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by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 10331

Re: Up! Mini

From your writeup, I couldn't tell if you thought the print quality was just as good as current printer or not. Did you mean to say no warping? At 120mm, that's probably good for little bunnies, as pictured, not so good for bigger things. Now we can speculate about the mini getting a 'maxi' sibling...
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek
Replies: 7
Views: 8642

Re: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek

Video here :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szUmC37N9aY

Too lazy embedding it or touching it up...Diablo 3...
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to clean Perf board?
Replies: 5
Views: 9023

Re: How to clean Perf board?

With my current z-height I have no issue at all with removing models from the perf board. The trick is to flex the PCB, it doesn't hurt it much and it might actually help in correcting warp induced bending. The only parts that I need to 'poke out' is usually the lead-in and I do that with either a s...
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: different/new air diverter
Replies: 2
Views: 3034

Re: different/new air diverter

That is an old design that you'll find in the support section of some older pp3dp Up! software packages.
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Platform not heating
Replies: 2
Views: 2930

Re: Platform not heating

I have a first generation UP!, and recently the platform has stopped heating. Before I disassemble, and start debugging, what is the first thing to check, and most likely reason that it's not working? I assume it might be a break in the wire/connections? Or, the heater element itself is bad. Thanks...
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 10331

Re: Up! Mini

wilsonj wrote:Great news, can't wait for the details. I hope the name "mini" isn't referring to a smaller build area than the UP.

Snap in print head makes me think Stratasys Mojo.......
Doh! It is :)
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Up! Mini
Replies: 14
Views: 10331

Re: Up! Mini

I've done a small write up :-
http://www.madox.net/blog/2012/05/22/up ... k-preview/

I've uploaded videos etc and will post them too shortly.
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek
Replies: 7
Views: 8642

Up! Mini Preview / Sneak Peek

Up! Mini is out of the bag at CeBIT Australia and on the pp3dp blog.

I had my hands on one over the weekend and wrote up a small write-up, took some pics and videos.

Will be progressively uploading them here :-

http://www.madox.net/blog/2012/05/22/up ... k-preview/
by Madox
Tue May 22, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Printing with polycarbonate
Replies: 6
Views: 8419

Re: Printing with polycarbonate

I've had some success printing with polycarbonate, my extrusion temperature was around 270+ when I tried it and didn't run into the problems Drew described.

Post more about it later if anyone is interested ;)
by Madox
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Come see the UP Plus in Australia and NZ
Replies: 2
Views: 4325

Re: Come see the UP Plus in Australia and NZ

If you have been thinking about getting an UP Plus 3D Printer or you already have one why not pop in and say hello, at any of the following Expos in Australia and New Zealand in May 2012. Free entry, just PM me :D http://3dprintingsystems.com http://3dprintingsystems.com/expos-may-2012-.jpg I am li...
by Madox
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Support layer issue using Google Sketchup
Replies: 9
Views: 10391

Re: Support layer issue using Google Sketchup

wackojacko wrote:always click auto place after loading a stl
Seconded.
by Madox
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: working with autodesk 123D, problems
Replies: 10
Views: 9257

Re: working with autodesk 123D, problems

1 mm wall thickness may be too thin depending on the print setting you use.

With 'fine' you can consistently print down to 0.8mm wall thickness.
With 'normal'/'fast', I don't often try for anything less than 2mm. [I don't often use normal/fast either...]
by Madox
Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I can't print a 1cm cube, can you?
Replies: 22
Views: 22817

Re: I can't print a 1cm cube, can you?

That warping is unique to say the least :) I've never seen it go that way...except when I played with the settings...

Did you change your settings from default? Restore to default to get even better prints :)
by Madox
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tiny motor - ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 6476

Re: Tiny motor - ideas?

Cheap RC motors are usually like $0.3-$1 coreless motors which are indeed slightly larger in size in most cases. Some can be really small, but yes they're like $3 then ;)
by Madox
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help! Printing issue!
Replies: 5
Views: 6697

Re: Help! Printing issue!

Have you been using coloured ABS? I find that I have the symptoms you've described when I used coloured ABS and some 'gunk' collected on the nozzle, such that when the plastic extrudes it is pointed in one direction (instead of down) and the filament then 'curls' up and sticks to the side/does weird...
by Madox
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tiny motor - ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 6476

Re: Tiny motor - ideas?

That's big...pull the unbalanced vibrating mass off it :P
by Madox
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help! Printing issue!
Replies: 5
Views: 6697

Re: Help! Printing issue!

Soaking in acetone doesn't actually help if you've used coloured ABS as there are a lot of residues and goo that are not dissolved by acetone. You actually need to clean it out.
by Madox
Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!
Replies: 16
Views: 17325

Re: The UP is an awesome 3D Printer!

odiegel wrote:Nice job!
Amazed you didnt slash your hand a few times when removing the support material... :-)
Cheers
Olaf
We need a separate gallery on showing wounds...
by Madox
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nozzle Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 2385

Re: Nozzle Replacement

There is a small grub screw that holds in the heating element on the hotend.

The supplied hex bits don't fit it, I used a small 'iPhone repair kit' from DX :)
by Madox
Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Infill/Perimeter
Replies: 20
Views: 19882

Re: Infill/Perimeter

Thanks art103!!! Will add this info to next iteration of user manual, if you don't mind. :-) Cheers Olaf Hi Olaf, I'm against having this in the manual :P It is misleading because the thickness/bonding attributes vary between printer to printer and what works for one person may not necessarily work...