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Removing stubborn 3D prints from bed (my way of doing it)

 

Here is my method of removing stubborn prints from your 3D printer’s bed. This method does minimum damage to the bed coating (painter’s tape / capton tape).

All you need is box cutter. Follow 3 easy steps:

1 extend the box cutter blade and while keeping it at 10-20 degrees angle slide under the part with forward and side motion

2 retract the blade so the blade does not break on next step

3 with the blade inserted under the part, twist the box cutter until the part pops up

Works for me every time and keeps the painters tape in better shape compared to trying to pry it with a screwdriver or sharp object. Hope this helps someone.

 

Cheers,

-starlino

Radioshack Replies

So we finally received a reply from Radioshack "Wake Up Letter to Radioshack"  it was posted in the comments (and has been confirmed to be coming from Radioshacks corporate). Here it is:

Dear Electronics Hobbyists of America,

We have heard your voices. We are not going to deny that we have let the hobbyist business run on auto-pilot for several years now. The times changed, so we changed with it. Now the times are changing again. Hobbyists have remained dedicated to RadioShack for the better part of a century and we recognize that you deserve the same dedication from us. Our goal is to substantiate our loyalty to you. We know we must have a greater selection of products that you want and as much of it as you need. We promise we are working on it and that it is as important to us as it is to you. In the last two years, we have added over 150 new items to our technical assortment. We are working on a plan to get more hobby kits and test equipment into stores but we don’t expect that to be the end of the conversation. We do not underestimate the power of the online community, and we would love to hear more from you. We think this is a great beginning to a dialogue and we are listening.

RadioShack-Team Technical

Well Radioshack first thank you for replying and not ignoring us altogether. But we would like to see more actions being done. As a reply I will leave you with a related comment from a 10th grade student:

Hello, my name is Nic. I'm in grade 10 and I have an interest in electronics. But I have a lot of restrictions. I live in Canada in a town where there is no electronics shop other than "The Source" (Radioshack was bought out by The Source) which sells overpriced components that aren't the greatest quality, I'm far away from A1 Electronics which is a brilliant store in missisauga. And There is no Electronics course in my high school.  …

[Source: http://www.instructables.com/id/New-Life-for-Old-Printed-Circuit-Boards/ ]