Human Thermostat Used in 3D Printer

By on December 6th, 2010 in Hardware, Ideas


YouTube user Moonyjube posts a video in which they use a manual temperature control (a human with a switch) to moderate the warmth on their heated print bed. Why on earth would someone use manual feedback? Haven’t they installed the appropriate and commonly available hardware to do this automatically? The answer is found on the video: 
Because I can’t get the *****ing Mosfet to work. 
I have to keep turning the heat print bed off and on our own to maintain a stable temperature of 110C. By hand! 
Such is the life of the hobby maker. There’s always a way to get it working, even if you have to do it yourself. By hand.

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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