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|_| ...2018-03-15 |___/
So, the old saying goes, that the first "useful" stuff people print is stuff
for their 3D printers.. Well, it's not entirely true in my case.. I printed
some useful stuff that was not for my 3D printer, like a project case, and a
mount for my gopro (but I need to redo that in ABS)..
Anyway, the first thing I 3D printed for my 3D printer is a pen-holder so
I can mount a pen on it. I took a different approach than what I've seen
elsewhere.. I have a "SpiderMaker" which is basically a re-branded (or cloned)
Monoprice Select Mini.. Anyway, the fan assembly comes off really easily,
so I decided to just remove that and create a pen holder that fits where the
fan assembly was supposed to go.. What I want here, is to put a few notes, so
that I have a chance of remembering it in the future..
Inkscape for vectoring stuff.
A plugin for inkscape that allows saving as gcode (much better than the
extension that comes with it). The plugin is called: gcodeplot
It is from here: https://github.com/arpruss/gcodeplot/releases
Repetier-Host, kill the server, but the standalone is awesome.
Website that can do the kind of tracing that inkscape cant (single paths
instead of filled polygons):
After getting some good paths, do save-as and select "3 axis gcode plotter"
Then fiddle with settings here's what I (remember) changing from default:
Lift-z height: 2mm
Now: Save, and open in Repetier-Host
Print preview > Show travel moves
Edit gcode, remove G28 (xyz)
Now: Turn on the printer, remove pen, make it move home.
This is kind of silly, but it works:
Start the print, adjust the pen while printing (use "up" time to tweak the pen
downward), when it starts drawing, fix it a bit better to the holder, then
kill the print. Replace paper, start the print: The printer will move to 0,0
and then print correctly.
The http query format I made is stupid, but it's there..
Add /find?KEYWORD where KEYWORD is the word(s) you want to search for to the url.