Monthly Archives: August 2018

3D printer filament spool holder

I decided at the weekend that I should have a proper support for the filament spool for the printer that would allow the filament to be pulled into the extruder without needing to negotiate any bends. The printer came with … Continue reading

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Printing my first self-designed object

It’s probably been time to bite the bullet for a while, so I finally decided to get on with designing something of my own to print out on the 3d printer. This is actually a case for the PCB of … Continue reading

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Building an observatory: new toys

As the frame for the sliding roof of my observatory is going to be welded up from mild steel I decided I’d take advantage of an offer from one of the online tool vendors to buy a cut-off saw at … Continue reading

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Reducing stringing in my 3d prints

I tried printing a couple of 3d printer torture tests (for example, this one and found quite a bit of stringing between the smaller elements that I really wasn’t happy with. To try to address that I found a quicker … Continue reading

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Swimming, 28th August 2018

First time in the water for a week, thanks to the bank holiday and to spending over an hour in the dentist’s chair on Thursday after which I was advised to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours. Advice I didn’t … Continue reading

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Geeetech Prusa i3 Aluminium axis calibration

My first step in calibrating the printer was to check the filament feed rate. There didn’t seem much sense working on anything else if filament wasn’t getting to the nozzle at the correct rate. So once again I removed the … Continue reading

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Building an observatory. Construction #13

I hadn’t realised that we have a bank holiday weekend coming up, so in the hope that I’ll have a little more time available I decided to get some of the parts for the rolling roof ordered. First up are … Continue reading

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Uploading Geeetech Sanguino firmware from Mint 19/Ubuntu 18.04

This evening I dared to hit the “upload” button after compiling Geeetech’s firmware. I was immediately faced with a huge number of timeouts and other errors that all looked quite horrible, but somewhat reminiscent of a baud rate mismatch. Enabling … Continue reading

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Compiling the Geeetech Sanguino firmware with a recent Arduino IDE

As I have posted previously, trying to compile the Geeetech Sanguino firmware with a recent version of the Arduino IDE results in the following errors: In file included from sketch/SdFile.h:27:0, from sketch/cardreader.h:8, from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:44: SdBaseFile.h:38: error: using typedef-name ‘fpos_t’ after … Continue reading

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Swimming, 21st August 2018

Another busy afternoon session at the pool, though for a change I think there were more adults than children. Doing my USRPT set would have been a nightmare so it was just as well that I’d planned more tumble turn … Continue reading

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