I just got my Taz4 from Amazon and was going through the start guide steps last night. Setup was easy overall. Bed leveling took a couple of tries and I ended up with it just a tiny bit too close in the back right I think. It’s hard to tell how to interpret the “pull out the sheet of paper with only slight resistance” bit. The bed calibration print seemed to come out pretty well except in that corner where the big loop design disappeared a bit (see Photo1.jpg)
I downloaded the Small-octopus-ABS-.35noz-TAZ.gcode file and used the pronterface default temperatures for ABS (230 hot end, 110 bed). I’m using some 3mm Shaxon ABS I picked up from Fry’s as a test. I wasn’t sure if it was ok at first as the perimeter and the first layer seemed to be a bit thin and hard to see but layers began to build up so I let it finish. Overall the results were pretty coarse compared to the awesome white octopus that came in the box. I expect it’ll take a while to get up to speed with the complexities of this process but I’m eager to hear any pointers people might have after looking at the pictures of my results (see Photo3.jpg)
Now, I can’t get the part off the bed at all I’ve tried using the knife from the kit but the best I can do is pry up some of the arms (snapped one off in the back). That sucker feels like it’s welded to the bed and isn’t coming off at all. I already nicked the surface sheet in one spot trying to get the bed calibration print off and I feel like I’m going to wreck it getting the octopus off.
Any advice for a 1st timer?