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by Madox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Looks like we are up and running
Replies: 101
Views: 82287

Re: Looks like we are up and running

Hello from Sydney, there are quite a few of us with Up!s at the local hackerspace :)

The space itself has two now :>
by Madox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Australia+New Zealand
Topic: Filament and Suppliers
Replies: 47
Views: 47686

Re: Filament and Suppliers

O.o what announcement!?!?!?!
by Madox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Wireless 3D printing to the Up!
Replies: 14
Views: 15064

Re: Wireless 3D printing to the Up!

PS :

If you have a motherboard with a filament feeder output but no filament feeder - then you might be able to power your router using a 5V UBEC from that output.

Just an idea, doesn't apply to newer printers or the Mini that don't have this output.
by Madox
Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Wireless 3D printing to the Up!
Replies: 14
Views: 15064

Wireless 3D printing to the Up!

Subject should describe it all ;) Cut and paste from my G+ I have written up a tutorial on how to print wirelessly to a 3D printer using a cheap (~$20 delivered by eBay) WiFi router. It is actually generic to connect any to USB device over WiFi. Hope you find this useful. In case anyone wonders why ...
by Madox
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Up! Mini platform won't go down...[solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 7290

Re: Up! Mini platform won't go down...

For future prosperity...

If anyone experiences this symptom, it is likely to be the limit switch failure or wires to the limit switch breaking. Only requires minor surgery with a soldering iron to reattach.
by Madox
Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Up! Mini platform won't go down...[solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 7290

Re: Up! Mini platform won't go down...

My instinct was right... it's the limit switch wire, it seems to have had come off probably due to shipping/transit...
by Madox
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Up! Mini platform won't go down...[solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 7290

Up! Mini platform won't go down...[solved]

I don't even own an Up! mini but I'm trying to troubleshoot an unit that refuses to move downwards. Has anyone had this problem before?

I hope its not the limit switch being broken...
by Madox
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much do you actually use your up! Printer
Replies: 23
Views: 16992

Re: How much do you actually use your up! Printer

I've had my Up! for 2 years now and my usage varies. I've left it for say 6 months without printing anything, but then FURIOUSLY printing in bursts. Overall I'll say I've used it a lot but it is during those quiet periods I wonder if I still need it. It is nice to have around though and could be a g...
by Madox
Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Large flat prints are possible even in winter
Replies: 5
Views: 9314

Large flat prints are possible even in winter

There's a photo in this post that shows a couple of large flat prints that I had to make a couple of months :-
http://www.madox.net/blog/2012/10/10/tl ... ntrol-toy/

:) Warp sufferers should be jealous :)
by Madox
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Fridge light end cap.
Replies: 10
Views: 14125

Re: Fridge light end cap.

Hurray for Aussie tips!

Off to repco I go on the weekend for this!
by Madox
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Large print - Super-sized Mecanum Rover
Replies: 3
Views: 7646

Large print - Super-sized Mecanum Rover

Just a collection of print photos I took when I printed this oversized rover thing for wackojacko :)

http://www.madox.net/blog/2012/10/08/la ... t-gallery/
by Madox
Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: BitBltBlade - Light...sword...thingy...
Replies: 0
Views: 5339

BitBltBlade - Light...sword...thingy...

The large size is a bit of a cheat because I use an aluminium U-channel as the base. The handle and battery holders etc are all printed though and simply super glued together because it was quick and nasty! :) http://www.madox.net/blog/2012/10/08/tl-wr703n-example-project-1-bitbltblade/ PS : I final...
by Madox
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CAD software
Replies: 21
Views: 18853

Re: CAD software

I've gone right off Alibre recently. I just don't think it is ready for prime-time. Which is crap because I've spent £ on it already. There are just too many things it cannot easily do that other programs seem to cope with fine. And the last "complex" model I did (probably a hundred dimensions, con...
by Madox
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Freetronics box tolerances
Replies: 1
Views: 3731

Re: Freetronics box tolerances

Hi, Try with a less solid infill or with a different layer thickness e.g. 0.2mm, Fine, Loose. Results can vary significantly. I would also add some tolerance on your inside dimensions, nothing is quite perfect and you always have to allow some margin. I print a lot of board cases - boards vary in si...
by Madox
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Have you also seen this with your UP!?
Replies: 7
Views: 8133

Re: Have you also seen this with your UP!?

The numbers you quote seem to be within their advertised accuracy/tolerances, so I'm not sure what the complaint is about. If you're planning on production and design, you really need to consider tolerances and to allow for such. If you experiment with the 'more empty' infills, you'll most likely fi...
by Madox
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Google Android Tablet Stand
Replies: 18
Views: 26883

Re: Google Android Tablet Stand

Very nice :)

Jealous of your airbrush :)
by Madox
Thu May 31, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek
Replies: 7
Views: 8197

Re: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek

HI Madox, Do you have a link to the people using a box with the PLUS ? I tried it a while back. (with a large cardboard box) Internal temps got up to 42C but the filament started to slip. I suspect it became too hot/soft at the drive cog. From the information I have found, it seems stratasys heat t...
by Madox
Sun May 27, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek
Replies: 7
Views: 8197

Re: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek

Hi Madox, thanks for posting! Just watched all the way through. Regarding the warping. Did you try printing that part with the door closed the whole time by any chance ? All in all the machine looks to work very much the same as the current model. Just at ~$800 less. Really what I was hoping to see...
by Madox
Sun May 27, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: All ABS is Not created equal
Replies: 18
Views: 13763

Re: All ABS is Not created equal

Thanks, never heard of the Octave one until now.

I've recommended against almost every other supplier except the OEM pp3dp one but I'll give that '9' mark a try :)