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For quite a while I've been posting status updates to facebook. Posts to this blog are ad-hoc at best, and usually a secondary consideration.
I've been spending most of my time avoiding facebook recently, other than for work related tasks. It's a real switch... where do I go to unburden my head (my wife's already heard them by this point).
So, here I am.. is that wonderful? Apparently the thoughts have to go somewhere to be considered 'dealt with'.
Built myself a new 3d printer over the last weel. It's based on a unit by Tech2c, who has a quite entertaining youtube channel. It's taken good shape, though not without a few setbacks.. Rails supposed to be delivered that are still missing in action. A series of bad thermistors. Some wiring (both mine and purchased) that wasn't up to snuff. A dual extruder system that .. disappointed.
Final bit of fun was a hotend mount that simply wouldn't accept it's fan. No matter how i tweaked it, it was wrong. I finally printed a calibration cube, saw the sizes were actually all right... and took a hand file to the part until everything fit.
Still, that's a few hours I'd like back!
Regardless, I'm in the final hours of setting this up, baring some further unexpected complications. It's a beautiful unit, and I'm much happier with it than the unit I'd canibalized for parts.
Of course, now that it finally works.. it's late, and I'm tired!