|A Donated Felix V1.5|
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This is a Felix 1.5 donated to the hackspace. The heat bed hates life, so generally will take an age to heat up. It's not it's fault though it's made of Aluminium clad resistors.
Note: You need to be inducted on the printers to use them. This is dead so isn't worth being inducted on yet, but this is here to act as a maintainence guidline
To print with the Felix, ensure the printer is turned on AND plugged into a computer
Load Repetier host, and connect to the printer. Begin heating the bed ASAP, as it takes 20-30 mins
Slice your file with either Repetier, or using an external slicer and then loading your gcode into repetier
Click start print, and the printer will run
The printer has shown it self to run well at 50+mm/s when it wants to
The felix prints sometimes, and has many issues
The hotend will cut out mid print, resulting in a Thermal monitor warning, and the print being killed
To fix this, try manually modifiying the PID values (See the guide on how to do this on Team 3D's page, whenever it goes up)
Also, check the powersupply, as it may be having issues kicking out the necesary current.
The heat bed isn't terrible, but it is most definately bad.
- Mount a standard reprap heatbed - Needs custom mounting brackets
- Mill/etch custom heatbed - Needs large copper clad board, and CNC induction
- Add more resistors to the current board - Hacky and cheap
The latter two options would be my choice.
Leveling the bed is a pain. Recomended solutions are same as for the MendelMax.