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9 Jun, 15 tweets, 2 min read
I think my 3d printer's camera may be misaligned
It just sent me an update saying that the print is done, and included this picture of the final print.
I knew it was a mistake to try to print on the ceiling
Actually now I'm wondering if that would work. Gravity obviously helps a print stick to the build plate and helps the melted filament go in the right direction, but in theory you could get by without it. I could mount a 3d printer upside down and have it print!
The main issue I can think of is that my printer intentionally does some nozzle clearing stuff that may depend on gravity, which would cause problems. They'd end up dropping filament on the nozzle which would be bad
Also I have a Bltouch bed leveling sensor installed and that does require gravity to deploy
But I could always disable that
Disabling that and the nozzle cleaning would probably do it, though.
The other fun part is that it would add a constraint on build size:
Once the build gets too big, it'll exceed the build plate adhesion and fall off
Also my build plate is magnetic. At some point even if it couldn't disconnect from the build plate, it'd just pull the build plate off
It'd be interesting to see what exactly would break when you try this.
I'm sure something would, and it'd be something I wouldn't expect. But it'd be neat to see, I'm sure.
I don't want to break my own working printer right now, though.
Maybe when I finish putting my broken one back together
It's lighter, too, which'll make it easier to mount upside down.
Although I think the design is harder to mount... I may need a lot of duct ties and zip tape
Also I would like to say that it is ANTI-SOUTHERNER prejudice that "which'll" isn't in my keyboard's dictionary. We speak contractions, fluently.
Y'all'd've thrown a fit if we left out yankee nonsense words like "unsweetened tea" or "bubbler" or "we don't have air conditioning"

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