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DavidW [Materials]
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river [Quick-start guide]
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     - Obtain your model(s) in STL format.     - Obtain your model(s) in STL format.
-    - Open Curaand load your model(s) via ''​File -> Load model file...''​+    - Install cura. The .AppImage file you get for linux is an executable. 
 +    - Select Olsson block option. Select nozzle setting 0.4mmwhich is the default. 
 +    - Load your model(s) via ''​File -> Load model file...''​
     - Click and drag on a model to place it where you want on the build plate. Multiple models will need a certain amount of clearance around them, as shown by a light grey area when the model is selected. Rotate, scale and mirror tools are in the bottom left of the 3D view when a model is selected.     - Click and drag on a model to place it where you want on the build plate. Multiple models will need a certain amount of clearance around them, as shown by a light grey area when the model is selected. Rotate, scale and mirror tools are in the bottom left of the 3D view when a model is selected.
     - Select a quality setting in the top left. '​Normal'​ seems to be good for most prints. (TODO: Add an image comparing the same print in different quality settings)     - Select a quality setting in the top left. '​Normal'​ seems to be good for most prints. (TODO: Add an image comparing the same print in different quality settings)
     - Once you're happy with the positioning and settings, save the GCode using ''​File -> Save GCode''​. Copy this file to the printer'​s SD card and insert the card back into the printer.     - Once you're happy with the positioning and settings, save the GCode using ''​File -> Save GCode''​. Copy this file to the printer'​s SD card and insert the card back into the printer.
     - [[https://​ultimaker.com/​en/​support/​view/​146-bed-leveling|Level the build plate]]. (TODO: Add some instructions below)     - [[https://​ultimaker.com/​en/​support/​view/​146-bed-leveling|Level the build plate]]. (TODO: Add some instructions below)
 +    - Measure the diameter of the filament you are using and set this in the printer. The filament may not be exactly what it is labelled as.
     - Coat the build plate with a thin layer of glue using a glue stick, under where the part(s) will be printed.     - Coat the build plate with a thin layer of glue using a glue stick, under where the part(s) will be printed.
     - Using the controls on the printer, go to ''​Print''​ and hover over your file.     - Using the controls on the printer, go to ''​Print''​ and hover over your file.
     - Note down the length of filament to be used by the print and pay based on the costs above.     - Note down the length of filament to be used by the print and pay based on the costs above.
     - Select your file to start the print     - Select your file to start the print
 +    - You may get better results by adjusting the temperatures. If the print is stringy try cooler. If it doesn'​t stick together well try hotter. Adjust 5 or 10 degrees at a time.
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     - Once the print is finished, wait for the printer to cool down and say it's okay to remove the part. You can remove it earlier, but you risk deforming the printed part or burning yourself on all the hot bits.     - Once the print is finished, wait for the printer to cool down and say it's okay to remove the part. You can remove it earlier, but you risk deforming the printed part or burning yourself on all the hot bits.
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