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  1. Finally Fixed Jerky Flash Videos in Firefox on Kubuntu 11.04!

    August 14, 2011 by Hannah

    For months, ever since I installed Kubuntu 11.04 on my brand new shiny laptop, Flash videos have been jerky and frequently crashed the whole darn machine when played full screen. The “Official” advice regarding x64 Firefox and Flash didn’t help at all, but I never managed to get around to Googling the problem and finding a solution… Until now!

    FlashAidSeveral threads on Ubuntu Forums suggested the Flash Aid Firefox Plugin, with many people reporting success. Now I am one of them! Although I didn’t achieve success at first, I had to do the following:

    1. Install FireAid plugin
    2. Restart Firefox
    3. Run FireAid Wizard
    4. In a command terminal, type:
      sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree
      sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-installer
      sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin64-installer
      sudo apt-get autoremove
      sudo updatedb
      sudo mkdir /etc/adobe
      echo "OverrideGPUValidation=true" >~/mms.cfg
      sudo mv ~/mms.cfg /etc/adobe/
    5. Reboot

    Really I probably did it backwards and should have done 4 and 5 before 1, 2 and 3, but nevertheless it worked :)


  2. Importance of Wade’s Spring Tension

    August 5, 2011 by Hannah

    Left - too low a spring tension can cause weak parts that break. Right - the correct spring tension results in good strong prints.

    Having the right spring tension on your Wade’s extruder can be the difference between a useful part and a broken part. (more…)


  3. Backlash Battles

    August 3, 2011 by Hannah

    Backlash causing gaps

    If you have wonky circles or infill not meeting the edges in your prints, then you likely have backlash. There are several potential causes of backlash in your 3D printer, which makes it a particularly tricky problem to iron out. I’ve been trying to eliminate the backlash in Mendel, and have had some success. (more…)


  4. Bowden Extruder Troubles

    July 13, 2011 by Hannah

    Butterfly Gouged Into Print Bed

    Our Huxley hot end kept popping out from the clamp, which was warping under the heat, and ramming into the print bed gouging out designs in the plywood.

    Several iterations of clamp design later and we’ve settled on a beefed up version that seems to cope with the force of the extruder (even when I had set the Z STEPS_PER_MM to 20% of what it should have been). (more…)


  5. Soldering Iron Tip Maintenance

    May 25, 2011 by Hannah

    Check out these videos on how to clean and maintain your soldering iron tip – excellent advice!

    Video credits: simplyswankllc