Tag Archives: problems

My Apologies and Cellular Internet

Sorry about the downtime! That storm we just had (in the northeast US) knocked out our power for a few days, but it’s back now and the server is fine. During that time without internet at home, I went to … Continue reading

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Failures and Succeses

This post summarizes the events of the past few days: – MakerBot randomly stops during large print (Mendel extruder), causing blob; blob makes print fail epicly. – Happens again; no idea what’s going wrong. – I tighten the X/Y belts. … Continue reading

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In Other News: Fixing the “Fixed” Extruder

I believe that the repairs I just performed on the extruder are going to work this time! I tried building a test dodecahedron recently and my extruder just stalled on me. This has happened before, but I think I have … Continue reading

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Rebuilt Extruder Creates More Problems

As I said in the last update for this, I rebuilt the extruder. Yay! But there is a slight problem: the extruder, for some reason, extruded for a while, but then just stopped. I think I just need to tighten … Continue reading

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Extruder rebuilt!

Self-explanatory title is self-explanatory. Long story short, I rebuilt the extruder for my MakerBot and will be testing it tomorrow. Then I will be able to see how well having less ceramic tape on the heater barrel works.

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Priorities

Ok, here goes: I recieved the parts for the extruder on Monday, but didn’t even touch them until Wednesday and I haven’t yet attached the nichrome wire, thermistor, and ceramic tape to the heater barrel nor replaced the Idler Wheel … Continue reading

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MakerBot Extruder Woes

So I decide to finally fix the extruder. In doing so, I found more problems than I thought existed. Problems: 1.) Idler Wheel has cracked 2.) Insulator Retainer has cracked 3.) Nichrome wire insulation has turned to powder 4.) Overheating … Continue reading

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Fixed!

Ok, so I finally fixed my WordPress.org server. At first, uploaded content wasn’t displaying and only the home page was accessible. The uploaded content wasn’t displayed because it couldn’t be found, and it couldn’t be found because it was storing … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties

Ok, so when I tried importing the posts and other content from my old blog, it didn’t work out too well. None of the posts below this one can be linked to, and none of the pictures show up. All … Continue reading

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