Twitter Updates for 2012-06-29

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Twitter Updates for 2012-04-26

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Twitter Updates for 2012-04-25

  • I may have bitten off more than I can chew… Trying python for the first time… and doing it for multiprocessing! #STEEPLEARNINGCURVE #
  • This python multiprocessing is pretty cool! Processing a .csv file causes all my process manager CPUs to spike and fall quickly. Really cool #
  • My 2 year old just started messaging me on her mom's phone. Random strings with the occasional autocorrecct. I called, She answered! #SOBIG #
  • I published a Thing on @thingiverse! http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:22006 #thingalert #

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After a couple of weeks apart, my printer is back together

I took my printer apart to try to figure out why the bed isn't level. The Y rods where sitting crooked. I popped them out, rolled them on the counter-top to make sure they where still straight and put them back together. It's better, but still not perfect. I think the Y rod mounts are maybe stretched and the Y carriage is slightly less than perfect so they compound each other maybe.

I don't really know. I put it back together anyhow.

I tried to un-solder one of the power mosfets as I think I blew it, and that didn't go so well. I lifted the tracings off of the circuit board. I really don't like de-soldering braid.

In album

The kitchen counter gets cluttered up with kitchen things. Fancy that! Time to move my printer off the counter!

I really buggered up the tracings when I tried to un-solder this mosfet. They fell right off. No Good.

I think I can top solder the mosfet. Tried it at least. I may need a new board soon.

Top dwon shot of a RAMPs 1.4 board that’s assembled.

The Pololu stepper controller boards with the trimmer pots set to the right setting.

The printer still works! A good sign. Now to print my backlog.

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I like clever, simple solutions such as this!

I like clever, simple solutions such as this!

Ooze free unattended start
Normally plastic oozes from the nozzle during warm up due to thermal expansion and gravity. It is then necessary to prime the extruder by running it for a few seconds to fill up the now empty barrel. …

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