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    Ever wanted to know what makes the Ultimaker robot tick? I was inspired by illustrations such as this one: http://altjapan.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfd2253ef014e8936f006970d-pi The "maker globe" was created using a NASA satellite image maps of lights on the earth at night in order to generate the gears. I assumed that the brighter areas on the map would have a greater density of Makers, so there are more gears populating those areas on the globe. The lines in the oceans were derived from images of shipping lanes. I wanted to distill the idea of Makers working together and ideas traveling freely across the globe. I will be sharing these models for everyone to enjoy on youmagine shortly.
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    Baby Groot Clay Mold

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    So many Baby Groot 3D prints. Here is yet another one Youtube video created by third party.
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    Adam Jensen from Deus Ex

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    A zbrush sculpt of Sander... Adam Jensen from the game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I still need to clean it up some, but I was too excited to take some pictures and post it
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    I should have uploaded this sooner, but wanted to share this sculpt I have on MyMiniFactory.com I'm excited that it's been well-received. Free to download. Modeled in Zbrush
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    Innovation platform

    Might be able to draw some ideas from this platform? https://artella.com/#/home
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    Innovation platform

    Any new news on this from anyone?
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    Innovation platform

    What are some tools that could be integrated that would facilitate collaboration. Such as Streaming video meetings with an archive for later access by contributors who come onto the project later in the development timeline. A file library that folks can check their files in and out of so there isn't any overlap, and so they can request directly in the library view for other contributors to review their work. Maybe an up voting system for selecting community projects and ideas that have the most excitement or immediate application. Designating ( giving badges to) members of a project to make them feel like they have more ownership of the roles they are operating in, e.g. Project owner, Lead designer, etc. A dependency timeline chart thing that would help the community quickly see what is needed next on each specific project in order to move forward. Maybe sending out weekly updates and notifications of skills that are needed on each project based on the skills and interests that each user has already added to their profile? A donation system once the product has been developed to give some monetary incentive to the people who contributed to its development. Sorry if this stuff has already been discussed. I read over this thread a while back and don't remember everything that was in it
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    Innovation platform

    I think this is a better approach. Let contributors use whatever tool they are most proficient in. and just make sure to standardize the file formats that we share with one another. Removing as many hurdles for people to be able to contribute as easily as possible.
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    Saving Cura files

    I see that I can save the .stl, g-code and a profile out of Cura. -Is there a Cura file type that saves the model that is currently in the build area along with it's orientation, scale, and other settings that can be loaded back up at another time? Is that what saving the profile does? Thanks!
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    3D PrinterOS goes Open Source

    What are the other options currently for monitoring and controlling your printer remotely? Is there something more user friendly and feature rich right now? @cloakfiend I agree, I wouldn't start a print remotely. I think 3dprinteros is a great solution for schools and others who have been placed in charge of a multitude of printers and want a turnkey solution for managing all of the printers and print requests they have to keep up with.
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    First and second print!

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    Printed from the SD card for the robot, and used the normal quickprint profile with supports in Cura for the Corn Farmer. I thought it appropriate to print the Corn Farmer out of PLA for one of my first prints... Let me know what you all think.
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    World of Makers Series

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    Here are a series of 3d models that I wanted to distribute to the community. This one is for free for anyone who can stream directly to their printer: https://pinshape.com/items/6770-3d-printed-the-farmer-from-the-world-of-makers-series Let me know what everyone thinks of the service that pinshape provides. I would really value your feedback! Let me know if you have any comments or questions about the models Thanks so much!
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    3D PrinterOS goes Open Source

