One of the most interesting lessons I’ve learned from Thingiverse is the importance of sharing. Take, for instance, Bluemetal’s “TOM Tentative Sound Damper.” Although the design didn’t have the hoped-for impact, reducing operational noise, there were two very important side-effects.
First, it looks AWESOME. Whether or not it works, the springloaded feet and just cool. Secondly, Bluemetal’s designs prompted MakerBot’s own Nick Starno to share a handy little hardware tweak. Nick suggests:
I was able to eliminate a lot of noise by cutting some of the rubber tube that comes with the ABP into <1mm “washers” and compress them between the rods and rod covers. 6 total, one for a single end of each rod, and the difference in sound is quite significant.
If it wasn’t for Bluemetal’s post, Nick wouldn’t have posted that comment, and we might never have known about this quick trick!
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