Having a large conversation over on discord with some friends about the SFC ditch-github post; and the replies were pretty on the nose.

The most appropriate reply; which is not new to many old-timers in the sphere, but deserves reposting:

give people a decentralized distributed system and they will centralize it

This one comes out of the gate hard af

youtube.com/watch?v=3pDL_8T80_

Breakdown of Sanity - Black Smoke (single)

@sungo same, and it's a fking monopoly on the blog space it feels like

@rysiek The call is coming from inside the house 😱

Frankenstein printer is back up and running - prelim Calicat print came out great save for some stringing.

Credit for the models goes to Loot Studio

loot-studios.com

High quality miniature files in 32 and 75 mm varieties, across several campaigns spanning the last 2 years with new releases and specials monthly.

</end shill>

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Still need curing and cleaning but this last batch came out great. So happy the FEP replacement was a success.

My mini fabricator is doing a great job.

@ieure Oh I know the community is large and these machines require constant attention/maintenance/tinkering. ;)

Interesting, apparently I also damaged the Y axis limiter switch. Egads the grinding of the stepper motors is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

It took me a bit to track this down too. The negative pol on the connector had pulled loose. I guess this means too much stress on the cabling. So that was another soldering adventure - but it's all fixed up now with less-permanent attachments.

I used the RPI breadboard receivers that I had lying around.

Thermistor and Heating element fixed ✅ in all reality I spent too long being worried about the polarity of them. Considering I had to splice the wires 🤦‍♂️ but at least that’s done. (Hint: Polarity on heating elements and thermistors don't matter apparently)

Next up; extruded motor and Bowden tubes then full cycle testing 🙌

Assessing the damage: looks like the main culprits were a damaged thermistor wire; a clogged Bowden tube and a clogged nozzle.

The original heat block must have gone over temp and it just slagged so much stuff. I’m lucky I didn’t create a fire.

But the new block, tube, and heating assembly appear to have been basically drop in replacements. Working on getting an octoprint and setup so I can give this bad jammer a trial run

benchmarking the vim4 

@ada This is pretty cool Ada, I picked up a Khadas VIM3 to run Home Assistant. It's got a bit of a premium cost, but the board itself seems pretty stable and capable.

Watching with interest to see how the vim4 compares w/ the extra cores.

Another round of mini photos incoming soon. I just pulled the last batch off the printer (and subsequently discovered I have a nipple on my FEP - which is sub-optimal. Replacement sheets are OTW)

This brings me to right around my 30-45 mini mark (per bottle) (32mm sizes) with around 8 fails while I figured out how to support unsupported minis.

It's been a fascinating ride

A somewhat dated post, but still very appropriate to anyone who cares about the experience.

ypsidanger.com/lets-just-kill-

Disclaimer: I know the author, I believe the author's points are valid, and no - I don't feel the need to change your mind irrespective on how different our view points may be.

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