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3D Printer / CNC discussion thread

Bartacus

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Well after 4 hours, it didn't lose any weight. Exactly the same as before, 1.113 kgs. Oh well, at least it looks like my cheap scale is really accurate, or at least sensitive. Plus since I have a pile of filament sitting for 1.5 years now, running a 6 hour drying cycle certainly won't hurt anything.
 

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Added a BLtouch to the Ender 3 V2 today, still working on it actually, just took a lunch break.

Step 1, done last night. Get out the JST connector / pin kit, and make my own proper cable out of a 2m extension I had laying around.
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Step 2, also done yesterday, print a new shroud for the BL touch + stock fans that will fit the Micro Swiss direct drive I installed recently:
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BLtouch secured:
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Step 4, the fun stuff, running the wire:
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I routed the cables in front of the frame, that way the power connector for the extruder motor clears the frame at the top:
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I really dig this shroud. It might not be the best "performance choice", but it uses the stock fans as well as they could be IMO.
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It's working fine so far, all cables clear nicely, many tip ties were used.
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Now to properly set the offsets for the new shroud. I also replaced the bed springs with silicon spacers, so I still need to tram the bed, redo my e-steps, since I forgot to record the number before flashing new firmware (D'OH!), etc.
 

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After much swearing, and then realizing I need to "reset to defaults" after updating my firmware, I finally got JyersUI running with the Micro Swiss direct drive offsets. Woohoo! I fought this thing all damn day, but I got er done in the end. I had to adjust my new 2nd Z-axis too, good thing I noticed it was off.

Loaded her up with some PLA Pro I bought from Canada Computers. Guy told me to print it hot, and he wasn't kidding. I started at 205C but it was kinda gloopy, but upping the temps seemed to help, so I'm printing at 220C.
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I've never printed PLA this hot before, but it looks CLEAN so far:
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Back in the upstairs closet with webcam on a tripod / + Raspberry Pi for Octoprint:
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Next steps for this sucker are things I need to meditate on. I bought the Creality magnetic PEI sheet kit for this thing, and the end goal is to ghetto-rig a cardboard enclosure so I can reliably print Sparta3d ABS+. Once I can do that, then I can start thinking about a Voron 0.1 in the very near future.
 

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Super cute test dragon benchy finished. He looks SPECTACULAR! I'm am rather impressed with this "PLA pro" stuff!

Notice how crisp his toes are:
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Layer lines are barely visible with this color, hard as heck to get a good pic of:
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This dude is CLEAN:
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This isn't intuitive at all. :eek:

Definitely won't be using it w/o some sort of tutorial.
Sounds like a proper CAD program then, LOL! My Dad used to use Autocad back in the day, and that thing in the old days was just about the most counter-intuitive software I'd ever seen.
 

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