26 Apr 2011 Mubot   » (Master)

Makerbot Upgrade progress....

Ok, day 2 of trying to dial in the new upgrades to makerbot.... 1/2 a success LOL

anyone who knows me, is well aware that i am NOT a patient individual, so having to sit for 3 hours and adjust the bot .02mm at a time was brutal for me!
i would adjust the code...set to print... wait..then evaluate...adjust / print / wait / eval ....
i finally got to a point where the machine was working steadily and i was printing without the filament backing up into the gear head... but i still wasnt seeing the results i was looking for... so i continued to tweak,
lowering the print head more and more until i crashed it again by getting the filament bound up in the gears... (hey, at least i now now the absolute setting b4 crashing! lol)

i think getting the new nozzle to print with the accuracy and perfection it's capable of will take some diving into the software settings... deeper than i am currently comfortable with...SOOOooooo
tonight im going to switch back to the .5 nozzle and do some more test prints....

im expecting good results, mainly due to the fact that the software has presets for using the .5 nozzle / 1.75 filament combo... and the preset for the .5 noz / 3mm filament was pretty spectacular!

i'll let ya know how it goes.....

Syndicated 2011-04-26 15:28:00 (Updated 2011-04-26 15:28:24) from The Learned Nerd

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