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Utilizing the colormixing functionality of Repetier-Firmware 0.92.8 using the Diamond Hotend on a bq Witbox.
Unfortunately Slic3r messed up and left out two layers of the hull, as you can see from the images.
Timelapse video: https://youtu.be/m6lzhnLwLZg
bq Witbox equipped with Diamond Hotend
Printed using Cyan, Magenta and Yellow PLA
Color mixing: http://reprap.org/wiki/Repetier_Color_Mixing
bq Witbox with Diamond Hotend: http://reprap.me/bq-witbox-with-diamond-hotend.html
Nice. I will soon modify my printer with a diamond hotend.
What is the process to apply colours?
I am looking for informations everywhere but it is still difficult to find people who experimented color mixing
what's that structure in the background ?
I wanted the colors to be uniform even for the smaller parts of the model, so I used a purge tower in order to purge the nozzle of the previous blend prior to printing the actual part. This procedure is repeated for every blend in each layer.
For more info see: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:720362
Very nice work
Too bad the color mixing works only with repetier fw/host.
that is only for now. I think/hope other firmwares will soon follow the trend ;)
Yes, I think Marlin devs are also implementing colormix.https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/MarlinDev/pull/361
I want to print some yellow/red/orange mixxed tulips to my mom.
I would use Repetier FW, but couldn't get the bed autolevel working (they say it's buggy)
I am following that thread too, hope to get to test it sometime soon :)
Never tried the bed autolevel thingy..
Bed probing is cool, lol.
Nice work with the benchyboat! Ima try it too soon (tricolor)
Were you using a regular Diamond hotend with 0.4mm orifice, or some special custom made, lets say with like a 0.2mm orifice?
Yes, just a plain regular off-the-shelf Diamond Hotend with 0.4 mm nozzle, 1.75 mm filament and E3D-LiteV6 Heatsinks connected through 500 mm bowden tubes to the MK9 bowden extruders.
I did however scale the model about 150% before printing..
Hi Martin, well done!!!
It was 13 hours.
By the way, I just updated the description with a video link.