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by Hugs
Fri May 27, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 2705

Re: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder

SeanM wrote:Definitely PLA trapped inside and some weird red tiny flakes (never used red). [...]

FWIW, they run test prints at the factory before shipping and mine came with red demo prints.
by Hugs
Sat May 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Rev. E parts added to Github
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Rev. E parts added to Github

Hey all . . . Just a quick heads-up:

The Rev E printed parts were committed to github on Tuesday.

The filament drive is up to r3 and looks interesting. The opening is more funnel-like and the ziptie hole is redesigned.
by Hugs
Wed May 18, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First foray into PETG . . . some questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

Re: First foray into PETG . . . some questions

I take the time to catch the initial purge to make sure that it doesn't get all wrapped up on the sides of the nozzle, and i'll sometimes carefully reach in with the tweezers and clean off a bit of gunk. That's been my method from the start...I always catch the purge regardless of filament. I have ...
by Hugs
Wed May 18, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First foray into PETG . . . some questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

Re: First foray into PETG . . . some questions

get those settings dialed in man... Working on it :) (forget about print quality, it will string like a mother) Yep...no worries there. My primary reason for PETG right now is for durability. I'm not worried about how it looks...I just want to dial in a durable filament that can stand up to heat an...
by Hugs
Tue May 17, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: First foray into PETG . . . some questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2999

First foray into PETG . . . some questions

Just started my first spool of PETG (eSun Solid Black). I've done my best to take Jules' excellent post on eSun Solid Black PETG and translate the S3D settings to Slic3r. Overall, I'm pleased with my first real print after the calibration iterations. Questions: I understand the oozy/sticky remark no...
by Hugs
Fri May 13, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Bare Basics Start Up - M2 - Rev E
Replies: 4
Views: 3671

Re: Bare Basics Start Up - M2 - Rev E

2. I cannot get the heated bed and glass seated in the frame sufficient to close the tabs over the top of the glass.[...] Is this correct or am I missing something? It's totally OK to loosen the screws on the tabs. You should be able to back the screws far enough out that the clips swing quite free...
by Hugs
Thu May 12, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Solder Fume Extractors
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

Re: Solder Fume Extractors

I see the brass Hakko in the background. I love those things! Me too! I was using them for years before I got my Hakko station. I'll never go back to sponges. :) Solder fumes are what tell you you're alive! I do actually enjoy the smell...just figured that after decades of inhaling the fumes, I mig...
by Hugs
Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: How to create a 3D model from an image
Replies: 5
Views: 4864

Re: How to create a 3D model from an image

Tim wrote:[...]import the SVG into inkscape, write to DXF, and import into OpenSCAD [...]
FWIW, there's also an Inkscape plug-in paths2openscad that skips the DXF step and directly creates an OpenSCAD file. I've had really good results with it.
by Hugs
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things are too quiet.....eerily quiet.....
Replies: 27
Views: 5668

Re: Things are too quiet.....eerily quiet.....

I've seen a sheet of cork used (In fact, I think it was a video with an M2...have to exercise my Google fu).

But here are some pre-cut sheets on eBay

Those seem a bit pricey considering you can get a box of cork flooring tiles or a whole roll from Staples for cheaper
by Hugs
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things are too quiet.....eerily quiet.....
Replies: 27
Views: 5668

Re: Things are too quiet.....eerily quiet.....

:lol:

Just catching up on some overdue seasonal yard work :)