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8Jul/10Off

Heated bed controller

As almost all my previous buyer built a heated bed controller, and at least Bogdan have built one, nophead is using his brain controller to handle the heated bed temperature. So there left no choice, but build my own;-)

30Jun/10Off

Heated bed v1.6 – Thermal insulating and more

It took me more time then I thought, but finally, I built my improved heated bed.

The initial test shows, the bed's temperature can go up to 164.3C, which is pretty hot:-)

(on the picture it only shows 148.7C, but it is because I already disconnected the transformers from
mains, so it already cooled for about 3-5mins.)

21Mar/10Off

Worst smelling filament ever (updated again)

I received half kilogramm sample straight from the factory, from India. The cross section is perfect, but the smell...

10Mar/10Off

Worst filament ever


Yeah it does not look round...

9Mar/10Off

Series of disasters — Leaving the machine unattended

Everybody is expecting, the machine can be leaved unattended, just doing its job.
What could go wrong anyway?

8Mar/10Off

Aging of polyimide (Kapton) tape

This is only a short post, why I prefer small width Kapton tape over a complete sheet.

7Mar/10Off

Megalomaniac stupidity 2 — Flatness

I pushed my newly designed heated bed to its limits.
Do you wonder how good it performed?

20Feb/10Off

Raftless — My fourth heated bed prototype

Living in the shadow of a giant:-)
It's not easy to be the second all the time. Presenting something, which has been already done.
But maybe I can show you some improvements, or some really nice pictures...

Yes, my fully working heated bed prototype!

1Feb/10Off

Megalomaniac stupidity — ramping up production

Megalomanic-pretencious thoughts
Make you think-you are a god
But let's face reality,
You're a slave of your stupidity,
But let's face reality,
You're a product of naivity?
-- Agathocles
Megalomaniac stupidity