[Fresh off the] bed(https://matrix.to/#/#feshoffthebed:matrix.org)
Finally getting around to doing some maintenance and upgrades to the Prusa MINI. New nozzle, textured plate, and at some point I'll add the WiFi module as well. (And beta firmware is out.)
I like the Bambu Lab P1S but I do still love the MINI, and now with two good printers I can screw around with upgrades and beta and still have a fully functional machine in the wings.
If you want to print the same coins, you can find them at https://www.printables.com/model/483382-grafana-prometheus-etc-logo-coins
Find the prusa_exporter at https://github.com/pstrobl96/prusa_exporter
First test of an E3D ObXidian nozzle with some fairly abrasive matte material.
I had this roll of filament sitting on my shelf for over a year after it had already ruined a pair of regular brass nozzles.
Let's see how this goes!
i'm finally running octoprint directly on my prusa mk3s+ via an installed/integrated raspberry pi zero 2 w and octopi. the hardest part was finding and buying the zero 2 w—thankfully they have been showing up in online inventories lately—and the 18mm breakable header. (i also had to hunt down the zero 2 w frame pattern that is a slight remix of the original frame—not linked because there might be some licensing issues in play.)
https://epiktistes.com/uploads/a4080389/92cc/4c4a/1.jpegraspberry pi zero 2 w plugged into the prusa#3dprinting #raspberrypi #octoprint #octopi #prusa
With Prusa pushing for arc g-code I really hope we are finally going to move out of STL (for parts designed on CAD only obviously).
It is a non-sense to go from a solid model with true arcs (like STEP) from CAD to STL that breaks the arcs and then tries to reconstruct the arcs afterward.
Guess I know what I'll be doing for the next week or so.
The upgrade kit for my Prusa
MK3 -> MK4 was delivered yesterday.
First order of business...print the parts on my MK3, then bid it a fond farewell and tell it thanks for all the good things it printed. All the upgrade parts will take about 40 hours to print.
After that, the MK3 is mostly disassembled and the MK4 is built around the existing frame.
I've spent more time in PrusaSlicer, Bambu Studio, OrcaSlicer, Ultimaker Cura, and Creality Slicer than I wanted to in the past week...
I'm sort of hoping I may be able to just use OrcaSlicer for the Bambu Lab P1S, Prusa MINI, and Creality Ender-3 S1.
Right now I am using Bambu Studio to slice for the Ender-3 but adding the Cura generated JPG manually to the Gcode. (I think OrcaSlicer may be able to do that automagically.)
Great talk about Open Source at ERRF 2023 by Tony Lock from Duet 3D
How to move forward:
- Challenge Patents
- Generate and publish prior art
- Use open tools
- Change the law
- Hack stuff
Thank you Tony 🙏
Even though I put the 5.1.0-alpha1 firmware on the Prusa MINI I didn't update the profile in Prusa Slicer to take advantage of it! (I had manually made changes to print faster.) That has been rectified and I am now printing with the proper profile to match the alpha firmware.
And it's fast, and quality seems pretty good so far... I'll keep an eye on it though.
Green benchy from the Bambu Lab P1S, white benchy from the Prusa MINI+ w/5.1.0-alpha1 firmware... The green is definitely a better print.
I got the Prusa about two years ago because I wanted better quality prints that I was getting from my old printer. I care more about quality that speed...
I'll try a slower print and see if the new firmware has better quality.
(The P1S is fast and good quality.)
I dropped the 5.1.0-alpha1 firmware onto my Prusa MINI+ and figured I would try a benchy... It's moving pretty fast!
I’m gonna dip my toes into volunteering as a Flatpak/Flathub developer advocate—basically, providing a human contact at a real company that can help larger apps/companies get their apps in front of Linux (and thus Steam Deck!) users.
What are some of the biggest apps you think are missing from Flathub—or for apps already there, which are the ones you’d like to see verified?