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Man, this is one reliable plywood box


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Posted · Man, this is one reliable plywood box

I reconnected my Ultimaker for the first time in 8 months+ today. I moved across a few states a while ago, and it's been moved, bumped, stuck in a basement of questionable humidity for a month, and then left to collect dust in my office. I finally gathered up the courage today to reconnect the printer and see if I could get it running. I was expecting my entire weekend to evaporate as I combat re-flashing a custom firmware and getting my printer to talk to my computer, after which I'd have to tighten every screw and re-level the base, etc. I installed a heated bed a while ago, so that should have caused more problems. It was going to be awful.

From the time that I started connecting all the wires together to the time that I was calibrated and printed was maybe 15 minutes, and that includes installing and playing with the newest Cura.

tl;dr: My printer still works right away after 8 or more months of neglect.

Thanks, guys! Time to get back to printing.

For those curious enough, http://timmakes.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/the-printer-is-back/ is a link to my blog which has a couple of photos of my printer and power supply. Check out the snazzy power switch. :lol:

 

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