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Bonjour à toutes et tous, J'ai récemment fait l'acquisition d'une imprimante 3D, celle-ci: https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/afinibot-a1-delta-3d-printer-kit.html Je n'ai eu aucun problème à l'asse...

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2018-04-12 15:46 by DiaLFonZo
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Dear Mr/Mrs I was searching for a Lidar sensor for my bachelor thesis project and I found two products , I wanted to know what is the difference between these two ?? RPLidar A1M8 - 360 Degree Laser...

2018-03-16 13:28 by scharette
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Good Day. I am trying to find replacement tips for SL-30A Deluxe Temperature Controller Soldering Station, Product Code : RB-Ibo-109 Thanks. Mario...

2018-03-02 14:02 by mariostg
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As a complete novice can I ask the following: 1. I assume I need a Linux OS to operate a cnc converted mill as above. 2. Can I download Linux on my Windows 8 laptop? 3.This is more of an academic exe...

2018-02-28 12:10 by DiaLFonZo
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[highlight=#fbfbfb]On the first use of this machine, The Linksprite DIY CNC 3 Axis Engraver Machine Spindel motor does not spin on its own and when you give it a start by twisting the spindle, it o...

2018-02-26 12:35 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi Guys, I have come to this site as I have a printer extremely similar to your A3 (not purchased from you) that has elements that indicate this is a good place to start. The LCD after reset used to d...

2018-02-07 03:24 by mehran2016
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hello how or were does a person find the papers on how to put the thing together no papers in the box is there a web site or what thank you for your time mcachran...

2018-01-15 15:37 by rguimond
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Have specific questions about which type of 3D scanner & printer systems will satisfy my hobbyist needs. All-in-one, multiple colour filament extruder, hot detailed can the devices be for fine 20m...

2018-01-03 14:17 by DiaLFonZo
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I just received my assembled machine the other day and have no idea how to get started. The manual wasn't much help and haven't been able to find any help online. I've got it powered up and connected ...

2017-12-04 09:46 by DiaLFonZo
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I receive my parcel yesterday and one piece is broken. Also the screw don't fit with my printer part kits.. What must i do?...

2017-11-03 09:56 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi guys, I want to build a Laser engraver that works using a sort of galvo system instead of the traditionally used linear actuators. Galvo systems are used in laser scanners to position the the lase...

2017-11-01 09:11 by CBenson
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Bonjour, comment je dois faire pour acheter une table rotative CNC Sherline de France. Meilleures salutations...

2017-10-31 15:14 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, we purchased this product and connected the pump but we are getting little to no suction. Any advice?...

2017-09-13 10:09 by DiaLFonZo
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What is the difference between a shapeoko deluxe and a shapeoko 3 and can the 16" be expanded?...

2017-09-06 12:07 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi I have had my printer that I bought here for over 2 years and I always wanted to know one thing when I go to change the filament and put new stuff into the extruder the whole x carriage will move d...

2017-08-15 21:13 by Gamerguy85
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bought for my son a couple of years ago, moving it to the family pc, having trouble connecting through cura and repetier. Have installed the usb serial adapter, and see a usb com4 port, but still not...

2017-08-15 16:38 by bdaouas
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Hello, I recently purchased and setup a Shapeoko 3 XXL. I followed the instructions very closely. I'm having trouble with the Z axis. I can jog the other two axis' but the Z doesn't move. The belt is...

2017-08-08 20:15 by DiaLFonZo
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On the first use of this machine, The Linksprite DIY CNC 3 Axis Engraver Machine Spindel motor does not spin on its own and when you give it a start by twisting the spindle, it only runs at a very low...

2017-08-04 11:18 by CBenson
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Hey everyone! We just purchased a 7-Axis Robot and have been using Powermill as our main software for programming, but we're not sure if it's the best choice for us just yet. I was wondering if anyo...

2017-08-02 09:41 by CBenson
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Hi there! We are opening a one-of-a-kind Fab Lab, and are looking for recommendations / advice on the best dust collection systems for the type of work that we will be doing in our shop. BACKGROUND ...

2017-07-17 12:18 by thinktankgroup
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I have a few questions regarding the IIIDScan PrimeSense 3D Scanner. 1) What is the maximum Field of View? 2) The frame rate is specified as 30fps. Is this the rate at which the point clouds are prod...

2017-06-22 14:47 by CBenson
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hi there , my afinibot a3d i just got from you is now constructed but the screen although lit isnt displaying anything also my computer running windows 10 isnt picking up the printer . Any help with t...

2017-06-07 10:18 by DiaLFonZo
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Recently my Afinibot A3 started beeping mid print and the temp indicators are showing DEC. It seems as though it's stopping to heat up the element and wont extrude any further. Is there a way to c...

2017-05-24 13:48 by DiaLFonZo
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Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 3.23.35 AM.png Hi. So i have being trying to get this printer working. I have it communicating with my mac (os yosemite) through Repetier Host. Had to update drivers for...

2017-04-20 16:07 by studio passage
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Hello, I am trying to get my primesense scanner to communicate with my computer and function. When I attempt to run the set up I get an error and I cannot seem to figure out what the issue is. Any hel...

