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General Category => General 3D Printing Talk => Topic started by: dhoff on March 28, 2014, 02:14:35 PM

Title: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: dhoff on March 28, 2014, 02:14:35 PM
I am having trouble keeping my objects on the blue painters tape, keep coming off.. What are the best settings for the PLA 1.75 clear and the bukito machine? I eventually want fine detail. And where can I get a heat bed so i can try Nylon and ABS? Thanks
Title: Re: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: whosawhatsis on March 28, 2014, 07:00:13 PM
If the PLA doesn't stick to the blue tape, it's usually because you need to adjust the tramming of your platform.

You don't need a heated platform for Nylon, just remove the blue tape and print on the Garolite Le surface underneath. That's what it's for.

A heated platform for ABS is in the works.
Title: Re: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: dhoff on March 29, 2014, 10:25:49 AM
Also do i need to calibrate the Extruder on the Bukito? I did the measurement of filament by marking it and extruding 100mm, but it actually used 4mm less, so it used 96mm not 100.
Title: Re: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: whosawhatsis on March 29, 2014, 06:36:45 PM
The filament drive gears are machined to very consistent specifications. If it's not pushing the filament far enough, it's probably because either the drive gear is not properly centered on the filament with the setscrew tightened on the flat of the motor shaft, or you're trying to push the filament too fast (or into a nozzle that's not hot enough) and the motor is skipping. Trying to adjust for mechanical issues by changing settings in firmware is just asking for trouble.
Title: Re: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: dhoff on March 31, 2014, 03:52:44 PM
Okay my mini usb just popped off the board with the female part still attached to the mini usb wire. My computer cant talk with my printer now, just when i had a decent print going. How do i fix this and what are my options now to moving forward?
Title: Re: Getting started with Bukito 1.75 PLA
Post by: whosawhatsis on April 02, 2014, 09:26:01 PM
Unfortunately, when those connectors break, in my experience it is impossible to re-solder them without destroying them, so replacing the circuit board is the only option. Email me at Rich@deezmaker.com to arrange a replacement.