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  1. Well i played about with the fan wires and moved them away from the yellow red wires of the thermo, kinda did something, now i don't get the max temp error with the fan on, but the temp does fluctuate wildly between 220 and 239. It's definitely the fan as with the fan turned off i get no issues. Also normally i do run the fan at about 60-90 rather than full blast. It's just weird how its started to do this problem now, after 3+ months of printing fine. I'll investigate the main board next. Thanks for your help
  2. Hey so my bought assembled ultimaker original keeps giving me the max temp error every time i turn the cooling fan on. Meaning I have to print without the fan (things get a little globby). It was working fine, not sure what's happened, any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Monster print

    Spot on, even with sanding (dremmel) and filler and filler primer, pla still is a touch rough.
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    Monster print

    Beautiful model very well done, makes me want to switch to abs printing.
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    Mechwarrior Atlas print

    Beautiful! yeah the layer lines can be a pain, they especially show up when photographing them, their usually not so prominent in real life.
  6. So this is what i've been working on lately http://www.youtube.com/embed/5EEGUoWfTTA My walking tank. I'm in the process of smoothing the printed parts (a mix of milliput plasto and auto spray filler) at the mo'.
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    first 3d model, warhound titan

    Theres a number of reasons why i can't share it. like i want to sell it, i didn't do all that work for nothing. but i cant sell the stls for copyright reasons anyway as only one can be made for sale. Personally i see my ultimaker as a tool for making physical products for physical sale, i dont see the digital marketplace side working as well as it does for other industries. Anyway ive just finished assembling my new model, i'll post that once i've finished editing the video.
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    Second layer prints offset/skewed

    Yup i turned dupe' outlines off and the problem's gone! I kinda liked using that setting though, as i understand it it gives you half your chosen layer height only on the edge so it doesn't bump up print times.
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    Second layer prints offset/skewed

    Ahhh so its possibly the firmware, i'll reburn the firmware onto my ultimaker first thing tomorrow. Illuminarty, i've sent you an email with the gcode, hopefully it helps. I got my firmware through Cura back in January. thanks guys !
  10. So been having a problem lately with some of my models, but weirdly not all. With certain models when the printer reaches the second layer (after printing the first fine) it will move to a different co ordinate and print the second layer offset. So that the second layers about 10mm off to one side. Time and time again it does this, its not hitting anything. I've examined and fixed the geometry, re exported, re-sliced on two different versions of Cura on two different computers, yet it still skews. I have my ultimaker set quite slow, so i can watch the printhead purposefully move to that wrong coordinate when it all goes wrong. But the chassis i printed today worked fine, no skewing. Then when i printed some legs, boom skewings back. Always on the second layer. So I'm not sure if it's the geometry, software or printer. Kinda running out of logical steps to diagnose this, any help would be appreciated thanks.
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    first 3d model, warhound titan

    Hmm share the model, you mean I send you guys the stl's. As that would be a problem because the files a mess and it was built as i was learning to print so the pieces are in varying states of that learning. If I was to do it again now I'd do it very differently which means changing each of the 150+ parts... :oops: . Also i didn't save alot of the stls on my card like i do now ( i deleted them to save space)and some of the pieces didn't come out too well and needed fixing in post. So all in all it would require an overhaul for someone else to use the files and not have an aneurism. I'm building a lot of new stuff with the ultimaker which may be more user friendly that might be better suited to send you guys. At some point in the future i'll go back to the warhound file and sort it out, but that wont be any time soon. Thanks for the offer though. :mrgreen:
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    first 3d model, warhound titan

    Thanks Ian, The layer height varies between pieces, some were done with quick and fast (structural), some more detailed pieces were done with high quality. It was made before i'd dared to use the advanced settings. there was a lot of support material. Gw would kill me if i put this up on any site, theres already been takedowns and cease and desists sent to peep's modelling stuff in their universe and hosting it. Fortunately they do allow one offs, ergo the large amount of scratch built titans out there. Also personally i'd rather make stuff and sell physical things than sell .stl's.
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    first 3d model, warhound titan

    Cheers all! Most of the detail came out with the machine, the post work was just fixing some errors and smoothing it all off. I smoothed it off with a mini drill, a soldering iron, a little milliput, but mostly with car spray filler primer.( i need to get another can of that. i've been trying to paint some of my latest printed models without it and the grain is visible through the paint) This was also printed out mainly with intersections, before i realised that cura doesn't like intersections, so a lot of the rivets and details came out quite rough. It was printed using Curas quick print settings, lately I've switched to the advanced settings so things have gotten way finer (and smaller). I sculpted it using maya (I've been doing cg for 15 years more or less) and it took a month and a half to print (some of that time was taken up by my first blockage). here's a screen grab of it all broken down. It was a lot of work, but worth it. I've got plenty more stuff under way. So stay tuned and pass it on.
  14. So i got my Ultimaker in January , and like any sane individual i set myself a massive goal for my first print. To make a warhound titan. heres the vid showing the finished result Now im pretty much printing and sculpting like a madman every day, cheers ultimaker!
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