So I received my mini today … 30 minutes later I had a rockopuss. What a completely different experience than the cupcake kit I made in 2010 ( and put away after never really getting any good results ). Getting going with this mini was such a better experience.
So now I have a few questions:
How do I dial in the settings? I printed out a 10x10x10 cube and it was slightly oversized 10.25 mm instead of 10. This was with some PLA i got off of ebay a while back. I should see my lulzbot filament show up in the next couple of days. Til then I was just hoping to become more familiar. I loaded up the PLA_medium profile after using the fast print in simple mode and realized that the default filament size was probably wrong. I changed it from the 2.85mm to the 2.97mm I measured. I’m waiting on a new print to see if that makes a difference. * and yes it did *
Another thing I’m wondering about, is the Z axis zeroing. When it goes through its bed Z axis level detection scheme, the first corner (the one near x0, y0) seems to get pushed down on the bed down pretty aggressively. Do I need to worry about the y rods getting bent? They are certainly flexing.
Thanks again for a great first print experience. You guys are great and I’m pretty psyched about being able to actually make things with a 3d printer.
http://oi57.tinypic.com/2w1tw1l.jpg - start of rocktopus
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=313rpzk&s=8#.VNwTld-1W92 - final rocktopus
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2rxzec8&s=8#.VNwTLd-1W90 - valentine key chain with gears