Watercooling my MakerGear Prusa RepRap

I’ve been fighting with printing 1.75mm PLA. The thicker brass in the hot end causes the heat to creep up more and make the ‘melt zone’ so long and sticky that the printer jams up. So, I fixed this issue. With one of my aquariums. I am now water cooling my hot end.

Rebuilt build platform for my MakerGear Prusa Mendel RepRap with mirror

I rebuilt the heated build platform on my MakerGear Prusa Mendel. I’ve been having problems with it ‘eating’ glass. I didn’t recess the thermistor enough, so the glass would try to ‘bend’ over it, and break. These are 3D stereoscopic images. You can look at them crossed eyed and get the full effect. You can […]

It looks like operation z-wobble removal is a success! I printed out a tall, thin…

It looks like operation z-wobble removal is a success! I printed out a tall, thin print with what’s left of my white to test the fix. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28690 As you can see, it’s MUCH better than it used to be. I had some issues that I think are thermal in nature as there are a few layers […]

I printed some z wobble minimisers and installed them tonight

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20147 I had to leave half way through the print, so I paused the job and powered down the heaters. The print finished ok when i powered the heaters back up, leaving a big blob where the nozzle had sat. Need to lift the nozzle off of the part or something. Last time I tried […]

Trying to pause printing so i can leave the house

Turned the heat off in pronterface and then flipped off the power supply. Anybody have any luck doing this? I am printing z wobble isolators with the last of my white PLA and don’t have enough to start over with. In album Shut the printer off at this point. Waiting to see how it works […]