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Dave_D

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Dave_D last won the day on December 22 2013

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About Dave_D

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  1. Dave_D

    The 14" build is finally underway

    i always thought that the truss fixings would be the stumbling block of this build... oh so not true £4.50 a piece as opposed to who-knows-what-with-standard-astro-500%-markup truss connectors. a wee bit of fettling on these aluminium go-pro butterfly diving connectors and all is good in the world. can't use the original handles to tighten them up but hey, that's what 3D printers are for just need to design and print conical handles now...
  2. Dave_D

    Xmas astro presents...

    nothing astro, but then again, i never do. i got the usual bottle of southern comfort (i don't drink) biscuits/chocolates (i'm on a diet) and this year, David Beckham deodorant (never needed to use the stuff) my family really hate me
  3. Dave_D

    3D Printers

    i was building a piezo mount on my anet but it just wouldnt print the parts well enough. time to retry it on the ender can't see why. i modelled these in OpenSCAD. mostly parametric, i can change the focal length variable and all strut lengths etc are automatically calculated. not 3D printing related but OpenSCAD is as powerful as any once you understand how to code it.
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    The 14" build is finally underway

    this bearing is going to work really well... supposed to have a load capacity of 200kg. bit of overkill but y'know... kids had fun spinning me round on it that's my girl singing to youtube btw...
  5. Dave_D

    3D Printers

    personally, yes because these 8-bit controllers and their displays feel really clunky now. soon as i get my duetwifi into the machine the better
  6. Dave_D

    The 14" build is finally underway

    hmmm... not sure if this bearing is big enough...
  7. Dave_D

    3D Printers

    yeah. i've got it running with octoprint at the moment but i'm seriously considering replacing the existing mobo with my duetwifi. i've cultivated a bit of a dislike for 8 bit controllers now i've been corrupted with 32bit printer boards and esp32 microcontrollers
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    3D Printers

    0.4mm and the stl from here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2808258
  9. Dave_D

    3D Printers

    amazon. if you can, get one sold by Comgrow i've heard that there are copies being sold that have 3D printed parts like the power supply cover, but this is the one i got and it's a genuine Ender3 Pro (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07GYXP9ZL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), from what i've heard, Comgrow have very good support. so far i'm really impressed. only done 1 print yet but this would have made my AM8 curl it's toes up. that's a 1p coin it's stood on
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    3D Printers

    i caught the postman trying to shove this through my letterbox today so far it works WAY better than my anet AM8
  11. Dave_D

    The 14" build is finally underway

    i got the 1000mm x 750mm screw driven because it fits perfectly into my balcony alcove. i *would* have gone for the 1500mm x 1500mm if i had space. the screw driven is definitely better than the belt version. also, i went for a proper spindle as the dewalt and makita trim routers ooznest supplies, although quite functional, are hella loud in use.
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    The 14" build is finally underway

    todays progress... the base is all cut and ready to paint. just deciding on a 16 inch lazy susan... anyone had experience of these? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unilocks-Aluminum-Turntable-Revolving-turntable/dp/B00BHSPAJU/ref=sr_1_50?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1544281198&sr=8-50&keywords=lazy+susan&refinements=p_76%3A419158031 or recommend a better one? and just as a shameless bit of plugging, if anyone is planning to get a CNC router, i can honestly say this Ooznest Workbee is fantastic.
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    The 14" build is finally underway

    i really hate the camera in my tablet added carrying handles, flip out rear panel (not shown as it was being painted) for mirror access and 50mm x 3.5mm steel brackets fitted through the mirror box to mount the truss pole connections, bolted with 2 M6 bolts each bracket and big enough to spread the load across the box. need to dremel 10mm off the 6 handled bolts holding the runners on as the middle bolts currently interfere with the mirror cell just need to make the mirror retention clips and waiting for the smooth edging strips to arrive for the runners having trouble finding suitable springs for the cell though... anyone got any suggestions?
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    The 14" build is finally underway

    yeah i was considering those, but there's practically no weight on the hinges as they only need to hold the rear panel
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