We met on Sunday and did some testing. We got the filament to extrude out at a good rate. We initially had some issues with the power of the new motor we got. We let the extruder heat up and has to run the motor at a higher voltage than suggested. Once we had some movement the voltage was set to 12V and it ran good. There are a few pictures below and a video of it working. Also, the video has some footage of the strength of the filament.
Things to do
- Upgrade motor- we need a little bit more torque
- Mount Fan- this will help the filament not stretch out
- Clean up the prototype
- Put the spool motor back on