Thursday, April 30, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Installing Lawsy's MK5 Extruder Assembly with E3D v6 Hotend

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). I already upgraded the power supply, removed the original extruder, and assembled the new hotend (see previous posts). Now was the time to actually install it.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Ubuntu Software Updater Complains That Boot Partition is Full

While running the Ubuntu Software Updater, it threw the message:
"The upgrade needs a total of XX.X MB free space on disk '/boot'. Please free at least an additional YY.Y MB of disk space on '/boot'. Empty your trash and remove temporary packages of former installations using 'sudo apt-get clean'."

This is probably because you have a bunch of residual kernels that need to get cleaned out; the steps suggested in the message won't actually fix this problem.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Assembling an E3D v6 Hotend

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). It comes in parts, not assembled, so I had to put it together.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Disassembling the Extruder

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). This necessitated first disassembling the original acrylic, jigsaw extruder.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Upgrading a Solidoodle 2 Pro - Power Supply

My 2012 Solidoodle 2 Pro 3D printer's original extruder got irreparably clogged, so I needed to replace the hotend. I decided to go with an E3D v6 1.75mm hotend (USA). This necessitated upgrading/replacing the power supply as well.