Microstepping calibration set
by whosawhatsis, published
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
This part is specifically designed to make the moire/tree ring effect, caused by inaccurate microstepping or otherwise insufficient horizontal resolution, visible. Use this to test for it so that you can recalibrate to get rid of it. You probably won't need to worry about it unless you are trying to print layers .1mm or smaller.
You don't get the full effect on the round pieces from the pictures, but check out the full-size (which is also upside-down for some reason) to get a better look: http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/7e/1e/bb/0e/66/Photo_Jun_12_12_40_03.jpg
The effect will be easier to see when your vertical resolution gets better than your horizontal resolution. The print shown is at .1mm, and I calculated the rings to be caused by an effective horizontal resolution of .17mm (with proper calibration of my pololu drivers, it should be 1/16 of that).
To make the effect most visible, print with shiny filament at .1mm or better vertical resolution.
More information on this effect:
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Microstepping calibration set by whosawhatsis is licensed under the Creative Commons - Public Domain Dedication license.
What does this mean?
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving whosawhatsis a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure whosawhatsis would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).