It’s been just over a year now since I moved out here to live in California and given the anniversary I figured some time in reflection would be in order.
I tend to separate work and home by the type of beverage I drink. At work it’s coffee and at home tea. But recently I’d been trying the idea of having a coffee machine at home.
Not posted anything here in a while figured I probably should.
PLA proved a lot of trouble it tended to jam the extruder once to the extent I had to dismantle it. Also getting quality objects out of it was difficult the retained heat proved to be a problem in that objects would stay hot enough to be flexible far longer than with ABS and thus deform while building.
So I had a bash at getting PLA going last night one thing I discovered is the filament storage box (which has a sort of reel + lazy susan connected to a low friction pipe running the filament to the extruder) is not well designed for changing out the reels. I had to unscrew everything and then found most of it wouldn’t go back together with the new reel in.
I’ve been playing with my makerbot off and on but mainly adding various new bits of hardware to it. When I got the kit I ordered it with the heated build platform but at the time I wasn’t getting good enough prints out of the thing to feel it worth the effort of building and installing the thing.
I’ve been getting into the cycling of late. After a rough start where I had my bike nicked after only a couple of weeks of owning it and then the requisit wait to see if anyone would return the thing I got another identical model from the shop.
I spent this weekend playing two games and fiddling with my makerbot trying to get reliable prints out of it.
An update on various things that have been going on.
Holiday in Tahoe and SF: