Great progress yesterday.

 

I sat down with the printer an looked over the nozzle area and I found the part I was looking for.

 

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There is a bearing wheel that puts tension on the filament against the drive wheel.

This detail was NOT included in the directions.  Luckily I was able to see how it should go together and adjusted the mechanism and viola, it printed just fine.

 

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Sorry for the fuzzy image, but I was hand holding the camera while the printer was moving.

 

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Here is the final print, using a tripod, and you can see the print.

 

I do have one question thought, how do I get the PLA residue off the bed?

I tried soap, water, alcohol, and its still there.  Anyone have a solution?

 

So now that the printer works, I can begin to think about designing the neck brace.

 

More later,

DAB