[EMS Discuss] Printrbot Status Update

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Sat Aug 3 15:48:07 PDT 2013


As in still has wiring issues after you put the new board in? Sorry to hear
that....

On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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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