Though admittedly a bit overwhelmed at first, I managed to get my new Taz 5 set up, calibrated, and leveled to the best of my ability and was ready to join the exciting world of 3d printing.
First I followed the included instructions and used Pronterface and the sample piece of green ABS to create a very sad looking octopus (240/85).
After moving Tazzy to a table with a sturdier base and repeating the leveling process, I tried again, this time with a spool of white PLA (205/60). Unfortunately, George the ugly green octopus now has an equally ugly shiny, white friend.
At this point, I’m not quite sure what to do. I’ve read through several posts that lead me to think it may have something to do with heat or fans, but I’m not trying to do anything fancy… Just print the first sample straight from the setup instructions.
I also tried one other print just to see what would happen and I’m attaching photos of that one as well in case it helps diagnose the issue.
I really appreciate any guidance anyone can offer.