- September 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm #44373
Joseph Prusa teased a picture of the MKX on Twitter this morning. Teaser shows TouchID on the edge of the build plate as well as what appears to be a removable print surface. Sounds like the unvail to happen at NY Maker Fair. I know several YouTubers such as 3DPrinting Nerd received a mystery package from Prusa this past week. Curious to see the upgrades coming.September 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm #44377September 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm #44380
Man I wanna get on a plane so bad….Next year.
Whats up with that print surface, that is different, PEI griptape? Maybe he is making electric skateboards now….oh please please.September 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm #44384
Touch id is a joke. It seems its a flex plate that helps with abs. All the parts they print now come with that texture one one side of them. At least mine did.
Because theres a thread now and i didnt want to make o e just for this.
— Josef Prusa (@josefprusa) September 8, 2017September 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm #44385
I saw that. I have been trying to make a screw counter for a while looks kinda like that, all 3D printer parts…
I used to like my shiny PEI prints but now I kind of wish they had a matte finish. Prusa always ahead of the curve, still have a man crush on his brain.September 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm #44388
I use the same machine for cutting spaghetti. I don’t like spinning it on my spoon.September 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm #44389
HAHAHA just open your mouth at the end of the ramp let the spaghetti fall in. That is plush living right there.September 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm #44390
Woahh that thing looks pretty sick. Pretty amazing how much u can manufacture with some steppers and mechanical components like threaded rod. Dang it now I want my own screw counter.September 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm #44391
Screw counter then auto bagger…I have a solid idea but I always end up a making other things when I open CAD.September 22, 2017 at 6:43 am #44455September 22, 2017 at 10:24 am #44473September 22, 2017 at 10:35 am #44474September 22, 2017 at 10:38 am #44477
It definitely looks like Ultimachine made/designed it…I was just about to place an order. I guess I will wait a few days to see if something new pops up. The archim is the same price as the full sized rambo, I have been on the fence because I knew a new one was coming.September 23, 2017 at 3:38 am #44495
Just a few hours left. This is like christmas!September 23, 2017 at 5:46 am #44501
Found this burried in a long thread on favebook.September 23, 2017 at 6:03 am #44502
Also found this. Mk3 and mk2.5?September 23, 2017 at 6:21 am #44504September 23, 2017 at 6:47 am #44509
That’s awesome. I really think the raspberry pi W on the printer board is awesome.
Damn, even the discounted MK2 seems attractive. Maybe I could buy it and keep it somewhere my wife wouldn’t see it…September 23, 2017 at 6:56 am #44512
I guess I’ll just get the 2.5 upgrade kit but is it really sucks because I just got mine.
Jeff just put it inside a box and write it’s nothing on the outside of the box she’ll never know.September 23, 2017 at 7:32 am #44513
The upgrades seem pretty awesome. The quiet thing is what attracts me the most. I already have the MK2S though and dont need another printer. So I likely wont get to take advantage. My MK2S is pretty quiet except for the Y axis when it goes to move quickly. It resignates though the frame and vibrates pretty loud. No idea how to quiet it down or if you even can. Everything is tight so it isnt something loose. Regardless I am excited to see how the MK3 performs since the MK2S does really well.September 23, 2017 at 8:03 am #44516
I freaking love it. How the heck are any of those other companies going to justify $1000+ for there “dumb” printers?
There are so many new features I am going to have to spend some time looking into them. No endstops? Those drivers must take some serious programming. His new firmware will be interesting. Detecting layer slip….
I wonder if I can get the new boards (if there is even firmware) and if the rambo’s will be any cheaper now.September 23, 2017 at 8:08 am #44517
The fiament sensor is pretty amazing. Its able to detect flow.
And its going to be super handy for the people in the facebook group that keep posting their plastic blob nozzel monsters.September 26, 2017 at 9:54 am #44754
Tom got a close up of the new board.September 26, 2017 at 10:07 am #44755
We need 1 more driver on there for dual endstops.
I can’t believe the no endstop thing has been sitting in the firmware for a while? How the hell isn’t that more popular, I thought he invented it, turns out he just implemented it…dam this industry moves fast.September 26, 2017 at 10:09 am #44756
How does it even work?September 26, 2017 at 10:13 am #44757
I can only assume it sees a current spike when the stepper gets obstructed. But it must only be on when seeking an endstop or I imagine any hard accelerations would trigger it as well. Hope it doen’t need to bash a solid object to trigger.September 26, 2017 at 1:07 pm #44768
SteveParticipantI wonder if I can get the new boards (if there is even firmware) and if the rambo’s will be any cheaper now.
I asked Josef about the availability of the new boards. He said he would eventually have spares on the site and Ulti should also release. He also said the firmware is pretty specific and didn’t think marlin in its current form would run on it. As far as the Rambos getting cheap, I would imagine so, Prusa was a pretty large consumer.September 28, 2017 at 9:28 am #44874
They just told me they are trying the Archim boards with the trinamic drivers, that will be cool as the new Marlin 2.0 seems to be integrating the 32bit boards into the main branch finally The archim has daughter board capabilities so I am not sure how different the two really are, same company, same drivers, similar capabilities…September 28, 2017 at 7:17 pm #44917
Are they thinking at all of a mini Archim?September 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm #44918
Not sure. To me that board is by far the best bang for the buck, when it gets support. Right now I can’t get the LCD to work right, and they even sent me a patch and it still didn’t work. I might have seen the issue but need to focus on the dual endstop right now.
I just saw they made a formal request to Thinkyhead over at Marlin to support Archim. If it gets pulled in I see no reason not to use it. Not exactly sure what that means, but he did add it to the ToDo list.
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