Oh god, this thing isn't usable.
- Anyone can connect and fuck with a print job.
- It has no pause functionality, they lied.
- It has no built-in editor, they lied.
It doesn't calibrate properly, so it can't actually be used.
It already had an object stuck to it. It was a fucking ugly thing.
- I guess I should be glad it didn't detach in shipping.
- Pulling it up to get at the base wasn't intuitive for me.. good thing I had already seen videos of it.. this is the sort of basic thing which needs screenshots, text and even video to explain.
- It really needs a handle to lift it up, and a tab on the base to help open it. Also, since the top spool cover doesn't lock (and doesn't really close properly) it's worrisome to tilt the whole machine.
- Apparently the networking is entirely open, allowing anyone to connect and print. This makes it unusable.
- I didn't realise/remember it would be wireless. Good thing I have a wireless networking USB stick around.
I have to disconnect from my internet to connect to the Tiko.
- It would turn out that I can disconnect from it when a print is under way, so it's not totally horrible, just really fucking annoying.
- I had to turn off ad blocking to use its web interface.
- There's nothing but a three-panel quick start guide and some vague sketches to show how to get this thing working.
- What's this about doing a drag-and-drop to load an image file?
Filament loading is shit.
- The pamphlet's picture showing the loading is wrong. There's some sort of tube thing in the machine which I was seriously tempted to wrench out because it didn't match the documentation. Apparently it's important for feeding the filament through.
- Filament loading is not intuitive in the least.. the fucking light blinks, making is annoying to see inside the machine to feed it.. I leave the existing tube in, barely insert the filament. click the 'load filament' option, slide the filament in as far as it goes, then use some force until it begins making noise.
Trying to print a demo, I'm stuck.. where's the 'fucking print' button?
- Oh, it's at the bottom. God damn these idiots and this fancy shit.
- Why is the default temperature 210C when the filament is rated for 200?
My first print..
- Printed the demo with 200C 0.05mm. It was complete shit. Shittier than what was stuck to it during shipping.
- The demo model should already be pre-calculated to make it bloody fast.
- There's.. no included editing software. They lied.
There is no pause functionality. They lied.
We are working on a function that will allow the print to pause during a print, but at the moment if you run out in mid-print, the filament will unload automatically and the print will cancel. It's certainly a feature we're looking at building into the slicer, but print quality is our number one priority right now!
- God damn it's constant strobing is annoying.
It has no off switch, the user is expected to unplug it to reboot it or turn it off.
My first print ∞
My first print did some calibration, I think, and then pretended to print but nothing actually happened. It was literally drawing patterns in the air.
I tried to manually heat the nozzle.. I don't know what this is supposed to do. It gave a countdown.
I tried to print the demo again. I tried manual calibration, which allowed me to skip calibration. I don't care where on the base it prints the demo..
Failed, reset it back to its default 210C 0.2mm
Tried unloading the filament, then re-loading it.
.. just leaving it alone, apparently it'll take 41m..
No, it wasn't doing a fucking thing.
"Checking for filament." takes fucking forever.
I figured it out: Fixing Tiko's non-printing
God damn it's rough. I did it at 200C (since the filament said that).
My second print ∞
One guy raised the temperature to 212C, trying that.
Trying to print something big listed one side up off of the surface
.. and it floats the nozzle and drools to print.
Fucking garbage.. it's not even trying to touch the thing.
Trying again 212C 0.05mm and oh god does it take a long time to prepare the print. It should prompt for the calibration stuff first, so I can walk away after starting it.
7h to 27h
It made no difference, it appears that calibration is wrong in one direction, making the nozzle float when printing one end.
The device is garbage.
Fixing Tiko's non-printing ∞
Filament doesn't get "tugged on" when loading, and the device claims to load the filament but nothing is created when printing.. it just draws in mid-air.
- Unloaded the filament
- Removed the filament, pulling it completely out.
- Flip it upside-down
- Remove the bottom plate
- Everything is attached well.
- Replace the bottom plate
- Flip it upright
Solution: Perform the loading process, but this time I used some more significant force.. it did finally "grab" the filament and I could feel it tugging.
The forum ∞
- Is slow
- I had to use chrome to change my avatar. Pale Moon doesn't work for its file opening dialogs.
- requires a 6k 90px avatar.. jesus that's small, and it won't resize.
- I keep being forced to log in.. I'll try having it remember me.
- Why is there a Connect With Innovators board?
Clicking to subscribe to a topic changes the icon.. but.. it's not obvious.