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  • Birthday 01/01/2016

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    Ultimaker Original
  1. As the title says, I'm giving my UMO with the ultimaker heated bed to a young maker, but in getting ready I noticed the original thermocouple is not working after sitting for a year. I measured the ohms, and it's dead Jim, not registering a temperature any more. Not sure about the daugterboard on the original hotend but I assume it works as I'd printed something before putting it away. Ultimaker doesn't sell the original thermocouple anymore, would somebody know of an easy way to get the printer running again, with a link to where I can order a new sensor? I've looked through earlier posts, but it seems quality sensors are hard to find, and most are suggesting replacing the daughterboard and sensor with another type, not sure f that's the best way to go. Thanks for any help to get this old printer running again.
  2. fluxline

    Lubricating the axis

    butter's not so bad if you melt it first, otherwise the butter gobs might fall on the bed and then you have a mess
  3. fluxline

    Movement seems stiff, is this right?

    i made something like that myself, but the inside plastic piece wore out and i replaced them with something like http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:54075
  4. fluxline

    Lubricating the axis

    technique for applying oil: drop some on the end of a q-tip, 1 or 2 drops should do, then twirl the q-tip on the end of the oil applicator tip to make sure there are no little fuzzy hairs. run the q-tip back and forth along the rods while printing to lubricate.
  5. put it on a foam rubber mat, at least where the feet are. reduces vibration and sound, not necessary but nicer.
  6. fluxline

    Sorry if this has been asked before but.

    you could try to reduce the polygon count in Zbrush, there are a couple plugins, 150MB is really a lot. or look at meshlab to reduce the stl for printing.
  7. the level of the surface the printer sits on makes no difference to the print quality. i think you could even lay it on it's side and it would still print.
  8. fluxline

    Controlling without the Ulticontroller?

    shhhh, daid might hear!
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    emergency kit

    i replaced mine with http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45236. don't tighten the three bolts too much otherwise you can restrict movement. always thought the one screw on the stock controlling all those functions is too brilliant. adjusting belt tension is great with these.
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    Teflon spacer replacement

    no, it really seems to be a thing. bird owners actually talk about it ... i read it so it must be true. doesn't matter, i got flu symptoms so decided this must be the cause and i'm selling my printer. takers? jokes to the side, all use a bit of caution. ventilated room is not a bad idea, don't print next to your work space if it's being used 24/7, watch temperatures ...
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    emergency kit

    I agree, lots of bits to fix things. electric bits I need to do. The sliding blocks I have are printed and don't need to pull off a rod to replace a piece. already needed to replace a piece and I was glad I had a spare.
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    emergency kit

    i try to keep some spares of parts, materials, bits and bobs around for ... just in case. my printer is sometimes on the road so i also have a box with a few things in case something goes wrong. a few of the things I have: - spare printed sliding blocks - feeder gears - nuts, bolts, washers - oil - belt tensioners - calibration tools - hex set - teflon insulator gasket - ... what do you keep for emergencies, both in your workshop and on the road?
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    Keep the Plate Level

    i would first check with looking at how well the z hop is working, too much play and you'll need values like .25mm to get any noticeable hop. the other is using the pronterface print gui and moving up and down in small steps, check when you reverse direction how much the bed actually moves. if you suspect that it has a lot of play, dismount the motor and remove the lead nut from the bed and give it wiggle when screwed on the lead screw.
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    Controlling without the Ulticontroller?

    in the <file><preferences> menu dialog, change from the basic to the pronterface ui. then hook up the printer to a computer via usb and hit the start print button. that opens a new window
  15. chris is right, if it's because of running out, it's not fun. use a towel to hold the filament, your fingers might get a bit sweaty for color changes on prints it's good fun.
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