I’ve been working on printing a chess set today.
Yesterday I was troubleshooting my automated build platform. I could use it reasonably well as a heated build platform, but the automated part was not working so well. The main issues I was having were the thermistor only registered 255, the automated build platform only ran backwards1 , and the extrusion would not stick to the conveyor belt.
Believe me, some of these issues were incredibly dumb. No worries, I’ll fill you in on the extent of my ignorance soon enough. It’s not like I’ve got a finite supply, right?
I took out the automated build platform conveyor belt – and lost one of the little plastic bushings in the process. I’m pretty sure I can rig a serviceable facsimile, but my printer has been down so much lately that I just want to actually PRINT things. I’ll work on fixing up the automated build platform and troubleshooting it later.
So far I have, in black ABS, 8x pawns, 2x knights, 2x rooks, and am in the process of printing a bishop right now. (I know that’s more than 1/4 of the way done – but I was 1/4 of the way when I started this post).
- WTF? [↩]