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by adambyram
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: LulzBot Mini shared by a Mac Mini
Replies: 4
Views: 1400

Re: LulzBot Mini shared by a Mac Mini

I'd strongly suggest investing in a Raspberry Pi 3 and using OctoPi on that (very easy to setup), but if you really want to use the Mac Mini, you can actually run OctoPrint directly on OSX/macOS. There are quite a few steps, but it's documented here https://github.com/foosel/OctoPrint/wiki/Setup-on-...
by adambyram
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Beginner with 3D Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4687

Re: Beginner with 3D Questions

One the file is an STL file is exported from OpenSCAD, it's basically a 3D mesh and no longer a parameterized solid model that tools like 123D (or other engineering type 3D tools) can work with. If you want to modify the mesh, you'll have to use a tool that can work with meshes such as Blender. It l...
by adambyram
Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Beginner with 3D Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4687

Re: Beginner with 3D Questions

Exactly. A solid cube would come out hollow (but with some type of infill pattern) if you sliced it with a 20% infill. You'll have to play around with the settings for different objects since sometimes you may want a nice high infill so you get a strong, mostly solid object. Then there are items tha...
by adambyram
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Beginner with 3D Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 4687

Re: Beginner with 3D Questions

That's called infill and it's generated by your slicer (so Cura, Slic3r, etc). There are different types of patterns you can pick from when you're getting your model ready to print. You don't model it yourself though - you can model the objects as a solid and then using an infill of less than 100% w...
by adambyram
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Layer banding - Z axis issue or X axis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: Layer banding - Z axis issue or X axis?

Thanks piercet. I guess I'll start budgeting for the TAZ 4 Z upgrade. My friend's TAZ 1 doesn't have this issue, his prints much more smoothly than mine, so I know a TAZ 1 can definitely do better than this even without any upgrades. I noticed the X axis smooth rods were slightly angled (the right s...
by adambyram
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Layer banding - Z axis issue or X axis?
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Layer banding - Z axis issue or X axis?

Hi all, I have a TAZ v1 that's happily printing along, but one issue it has had since the beginning is that layers always make these little bands that you can feel. This happens with ABS and PLA. The banding pretty much mirrors the Z-axis drive screw grooves, so I'm assuming changing the Z-axis is p...
by adambyram
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended Hardware for small detailed parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Recommended Hardware for small detailed parts

Thanks for the input. When doing small parts with PLA is the fan needed or is it more important when doing larger geometries with larger cooling times? I've printed lots of small parts in PLA & ABS on my stock TAZ without trouble, but I found I get better detail with a fan. For small parts without ...
by adambyram
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Custom TAZ enclosure
Replies: 40
Views: 24346

Re: Custom TAZ enclosure

My TAZ would jam pretty bad printing PLA without a fan on the extruder, so I assumed I should probably leave the area open to keep the temps down. I don't know that I actually tried printing with it closed up while using PLA though. Next time I switch back to PLA, I'll give it a try and let you know...
by adambyram
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Custom TAZ enclosure
Replies: 40
Views: 24346

Re: Custom TAZ enclosure

@cityguru For the enclosure I have, it's practically sealed all the way around. There are two little side windows with magnetic locks, so you can open them up if you want to use PLA and keep things cooler or keep them locked shut for ABS to retain the heat. No ventilation other than a cutout on the ...
by adambyram
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Getting Started Issues
Replies: 34
Views: 15370

Re: Getting Started Issues

Hmm - I've never used the setting support told you about, so no idea there. I've been printing in expert mode by loading up the fast no support profile, changing the filament diameter (if needed), enabling the fan (if I'm using PLA), and then slicing. I haven't noticed anything funky in the default ...