Thursday, March 20, 2008


More Nose-Wiping Action And A Boo-Boo

I've upgraded to the latest code (SVN #1428 at time of writing), and rediscovered why we're turning the extruder on and off a lot. In this video we see the extruder nozzle go to my hand-made Meccano nose-wiper, nicely clean itself, then shoot off on the Y axis at X=0. After turning on its extruder feed, the nozzle builds up a nice thread of goopy plastic en route to where it really should be printing, and wipes it off on the workpiece. Charming.

Finally, after printing out a Y motor bracket looped with festive decorations, the RepRap software drove the Z axis back to zero, pushing the workpiece through the cooling fan and kindly lowered it again to show off the damage. Did someone say holiday? Oh, good.

Vik :v)

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Dang! I was expecting that the clip was going to show us the piece getting run through the cooling fan like you described. :-(
Sorry, I was kinda busy then and didn't think to grab the camera.

Vik :v)
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