While exploring other things I was looking closely at gcode files and it occurred to me that extruder moves can be really tiny. Of course it’s obvious but it’s not something that I had given much thought to. A 300mm move in X generally has an extrusion amount associated with it in the order of […]
Really short of time right now so this is the briefest of posts just to say that I managed to get the Christmas Pyramid finished. YouTube video here – skip to the last minute or so if you just want to see how it ended up.
Introduction. As readers of this blog will know, I use a Diamond mixing hot end. For retraction to work with a mixing hot end, it is necessary to retract all loaded filaments concurrently. If just a single filament is retracted, then all that happens is that molten filament is drawn from one or more of […]
I’m not sure if that’s the correct term for these things but a Google search brings them up. My wife and I have seen some amazing examples of these things in German Christmas shops. They can have pretty amazing price tags too! Traditionally, they are made of wood and decoratively painted. There is a central […]
Warning. To absorb all the information in this post, along with it’s accompanying video will take about half an hour or more. If you are short of time, come back later. Thanks to all those who have helped, I’ve finally got a link to the video to appear correctly in this blog. Had I previously […]
When he first heard about my printer, Tony Lock from Think3dPrint3D\Duet3D said something like “Blimey – you could print furniture on that !”, so I thought I’d give it a go. Some time ago I bought a Diamond hot end with a 0.9mm nozzle (RepRap.me will make one if you ask) but I hadn’t used […]
At the risk of stating the obvious, when changing from one filament to another with a mixing hot end, it is necessary to purge out the old filament before using the new one. This post is about the latest tool that I have added to my collection of methods to deal with this purging. Actually, […]