Recently the heated bed failed on my Prusa i3 Mk3 (from Prusa 3D). But on the up-side it wasn’t the bed itself, but the cables. So I seized the opportunity to make a video of the troubleshooting process. There’ll also be a follow up video on what replaced the original cable.
Building your own box fan filter is a great way to reduce the amount of dust in your workspace. I’m going a step further and adding in a variable speed motor control!
3 months ago I set out to buy the cheapest PLA filament on EBay and see if it was total garbage. And I’ve now printed off about two thirds of the spool. What’s do the prints look like after printing out a pound and a half of plastic?
Counting the IGUS Drylin bushing test as a success I’m moving back to bearings. For now. Here’s why.
I was attempting use a Craftsman bench press to center drill Titanium bolts with HSS drill bits. It didn’t go well so I’ve made a tool to square the table.
My Prusa i3 Mk3 printer’s LM8UU bearings were acting up. It could’ve been an issue with the installation. Or they might’ve just been junk out of the box. Regardless, it’s time to replace them.
With three Igus Drylin bushings in-hand I’ve decided to swap those in on the printer, at least temporarily.
If you need a spool holder that does the job and has an optional mounting area for a DC brushless motor, here it is. I still need some refinement of the motorization option. But it’s otherwise functional. Sure, there were quite a few other spool holders. None of the ones I browsed on Thingiverse had…
If you haven’t seen it yet Prusa’s i3 Mk3 MMU 2.0 printer module offers up multi-material printing using five pre-loaded filaments with a single extruder. The magic happens with a fairly ingenious filament selector module hanging out above the printer proper. And it works. The selector is adequate at selecting filaments and I’m not seeing…
In our new series of videos on YouTube we ask an important question. Is the cheapest PLA 3D Printer filament on EBay a shrewd deal or total garbage? Initially I’ve weighed out the filament. And over the following weeks I’ll be printing with the entire 2.2lb (1kg) spool to see if it’s worth your hard…
While updating my MKS SBase v1.3 to the latest smoothieware software I ran into a bit of a snag. Not a snag you’d find in the actual (recent) Smoothieboards, mind, but a snag that would only occur with the MKS SBase. As it turns out they’re shipping with a 2014 copy of the Smoothieware firmware….