Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Getting used to the sound of gearmotors

I have Tommelise running something like 18 hours daily now with about a 50% duty cycle. Those little Solarbotics gearmotors are a part of the background noise of my life now. While they're not particularly loud I can already see that acoustic covers for them is going to be a priority before too long.

When I shifted the control panel to a standard 0.1 mm resolution there was a bunch of fall out in tweak parameters in the microcontroller firmware. I suddenly started getting a mismatch between the outer perimeter of a layer and the infill. You can see what I am talking about here...

Notice the gap on the upper long edge closest to you. Getting away from cross-hatched infill had an unexpected benefit. It let me look at problems with the x and y axes in isolation from each other.

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