2017-04-19 09:59 by rbaker5
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Greetings! Im writing in regards to the RB-Cen-01 Vacuum forming machine. My main question is do you also sell the pump to go with it? If not what do you recommend someone use with it? Thank you Sc...

2017-04-07 12:08 by CBenson
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Hi, Before my old heat tube shorted/burnt out on me, it would easily hit 240~260C at any time within a couple minutes, but with the new heat tube I got from Robotshop, the heating caps at 206C even i...

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2017-04-06 08:57 by DiaLFonZo
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Folks, I am on the market for a 3D printer with 100 microns resolution or preferably better (20-50 microns), but at a teacher budget price. I really like the specs, construction and design of the Afi...

2017-03-30 08:45 by DiaLFonZo
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I just finished assembling my new Sparkfun Shapeoko Deluxe. I followed the video and I believe that I have it wired up properly. In the video is says after finishing the assembly, start up Universal...

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2017-02-21 09:03 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, I (my class) have recently finished building and wiring the Afinibot A3 3D printer. We have turned it on and the LCD has little squares. Obviously the board needs programming but I can find no...

2017-02-16 16:32 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi! I purchased theAfinibot A2 Delta 3D Printer last year and assembled it as required. It is my first 3D printer so I am very new to how all of it works. Firstly, when assembling it, I noticed that ...

2017-02-15 16:26 by DiaLFonZo
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Do you have the firmware for the Afinibot A31 (Creality CR-10)? Many thanks!...

2017-02-13 12:29 by DiaLFonZo
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I bought the afinibot printer and haven't been able to print. When I try it starts to load the file and then goes to the main screen. Has anyone seen this before? Appreciate any help....

2017-02-07 13:29 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to turn off the 3d printer without unplugging, some sort of sleep mode or such. I've been having the issue where when I plug it back in, the LCD screen remains b...

2017-01-30 14:33 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, I was looking for a replacement part for the attached image, I am not too sure what it is called, and I could not locate any trace of this spare part on the robotshop store. I was wondering if th...

2017-01-28 13:20 by Zirak
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Good afternoon, I just put together my Afinibot a3s. Everything checks out except for being able to connect it to my computer. I downloaded Repetier and Arduino. My issue is my printer is no where t...

2017-01-26 17:04 by BrendanO
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I recently purchased this 3D printer from RobotShop, assembled it and wired it up as per the instructions, and powered it on for the first time. For a while it seemed to be working fine. I went thro...

2017-01-17 12:13 by DiaLFonZo
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I finally managed to get my Afinibot all set up, tried to do a print today and nothing came out of the nozzle. The printer ran through the entire print without feeding anything. If I push down on th...

2017-01-11 11:57 by DiaLFonZo
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I have a Afinibot A3 3D Printer for 2 months now, and it wasn't until just recently that i've encountered this issue. My printer reboots itself randomly and is very inconsistent when it resets. When...

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2017-01-04 13:04 by DiaLFonZo
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Hey! I was wondering if it's possible to replace the circuit board that controls the servo motors and use PLC instead. for the : Makeblock XY-Plotter Robot Kit v2.0 (no Electronics). I was also wo...

2016-12-28 09:31 by DiaLFonZo
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I am assembling Afinibot A3 printer. The part labeled 'Framework' is broken into 3 pieces across the upper part of the frame. In addition, one of the four 'Z-axis motor support' parts is cut at an a...

2016-12-23 13:42 by sjewler
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I have just received this kit, purchased by my wife and have the following issue: 1. The controller board is not the same as the one in the instructions so the wiring is not clear as there are more po...

2016-12-23 09:20 by DiaLFonZo
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When purchasing the Afinibot A3 3D printer, is there filament in the kit or do I need to purchase it separately and if so what weight or type should I buy for this product?...

2016-12-07 16:18 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi, sorry if this is posted to the wrong category, I couldn't find a 3D printer-specific category. I recently purchased a kit from you for an Afinibot A3 3D printer. It was delivered yesterday, star...

2016-11-03 08:38 by DiaLFonZo
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Hi: I've just recently purchased a shapeoko router from your company and I have assembled it completely and i love it. Now since I am not electronic savvy, I have a problem with connecting the 2 Y a...

2016-10-31 15:56 by CBenson
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We just assembled the Afinibot A3 and are getting no signal from the LCD after assembly. We have double and triple checked all connections per instructions and seems OK. Do we need to update the firmw...

2016-10-25 12:03 by DiaLFonZo
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Hello, Is there somewhere to download the SDS sheet for the Robot Shop PLA? Product code REP-PLA-1.7-W-10 Thank you!...

2016-10-11 12:09 by DiaLFonZo
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So I had some troubles with the quality of several of my printed parts making completion of my build impossible, fortunately that was resolved very fast by support and new parts were sent. I managed ...

2016-09-19 12:11 by FeistyLemur
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Purchase Afinibot printer for my classroom and it does not recognize the SD card. I have went through all the set up procedures numerus times. Checked the code, the laptop can read the card but not th...

2016-09-15 11:50 by mgordeeva250
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Hello, I finished assembling the Afinibot A1 and did all the wiring. However, when I turn the unit on the blue LCD light comes on but there is no text. I tried to update the firmware but same thing h...

2016-09-06 11:02 by DiaLFonZo
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