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by brbubba
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: 0.92 Firmware Upgrade for HE280...Any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: 0.92 Firmware Upgrade for HE280...Any tips?

I was able to get it working with tweaks to the firmware, but auto-calibration was still useless. I would auto-calibrate and then upon printing it would come down high on the plate. There are also some issues in firmware with regard to my motors, I have the old motors which require a different curre...
by brbubba
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: 0.92 Firmware Upgrade for HE280...Any tips?
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

0.92 Firmware Upgrade for HE280...Any tips?

My 3 year old machine is ready for an update, any tips doing this upgrade on an Orion? I'm getting all the new parts in place, getting ready to do the firmware upgrade. I did read that I might have to alter the firmware for the 1mm longer ball joint arms. Anything else to consider or will the auto-c...
by brbubba
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Orion heated bed...
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: Orion heated bed...

I think I finally found out my problem. I believe that the fans from the computer used for 3D Printing were causing a draft near that side of the bed causing a cooling area unlike the right side of the bed. The plots so far are do not seem to be as problematic. Norm77... That would probably do it. ...
by brbubba
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: WITS END
Replies: 25
Views: 4476

Re: WITS END

CarlC,

You mgiht want to play around with a raft for your prints. I've had a lot fewer adhesion issues with the raft. Even with hairspray my regular prints will sometimes curl.
by brbubba
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: bowden extruder studdering
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: bowden extruder studdering

Do you have the extrusion rate correctly set?
by brbubba
Sun Jul 27, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: AutoCAD stl files...
Replies: 3
Views: 1125

Re: AutoCAD stl files...

3D in AutoCAD??? First thing I might say is get yourself a free student copy of Inventor.

Also have you tried to slice it with another program, what are you using now? I actually use Cura 90% of the time because it's super quick. For tricky stuff I might fire up repetier host w/ slic3r.
by brbubba
Tue May 06, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Power supply noise
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Power supply noise

Yeah same here. Been running for a while with no long term ill effects although I suspect someday it will die. I did heatsink the chips on my RAMBO board just to be extra safe. Are you sure it's the PSU fan and not the other interior fan?
by brbubba
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Z hieght
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: Z hieght

Thanks brbubba, I'll check that out. When I transport it I just wanted to the extruded to get into position to check the z height with a simple command. From the old firmware I would connect repetier, home the towers, then use the LCD menu to jog head down into position. Once it's set send command ...
by brbubba
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermals and the Rambo
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Thermals and the Rambo

I have used the Antec ceramic non-conductive epoxy to glue these on since my Gen7. Be warned it is as permanent of a mounting solution that is out there. Works fabulous, chip heat worries are null and void. I added a fan to the door of the MAX just because I had one laying around. Never needed it. ...
by brbubba
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Z hieght
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Re: Z hieght

The 0.91 firmware has an LCD menu feature that lets you calibrate the Z height very quickly. Even with Reptier doing it you can just setup a script, don't know what "setup" you are referring to?
by brbubba
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Update: Early release of official 091 firmware
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Re: Update: Early release of official 091 firmware

Is it possible that the delta radius could have been affected by the firmware upgrade? I'm continually getting the center and outsides as being off, as in the center puts down almost no plastic and outside of a 1.5" diameter it lays down a perfect bead. Tried to do individual leg height calibra...
by brbubba
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Main Fan Failing
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Main Fan Failing

Thanks for the info, using those RAM heatsinks isn't such a bad idea. I might have to pick some up, already have thermal adhesive compound, just make sure to not F it up as the surface is so small.
by brbubba
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermals and the Rambo
Replies: 14
Views: 2367

Re: Thermals and the Rambo

I have used the Antec ceramic non-conductive epoxy to glue these on since my Gen7. Be warned it is as permanent of a mounting solution that is out there. Works fabulous, chip heat worries are null and void. I added a fan to the door of the MAX just because I had one laying around. Never needed it. ...
by brbubba
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Main Fan Failing
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Main Fan Failing

My main interior fan has been sounding pretty bad recently and today it stopped completely. I'll eventually get around to replacing it but I'm more wondering about how the RAMBO board will hold up. I've used a RAMBO board before and never seen any mention of a need for cooling, but it also wasn't in...
by brbubba
Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Update: Early release of official 091 firmware
Replies: 16
Views: 3510

Re: Update: Early release of official 091 firmware

Wow, kept putting this off because I thought it was going to take me a long time. I think it took me 15 minutes max. First issue I ran into was the Z height. Copied the old one just like the video and after I started up a job on the new firmware the head crashed. It was only off like 3 mm max. Don't...
by brbubba
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Solid layer issue on my Orion
Replies: 15
Views: 2758

Re: Solid layer issue on my Orion

I have been neglecting my Orion trying to get my Max configured, so now it is time to ignore my max to get my Orion configured. So I had some success with the .5 nozzle. I went back to the .35 nozzle and the tops still looked really sparse. After many calibration cubes it came down to if I want to ...
by brbubba
Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Best way to print a cover with a box, supporting structure?
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Best way to print a cover with a box, supporting structu

Based on your picture it looks like you could just flip it around, but maybe there's something I'm not seeing. If you do need support material there should be options in your slicing program of choice to auto generate it. On complex pieces I recommend checking the paths first to make sure it was sli...
by brbubba
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Repetier Firmware 0.91+ FORK
Replies: 26
Views: 5779

Re: Repetier Firmware 0.91+ FORK

Do I need to migrate my configuration.h or will I be good to go out of the box? You would need to migrate your configuration.h see the writeup by Michael at: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=4039&p=26483#p26483" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; No. For the ORION i...
by brbubba
Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Repetier Firmware 0.91+ FORK
Replies: 26
Views: 5779

Re: Repetier Firmware 0.91+ FORK

Do I need to migrate my configuration.h or will I be good to go out of the box?
by brbubba
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs

Considering all Orions are properly calibrated before they're shipped, I'm kind of confused as to why you'd try to "recalibrate" it in the first place. g. UPS beat the crud out of it when I received it, so I had to do Z height calibration and I also did calibration for each leg with the s...
by brbubba
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs

Look at your printer straight on from the LCD display side. Only the rear post (Y) is "straight" on the Y axis. The front two posts are not directly on an axis, but are 120 degrees offset. Therefore, if you send the printer to "Yxx X0", it will line up with the rear upright. But...
by brbubba
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Arms Don't Line Up with Metal Legs

Just managed to recalibrate this guy to work properly and the model sizes seem ok, but all the recent stuff I've printed could have been off to begin with. Anyway, I'm at a loss as to what's happening here (Pictures Attached). At Y60 the leg lines up perfectly, at X60 it doesn't line up and at X-60 ...
by brbubba
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Calibration issues
Replies: 24
Views: 4643

Re: Calibration issues

*DELETE*

Started my own thread on the topic.
by brbubba
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: ORION
Topic: Orion PLA Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3609

Re: Orion PLA Tips

Nylocke wrote:I think ABS part shrinkage is about 5% or so... you could scale the part down by 5% or something like thus....


I doubled the part size and it worked just fine. Still not sure why the smaller PLA vs ABS worked or didn't work, maybe it had something to do with my PLA settings. :?:
by brbubba
Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Orion PLA Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 3609

Re: Orion PLA Tips

It may be due to the ABS shrinkage that it fits with ABS and not PLA.... Also ABS has a bit more give than PLA and maybe thats playing a part? Doh, didn't think of that. The part could have been designed for ABS taking into account the shrinkage. Therefore trying to make it with PLA could have thro...

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