I finally leveled my printer bed and verified that my tape covering had the proper clearance.

 

So I made a test print of a 3D mars map.  At this scale, it was less than impressive, but I wanted to see how well it could be printed.

 

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Now I noticed that the layers did not melt together.  Does anyone have an idea as to why?  I am using PLA that came with the printer, so I wonder if it is just too old or possibly absorbed too much moisture.

 

So now I can move on to designing my neck brace and see if it can be printed by the printerbot Jr.

 

More to follow.

 

DAB