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by apk
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit

ryaneb85 wrote:Old school?! That's all we have over here in the UK :roll:
My sincere condolences.

:D
by apk
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit

Saw something similar on Amazon the other day... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radfan-Classic-Low-Power-Radiator/dp/B00GR0STTG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469690762&sr=8-1&keywords=radiator+fan Might be worth sticking a fan on if you want to go the whole hog, seems to be make a lot of difference. Ah, intere...
by apk
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Curved Duct For Heater/AC Unit

I have three "through wall" heater/AC units in my apartment... I've always thought that they'd be more efficient if the top-facing output duct was redirected towards the middle of the controlled space instead of venting straight up. So I thought I'd try to design and print a deflector that fit on to...
by apk
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Filament Mid Print?
Replies: 15
Views: 8557

Re: Changing Filament Mid Print?

So... I went the conventional route and modified the G-code. When code snippet was executed, the bed dropped and the printer seemed to pause... for a moment, and then resumed printing. I'm pretty sure I didn't hit the "Resume" button, and my G-code definitely had the "M25" pause command. I was not p...
by apk
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Filament Mid Print?
Replies: 15
Views: 8557

Re: Changing Filament Mid Print?

That's if I go into the G-code to make the pause "automatic"... for which I can see the benefit: obviously the print pauses at the right point without intervention. OTOH, if I just manually pause the print without having changed any G-code, I'm guessing in that case I'd have to send the extruder res...
by apk
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Filament Mid Print?
Replies: 15
Views: 8557

Re: Changing Filament Mid Print?

I just noticed this in another thread: Okay the original discussion is in Steve's writeup below: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2132 :D If you are doing a color change, and not a drop in, you need to use the color change script below, to avoid a retraction problem: G91 ; set relative...
by apk
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Filament Mid Print?
Replies: 15
Views: 8557

Re: Changing Filament Mid Print?

Today I tried to change filament in mid print, specifically to print raised lettering in a different color than the rest of the print. Everything seemed to proceed as expected: 1) When I reached the layer where I wanted to change filaments, I hit "pause" in S3D. 2) Using the jog controls, I lifted t...
by apk
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: 3D Printed Molding To Replace Wood Molding
Replies: 3
Views: 1823

3D Printed Molding To Replace Wood Molding

My refrigerator is starting its 23rd year... and it's still fully operational, although it's needed a bit of maintenance over the years. A failed defroster timer led to a small leakage of water... which caused some water damage to the wood moldings surrounding the refrigerator. By a lucky accident, ...
by apk
Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: The Jelly Bean Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 4378

Re: The Jelly Bean Machine

Impressive!
by apk
Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box
Replies: 7
Views: 5065

Re: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box

I'm also using a commercial product to control lights... the WeMo product line from Belkin has a number of devices that plug into outlets or replace wall mounted light switches and can be controlled by their smartphone app, a number of third-party apps (which run on either a smartphone or computer),...