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.
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…
The reports of the demise of the test cube are, perhaps, premature. I’ve read people saying that new firmwares and versions of Skeinforge make test cubes unnecessary, but I’m not buying it just yet. To be sure, one can get a lot closer to a usable print quickly, but there’s still plenty of room to screw…
A really great article on configuring skeinforge.
Dave Durant has helped me out from time to time on the Makerbot Google group. He’s got an excellent article on configuring skeinforge.
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…