Wow. Totally didn’t see this one coming.
So I’ve been furiously prototyping models for Kickstarter #2. The keystone model for this next project is what we in the business call a giant-ass bucket of geometry. The gCode works out to something like 90MB (!) of data.
Models like this take forever to print, so rather than try to maintain a USB connection between the computer and the printer it’s generally best to print stuff like this from an SD card. A little interruption like a monitor going to sleep can kill the USB if one isn’t careful, and then you’ve got yourself a half-finished print.
The model started printing at 9AM yesterday after some very careful calibration and painters’ tape finessing, and everything was going great until about 2:30AM today, when I came downstairs to find this:
Mother pus bucket.
I’ve never seen this before, so to teh Googles we go. Turns out, at least in the opinion of some electrical engineers, the Replicator1’s Mightyboard generates a lot of electrical interference can cause the bot to fail over long prints.
Live and learn, back to the drawing board, and a host of other try-try-again platitudes must suffice to get me through the day.