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  • Looks like Lulzbot has standardized on the Hexagon hot end.

  • Sparkfun’s resident Magician demonstrates his amazing powers of levitation!

  • I know that it’s more expensive doing business in NYC. But Adafruit does carry many products that are reasonably priced (some similar to SF products are cheaper than yours too).

    My point was that AF is selling the model B, and B+ at the same price that SF is selling the 2B. They are getting a premium on the newer one. Maybe they want to sell out their stock of the model B, and B+ and ONLY carry the 2B.

    In the end, the RPi may be a loss leader, you get to sell lots of add on products that you CAN get a good markup on!

  • Hey that’s tempting!

  • Once you get these back in stock you will be about $5 cheaper on these than Adafruit. (How dare they charge a $5 premium on the 2B over the B+!) Good for you Sparkfun!

  • It should be pointed out that Lutzbot has some EXCELLENT user manuals up on their site that describe how to use both Cura and Slic3r in great detail. The manual is slightly slanted toward their printers, but is very general purpose in nature. No mater what printer you use, you should download their manuals, it is a very good reference for the software.

  • Lutzbot printers look like they are built like tanks. I don’t understand why they are using 3mm filament when almost everyone else seems to have switched over to 1.75mm (not that it would make a difference in the quality of your prints). Sure the Printerbot siimple mettal is less than half the price with the same build envelope, but without upgrades it can ONLY print PLA while the Lutzbot Mini can print almost ANY material out of the box. Still for that price they should have included an LCD panel with SD card interface.

    BTW if you look closely at those photographs you will see they used a custom version of the Hexagon hot end in this product. This hot end should do a lot better with PLA than the one that comes standard with the TAZ.

  • Didn’t we already go past the Van Allen belts when we landed on the moon? Also what about the voyagers? Been there and done that I think!

  • I’ve heard that most ATX supplies currently being sold no longer require the resistor across the 5v line to power up. YMMV on this, but it was the case with the last supply I tried that delivered a measured 12.3v with no load. That might be just about right because under full load it might be expected to drop 300mv due to an internal current sense resistor. Note that there may be a brown wire next to the 3.3v orange ones that needs to be connected to the 3.3v lines. This would be a voltage sense line, I didn’t check the schematic here closely enough to see if that was included. Might be similar sense line for the 5v supply as well.

  • In my face, actually never. (I have had part leads fly in that direction while clipping the excess with cutters though!). However I have had excess solder drip off and land in my lap (while wearing shorts!) I guess you should always wear long pants (and NO SANDLES!) or an apron while soldering! Also don’t solder anything that has been glued into place with superglue or you will melt out your eyes from the fumes!

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