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Pakabol
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2019-08-21 3:00 am  

my dad suggested trying a wax paper but i think that might be a fire hazard 


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triform
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2019-08-21 4:04 am  

@pakabol

I lived on the coast of SC until last year. 🙂  Most times I was ok with the newer beds. 


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triform
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2019-08-21 4:05 am  

@pakabol

The GS would be less mess 🙂


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triform
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2019-08-21 4:12 am  

@pakabol

It looks like your printer will be glass, says that anyway on the web site(s). Glue stick will be fine I think, as I do use it on my glass when needed. The first printer I built, I used Aquanet hair spray. It worked but was a pain to spay and clean.  I don't miss it at all.


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Pakabol
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2019-08-21 4:20 am  
Posted by: @triform

The first printer I built, I used Aquanet hair spray. It worked but was a pain to spay and clean.  I don't miss it at all.

yeah i dont blame you that sounds like a pain. also something i never would have thought of but it does make sense

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Glue stick will be fine I think

thats good to hear its what i was going to try first. only because i know i have some 


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Berner
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2019-08-21 12:59 pm  

@pakabol

That first layer is everything, and it takes time, practice, and a lot of filament to dial it in. I mentioned I use a Wham Bam, but it definitely was not plug and play. The system includes what they call a PEX build surface, which is nothing more than a really thick film you stick on the flex plate. They tell you to use some 00 steel wool to give it some texture for better adhesion. I had issues getting good adhesion, so I had to get more aggressive and hit it with some sand paper. Even after doing this, I had to find the exact sweet spot with my nozzle height to get that first layer "squeezed" into the PEX just right, which means you better have your bed leveled to near perfection. I buried my nozzle in the PEX a few times during this learning phase and probably need to replace the PEX soon. Down here in South Florida we are humid like a swamp.... well it is a swamp.... and on super humid days I sometimes have to use print-a-fix (I think hairspray does the same thing) to give that first layer just a little extra help. Once you go through the process a few times and figure out how to dial it in, it works great and easily repeatable. I think this is just how it is with 3D printing, lots of moving parts, lots of variables, and so on and so on. Just wait until you discover all the options to choose from in your slicer program! I couldn't get through it without YT, and there are some great channels out there for 3D printing. My go to channels are Teaching Tech, Nexi Tech, and CHEP.


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Spyder
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2019-08-21 1:03 pm  

@pakabol

I don't think wax paper would start a fire. People put it in their ovens. On the other hand, wax paper would defeat the purpose of the borosilicate glass. Wax paper STOPS things from sticking while what you want is FOR them to stick


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Pakabol
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2019-08-21 2:26 pm  
Posted by: @berner

My go to channels are Teaching Tech, Nexi Tech, and CHEP.

nice after i wake up a bit more ill go check them out. only got  3 days to learn all i can

Posted by: @spyder

wax paper would defeat the purpose of the borosilicate glass.

yeah seems i had it backwards. thats why i ask, the only dumb question is one you dont ask 


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casey
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2019-08-21 11:23 pm  
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Posted by: @berner

but writing code is nothing like riding a bike! I forgot most of it.

and its most definitely not like riding a bike i think ive forgotten more about coding then ill ever learn again. but i hope not 🙂 

Coding is wiring up hardware. Change the program and you have change the wiring. My interest has been robotics and although you can build a purely hardwired robot it is faster and easier to just write code when you want to rewire its "brain". In theory the only hardware required are the actuators and sensors connected to a programmable computer. The Arduino is such a programmable computer.

 

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Berner
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2019-08-29 1:25 pm  
Posted by: @pakabol

im getting jelly. im only a few days off of having my own 3d printer. if anyone has any tips or hints i would love to hear them. all i know about 3d printers is that i wanted one. i should have it by friday.  i did hear about someone ( i think it was someone on this site ) using a glue stick to help clean the heat pad. 

Did you get your 3D printer? Tell us about it!


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codecage
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2019-08-29 3:51 pm  

@berner

Check out this thread: https://forum.dronebotworkshop.com/show-tell/my-journey-building-the-anet-a8-plus-3d-printer/

It's 10 pages of the journey putting together the Anet A8 Plus 3D printer.  @pakabol and I have both put one of these together and we are now soaking up all the knowledge we can!

SteveG


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