I’m not in the mood…

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At least it’s what she said! Vio­leta… the printer, I mean 🙂
From the begin­ning, tues­day it’s meet­ing day atAlt­Lab and I’ve dis­cussed with Mauri­cio the pos­si­bil­ity of using the Mini-Mendel with an adapter, a Pen Holder to write the pcb’s lay­outs. The X axis car­riage from the Mini-Mendel was dis­as­sem­bled and after I’ve fin­ished assem­ble it, it looked a lit­tle wob­bly, and we don’t want a wob­bly printer!
So, Thin­gi­verse to the res­cue, and we found theMendel Mini-Car­riage, and of we go… to the Maker­bot!!!
This was my first inter­ac­tion with a 3d Printer, and every­thing went well… until… when the print reached about 1cm of height, the extruder decided stop the extru­sion… damn!
We started over, but there was a sus­pi­cion over the lap­top, so we’ve tried using the SD Card to print… it didn’t work! Now the sus­pect is the ver­sion 3 firmware… and the lap­top… it’s a cabala or lack of luck :p
Did we give up? No, of course not, we’ve selected a smaller piece of the Mini-Car­riage and pressed “BUILD”, and all went as expected, the first piece of the Mini-car­riage was a suc­cess!
Let’s try another… and all went well.. until the 1cm of height… the extruder failed again :p
It was get­ting late, so we’ve closed the shop for the day… err… night.
But not every­thing was lost, we’ve plot­ted a plan to develop a Gen8 elec­tron­ics, just wait for it 🙂