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by jeeplvr
Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP Mini extruder filament guide mod
Replies: 9
Views: 12945

Re: UP Mini extruder filament guide mod

I am not sure what the original guide material is but it is very stable at high temperatures and of course the ABS is not. My issue with the original filament guide was the distance between the guide and the stepper where the bearing sits and the distance between the filament and bearing. With every...
by jeeplvr
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: A new creation of mine
Replies: 0
Views: 4045

A new creation of mine

Here is a project I have been working on for a couple of weeks. Its still evolving but its close. It is a portable charger for phones or compatible devices with USB charging port and a port to charge the two 2600 Mah batteries. It uses an 7.5vdc AC adapter for charging the batteries. Inside is a ste...
by jeeplvr
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: UP Mini extruder filament guide mod
Replies: 9
Views: 12945

Re: UP Mini extruder filament guide mod

Can you post pics of the failed ones to show how they break. Maybe someone else might be able to suggest an improvement to help durability. Looking at your design again, have you tried printing PLA with your mod? The pressure improvement and greater free air space around the drive gear might help w...
by jeeplvr
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Another point roller touched on is the rigidity of the design of the Mini. it isn't rigid enough by any stretch of the imagination. The table is floppy, the entire chassis is floppy but there isn't a whole lot that can be done. I make sure my machine is level ( no soft feet) and my linear bearings a...
by jeeplvr
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

If you were printing at 1.5mm off the perfboard the filament wouldn't even stick. Surely you mean 0.15mm. I get a few clicks because I set mine low to make sure it is thoroughly pushed into the perfboard as you say. The reason I was asking about clicks as it wouldn't indicate whether the stepper wa...
by jeeplvr
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

The calibration calls for .2mm clearance and I set up closer at .1mm or .15mm I probably wrote 1.5mm, sorry. Here is what I use to set up my nozzle clearance. The extra long feeler gauge makes it much easier to get it even across the build plate.
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Ok I was going to do a proper temperature survey of the stepper but after 30 minutes of printing it is barely warm to the touch. There's your research lol. There is no question that the motor is less than 1/3 as hot as the old motor in similar circumstances. I am using the modded mag platform I post...
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Before reversing the fan, mine got up to 80 degrees, now it usually stays below 60. If this mod keeps the stepper way below this, I'm ordering one right away. If you set up the platform clearance at 1.5mm nozzle clearance you shouldn't get any clicks. Also the nozzle and associated parts need to be...
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Before reversing the fan, mine got up to 80 degrees, now it usually stays below 60. If this mod keeps the stepper way below this, I'm ordering one right away. If you set up the platform clearance at .15mm nozzle clearance you shouldn't get any clicks. Also the nozzle and associated parts need to be...
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Just by touch it is way cooler. My old stepper got up to 105c on some prints and so far the new stepper hasn't got over 60c. I am doing a proper comparison today when I can find my old test results with the old stepper. I will print the same model and post the results here.
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 17694

Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Here is the motor I found. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Geeetech-Stepper-motor-Nema17-for-5mm-pulley-and-coupler-Prusa-Mendel-MakerBot-/271410393890?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f3151f322 It is nearly a direct bolt in but is longer and requires a modified magnet mount. I posted the files on thingivers...
by jeeplvr
Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: UP mini
Topic: List of recommended UP Mini Mods?
Replies: 12
Views: 17432

Re: List of recommended UP Mini Mods?

I print some pretty nice stuff on my UP Mini but only with help from this forum and two years of modifying, changing print heads and experimenting etc. All of it has came full circle back to the original print head arrangement with the exception of a nema 17 motor instead of the Nema 14 and a modifi...
by jeeplvr
Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: My Acetone vapor setup
Replies: 13
Views: 13958

Re: My Acetone vapor setup

My beakers are all borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with the main glass-forming constituents silica and boron trioxide. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common ...
by jeeplvr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: My Acetone vapor setup
Replies: 13
Views: 13958

My Acetone vapor setup

This what I use for the glossy and smooth finish. Everything I want a glossy finish on gets vigorously sanded with 180 grit sand paper. The objective is to reduce all the layer lines and imperfections. The rough surface left by the sand paper will smooth with the acetone vapor. In the picture are di...
by jeeplvr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig
Replies: 3
Views: 5358

Re: New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig

Thanks for the compliment. I should probably post pictures of my acetone vapor setup, its pretty slick.
by jeeplvr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig
Replies: 3
Views: 5358

Re: New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig

It is printed in 8 pieces, assembled, sanded and acetone vapored for the finish. No files because I am trying to sell them.
It was printed on an UP Mini
by jeeplvr
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig
Replies: 3
Views: 5358

New E-cig battery model Angry Birds Pig

Anyone play Angry Birds?
by jeeplvr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: 8-Ball e-cig battery
Replies: 0
Views: 3795

8-Ball e-cig battery

2600 Mah Litium Ion battery - Ego style top end. Glow in the dark "8" http://call-enterprises.com/vaporizer-ecig-store.html
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by jeeplvr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Bioshock themed E-cig battery
Replies: 5
Views: 7187

Re: Bioshock themed E-cig battery

No cable. It uses the Ego style screw on charger at the top of the battery.
I don't release these files since I am trying to sell the batteries. You are welcome to try to make one your self though. I have way too many hours into my designs so I don't give them away.
by jeeplvr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Skewed print
Replies: 9
Views: 8060

Re: Skewed print

Finished the calibration after wasting some serious plastic. It did fix the skew problem even the side to side issue.