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Oct 24, 2014, 02:55 PM
I buy ikarus piccolo/Eco8 stuf
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3D printers! questions, advice and discussion thread!


hello all,
This thread was originally going to be a repository for 3D printers and accessories but frank26080115 was kind enough to post a link to an existing list of just about every 3D printer there is out there! This thread will now be dedicated to general questions, links to helpful 3D printing related sites and anything else we can come up with. I am open to any and all suggestions for this thread as long as they are helpful to the 3dprinting/rc community!
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Oct 24, 2014, 02:55 PM
I buy ikarus piccolo/Eco8 stuf
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Oct 25, 2014, 02:43 AM
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Here's the one I plan in purchasing in a couple of weeks.

Name of printer: Lulzbot Kittaz
Type of printer: FDM
Size of printer: 26.8" x 20.5"x20.3"
Build volume: 298mm x 275mm x 250mm (11.7in x 10.8in x 9.8in)
Price: $1595.00
Other features: heated bed. .35 stock nozzle. Open source. Uses 3mm filament but there are mods available for 1.75 mm. Mods for a second extruder. Aluminum frame. .075mm-.35mm layer thickness. Supported materials include ABS, PLA, HIPS, PVA, and wood filaments.
Max nozzle temp recommendation is 240C and max bed temp recommendation is 120C.


Link to product page: https://www.lulzbot.com/products/lul...taz-3d-printer

Scott
Nov 04, 2014, 04:21 AM
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here's an accessory that's useful

used 5050 rgb led strips (3 segments)
balsa to mount the strips on (cut to same width as led strip)
and 2 printed parts from here: (heated and bent so the clip is 90 degrees)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:172520
Specifically the long version


on the strip as shown in pic the r,g,b are solder blobbed together to connect the 3 grounds as one (to get white)
the leds are just connected to the same 12v line as the supply to the printer controller
Nov 08, 2014, 12:38 AM
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Why not just get white LED stripes? Isn't RGB more expensive?
Nov 08, 2014, 12:45 AM
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err I'll save you some time

http://www.3ders.org/pricecompare/3dprinters/
Nov 08, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by frank26080115
Why not just get white LED stripes? Isn't RGB more expensive?
I only buy rgb ones it makes it cheaper in the long run then buying a roll of red, a roll of white, a roll of green and so on, since I use them for nav leds too on some builds

with an rgb strip there's more possibilities then 3 or 4 colors
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Nov 09, 2014, 12:31 PM
I buy ikarus piccolo/Eco8 stuf
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Well Frank, you just took all the fun out of it!

just kidding, looks like a heck of a list, I wonder how often it gets updated.
Nov 12, 2014, 07:02 AM
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You might want a glossary of your nomenclature too - "FDM, EBF, DMLS, SLM, SHS, SLS, PP, LOM, SLA, DLP" doesn't mean a lot to the layman. I know, cos I'm one of them.
Nov 13, 2014, 03:37 PM
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You might want a glossary of your nomenclature too - "FDM, EBF, DMLS, SLM, SHS, SLS, PP, LOM, SLA, DLP" doesn't mean a lot to the layman. I know, cos I'm one of them.
I second that. It is one of the things that keeps me out of 3D printers and multi rotor aircraft.

If you want new people in the hobby then we are going to have to speak a language that can be understood by all.

Cheers

Don
Nov 13, 2014, 03:56 PM
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that is what google was made for lol

most of it is easy to figure out though depending on what area its under
you don't normally see slm, or dlp pertaining to multirotors
although FFF can relate to both fast forward flight as opposed to filament fusion fabrication or fused filament fabrication (its something like that)

it can be confusing when the abbreviations relate to designing files using software & it's various plugins ect
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Nov 14, 2014, 03:59 AM
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Yes google may help - but to be honest, google will also answer all the questions and subjects that would arise in this forum too, so it's not a very helpful thing to say.

If this area of the forum really is to be helpful and be a handy resource, all of this will should be laid out in a few stickies right at the start.

I see you are having problems identifying what FFF stands for - perhaps you should google it...
Nov 14, 2014, 11:21 AM
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I meant that as humor, I haven't had time to compile a list yet myself
Nov 14, 2014, 11:27 AM
I buy ikarus piccolo/Eco8 stuf
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I am probably going to change this thread to a newbie help thread since there is already a good list of printers....
Suggestions?
Nov 14, 2014, 11:32 AM
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perhaps an abbreviation term list as suggested for people needing those explanations


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