3D Print GLOWING ColorFabb XT PLA Filament on PrintrBot

Difficulty: Star LitStar LitStar UnlitStar UnlitStar Unlit (2/5)

Glow in The Dark Peace and Love Heart

It is a mesmerizing video to watch… I use the PrintrBot Simple to 3D print glow in the dark ColorFabb XT PLA Filament. Excuse the quality as this video was shot in complete darkness, and brightened up in post processing.

We used the silicone heated bed set to 65°C and an Extra Wide Roll of Blue Painters Tape for good bed adhesion. My hot end is heated pretty high for PLA, all the way up to 235°C. You might have luck with a little lower temperature but higher definitely will require more heat than normal for PLA.

If you’d like to see more please drop a comment below, email me directly using admin@triplemike.com, or hit me up at any of the social links below with your comments and suggestions.

CR-10 Mini X-Axis Belt Centering Spacer

Difficulty: Star LitStar LitStar UnlitStar UnlitStar Unlit (2/5)

CR-10 Mini Belt Centering Spacer The first mod I created for my CR-10 Mini was a X-Axis Belt Centering Spacer. While assembling my new 3D Printer I noticed that the belt that controls the x axis which moves the extruder left to right was not running down the center of the extruded aluminum chassis as intended by the manufacturer. After searching high and low for a solution the ones I found were for tensioning the belt and also center at the same time. This seemed a bit overkill to me as the belt is very easy to tension, all I needed was a spacer to offset the idler pulley. You can see the blue spacer in the picture.

To get the proper size for your spacer you will need to measure the gap between the belt and the frame inside the channel, mine was 1mm. The spacer is 2.5mm thick to allow for some squishing to get good bed adhesion for some. After the 1 minute print finishes measure the thickness of the spacer and if it is too thick. Open your slicing software and simply cut off bottom of model  as necessary.

CR-10 Mini Belt Centering Spacer - Render

If you’d like to see more please drop a comment below, email me directly using admin@triplemike.com or hit me up at any of my social links with your comments and suggestions.