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Retraction, Huh! What is it good for?

Retraction is the technique of sucking molten plastic back up into the heated extrusion nozzle of a 3D printer. Like squeezing the edges of a toothpaste tube to suck back in some of the toothpaste you accidentally squeezed out. The … Continue reading

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Getting your motors moving on a MakerGear Mendel Prusa

Here’s a quick and dirty guide to getting your motors working on a MakerGear Mendel Prusa 3D printer kit. I assume you: installed your arduino software installed the Pronterface printer control software installed your copy of MakerGear|Rick’s version of Sprinter, … Continue reading

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Marlin is Alive!

At last I have Marlin running successfully on my RAMPS v1.4 hardware on my Mendel Prusa. Marlin is a firmware 3D printer control program which lives on the microcontroller in the printer itself. Pronterface on my laptop talks to Marlin … Continue reading

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