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Can't comment on blog post [message #42554] Mon, 23 January 2012 15:56 UTC Go to next message
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I'm having some hassle getting a comment posted. I enter a comment and then the anti-spam string, but then I am told I entered the anti-spam string incorrectly. If I try again I am also told that there is no "hash header" or something.

NB: I have already commented on that post a couple of days earlier, I just had a new question - it's about the new flexi-material.


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42604 is a reply to message #42554 ] Mon, 23 January 2012 22:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey peter, that's not good.

When did this happens, and what's your browser and computer info?


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42617 is a reply to message #42604 ] Mon, 23 January 2012 23:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It started happening yesterday, and the day before as well, I think.

I'm running Chrome on Windows Vista Home Premium SP2.


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42662 is a reply to message #42617 ] Tue, 24 January 2012 18:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anti-spam strings are supposed to distinguish humans from machines. Have you ever consider you could be a machine?
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Sorry, just kidding...
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Welcome to Shapeways!

Hope your problem wil be solved quickly...


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42674 is a reply to message #42554 ] Tue, 24 January 2012 21:58 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, I tried again, no change today! Confused

My question was to do with the new "squishy" material. Here is my question!

I asked a question about making a suction cup on the YouTube post, and got a reply saying this material was airtight, but you mentioned here that the surface is slightly rough.

It would be great (for me!) if you could design and print a suction cup and report back on adhesion to a smooth surface. Or, if there's a problem, some ideas on a workaround or further development.
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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42681 is a reply to message #42674 ] Tue, 24 January 2012 23:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey! I'd be happy to print a sample suction cup to test it out. Just send me the STL file (nancy (at) shapeways.com).

However, I just submitted the first sample batch for testing, so you'll have to wait a few more weeks before we send in the second batch. If you're still interested, shoot me the sample file.

Thanks!



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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42682 is a reply to message #42674 ] Tue, 24 January 2012 23:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Peter, I looped in our Materials Lead on your question.

In the meantime, I created an item for this in Uservoice. You may want to sign up and vote on this issue to help get it handled by our dev team.

http://feedback.shapeways.com/forums/111989-shapeways-feedba ck/filters/new

Thanks Smile



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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42687 is a reply to message #42681 ] Wed, 25 January 2012 00:37 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh dear, I have to do something new!

Well, I've already had a look at Sketchup, so now I'll have to download the software and maybe get the STL-export upgrade.

And then see how it goes! Good thing I have a few weeks...
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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42940 is a reply to message #42687 ] Fri, 27 January 2012 23:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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For some reason I seem to have the same problem with the same blog. I can not add a post to it either (i'm very interested in trying this material actually - got one design which was originally for a flexible material).
Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #42945 is a reply to message #42940 ] Sat, 28 January 2012 00:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, nice to hear it's not just me! Nip over to Uservoice (link above) and vote for resolution, that might help things along.


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43002 is a reply to message #42945 ] Sat, 28 January 2012 23:06 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Done, I've added my vote there.

By the way, for the design of the suction cup you can also consider https://www.123dapp.com/. I find it easier for more mechanical parts.

[Updated on: Sat, 28 January 2012 23:33 UTC]

Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43007 is a reply to message #42687 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 00:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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suction cup type thingy attached - 20mm outside diameter, 4.3mm outside cup height + something to hold, 3.5mm inside cup height, cup wall thickness 0.8mm - feel free to use & rescale as needed Smile

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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43033 is a reply to message #43007 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 14:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tried to download load and import, got an error "no solid name found, or not an ASCII stl file."

I'm using a free plugin to Google SketchUp. It's definitely not an ASCII file. Fast work though Razz


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43034 is a reply to message #43002 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 14:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the link, now in my bookmarks. I've just started to learn SketchUp and am getting ideas, so I'll press on with that for now.


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icon3.gif  Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43035 is a reply to message #43033 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 14:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Its an STL binary file - binarys end up a smaller filesize than ASCII - grab yourself a copy of NetFabb Basic (free) for viewing, scaling, etc - NetFabb is also an invaluable tool for checking measuring and repairing meshes.

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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43045 is a reply to message #42681 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 17:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As requested, attached is an STL file exported from Google SketchUp and then verified in NetFabb.

The various wire-frame views look as they should and NetFabb reports no errors. Here are the expected dimensions:

Cup diam: 3cm (er, if I remember)
Cup depth: 3mm

...that's what I set in SketchUp, of course you should double-check! Plus there's a handle on the top. I hope it's acceptable to you, please let me know Smile

[Updated on: Mon, 30 January 2012 01:58 UTC]


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Re: Can't comment on blog post [message #43069 is a reply to message #43035 ] Sun, 29 January 2012 23:00 UTC Go to previous message
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Hi Paul, many thanks, I got NetFabb and fixed a few things!


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