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Im definatley a noob to 3d printing, but i got my first 3d printer yesterday and was going to print some of the ez bits. My question is, for the servo arm should i use supports?
I know it may be a daft question to some, but i dont have enough material to risk doing it wrong
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Because of all of this, it is a trial and error thing. Even if someone else has your exact setup, you will find that your settings will probably be slightly different. I would plan on printing for a bit before you get you setting down right. There is a lot of learning that goes into using a 3d printer, but some printers are better than others at being more of an unboxing it and print type of printer.
I am sure many others will help you, but you need to try a part. You will need to buy more filament so consider it soon.
I have a DaVinci 1.0a and it works great!
There are many EZB 3d files which you can print. Get the simple ones to start. Also get use to your machine, and be patient. I write down my settings so I can watch my progress.
Let us know what you are using for software.
Also the direction that is printed on the print bed also matters. If it is aligned horizontal or vertical. Oh, and the resolution that it is printed at. The resolutions are displayed for each 3d printable part in the ez-robot library.
And lastly, the type of servo that is being used may have a different horn size. All the parts are designed around the ez-robot HD servos, which have the same horn size between HD and Micro.
See, this is why I love this forum. Everyone is always so helpful and freindly, even if i seem to ask a simple question.
Thanks djsures and jeremie, the servos im using are from hobbyking. awesome servos but don have a clue how many teeth they are.
I added the part im printing as it was in the stl file ( image attached ). 0.1mm resolution and ive added supports and rafts if its as simple as my servo output gears are a little larger, i can deal with that so thats fine. When these first came out, i had a company send me a sample print of this lever and it fit perfectly.
In fairness, im now doing my 3rd ever print and i seem to be getting closer to understanding things a little more
I have made a few and they work well.