6:02 AM - Geof: just some prints and pics of the machine overall. Oct 2, 2017 6:03 AM - Geof: May be a good 2nd machine for some. Oct 2, 2017 6:03 AM - daniel871: The machine isn't all that loud to begin with (quieter than the hum of my laser printer next to the delta on my desk), but it's definitely noticeable. Oct 2, 2017 6:04 AM - daniel871: For $150 I'd say it would be a good "baby's 1st 3d printer" to replace the spot I used to put the Maker Select V2 in. Oct 2, 2017 6:04 AM - daniel871: Build area might be too small for most people for things other than printing commonly breaking replacement parts on other machines. *cough* Oct 2, 2017 6:08 AM - Geof: well see it'd be a good fit next to another printer ; Oct 2, 2017 6:08 AM - Geof: Oct 2, 2017 6:13 AM - daniel871: Thread posted. Oct 2, 2017 6:17 AM - danzca6: Geof you could add that fan cutoff feature to your Robo...I've done it and it is nice that have Oct 2, 2017 6:17 AM - danzca6: decent print Daniel...just a hair dryer for a minute and that stringing will go away Oct 2, 2017 6:18 AM - danzca6: either of you build your adobtabot this weekend? Oct 2, 2017 6:19 AM - daniel871: Nah, I got distracted by the new powder coated steel toy. Oct 2, 2017 6:20 AM - Geof: I could do that yes Danz . But I tend to leave well enough alone lol. Oct 2, 2017 6:20 AM - daniel871: Also the teacher that was originally going to get the printer just backed out. The rural school doesn't want it because they're stupid. Oct 2, 2017 6:20 AM - Geof: All the Robos are working but they have a list of "fixes" for when they finally go down again. Oct 2, 2017 6:20 AM - Geof: No to adoptabot lol. I'm slackin hard. Oct 2, 2017 6:20 AM - daniel871: Fears of kids printing obscene objects or some such bullshit. Oct 2, 2017 6:21 AM - danzca6: mine is built, but haven't printed with it yet. Too many chores yesterday Oct 2, 2017 6:21 AM - daniel871: The "You are aware that you can see what is going to be printed before it is sent to the machine and that prints are actually really slow, right?" got nowhere. Oct 2, 2017 6:22 AM - daniel871: So... after I get it assembled I'll check into the next-nearest schools for interest and if none of them want it I'll see about donating it back to the people running the program and finding it a home. Oct 2, 2017 6:22 AM - danzca6: yeah once mine is tuned and such, then I will start contacting different teachers. I need to finish my design to cleanup the elextrical...looks like a hot mess and no way I would put that in a classroom like that Oct 2, 2017 6:23 AM - daniel871: Also I'm waiting for them to finish updating and revising the printed parts designs so that I only reprint the actual parts I need to reprint. Oct 2, 2017 6:23 AM - daniel871: The last news post talked about a different design for the area where the electronics are located. Oct 2, 2017 6:25 AM - danzca6: did you get a newsletter from him this weekend or just read the post on the site? Oct 2, 2017 6:25 AM - danzca6: I signed up for the newsletter twice and still haven't gotten anything Oct 2, 2017 6:26 AM - danzca6: also, I had to print some spacers/washers for mine...needed standoffs for the printrboard and a few of the screws went in too far so needed to put in a spacer Oct 2, 2017 6:27 AM - danzca6: still wish I could get an LCD installed on it, but no header for the F6 board...need to see if I can add one Oct 2, 2017 6:27 AM - danzca6: or go octoprint Oct 2, 2017 6:29 AM - daniel871: Octoprint is probably the easiest path since it's a known one. Oct 2, 2017 6:29 AM - daniel871: Also, saw the update on Twitter. Oct 2, 2017 6:29 AM - daniel871: The actual email listing is broken. Oct 2, 2017 6:41 AM - danzca6: after building this, I'm questioning the $100 price point for phase 3. You can get a STARTT for $99 Oct 2, 2017 6:41 AM - Geof: Yep my thoughts exactly on that Danz. Oct 2, 2017 6:42 AM - Geof: even quantity sources through china I dont think I can hit the 100.00 price point Oct 2, 2017 6:42 AM - danzca6: curious to see how well these are recieved in the classroom Oct 2, 2017 6:43 AM - Geof: I dont know, if they have the amount of z wobble I saw I wont be donating it. It