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Apr 2 2014Next time you are on Brainerd Rd, swing in to HF and grab one of these 6 free items. If you don't need any of them, grab one and donate it to your local makerspace. Don't forget to print this if going though. http://view.harborfreightemail.com/?j=ff2b17727c62&m=fe9512717066027874&ls=fe901d70736007
Mar 26 2014Will do!
Mar 26 2014It's an art not a science. Adjusting the 4 thumbscrews while the print is happening is lame and difficult. Id suggest a square test pattern to get it leveled then focus on final print. Also another clue: what is different about the print environment vs the time you last printed successfully? Be sur
Mar 26 2014I'm going to try to get there today and see if I can't get it adjusted and apply a very smooth layer of painter's tape.
Mar 26 2014First layer is key. Need it to be flat.
Mar 26 2014Thanks Nick.
Mar 25 2014Yes, I remove the print bed, spray, then reinstall. Have a couple of spare print beds pre-sprayed speeds production. Like I said, I use glass or granite. On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:38 PM, Jason Brown
Mar 25 2014Hairspray tends to get everywhere and being collecting dust, I wouldn't want it sprayed on my printer. (If the print surface comes off and it is sprayed separately, no problem). Height is the most important thing, a clean surface after that. Blue Tape cleaned with acetone almost becomes a permanent
Mar 25 2014That's a cool idea. I'll let Tim decide if that method is OK on his printer.
Mar 25 2014Extreme hold hair spray works wonders. I buy Garnier at the local Walmart for $5 a can. Two coats, let dry in between. Eliminates the need for messy/expensive tapes. I print directly on glass or granite.
Mar 25 2014The z-home position is likely too high. The plastic needs to squish in. I have never adjusted the makerbot however, you might need to look up the procedure. Jason Brown
Mar 25 2014So... I came down to the space to try printing a new model for the capacitor bank car battery replacement. I couldn't get the ABS to stick to the print surface. Tried heated surface, cool surface, painter's tape, and kapton tape. Any tips?
Mar 25 2014It's back up. Again. I think the problem was the coupler I added between the original green cable we had and one that Tim ran for us. One end must have come loose. Now both ends are zip tied on there very tightly. Hopefully we will have fewer problems from here on out...
Mar 8 2014Awesome. Thanks Nick!
Mar 7 2014I just went down to the space and met with Tim to get it back online. We're good to go!