    I just got my raspberry pi connected up to my printer and created an account on 3dprinteros. I like the idea of monitoring my prints from online while at work. As of right now, I think the biggest features for me will be using the webcam and being able to pause prints remotely if needed. I've only had enough time to turn it on and look at my dashboard on 3dprinteros, have not printed anything yet. I have the free user account. First impression is that the frame rate is really low for the camera, but I think this is because they are taking a series of pictures, and not video. Not ideal, but I can see it serving its purpose. Also hooked an additional webcam to the pi and that secondary stream did not seem to work. Maybe these features are better in the subscription version. The interface looks friendly, but slightly confusing so far.... but I've only spent like 15 minutes total looking at it, and most of that was playing with the camera. I'll share my thoughts as I test it out more. Anyone else have experience using this service?
  14. I've been working through trying to figure out why my printer is inconsistently extruding. Looks like it under extrudes on the second layer and on the infill. the outer shell looks ok. I've just aborted the ones that are disks, but the prints in the pictures below that have gotten a little ways up end up failing because it completely stopped extruding. Using the original silver PLA spool that was provided with the Ultimaker. - have done several atomic pulls, they all look clean. - thought it might be clogging because the bed is too close, re leveled the bed a couple times. - started printing at a slightly higher temp (220) and that seems to give a little better results for a little while. - reduced the print speed to 30mm/s on the basic tab. - I assume that the PTFE Coupler is still ok (looks ok from visual inspection without taking anything apart) because the printer is so new. - tried setting the filament on the floor to decrease resistance. - tightened, printed, then un-tightened the tension spring on the feeder. Both failed. I think this started happening after I tried to print something on the default Ultra setting. Failed on both high and normal settings after that. I did notice that around the time this last print failed, the filament was slightly losing tension at the feeder. (the white tab is all the way at the top) It wasn't making that "tock" sound, it just sounded like it was kind of slipping I think. The filament broke inside the bowden tube on one occasion, then looked like it broke at the knurled bolt because of grinding down another time. What do y'all think? Thanks for reading through my post
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    lol.... I love how so many people jumped in to provide the link! Thanks guys!
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Link? https://www.youmagine.com/users/iroberti
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Yes, the fan turns on once the print head begins warming up.
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Thanks George! I have another question. When pulling the filament back and forth by hand from the back of the feeder, through the bowden tube (while the feeder motor is disengaged and not running), should there be any moments where there is greater resistance than at other times while pulling it back and forth? moments where it is really difficult to pull it or push it through? I took the bowden tube off, inspected it and tried pushing some filament through to test if it had any resistance before doing what I mentioned above, and it felt and looked ok.
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    ok. thanks guys
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Can I lube the bowden tube with olive oil, or is there something better than that to use than that? I don't want to start cooking something on my printer...
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Based on the video, it seems like my print head is heating up properly. I detached and checked the bowden tube for any obstruction. Found that the filament was broken in a couple places inside of the tube. There was quite a bit of resistance at the feeder end of the tube when manually running filament though by hand. I straightened that out some and it seemed to smooth things out. I swapped out the filament with another brand. I increased the flow rate, decreased the print speed, increased the temp... It still slips. lol Maybe I should get a new bowden tube and try that?
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    I purchased a sculpting tutorial a while back from Rafael Grassetti on Gumroad. He just updated the course a couple weeks back including a beautiful ecorche zbrush model that he made. I've always wanted a big ecorche model for my desk for reference, so I started optimizing it for 3d printing. This is my first attempt at printing it out. Tutorial and files can be found here: https://gumroad.com/grassetti The print failed, but I think it's because I left the geometry really sloppy on the inside of the mesh. The print head ended up running into the model and knocking it over... but I miraculously happened to be standing right there as it happened Printed on Normal with supports, the model was oriented upside-down so that the arm would have less overhang.
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    Thanks George! I'll try that when I get home.
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    U2 Extended Stops Extruding

    I replaced the PTFE coupler. The interior of the old one did look to be a hair larger in diameter than the new one. And I shortened the gap between the PTFE coupler and the steel coupler. I don't think I went too far, cause there is a spacer between the nozzle block and the fan shroud keeping them from touching each other. But, unfortunately the feeder is still slipping and I'm still getting under extrusion. Is there a way to test if the temp sensor is faulty before replacing it?
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    Gear Globe / Maker Globe

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    Printed at 60% the size of the original file. Printed without supports!

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