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Gina last won the day on February 21

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About Gina

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  1. Gina

    3D Printers

    Not bad
  2. Gina

    What did the postman bring?

    I'm told kilts are very warm. I find a thick woolen skirt to be quite warm but I'm not bare underneath and don't have "dangly bits"
  3. Gina

    50/50 Roll off build

    Very muddy here - we've had a lot of rain!
  4. Gina

    JamesF's observatory build

    'Tisn't is it!!! Looking like rain coming soon here!
  5. Gina

    challenges - projects - targets

    The ST80 is fine for narrowband imaging - the chromatic aberration isn't a problem as the bandwidth of NB filters is so small. Unfortunately NB filters are expensive.
  6. Gina

    It's looking bleak

    My CCTV is showing horizontal rain!!
  7. Gina

    It's looking bleak

    I think I've had enough of it!!
  8. Gina

    It's looking bleak

    Absolutely, and yes the wind has got up too - it's howling in the chimney.
  9. Gina

    It's looking bleak

    Heavy rain here
  10. Gina

    Electrical layout for ROR observatory

    Long cords plus something on each end that won't go into the pipe! Yes, 50mm sink drain pipe with "slow" bends for me too.
  11. Gina

    3D Printed Spool Holder (off topic)

    Depends on your bed heater which is usually the biggest current drain. Can't remember where I bought mine now but I tend to use Amazon mostly. Ebay sometimes. You will also want an adapter for the LCD unit - it looks like yours is different from the RepRap standard so that might be a problem. My LCD units have two same size connectors on the ribbon cables. I have upgraded from Arduino/RAMPS to Duet WiFi control boards but they are far from cheap, working out at the best part of £150 each including carriage and VAT. They have many advantages though such as quiet motor operation, cleaner prints, easier to set up and everything controlled from a browser interface.
  12. Gina

    3D Printed Spool Holder (off topic)

    That's a better board photo than I've found so far. I agree the PWM label on the LCD connector makes no sense to me either!! I can see that there's no PWM power control for a fan so their description is lying!! I suggest my alternative above as you probably don't want to go to the trouble of replacing your controller. I expect you are like me - watch the print start and only leave it if I'm pretty sure it's working right (which frequently isn't the case), so switching the fan of after the print is well under way wouldn't be a problem.
  13. Gina

    3D Printed Spool Holder (off topic)

    As an alternative you could just arrange a cooling fan and switch to a standard 12v supply and switch it on after printing the first 3 or 4 layers by hand. As I recall there are several designs for 3D printed cooling air ducts on Thingiverse.
  14. Gina

    3D Printed Spool Holder (off topic)

    Further research on this would seem to say that there isn't actually a PWM fan control on that board. One solution would be to replace it with the standard Arduino Mega 2560 board and RAMPS 1.4. This is more common and there's plenty of information on it. Lots of info on the RepRap site for instance.
  15. Gina

    3D Printed Spool Holder (off topic)

    Cooling fans for the board and hotend are usually run off 12v with no control. For parts cooling, PWM is used (Pulse Width Modulation) providing variable fan speed. A PWM fan control may be set to full speed by default. There should be a fan connection labelled PWM but I must admit, I couldn't see any such marking on the board. OTOH

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