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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #285 on: March 04, 2021, 04:21:49 AM »
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No update, but have been using the printer all night. Even though I made the clip to use as a drip hanger for when prints are done. There is barely enough room to even tip the print head up on end without me smacking into the upper part of the machine. And man the whole thing out in the open design sure is messy. It feels like so many steps backwards.

They need to make an OG Photon with a stronger UV light along with a 15 micron pixel screen  8)


You can extend the height and since you have a longer lead screw you should. It helps a ton. I will get you the file to change and run in the morning.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #286 on: March 04, 2021, 04:30:05 AM »
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If they won't cover that then what exactly will they cover?  You just bought the thing.

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #287 on: March 04, 2021, 05:21:18 AM »
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If they won't cover that then what exactly will they cover?  You just bought the thing.


I know it’s the worst customer service.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #288 on: March 04, 2021, 05:49:15 AM »
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Wow!  They are saying that dead pixels are caused by hardened resin pressing against glass screen?  That sounds like bull to me.  I also have a feeling that that English is not their first language.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #289 on: March 04, 2021, 05:57:09 AM »
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I have scraped hardened resin off my Photon screen several times with a razor blade, no dead pixels in over 2 years.

This screen is $90 bucks.

Guess if anything this thread will let anyone else know not to buy one of these.

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #290 on: March 04, 2021, 07:55:24 AM »
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I have scraped hardened resin off my Photon screen several times with a razor blade, no dead pixels in over 2 years.

This screen is $90 bucks.

Guess if anything this thread will let anyone else know not to buy one of these.

For sure!  What a poorly executed machine.  Very flimsily built.

Is the screen even available yet?  The last I looked it was out of stock, or just not available.

I've said it before and it's worth repeating...  I should have just bought the Elegoo Saturn instead (the caveat here is that the Saturn's are very hard to come by!)

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #291 on: March 04, 2021, 08:16:52 AM »
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For sure!  What a poorly executed machine.  Very flimsily built.

Is the screen even available yet?  The last I looked it was out of stock, or just not available.

I've said it before and it's worth repeating...  I should have just bought the Elegoo Saturn instead (the caveat here is that the Saturn's are very hard to come by!)

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #292 on: March 04, 2021, 08:25:28 AM »
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@Chris333 to change the height of your machine in "firmware".

M8026 I145;

You make a new text file and call it "new_height.gcode" Then inside that file place the bit of code mentioned above. Where the number after the I is 145mm. Yours is probably like 160 if you're using the photon lead screw. Then you put that on your USB card and "print" the new_height file.

It makes working with the build plate tolerable then. Mine is set like this and I used this code to set it. Let me know if you run into troubles.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #293 on: March 04, 2021, 09:37:15 AM »
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Wishing now I had bought the Saturn. That's what I looked at first.

Me too...  I tried getting one on the pre-reservation release but waffled on hitting the "buy" button by about 20sec. and lost out.

Now they're hard to come by, I guess the mfg is having a tough time making them fast enough!

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #294 on: March 04, 2021, 02:09:32 PM »
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@Chris333 to change the height of your machine in "firmware".

M8026 I145;

You make a new text file and call it "new_height.gcode" Then inside that file place the bit of code mentioned above. Where the number after the I is 145mm. Yours is probably like 160 if you're using the photon lead screw. Then you put that on your USB card and "print" the new_height file.

It makes working with the build plate tolerable then. Mine is set like this and I used this code to set it. Let me know if you run into troubles.

But then I'd need a longer rail or it would "go off the rails"  :D

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #295 on: March 04, 2021, 02:28:49 PM »
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But then I'd need a longer rail or it would "go off the rails"  :D


Oh dang I forgot you have the old rail. I think you have about 10mm to work with. You might check.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #296 on: March 05, 2021, 08:41:02 AM »
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@Chris333 do you have a picture of how your machine turned out? I think I’m going to get the sheet of aluminum and try that.
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #297 on: March 05, 2021, 02:23:29 PM »
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Here it is right now from the top:


You can see 3 more screws under my tape. I used 6-32 screws and countersunk the hole with a bit in a hand drill.

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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #298 on: March 05, 2021, 02:53:47 PM »
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Looks good how is it printing after the stiffener?
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Re: Phrozen Sonic Mini 4k
« Reply #299 on: March 05, 2021, 03:09:27 PM »
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Less flexing, but not all gone. You can see the angled pencil mark where I plan to add a rail brace like Jeff's.  With your dual rail it may be stiff enough as is.