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by dtgriscom
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33062

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Nice, wide tops on those thumbscrews, too; won't have any trouble with the end point moving up and down with rotation.
by dtgriscom
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Can you freeze dry the moisture out of filament?
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Can you freeze dry the moisture out of filament?

I don't think the freezing gets you anything here. Freeze-drying is used where drying something at room temperature will damage it (e.g. food). We aren't worried about the plastic deforming (assuming you don't heat it up drastically), so just doing low pressure at room temperature (or somewhat raise...
by dtgriscom
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Official Doc v2 Assembly Guide, Fig 4-4 and 4-5 wrong
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: Official Doc v2 Assembly Guide, Fig 4-4 and 4-5 wrong

hubrigant wrote:Oh my, all the time that I could have saved if all four plates would have been labeled XYZ on their top surface! It won't help me now, but PLEASE make this happen for future generations!


And a big +1 on THAT suggestion!


Dan
by dtgriscom
Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33062

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Should be fixed now. I forgot that this forum doesn't like URL's of FaceBook images, so I had to load them through Imgur. You probably checked in the 2 minutes it took me to get it right Quick on the draw, that's me. (Looks good now: thanks.) But, the new version is on the left (smaller, with arm m...
by dtgriscom
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33062

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

[quote="Jimustanguitar"]Here's the difference between V1 and V2, if you guys are curious./quote]

Curious, yes; pictures, no (the links are broken).


Dan
by dtgriscom
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Rotated top section base plate
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: Rotated top section base plate

Eaglezsoar wrote:As indicated if you did not run your stop
wires in the same tower as the step wires then you are golden.

Agreed, although I reeeeeeally wanted to see that video...
by dtgriscom
Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Rotated top section base plate
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: Rotated top section base plate

Finished, of course. That's when I mention that the copper wire has a preferred direction of current flow. Can't have the electrons running against the grain and getting all clogged up. Well, you can set up the correct E field gradient by laying the wire out flat and blowing really hard on what wil...
by dtgriscom
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Dan Griscom's Max v2 Mods
Replies: 9
Views: 2398

Re: Dan Griscom's Max v2 Mods

A new tweak, involving the EZStruder. I've been frustrated recently with binding in the filament guide block in two places: - 1.75mm filament tends to bind in the guide block, and any friction here is bad friction. To fix this I disassembled the guide block, removed the Bowden adaptor, reassembled t...
by dtgriscom
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Recommended Alternate Power Supply?
Replies: 17
Views: 2140

Re: Recommended Alternate Power Supply?

add1ct3dd wrote:As per my thread in this subforum, I've switched to a Corsair HX750 as I couldn't actually keep my temps up printing ABS.

Absolutely solid now, no LED flicker either...


Did you have to add any extra load to the 5V supply?
by dtgriscom
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Congratulations Eagle!
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Congratulations Eagle!

Eaglezsoar wrote:Thanks guys! I can't help it, I am on the board a lot and I like to talk!


Oh, noooo! You've posted, and now your count isn't 5000 any more!


Condolences,
Dan
by dtgriscom
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Enthusiastic Rostock Max Noob
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Enthusiastic Rostock Max Noob

I gotta ask: do you have anything to do with That 1 Guy? (Cool musician, BTW.)
by dtgriscom
Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Bed levelling hardware mod?
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

Re: Bed levelling hardware mod?

I don't understand the advantage vs just moving the existing endstop screws... (I'm pleading ignorance, not refuting your statement) The problem with adjusting the end stops is that they only take effect when you home. So, if you find that one position is a little high, you have to adjust the end s...
by dtgriscom
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Question about 12v wires
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Question about 12v wires

Crack the power supply case, and you'll find that all wires of a given color come from the same place. So, yes: they're all interchangeable. Choose the ones that are long enough for your needs.


Dan
by dtgriscom
Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Let the Vacuum Oven Fun Begin!
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: Let the Vacuum Oven Fun Begin!

When the filament is heated while under a vacuum, am I correct that the water in the filament turns to steam (hydogen and oxygen gases) which then go through the vacuum pump and dissipates to the room air? The water turns to steam/vapor, but that's still H 2 O; it doesn't disassociate into hydrogen...
by dtgriscom
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Let the Vacuum Oven Fun Begin!
Replies: 20
Views: 4378

Re: Let the Vacuum Oven Fun Begin!

Mac The Knife wrote:Mmmm. cake. Maybe not so much for that, but I wonder how it would do making beef jerky.


Make a nice lemon meringue pie, and then desiccate it. For the next time you go hiking and want faux gourmet cooking.

Or, make a fruitcake that will truly last forever.




Or not.
by dtgriscom
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Magnetic Filament & Conductive Filament
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Magnetic Filament & Conductive Filament

Conductive ABS is already available. From filaments.ca for sure, at least. It is listed as high-resistance, though... and anti-static. Not really sure what the purpose of high-resistance conductivity is... unless you want to melt the part by running electricity through it? I would guess it's more f...
by dtgriscom
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Triple Head, Water Cooled, AutoLift (eventually)
Replies: 10
Views: 2828

Re: Triple Head, Water Cooled, AutoLift (eventually)

I'm wondering about the mass added by the water cooler, hoses, and the contained water. It might really slow things down. ("Might.")


Dan
by dtgriscom
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Alternative Heated Enclosure for Rostock MAX
Replies: 79
Views: 24261

Re: Alternative Heated Enclosure for Rostock MAX

Hmmm; I dislike the eccentric design, I would prefer something with a known pre-load, say a spring behind a SINGLE bearing on one side that is about mid way between two bearings on the opposite side. Picky, picky... I agree; the eccentrics are a pain. But, I'm guessing that, when set up properly, t...
by dtgriscom
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Crimp-On's - Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Crimp-On's - Query

by dtgriscom
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 33062

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Dude, I got to view way out to see the entire image. I've seen this on other threads here also by other people. I'm working on 19" monitors, so that's not the problem. Is this a php problem? I have the same problem (Chrome on OS X; using "prosilver" style for message display), but un...
by dtgriscom
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: help, my printer is posessed
Replies: 40
Views: 5478

Re: help, my printer is posessed

I have tried isolating the endstop/stepper wires from one another as best I can in the limited confines of the electronics bay with no apparent change in behaviour. I'm tempted to try throwing ferrite donuts on the endstop wires just to see if it makes any difference. Thoughts on this? I have mixed...
by dtgriscom
Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with PLA and/or EZStruder
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Problem with PLA and/or EZStruder

I have a Rostock MAX v2 (shipped early March this year), and I've been printing fairly successfully with ABS. However, I recently switched to PLA (from Prototype Supply), and it just isn't working. The symptoms are pretty clear: it's as if the filament is too soft and the EZStruder's hobbed gear is ...
by dtgriscom
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My try at: The Open Hand Project
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: My try at: The Open Hand Project

geneb wrote:I gotta hand it to you, that's pretty cool.

Flight is futile; we know where you hang out.
by dtgriscom
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Stopping 40 hour print mid print to clear nozzle?
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Stopping 40 hour print mid print to clear nozzle?

I wonder if you could periodically add some G-code that would move the head all the way to the side and extrude for a while, hopefully clearing any developing blockage. It's pretty easy to do this for every layer, but that might not be necessary (and would end up with this humongous pile of plastic)...
by dtgriscom
Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder temp extreme fluxtuation while printing
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Re: Extruder temp extreme fluxtuation while printing

I'd be really careful about this; if your thermistor (or its wiring) is flakey then it's very possible to totally roast your hotend and PEEK.

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