Finally.

Failure is natural.  Nothing to be ashamed of…usually.   It’s what you learn from it that counts.  That and the lols. I’m really happy to see a repository of FAIL like this.  I started looking for it a long time ago.  

Things I’ve learned about Teacup and Sprinter Firmwares

Sprinter (formerly Klimentkip formerly Tonokip) and Teacup are the two leading firmware options right now.  They both support retraction, acceleration, heated beds, thermocouples, etc.  They’re both in active development and things change fast.  As I’ve worked to get my mendel reliable, I’ve bounced back and forth.  Hence, I’ve learned a few lessons about each and…

Daily moment of ‘Duh’.

I started seeing missed steps in my prints.  I haven’t had this problem for a long time so I went through the basics of tuning up, lubricating moving parts, etc.  The problem remained.  I started printing test blocks and noticed the problem looked very regular. This made me think it must be in the software…

Offerings to the god of print.

I really like the movie Worlds Fastest Indian.  It’s based on a true story and if the main character isn’t a ‘hacker’ in his own way, I don’t know what he is. In the opening scenes, the camera pans through his workshop across a shelf full of blown pistons.   Clearly this guy has obtained his…