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makersmuse

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    makersmuse got a reaction from Ben17 in NOT* Buying Ender 3 3D Printer, what to know, which to buy?   
    oh hey its my review lol. I HATE the extruder design, it lets down an otherwise decent mechanical approach to a low end 3D Printer. I'm currently testing the Ender 3 'pro' vs Ender 3 and functionally they're identical. If you get better couplers and closer tolerance PTFE you can substantially boost your printing quality. But bowden style is still not my favourite at all... personally I love the cetus from tiertime for a really decent entry level PLA only 3D printer.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from TechyBen in Looking into 3D printing   
    The build volume's of the monoprice ones will leave you wanting more pretty quick. I don't strongly like the Ender 3 but it's definitely a good deal and the community has many upgrades available for it. Other similar machines to consider would be the Tronxy XY-2 and XVico Pioneer - I've tested em all, all have strengths and weaknesses. Don't bother with the ender 3 pro though - it's basically identical with just a better PSU and slight frame changes, still a kit and not at all 'pro'.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from TheMadface80 in Looking into 3D printing   
    The build volume's of the monoprice ones will leave you wanting more pretty quick. I don't strongly like the Ender 3 but it's definitely a good deal and the community has many upgrades available for it. Other similar machines to consider would be the Tronxy XY-2 and XVico Pioneer - I've tested em all, all have strengths and weaknesses. Don't bother with the ender 3 pro though - it's basically identical with just a better PSU and slight frame changes, still a kit and not at all 'pro'.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Hackentosher in Tronxy X1 3D printer assembly help   
    It's been a while since I assembled mine but the Extruder motor has a 6 pin (only 4 used) plug which plugs into 'E Motor' on the control board. Feel free to post some photos so I can troubleshoot.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from wheelovader in Underwater ROV Ideas   
    Cheap brushless outrunner motors make cheap thrusters that can handle getting a bit wet, the hobbyking 'donkey' ones are good as they havea bushing. Spray them down with laquer before use to seal any bare copper and if you dunk them in fresh water after every run they'll last. Honestly, 1 week is not long enough to make this into a real project. The parts you'll need will take longer to arrive
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    makersmuse got a reaction from OJTheAviator in Underwater ROV Ideas   
    Cheap brushless outrunner motors make cheap thrusters that can handle getting a bit wet, the hobbyking 'donkey' ones are good as they havea bushing. Spray them down with laquer before use to seal any bare copper and if you dunk them in fresh water after every run they'll last. Honestly, 1 week is not long enough to make this into a real project. The parts you'll need will take longer to arrive
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    makersmuse got a reaction from LIQUIDFOX00200 in Best Cheapest 3d printer   
    The obsidian is an as yet undelivered kickstarter... You can't go out and just buy it. M3D is a toy and ultimaker is well, like thousands of dollars yeah
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Hackentosher in Is this 3d printer an amazing deal or crap?   
    Also worth noting that almost all XYZ printers are DRM cartridge locked like ink jet printers... pretty much the only manufacturer to do it.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from djneo in Is this 3d printer an amazing deal or crap?   
    Also worth noting that almost all XYZ printers are DRM cartridge locked like ink jet printers... pretty much the only manufacturer to do it.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Legolessed in Is this 3d printer an amazing deal or crap?   
    Also worth noting that almost all XYZ printers are DRM cartridge locked like ink jet printers... pretty much the only manufacturer to do it.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Hackentosher in Looking to get into 3D Printing   
    You don't need a heated bed to print PLA, but it does help. $250 won't buy you much beyond the most basic of kits like the TronXY X1. You'll spend more money in future on upgrades. If you can save to $350 get the Cetus, it's ready to run, simple and in my experience perfect for a first printer. It just pumps out PLA parts.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from vanished in What 3d printer   
    lols, yes I browse the LTT forums on occasion.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Daniel Z. in LTX 2017 Meetup Announcement   
    Why must Australia be so far from... well everything :<. Would be so keen to host a panel on 3D Printing.
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    makersmuse got a reaction from bob345 in Finishing 3D Prop Prints   
    I use automotive car bog - it stinks super bad so use in an open area, but mix the hardener in and go to town on the areas of your model you want to patch - then use generously wet sandpaper to bring it back into shape. Use 2 part epoxy to glue pla bits together or fill small areas, and finally... don't even think of using power sanding tools, you'll melt the print apart. Have fun!
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    makersmuse got a reaction from Hackentosher in Buying a 3D Printer   
    The Original Prusa i3 mk2 is a great machine - and a well documented kit with good support, but it's not cheap for an i3 that's for sure. If you can swing it sure, otherwise consider the Wanhao i3 V2.1 (monoprice maker select or something in US). I have both and they both produce decent prints for the cost.
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