needs to work and work well. Oct 2, 2017 6:43 AM - Geof: I'm not going to put my name on junk. Oct 2, 2017 6:43 AM - danzca6: there a neat toy and a fun project, but I want to make sure it is going to be reliable and safe Oct 2, 2017 6:43 AM - danzca6: exactly Oct 2, 2017 6:43 AM - danzca6: I've seen some good prints off of them, but some are having the Z wobble issue Oct 2, 2017 6:44 AM - Geof: Yep. Needs some serious refinement to the design me thinks. Oct 2, 2017 6:44 AM - danzca6: one thing I learned is to not overtighten the Y motor or the mount will spread and push the rods out Oct 2, 2017 6:44 AM - Geof: Cheap is good, cheap junk is bad Oct 2, 2017 6:45 AM - Geof: .......thats not installing alot of confidence in me danz lol Oct 2, 2017 6:45 AM - danzca6: and a pair of clamps to push the plastic ends onto the rods all the way...when one is pushed more than the other it throws things off Oct 2, 2017 6:46 AM - danzca6: I did a redesign of the Y motor mount so it won't push out, but will see how it goes before installing it Oct 2, 2017 6:47 AM - Geof: I have a feeling alot of the parts need a redesign lol. Its just...to simple ya know Oct 2, 2017 6:49 AM - Geof: That startt for 100.00 really sets a high bar for a kit like this to perform. Mine has been fine and still is lol. Even after traveling...and not traveling carefully. I just chuck it in the trunk lol Oct 2, 2017 7:05 AM - daniel871: I'm a little nervous about road-testing the mini delta that way, even if it does have a carrying handle on top. Oct 2, 2017 7:05 AM - Geof: give it a go! They have a good warranty on that one too dont they? Oct 2, 2017 7:08 AM - Bill Monroe: Does this place have valet? Oct 2, 2017 7:09 AM - Geof: Sure does! Gotta mail the keys in though Oct 2, 2017 7:09 AM - Geof: how goes it Bill. Oct 2, 2017 7:09 AM - Bill Monroe: s'ok just killin time till new job starts Oct 2, 2017 7:09 AM - Bill Monroe: you? Oct 2, 2017 7:10 AM - Geof: hangin in there ! Oct 2, 2017 7:10 AM - Bill Monroe: think i'm gunna pick up that .357 before the gun control freaks come out of the woodwork again Oct 2, 2017 7:12 AM - Geof: probably a good idea. We restocked on reload munition and all that jazz. Oct 2, 2017 7:12 AM - Bill Monroe: i reload myself... Oct 2, 2017 7:16 AM - daniel871: Fearing the gun control crowd is pretty pointless since we literally have a mass shooting every other month or so and nothing ever changes on that front. Oct 2, 2017 7:17 AM - daniel871: The only time it changes or anyone cares is if it was a foreign terrorist that did it vs. a domestic one. Oct 2, 2017 7:17 AM - Bill Monroe: you've got everything all figured out, dont ya? Oct 2, 2017 7:18 AM - daniel871: Pretty much. We literally had a classroom full of 1st graders get massacred in 2012 by a mentally ill person and that still didn't result in getting mental health care systems better funding. Oct 2, 2017 7:19 AM - daniel871: Also, we have actual Nazis holding rallies around the country, but the people that show up to oppose them are the ones that get put on terrorist watch lists. Oct 2, 2017 7:19 AM - daniel871: (unlike, say, Sweden, where the local police joined the Antifa protesters that showed up there and beat the holy shit out of the Nazis and drove them out of the town the rally took place in) Oct 2, 2017 7:23 AM - daniel871: Meanwhile, people get upset over NFL players kneeling to protest the way police were murdering black war veterans on the advice of veteran Green Berets they talked to about it, but the Shithead-in-Chief thinks it's about the flag and anthem. Oct 2, 2017 7:49 AM - daniel871: Anyway. Oct 2, 2017 7:49 AM - daniel871: https://vtt.tumblr.com/tumblr_owvixpZBTr1sklwwv_480.mp4#_=_ Oct 2, 2017 8:15 AM - daniel871: Crackin' out a PETG Marvin with adjusted retraction settings on the Mini Delta. Oct 2, 2017 10:49 AM - daniel871: Printing a tiny vase rocket now because I haven't printed a vase anything with it yet. Oct 2, 2017 5:53 PM - daniel871: Well, the Makergeeks Transition spool is a pinkish Raptor PLA spool. Nice, haven't tried that yet. Oct 2, 2017 6:57 PM - daniel871: I'll try the Raptor PLA after finishing out the PETG on it now.