Bargain filament: GST3D filament review

Intro So for the last few months my social media adverts have been filled with offers from a company I had never heard of. The company called GST3D are selling cheap no frills PLA filament with heavy discounts if buying in bulk. Their prices were so cheap I wrote them off as a scam untilContinue reading “Bargain filament: GST3D filament review”

Fly Gemini Board: Adding a webcam stream

Before I published my final review of the Fly Gemini board (Available from Aliexpress) I wanted to really check what the Core side was capable of (on paper it should be similar to a raspberry pi a) and typically my experience is that it is the webcam support that lets down the less capable boards.Continue reading “Fly Gemini Board: Adding a webcam stream”

Fly Gemini (V1) Voron 0.1 install

WARNING: This guide is only for the V1 version of the board. Use the post on configuring the V2 for the Voron 0 if you need to configure a V2 board. The steps here will not work on the V2. Intro Have you heard there is going to be a mellow collaboration with formbot onContinue reading “Fly Gemini (V1) Voron 0.1 install”

Fly Gemini (V1) Klipper Mainsail install

WARNING: This guide is only for the V1 version of the board. Use the start of the post on configuring the V2 for the Voron 0 if you need to configure a V2 board. The steps here will not work on the V2. Intro The FLY Gemini takes the Raspberry Pi and 3d printer controllerContinue reading “Fly Gemini (V1) Klipper Mainsail install”

V0.1 final review (LDO kit)

The Voron 0.1 is the latest iteration of the voron design teams smallest printer design offering. It features a corexy kinematic system, a 120mm cubed build volume and a fully enclosed design. The printer is capable of very high speeds in it’s stock configuration and specialises in materials that benefit from the enclosed design (ABSContinue reading “V0.1 final review (LDO kit)”

Ratrig VCore-3 cable support

Does your VCore-3 fail to stand to attention? Does its droop stop you performing? Well viagra probably isn’t the answer but my £5 cable support mod is! It’s a problem all of us that have built a VCore-3 are all too familiar with and the bigger variants suffer even more than the smaller ones. WhilstContinue reading “Ratrig VCore-3 cable support”

EVA Klicky probe (development and testing)

What do you do when you have had enough with the other probe options available to you? Find the best affordable option around and adapt it to the EVA system of course!# The root of my problem is that my main machine the VCore3 regularly swaps roles from printing ABS parts in an enclosure toContinue reading “EVA Klicky probe (development and testing)”

Triangle labs orbiter 1.5

When I started down the route of converting my custom built and badly aging coreXY into the RatRig VCore3 I aimed to re-use as much as possible from the original build. One of those parts was the extruder. I had a Mellow BMG wind which was giving me zero issues on the old printer andContinue reading “Triangle labs orbiter 1.5”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 9)

Today the Zero got it’s skirts and a serial number! I opted to print the skirts as one piece rather than in halves. To do this I did have to use my VCore 3 rather than the V0. They came out quite nice despite my ghetto enclosure (bubble wrap over the top of the printer)Continue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 9)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 8)

Today the Zero took it’s first baby steps! After some quick testing of the axis and adjustment of the end stops I figured I’d fire off my first print. It was the classic Voron cal cube. Whilst it looked pretty good I soon got cracks forming due to printing a larger abs part in theContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 8)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 7)

Day 7 is wiring day! I followed the voron design team advice, and put my trust in modern adhesives, and used the 3M tape to fix all the parts to the electronics panels (bottom + back). The tape provided by LDO seems genuine, I certainly had no doubt in it’s holding strength. It’s worth mentioningContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 7)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 6)

Day 6 begun with attaching the end stops. Pretty straight forward if a bit fiddly! Then things got interesting. The mini afterburner really is an amazing design achievement. There is a crazy amount of functionality packed into a tiny footprint but at a cost of being very fiddly to assembly. Adding the heatset inserts wasContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 6)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 5)

I need to start this writeup with an apology for the delay. I got a bit carried away with the build and the writeups have fallen quite far behind! I hope to get them finish over the next few days! Day 5 begun when my replacement XL square nuts arrived as they are required toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 5)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 4)

Today was just a quick session so this will be a short writeup. I assembled the X axis and the final parts of the frame! The X axis brackets and idlers were actually very fiddly. Both sides took me a minimum of 3 attempts to assemble them because when trying to do up the selfContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 4)”

Mellow Super Infinity HV Control Board (Part 1- unboxing)

Today I am doing parts 1 of my review of the Mellow Super HV control board. It’s a 32 bit board with WiFi, 8 stepper driver slots and, the key new feature, the ability to use much higher voltage inputs for the stepper drivers. It is compatible with Marlin, RepRapFirmware and Klipper and has anContinue reading “Mellow Super Infinity HV Control Board (Part 1- unboxing)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 2)

This morning the build made some great progress during Day 3 – Part 1 and I’m very pleased to say that progress continued to be smooth this afternoon! Things kicked off with putting the inserts into the 3d printed parts. Something which I should probably have done in advance but was simply too eager toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 2)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 1)

Day 3 of this build has been delayed multiple times due to work pressures and the fact I got food poisoning. But finally I have most of today to dedicate to progressing the build! Firstly I removed the 2 vertical extrusions which it turns out are only there to help aligning the z rails andContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 3 – Part 1)”

V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 2)

Day two of the build started off smoothly and I applied the newly purchased thread locker to some bolts and fixed the 3d printed z brackets onto the z rail carriages. Then I started placing the t nuts into the z axis gantry… The first nut fell out before I even got to trying toContinue reading “V0.1 LDO kit build (Day 2)”