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by bwanamukubwa
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: The "Introduce yourself" topic.
Replies: 46
Views: 15754

Re: The "Introduce yourself" topic.

A bit about myself: My name is Bwana and i'm a mechanical engineer and firefighter. I've built a few multirotors namely quadcopters and am into hangliding, snowboarding, and motorcycles. My milemarker is to make a POV follow me quadcopter to film with and to be able to apply it to search and rescue ...
by bwanamukubwa
Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Assistance Request - Possibly Retraction Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3616

Re: Assistance Request - Possibly Retraction Issue

Thank you both for your input - definitely appreciate it! I have follow the calibration guide using digital calipers. I tried 100mm, 75mm, 50mm, 25mm then 100mm again and found it to be exactly per the steps tested on the test record i got with the machine. Filament has been flaky - the diameter var...
by bwanamukubwa
Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Rubber belt/tank track
Replies: 7
Views: 4210

Re: Rubber belt/tank track

Oh wow, really cool. Do you have to print with high infill to get it to flex without tearing?
by bwanamukubwa
Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Assistance Request - Possibly Retraction Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 3616

Assistance Request - Possibly Retraction Issue

Hi folks, I'm working with an AO-100 and in the process of doing the upgrades. Trying to get consistent prints and turning off retraction completely gives me a good quality print: http://i.imgur.com/lJEfUYD.jpg When i tried to print this model http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:154019 for a friend, th...
by bwanamukubwa
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Y-Axis shifting on AO-100
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Y-Axis shifting on AO-100

Well now that i think of it, define usable. Can i print those parts to make it usable or will i have to get them printed off a machine that is defined as usable?
by bwanamukubwa
Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Y-Axis shifting on AO-100
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Y-Axis shifting on AO-100

Been reading and it seems that's the right direction i should be heading in. Didn't know about the tensioners though. Thank you for your input and thanks for typing out your response again! Much obliged!
by bwanamukubwa
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Y-Axis shifting on AO-100
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Y-Axis shifting on AO-100

Hello folks, my machine has been producing some very nice quality prints as far as consistency and uniformity. However, this print http://imgur.com/a/5D6xa had some Y-axis shift in about layer 65/113. The driver was not hot, the only one hot to the touch was the X-axis driver. I've since added heats...
by bwanamukubwa
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: AO-101 & AO-100
Topic: AO-100 nozzle depth during print
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

Re: AO-100 nozzle depth during print

I know this might be deviating a bit from the thread subject but what nozzle are you using and why did you choose it? I'm wanting to build a new printer that can do PP and maybe PVC eventually.. still trying to learn about thermoplastics..
by bwanamukubwa
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: AO-101 & AO-100
Topic: AO-100 nozzle depth during print
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

Re: AO-100 nozzle depth during print

One more.. it's been a learning experience and when i graduate to a smaller diameter nozzle, i'm sure the prints will be nicer with a slower print speed. http://imgur.com/a/IbJrE#1
by bwanamukubwa
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Setting max Z speed in Slic3r? is it possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 8333

Re: Setting max Z speed in Slic3r? is it possible?

Thanks for sharing, does this apply to the AO-100/101s too?