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by Bratag
Wed May 10, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MakerGear is throwing sparks!
Replies: 1
Views: 912

Re: MakerGear is throwing sparks!

Today, during a print, the connector of the extruder motor was throwing sparks. After looking closely, the wires that connect to the connector and the relief point have been slowly breaking (likely from bending slightly a few thousand times over the past couple years). I'm a little surprised they d...
by Bratag
Wed May 10, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: 123D Design Shutting Down
Replies: 13
Views: 9951

Re: 123D Design Shutting Down

If I remember correctly from my college days, the student version has full access to the entire software suite including FEA. The only limitation is any drawings created in the student version will have a watermark that says it's the student version and non-commercial use only. Solidworks also has ...
by Bratag
Wed May 10, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Software
Topic: 123D Design Shutting Down
Replies: 13
Views: 9951

Re: 123D Design Shutting Down

Its the student design version.
by Bratag
Wed May 10, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament extrudes in spiral
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Filament extrudes in spiral

A spiral is generally the sign of a blockage but if you have put in a new nozzle and filament that rules that out I guess. COuld you be trying to extrude too fast?
by Bratag
Fri May 05, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: New to the Forum

Welcome to the forums. There is a wealth of knowledge here but the search is a little .... not great ... Check out the stickies first for some good starting point
by Bratag
Thu May 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PLA "over adheres" to kapton+hair spray?
Replies: 4
Views: 1770

Re: PLA "over adheres" to kapton+hair spray?

I've printed PLA (on bare glass w/hair spray) on an M2 ordered Feb 2013 and always had nice adhesion. Prints would come off by hand after cooling then going in the freezer for 2-3 hours. My new (~2 months ago) M2 came with kapton tape on the beds. The adhesion with hair spray is too good (if that's...
by Bratag
Thu May 04, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 27337

Re: The State of the Gear

Wireless good. Bigger printer good. New model number good. Dual extruder on regular machine? meh. Dual extruder on large machine? better. Minimizing air friction? #lolwut :D Looks like it's all good for new folks. Shiny new features are nice, but the actual prints will be the same high quality, bes...
by Bratag
Wed May 03, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

Re: Speakers

Phil wrote:I like the base, too. How do they sound?
Pretty good actually. Base is not going to blow your clothes off but they have enough and mids and highs are very clear and fast.
by Bratag
Wed May 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

Re: Speakers

sthone wrote:Saw these on reddit this morning. :D Very Cool ..... you ave to love that Hatchbox Wood it prints so well.
You can say that again, there is no reason these should have printed so nicely at the speed I printed them. A testament to the material and the M2
by Bratag
Wed May 03, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 6
Views: 2837

Speakers

Some speakers I designed and printed on the M2. As usual the workhorse cranked through the print - even at 90mm/s.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... B0U3NhOEZn