This is an excellent unboxing post -- thanks so much for sharing this!
Heh, you can post at Thingiverse, Github, MyMiniFactory, and others beyond Youmagine, entirely up to you. Heck, I often hit several of them when I share projects. But as ultiarjan points out, there are some good resources there at youmagine that might interest you. give them a try! And there is a growing community of designers like ultiarjan who are taking advantage of all of these great resources for developing and sharing new work -- from JAM to Private Links to new practices among educator groups using Collections, ym has quite a bit of undocumented glory worthy exploring. (Oh, and we have some documentation tasks ahead of us!)
I second ultiarjan's note about straightening the tips of filament, especially when starting a new spool. For ABS and PLA, you can move a little away from the bits the curved around the catches on the side of the spool -- pick where the filament starts to straighten out more naturally -- and just score the filament with a knife, razorblade, or even scraper, and then the filament should snap cleanly. That is a fast and easy way to have just what you need to feed into the port.
This is somewhat unhelpful for those starting out, but after flipping the machine around to load when you are first starting out, you can very easily load by feel from the front of the machine. You can tell with your fingers if the leading section of the filament is ready to go, and then press it gently up into the port during the loading sequence, tugging the filament below the filament drive a bit to make sure that it is well-gripped by the gear teeth. At which point you can activate the fast forwarding stage of loading with you already in position to watch those crucial first stages of moving into the hotend itself.
Hmmm, like kristenschreck's post, my additional details would have better been expressed in photos....
And about this, you dont have to be afraid to break anything, the printer can handle a lot, but in this case, with the + feeder it's usually more helpful to straighten the end of the filament a bit as when it's really curvy it can be hard to get it in, just bend it a bit against the curve with your hands.
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