Great progress yesterday.


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



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.



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



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,