“New-to-me” printer - first print

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“New-to-me” printer - first print

Postby Chemprofdave » 2019-Feb-Mon-20-Feb

I bought a Printrbot from Craigslist a couple weeks ago and finally made it go. I was having trouble getting it started but old forum posts helped. It’s a plywood model with a Rev D board and some upgrades for bigger bed size and belt drive instead of string drive.
My advice for anybody in my situation:
1. Different 3D printer programs respond differently. Try a few.
2. Some stuff that hasn’t been updated since windows 7 still works, but not all of it.
3. Unplug and replug frequently.
And my biggest obstacle:
4. Temperature setting of 210 in Slic3r and 200 in Repetier meant it never got up to ready temperature.

So finally I figured that out and had my first success today.

Got the calibration cat off Thingiverse.
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Re: “New-to-me” printer - first print

Postby Chemprofdave » 2019-Feb-Mon-20-Feb

:| And then of course my second print, a Valentines rose, failed because the belt pulley came undone.... :?
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Re: “New-to-me” printer - first print

Postby RetireeJay » 2019-Feb-Mon-22-Feb

Good work. It will keep on getting better as you learn more about how everything works. :geek:
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Printrbot Plus operational January 2013
Brass threaded rods (5/16" X 18) & nuts for Z axis
GT2 belts & pulleys
Cable chain to reduce probability of fatigue failure in wires
E3D V5 Hot End, 0.4mm nozzle, also 0.8 and 0.25 in use occasionally
PB fan mount + 40mm fan -- using printed mount adapter, not the E3D supplied fan
Injection molded extruder gears
Optical Z "endstop" (custom designed and built)
Have used many pounds of T-Glase filament. Now also doing some work with Ninjaflex SemiFlex
Print on glass with Scotch Craft Stick or other glue stick
"My next printer is..." Prusa i3 MK3
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