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Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Jan 22, 2017 4:31 pm

16 inch stone paver, about 4 bucks
4 big rubber feet, about 3 bucks

Noise, down about 80%
Prints, noticable better
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Here are someore pictures
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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Jan 23, 2017 8:33 pm

I am completely with you, that is absolutely no noise at all. I guess it is silence mode tho, right?

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Jan 30, 2017 8:51 pm

Mine sits on feet I made from Semi-Flex and then on my granite counter top and it is silent also. So great idea with the paver.

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Jan 31, 2017 1:29 am

Too cool. I have 6 of those pavers under my workbench (we were forced to remove some by our condo association). Thank you for posting this. It will be happening here too.

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Jan 31, 2017 4:27 am

It's a great tip!

How heavy is the paver block? In metric it's about 40.64 cm x 40.64 cm x 5 cm.

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Feb 01, 2017 2:24 am

I was wondering, there's a USB cable running from the Rambo card to something hidden behind the frame of the Prusa. Is it some kind of networked repeater to command the printer ?

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Feb 01, 2017 2:47 pm

David,

Looks to be a Raspberry Pi. It is used to control the printer instead of having it connected to a PC or having to use the SD card to shuttle gcode back and forth to print.

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Mar 19, 2017 11:29 pm

Thank you, adding a paver and a foam mat made a huge difference!

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Mar 20, 2017 9:02 am

That looks mighty cool!
I'm wondering though, how heavy is a typical paver? I'm planning on building a LACK enclosure, and I'm not sure how well the paper honeycomb inside will handle the weight...

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Re: Best $7 buck improvement you can make

Mar 28, 2017 12:24 am

My paver is listed online as 40 pounds (18.14 kg). I have it on a giant mouse pad that I was already using under the printer. I am not in low power mode, but it is significantly quieter. I can be in the same room without any real issues. It sounds about as loud as you would expect a printer to now. My Y axis is still the noise maker.

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