[EMS Discuss] Printrbot Status Update

Bob Miller EMAIL HIDDEN
Sat Aug 3 15:00:41 PDT 2013


Thanks, Mark.  This is good news.

My printer is still down, BTW.  Still has wiring issues.


On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> FYI:
>
> Over the last 5 weeks or so, largely thanks to Clif, we've got this
> printer back to "functional". I updated the firmware, tightened a few
> screws, and got the last of the abs that came with it onto a reel. Clif
> tightened up the belts, added a fan, replaced the power supply, coated most
> of the bed with plastic, installed the necessary software on the EMS
> computer, and calibrated. Last night and this morning, I printed a
> replacement tension idler and replaced that (cracked) piece.
>
> The tension idler came out nearly perfect, but the test "snake" I did
> today suffered from y-axis drift - looks like it still skipped a cog off
> the belt at one point. I suspect that is at least partially due to the
> complexity of that pattern. So - use at your own risk - which was and will
> always be the rule - but I'm declaring the printrbot back online.
>
> If you're used to using Rick's MakerBot, there will be a little bit of a
> learning curve on software, but it's pretty easy. Use Slic3r to convert
> your .stl to .gcode, and then use pronterface to control the printer. Brief
> directions are posted on the bulletin board.
>
> Happy printing!
>
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