Ray’s Hobby Projects: First-time experience with the MakerBot
This is the sort of thing that really makes a customer support person’s day: Ray’s Hobby Projects: First-time experience with the MakerBot. This customer received a Cupcake that had the full bevy of possible problems. And what did they do? They fixed them. And in two days no less.
Check out this fix, which we’ve publicized a little, but more people should know about:
The last issue that got really annoying was the z-axis motor making a gigantic noise and skipping steps. We found that this was due to the overly tightened screws and one solution I found online seemed to suggest that one platform screw should be released and ignored just to remove the over-constrained tension force. I was doubtful about this fix, but to our great surprise, this actually worked! No more loud noise and no more z skipping!
And there are several other fixes detailed in the post! Kudos to Ray for ingenuity and persistence.
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