Late 7th day anniversary

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Late 7th day anniversary

Postby Feenix » 2014-May-Thu-00-May

Yesterday was my 7th day anniversary of receiving my Printrbot Simple.

Days 1 and 2 were awesome, I felt like I could print anything.

From there it has been downhill. My calipers arrived the day after, and I have become obsessed with calibrating and leveling my printer. The learning curve for 3d printing is insane.

I havent faced something this difficult since I taught myself to program back in the late 90s.

I've managed to bumble-f*** myself through printing the GT2 Y upgrade, I'm just missing a proper motor-plate and belt tensioners for the X upgrade. Got Octoprint running on a raspberrypi I got for xmas.

Should receive the rest of the parts tomorrow for the belt upgrades.

I can't thank the members here enough for sharing their experiences. I've learned so much over the past 8 days, I hope one day I'll learn enough to be able to share and help others.

Back to printing, have to finish the parts for the X upgrade before tomorrow.

Thanks,
Joe
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Re: Late 7th day anniversary

Postby qual » 2014-May-Thu-05-May

That looks like my work shop!
same colors, same bag of disappointments
HEY! GET OUTA MY HOUSE!

isnt 3d printing fun?!
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Re: Late 7th day anniversary

Postby Baedarlboo » 2014-May-Thu-06-May

I just printed out my Y-axis belt conversion parts and they came out great, but I'm having reservations printing out the X-axis because I'm only printing with PLA and that X-axis motor mount is going to see direct heat. Has anyone had any issues with the X-axis mount warping or breaking down due to the direct motor heat?
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Re: Late 7th day anniversary

Postby evanalmighty » 2014-May-Thu-08-May

You'll be fine with PLA
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Re: Late 7th day anniversary

Postby Baedarlboo » 2014-May-Thu-09-May

evanalmighty wrote:You'll be fine with PLA

Good to know...thanks!
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