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disq

Member since Sep 2019 • Last active Jan 2023
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm a subscriber and it shows me £299

    edit: Spoke (bicycle pun) too soon, there's a sitewide 15% off deal but it's still at £254.99 in the cart.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, P1P feels like (and priced like, almost) the modder's version. But about the camera latch, there are a million ZIF ribbon cable socket options and they chose a bad one, by accident or probably to shave a few cents on the BOM. If nobody gets the camera module it might cover the cost of support and headache they'll have to endure, but for the "early bird"s (where it's supplied free) it will be a common occurance: When you're setting up a printer you are not using fine motor skills, you're lifting/pushing things (printer/packaging) around and taking out/putting in screws and parts. Not the most phone-repairshoplike sensitivity mode. And the inconvenient location of the socket where you can't get both hands in is also a factor here.

    Just ordered 2 more spools of PLA and one PETG from Overture, wanted to use good/known materials to begin with. Could've also gone with Prusament.

    The aux fan makes it too cold in the garage so had to turn it off immediately after seeing the light support print's spaghetti. Glad I checked early, had to restart. Also switched to the SoftFever fork of BambuStudio from day one, maybe too early.

    BTW there's a speed option in the Bambu Studio window where you observe the print. The "100%" speedometer sign on the right "Control" box is clickable. It doesn't allow me to adjust it while printing is active, but I suspect if you paused the print you could change it to ludicrous and get some time back. Changing speed mid-print could also affect the result adversely, not sure.

    Sad to hear about the 2nd hand plate, let us know how they respond. I reckon you could send it back for a refund anyway.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    P1P arrived this morning, while fiddling with it I managed to pop out the latch of the camera cable socket... Couldn't get it back on, gave up and printed some things (after moving to garage immediately) like the fan support and x1-style ptfe passthrough (so that I can put a top cover on) and of course the benchy. Came out alright.

    Was outside most of the afternoon, after coming home I went back in and removed the whole WiFi board (behind the screen, had to take out two socketed cables and an antenna) to be able to work on it with both hands. Taking the PCB out/in took more time than remounting the latch (in a warmer and well lit environment). All done fairly quickly.

    Now I'm printing the LED light supports, somebody modified the defaults (of course) and I'm printing those. Still have to put the tube passthrough to use, I had the whole back cover off etc. while mounting the extra fan (which is pointless in the garage temps, but I had to in order to not lose it), but forgot about that completely.

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    Is there any dummies guide out there with the different types and what the different filaments are and what prints what (or does everything print everything) and stuff?

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL­DJMid0lOOYnkcFhz6rfQ6Uj8x7meNJJx


    This playlist looks alright, 4th episode has a section dedicated to filament types.

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    this weekend I'll be printing the box to catch the "poop" offcuts when it primes the nozzle for a print and a side mounted spool holder so I don't have to faff around at the back of the machine to change filaments.

    A box or a chute/slide? https://www.printables.com/model/349944-­p1p-rectum-beta

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    Yes. The early bird box just arrived (while I was having my friday avro nap) without any doorbell or signature, drop and run style. Hope DPD doesn't take the same approach with the big box (or has it been stolen already? dun dun dunnn)

    I've started slowly bookmarking what to print as a start, lots of SMD strip holders etc. My last stint with a 3D was with an Ultimaker at an old job 6+ years ago, so lots of "oats to saw" in this space.

    I don't think printing a side panel (or two) would be good use of time or filament, maybe print a bunch of holders to be able to slide in a sheet of plexi (or Karndean click LVT, as I might have some offcuts) in between, I don't know.

    Side mounted spool holder sounds smart if you're enclosing it in a cupboard etc. After the initial setup and the obligatory benchy I'm planning to move it to the garage where noise isn't an issue, but to keep the heat in I might need the side panels one way or the other.

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    Just pre-ordered the P1P we'll see how this goes.

    Just got a DPD tracking number. Checking the website again, looks like they've sold all the early bird packages (with the cam/fan gifts).

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just pre-ordered the P1P we'll see how this goes.

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    We've used Reliable Moves successfully for the past two moves, one literally up the street and latest from SW London to Glastonbury this summer. Both times they were great. Good luck.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Does anyone know where I can get some of the latest Tado TRVs with a discounted price?

    If you still haven't, tado is having a factory refurbished sale over here: https://uk.shop.tado.com/collections/fac­tory-refurbished-tado-products-as-good-a­s-new

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