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by Fred
Tue May 14, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: joining and creating the 21st century
Replies: 10
Views: 8907

Re: joining and creating the 21st century

Can anyone recommend settings to get emmett's Gear Bearing printing well on the Up Plus? I assume the scad file will let you adjust the clearance between the gears. How low can we go?
by Fred
Tue May 14, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laser cutter?
Replies: 15
Views: 18025

Re: Laser cutter?

I got one of the cheap 40W eBay lasers. They're great value but you need to "fix" it when it arrives and I ditched the awful Moshidraw software / controller for a ChrisCircuits.com one. However, you need a larger build area so will need to spend a bit more. As Lawrence said, cutting metal with a las...
by Fred
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: I just won the Up! 3D Printer Contest!
Replies: 3
Views: 4916

Re: I just won the Up! 3D Printer Contest!

Congratulations! I got mine in the Make It Real contest a while ago. You may have to hassle them a bit as they seem a bit slack about shipping the prizes.
by Fred
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Other 3D Printing Topics
Topic: 3D (stl) design software
Replies: 19
Views: 26903

Re: 3D (stl) design software

Taking a completely different approach there's also OpenSCAD. Perfect if you want to script your object creation and vary parameters. Totally not WYSIWYG.
http://www.openscad.org/
by Fred
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wacky idea, pcbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: wacky idea, pcbs?

Do you have any links? The problems that would need to be solved are the high resistance of the conductive filament and the low melting point of both compared to solder. Dumb tv shows that mention 3D printing often say "soon we'll be able to print a new phone" but we're so far away from printable el...
by Fred
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: wacky idea, pcbs?
Replies: 6
Views: 5478

Re: wacky idea, pcbs?

It's been tried, along with inkjet printing directly onto a PCB. Not with any great success. CNC milling a board works better - replace that extruder with a spindle!
by Fred
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: UK + Ireland
Topic: Filament suppliers
Replies: 26
Views: 54487

Re: Filament suppliers

I was going to get my original filament from Cool Components, but the limited range of colours and expensive shipping made me go for a 6 colour pack from isupply3d.com.
by Fred
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Instructables Up! contest
Replies: 2
Views: 3580

Instructables Up! contest

I won my Up! Plus in a contest on Instructables a while ago and just spotted that they're doing another similar one (although without the crazy Objet printer grand prize this time). If there's anyone on here lurking and considering buying one - maybe try your luck. http://www.instructables.com/conte...
by Fred
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Gekko print bed add on
Replies: 92
Views: 90066

Re: Gekko print bed add on

I was considering a Gekko until I realised how well a cheap bit of 2mm polycarbonate works. Try it and you won't need anything else.
by Fred
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Request a Local UP User Group
Topic: Request UK group
Replies: 3
Views: 7823

Re: Request UK group

Added myself to the map.
by Fred
Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: UK + Ireland
Topic: where are you
Replies: 27
Views: 33476

Re: where are you

I'm in Reigate in Surrey.
by Fred
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Polycarbonate print platform
Replies: 32
Views: 76733

Re: Polycarbonate print platform

I've had great results with polycarbonate so far. Plain 2mm polycarbonate from eBay held on with the original supplied bulldog clips. Sometimes the print will pop off with a little flexing of the board; sometimes it needs a little bit of persuasion with the scraper.

Not tried PLA or raftless yet.
by Fred
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: PMMA print board
Replies: 8
Views: 13239

Re: PMMA print board

If I only knew how to print raftless. When I want to print raftless it always starts a couple of mm above the print board as in mid air. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I've not actually printed anything raftless yet but I noticed that if you place an object and select the raftless option...
by Fred
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Polycarbonate print platform
Replies: 32
Views: 76733

Re: Polycarbonate print platform

I just tried printing on polycarbonate and seemed to get a good result from the wall thickness test model (flat and about 7cm square) with no lift. A little flexing of the polycarbonate and it popped right off. A little trickier to remove the bit where the printer "wipes its nose" before printing. I...
by Fred
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What colour is your UP ?
Replies: 20
Views: 24698

Re: What colour is your UP ?

roller wrote:Snap for Orange.
Damn! If I remember the rules correctly from playing snap as a kid, that means you take both printers. :(
by Fred
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST
Replies: 29
Views: 20815

Re: FEATURE REQUEST

Mine's in the room next to my 1 year old son and I only get time to use it once he's asleep. I'm going to have to go in there with some wire cutters, warranty or not.
by Fred
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What colour is your UP ?
Replies: 20
Views: 24698

Re: What colour is your UP ?

Mine's orange.
by Fred
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Buying
Topic: Super chance for getting a UP! Plus
Replies: 15
Views: 16079

Re: Super chance for getting a UP! Plus

That is quite an impressive deal!

I actually managed to get mine for less than that though... I won it on a contest on Instructables. :smile:
by Fred
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Talking of coffee...
Replies: 10
Views: 9183

Re: Talking of coffee...

They do make good coffee but you end up tied into expensive capsules.

Try an Aeropress for great coffee. Ridiculously cheap too.
by Fred
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Coffee Place
Topic: Polycarbonate print platform
Replies: 32
Views: 76733

Re: Polycarbonate print platform

What thickness of polycarbonate did you find worked well? I'm about to order some on eBay and wasn't sure whether to go thicker to reduce warping of the sheet or thinner to let the heat through.