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by TeamTeamUSA
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: USB connector has poor mechanical support - Mine broke
Replies: 6
Views: 8906

Re: USB connector has poor mechanical support - Mine broke

Yikes! :o

Thanks for sharing. I usually leave that end plugged in when I move the printer; I definitely will from here on out!

Wonder if there is a simple owner-based fix to prevent this...

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: Models
Topic: TeamTeamUSA - You want the Naked Chumby Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 17940

Re: TeamTeamUSA - You want the Naked Chumby Case?

I've got the lowpricerc.com parts; next is printing the wheels. Where can I get the files and settings mentioned in http://www.madox.net/blog/2011/01/19/mecanum-wheel-rover-reprint-with-slight-improvements/? Once complete, I'll be demonstrating this for a robotics club and want it to be impressive! ...
by TeamTeamUSA
Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Why bias is important when using a perfboard
Replies: 4
Views: 6386

Re: Why bias is important when using a perfboard

What are you guys using to cut the perfboard? Cutting on a bias is hard with wire snips... I used a utility knife and good ole' elbow grease; it took many scores and then a quick snap on a table edge! :) A fine-tooth saw like a hacksaw would probably work well too. I'll use that next time. Go! =ml=
by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Checklist For New UPers!
Replies: 2
Views: 4818

Checklist For New UPers!

Your printer has finally arrived after what seems like forever! What next? Here's a checklist to get you going: * Download Olaf's manual; many essential corrections, clarifications and tips http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!%20User%20Manual%2020101228.pdf * Download the 1.0.8 software (1.0.9 is fo...
by TeamTeamUSA
Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Why bias is important when using a perfboard
Replies: 4
Views: 6386

Re: Why bias is important when using a perfboard

http://imgur.com/FTaWT This photo is huge so you can see all the details (click for bigger). I had a part lift partially from the perfboard and I was curious to understand why that happened. When taking a closer look I discovered some raft lines fall between the holes of the perfboard. This happens...
by TeamTeamUSA
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thingiverse gets Flattr
Replies: 6
Views: 4923

Re: Thingiverse gets Flattr

Madox wrote:And the minimum monthly payment...=.....

:P
OK Who wants to flattr me on my thingiverse account? :P

http://www.thingiverse.com/Madox
Flattr'd! :)

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thingiverse gets Flattr
Replies: 6
Views: 4923

Re: Thingiverse gets Flattr

I think this is pretty cool. As I explained it to my family "It's like when a street performer has their hat out on the street and you can drop in a few coins". So, I signed up. I also discovered you can not flatter yourself :oops: Great analogy! :D I didn't try to Flattr myself, but it's good to k...
by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thingiverse gets Flattr
Replies: 6
Views: 4923

Thingiverse gets Flattr

Social micro-payments are now on Thingiverse :!: http://blog.thingiverse.com/2011/01/14/flattr/

'Like' is sooo 2010. It's 'Pay' today :D

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by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: Models
Topic: 3 Ugly Clocks
Replies: 15
Views: 17252

Re: 3 Ugly Clocks

Started Printing Parts http://pp3dp.com/forum/download/file.php?id=134&sid=15ac25e72b2f2dda4e11ce3a5c5cc91d Sweet! :) So the bezel will be removable for time setting and battery changing? Are you going to print the hands? Is the tool caddy on Thingiverse? It looks like a nice little UP!grade! ;) Go...
by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: UPers
Topic: Removing the raft
Replies: 49
Views: 49350

Re: Removing the raft

Why does increasing the "dense" value make the raft easier to remove? The Dense value controls what I call the interface layer; the material between the raft itself and the part. If this is too thin/value too low, then the part fuses with the raft. :( You can find out more in Olaf's excellent manua...
by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Combination Lock
Replies: 10
Views: 14418

Re: Combination Lock

Great print! :)

What settings did you use?

This is one of those "WOW!!" prints that are great at demos; definitely going to print one!

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Removing the raft
Replies: 49
Views: 49350

Re: Removing the raft

I've been meaning to create a video showing raft removal and tonight I did: http://vimeo.com/18525405 The key points are: * Ensure hand not holding the chisel is gloved! For really large and tricky parts wear gloves on both hands! :!: * Let print cool. It should be cool to the touch and easily handl...
by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Models
Topic: TeamTeamUSA - You want the Naked Chumby Case?
Replies: 17
Views: 17940

Re: TeamTeamUSA - You want the Naked Chumby Case?

Maybe, but if it doesn't fit I can I really use it? :?

I might be able to tweak it a bit if the format is something ViaCAD 3D can import. I know you use Alibre; what format can it output that retains solid as opposed to surface geometry?

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Up! Mods on Blog
Replies: 6
Views: 5608

Re: New Up! Mods on Blog

This doesn't sound like and upgrade I want: http://pp3dp.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=204:replace-the-optical-switch-with-a-mechanical-switch&catid=43:blog&Itemid=55 When each axis reaches its end, it will press the mechanical switch and a rattling sound will be heard. :o Here's ...
by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Vaccum table
Replies: 5
Views: 4623

Re: Vaccum table

I was reading this posting on Thingverse http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5428 and it got me to thinking. Has anyone ever tried a vacuum table for 3d printers. Similar to the vacuum tables you use for doing plastic casting. You would only need to use it for the first 10 min or so of the model makin...
by TeamTeamUSA
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: HAPPY NEW 2011 FOR ALL UPERS
Replies: 16
Views: 11417

Re: HAPPY NEW 2011 FOR ALL UPERS

Happy New Year! :D

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by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: UPers
Topic: Up Manual 2010-12-28
Replies: 2
Views: 5652

Re: Up Manual 2010-12-28

odiegel wrote:Hi All,
Just uploaded latest Up manual to http://www.ciri.org.nz/downloads/UP!%20 ... 101228.pdf
Cheers
Olaf
Olaf, thanks for all your work on the manual! We all benefit from it! :D

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Charcoal filters for ABS fumes
Replies: 11
Views: 14196

Re: Charcoal filters for ABS fumes

ata0921 wrote:Maybe I am allergic to the PP3DP stuff? :o
Maybe :?:

I'm with Olaf/odiegel, no worries here even though I print in the den/living room. No one has expressed or exhibited any complications due to printing with the PP3DP ABS.

Go!

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by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: what 3D software do you use
Replies: 25
Views: 18248

Re: what 3D software do you use

I use OpenSCAD and ViaCAD; the former for parametric models, the latter for everything else. Often this is my workflow: 1. Parametric model in OpenSCAD 2. Export STL from OpenSCAD 3. Import STL to ViaCAD 4. Convert to Surfaces 5. Fillet, chamfer, etc. in ViaCAD 6. Export to STL 7. Optionally, clean-...
by TeamTeamUSA
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: 3D Printing in 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 5270

3D Printing in 2010

3D went mainstream big time in 2010; TV, cinema, and especially printing! :D Inspired by this blog post , I created a couple timelines showing 3D printing milestones in 2010: Commercial: http://www.dipity.com/TeamTeamUSA/3D-Printing-in-2010/ Open Source: http://www.dipity.com/TeamTeamUSA/2010-The-Ye...