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  • #44373

    Johnny
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    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.

    #44377

    Jeffeb3
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    Thomas Sanladerer received a multiple extrusion MK2, so it might not be the MKX:

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    #44380

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44384

    Mmmfishtacos
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    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.

     

    #44385

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44388

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    I use the same machine for cutting spaghetti. I don’t like spinning it on my spoon.

    #44389

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    HAHAHA just open your mouth at the end of the ramp let the spaghetti fall in. That is plush living right there.

    #44390

    Kevin Lopez
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    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.

    #44391

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Screw counter then auto bagger…I have a solid idea but I always end up a making other things when I open CAD.

    #44455

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Such a tease.

     

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    #44473

    Mmmfishtacos
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    Looks like theres a new board.

    #44474

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Hmmmm, there is an archim update that I have only seen schematics for. looks pretty similar to the previous one.

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    #44477

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44495

    Mmmfishtacos
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    Just a few hours left. This is like christmas!

    #44501

    Mmmfishtacos
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    #44502

    Mmmfishtacos
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    #44504

    Mmmfishtacos
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    #44509

    Jeffeb3
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    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…

    #44512

    Mmmfishtacos
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    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.

    #44513

    Johnny
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    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.

    #44516

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44517

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    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.

    #44754

    Mmmfishtacos
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    #44755

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44756

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    How does it even work?

    #44757

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #44768

    Steve
    Participant
    I 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.

    #44874

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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…

    #44917

    Bill
    Participant

    Are they thinking at all of a mini Archim?

    #44918

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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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