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When I tried to print this (twice), it is huge. Using RepG25 with Python27l. Not sure if that made a difference, but the outline envelope doesn't happen anymore, either.
That is strange. My Gcode generator is Seinforge (35) and the model is made in Sketchup 8 (mm unit). The only thing that I can think of is that there is some unit conflict.
Again, this model is made in millimeters.
I just draw a line on the gear from the flat outward.
I like the idea of this indicator. Unfortunately I can't use it on my TOM because I used the outer bearing. The end of the stepper motor shaft is even with the bearing races. I guess I have to use a piece of duct tape stuck to the shaft's end. :'(
Is that purple filament? *DONT_KNOW*
Yes, itâs purple. I got it of some guy at eBay. Itâs rather a dull color and not as bright as I had hoped.
Any idea if we can make something to indicate if the filamenrt is turning too?
Marcus, why not just get a spare Mk5/6 drive gear and print a part to hold it and an idler bearing, pinching the filament. You might need 3 or 4 bearings, but the whole thing wouldn't add any resistance to the filament and would allow you to add a visual indicator. And you could always add an encoder.
I keep a bit of soft cloth around the filament to sweep dust off, and, when i'm not sure it's moving, i can slide it up a bit, and watch it get pulled back towards the extruder