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Did you level the bed?

when we had a few come loose initially we turned the heat up a bit on the bed

Yes, did the full setup and set/calibrated Z. It then does a check for flatness, all ok.

Make a gun

On the list. ;)

Reading up on my part letting loose. Seems I need to clean my steel plate real good. Probably got oils from my hands on it. Will try again tomorrow.
 

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Is there a really good online resource for online 3D printing. Areally good forum with helpful members?
Like, the SVTP of 3D printing. Ny neighbor has a 3D printer and just keeps tinkering. I told him he needs to find a knowledge base to learn from.
 

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Is there a really good online resource for online 3D printing. Areally good forum with helpful members?
Like, the SVTP of 3D printing. Ny neighbor has a 3D printer and just keeps tinkering. I told him he needs to find a knowledge base to learn from.

Im not sure about websites but I was in a couple of FB groups geared toward the creality 3d printers and there was some good info in there.
 

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There is a group on Reddit. I bought Prusa and their forums are quite helpful, even for general 3d questions.

Move on, nothing to see here.
 

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Check your nozzle gap to the build surface. And you may need more heat on the bed.
 

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Was going to check this again. Made one of the pre installed files, a batman symbol, and the first layer is quite course. I'm going to recalibrate the first layer settings and see what happens.
I did give my steel sheet a thorough wash and that seems to have helped with the piece coming loose from the bed.
Was also reading about nozzle size. I think I might buy a few different sizes.

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My 13 year olds big day for a 180 layer RC Wheel he has been working on. Zero help from me. Had to share.
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Your son did a fantastic job! I’m sure he’s already thinking of more RC parts to make next.
I really need to get one of these!

Ken
 

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He has made quite a few parts already, but this is the most intricate. Just his self taught ability to measure and figure spacing is just as amazing to me. He talks in Metric though.
 

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Son came in from last night running his new RC Bronco. He knows the sound of a striped gear. He tears into it and comes out minutes later with the striped gear. I recommend getting a brass gear but they're not available yet. He said he would just make it. I was gone all day, but when I arrived home he was ripping it up with the RC because he had fixed it already. He said it was assembled wrong and the small pinion gear was only contacting drive gear by 50%. The 3D printer is the Best gift I ever could have given him for a confidence builder.
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Son came in from last night running his new RC Bronco. He knows the sound of a striped gear. He tears into it and comes out minutes later with the striped gear. I recommend getting a brass gear but they're not available yet. He said he would just make it. I was gone all day, but when I arrived home he was ripping it up with the RC because he had fixed it already. He said it was assembled wrong and the small pinion gear was only contacting drive gear by 50%. The 3D printer is the Best gift I ever could have given him for a confidence builder.View attachment 1712053View attachment 1712054View attachment 1712055

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Hot damn, that kid is going places.
I need a gear designed. Maybe I need his help.

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Son came in from last night running his new RC Bronco. He knows the sound of a striped gear. He tears into it and comes out minutes later with the striped gear. I recommend getting a brass gear but they're not available yet. He said he would just make it. I was gone all day, but when I arrived home he was ripping it up with the RC because he had fixed it already. He said it was assembled wrong and the small pinion gear was only contacting drive gear by 50%. The 3D printer is the Best gift I ever could have given him for a confidence builder.View attachment 1712053View attachment 1712054View attachment 1712055

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that's awesome!
 

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