Upgrading the Franken-CR10S to use the new Hemera In this post I'm going to talk a bit about my migration away from the dual E3D Volcano setup I've been using on my Frankensteined CR10S and over to the Hemera from E3D. This is notable for me for a couple of reasons. First, the dual extrusion setup is less optimal than I liked, it worked most of the time but was always a hassle to get working properly and too many variable to go wrong.
Migrating to GKE For some time now I've been a fan of Kubernetes. I run a small cluster at home for tinkering, but it doesn't really enable me to get a feel for running this in the cloud. I need to setup my own load balancer (metallb) storage is more annoying as I need to provide that as well (glusterfs). I have sorted those problems, but I still wanted to try running something in the cloud.
A Followup on the CR10S S5 So I've been tinkering with the printer for about a week now. All of my planned upgrades have come in and some of them ended up not needing to be upgrades, I'll talk more in detail about that below. For those not wanting to read the whole article, the short of it is I've pretty much dialed in the settings with the new extruder/hotend using 3mm filament, and I am impressed with the results.
A brief overview of the CR10S-S5 Recently I decided one 3D printer was just not enough. I have no complaints about my first printer, an Ultimaker 2+, it creates some beautiful prints and does them quickly as well. However, I do every so often want to print bigger, which means multiple pieces and glue. So I had been keeping an eye out for a decent quality large volume printer, and my dreams came true!