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by Tonkabot
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: Delta Calibration Wizard now online
Replies: 29
Views: 5130

Re: Delta Calibration Wizard now online

My tricklaser arms are whatever the standard length they come as, I assume that is same as the original arms... I don't know.

What is the Octoprint plugin? what software does it plug into? I thought the Octoprint stuff had something to do with a raspberry Pi.

Brynn
by Tonkabot
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: Delta Calibration Wizard now online
Replies: 29
Views: 5130

Re: Delta Calibration Wizard now online

I have a Max V2 with upgraded arms from Brian. What would I have to do to add this capability to my machine?

I assume I would need the accelerometer board and newer software in my Rambo... And then mount my head in that new board?

Brynn
by Tonkabot
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Prints poorly after update
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: Prints poorly after update

I just ran the update and the Max V2 printer is unhappy.

I have .9 degree (400 step per rev) steppers in it. it clearly switched it back to 200 steps per rev.
How do I fix this?

Did the MC update actually reset all the EEPROM settings in my printer???? If so, they should be shot.
by Tonkabot
Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: head crashes into bed on movement during large prints.
Replies: 22
Views: 1565

Re: head crashes into bed on movement during large prints.

Just checking in - it's been a while. I am having this problem too - I had been running from a laptop, but I brought the printer into work where it has a dedicated computer. So I had to install Mattercontrol from scratch and use with the default Rostock Max V2 settings. When mine fails, only on larg...
by Tonkabot
Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Missing wife
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Missing wife

Unfortunately they don't turbocharge the V8, so there is not an eco-boost 5.0l. Which is about as sad as not getting a manual, but I can live without a manual in the tow rig - just not the race car.
by Tonkabot
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 3D Printed RC Spitfire
Replies: 17
Views: 3693

Re: 3D Printed RC Spitfire

so your printing this with just plain PLA?

This model looks awesome, and I want to make on. even if I don't fly it.
by Tonkabot
Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I have to get one of these!
Replies: 32
Views: 3035

Re: I have to get one of these!

I'm glad you noticed the math too! I wouldn't call them inventors since they made a relatively low quality animation of a flying car. Most attack helicopters have two turboshaft engines, each providing around 1500 to 2500 horsepower. They use two in case one fails or gets blown up ect. A flying car...
by Tonkabot
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I have to get one of these!
Replies: 32
Views: 3035

Re: I have to get one of these!

My car is a classic 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet, just sayin... haha, Never thought I hear anyone say a car in the 80's was a classic :shock: Dude, I watched a Ford Pinto go by the other day with classic plates. It was in really good shape from what I could see. No rust or anything. My chumpcar is ...
by Tonkabot
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I have to get one of these!
Replies: 32
Views: 3035

Re: I have to get one of these!

I Have a few problems with that video. 300 hp charges the battery, 1 Megawatt powers the propellers and ducted fan ? do a little math 300 *750 =225000 watts. you need 1500 hp to power this for contineous(sp) flight. so that means flight is on a battery that can put out a megawatt of power. The Tesla...
by Tonkabot
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid
Replies: 22
Views: 2836

Re: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid

They way it was moving indicates to me that the main stuff is in the lower ball. and while it could have the head 'independant' and balancing on top, I suspect that it may be just running on castors (omni-wheel castors) and is magnetically coupled to the interior stuff. Although it probably would sp...
by Tonkabot
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thermal images of the Rostock Max v2
Replies: 40
Views: 6649

Re: Thermal images of the Rostock Max v2

These pictures are awesome! A couple notes: 1) the wires are heating more than I would like. any power lost in the wires is power not heating the bed. Plus it will contribute to heating the connectors. I am finally upgrading to that 750W corsair today, I am going to upgrade those wires while I am at...
by Tonkabot
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: how do I wire extruder motor?
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: how do I wire extruder motor?

I would also ohm out the coils - I have had a used stepper come in that had a burnt out coil.
These shake back and forth when you try to run them.

Also, if one of the connections is bad you will get the same shaky behavior.
by Tonkabot
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: RAMBo
Topic: Bluetooth to RAMBo
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Bluetooth to RAMBo

You can probably get a bt to serial chip and wire it directly to the rambo serial pins. No reason why it should not work. BT is a pain to develop stuff for, at times. If there is a BT to serial board available, you still need drivers on the other end that know how to open and deal with that connect...
by Tonkabot
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: generator spool former
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: generator spool former

I looked up 'non-lenz' to see what you were talking about. Found a website with lots of CAPITAL LETTERS and claimed that a non-lenz generator should be able to achieve over-unity. Over-Unity is a buzzword for all the free-energy, laws of physics need not apply crowd. So are you building this for fun...
by Tonkabot
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: EZstruder "micro skipping" musings
Replies: 39
Views: 5875

Re: EZstruder "micro skipping" musings

Of course I only find this thread after I buy a Kysan 5.2:1 geared stepper [ because I thought it would work better on the extruder]. I still have to put together an EZstruder or something, I'll look at the things posted in this thread. But, I have another idea that I think might help with the extru...
by Tonkabot
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Surface Quality Issue with E3D Cyclops
Replies: 86
Views: 15911

Re: Surface Quality Issue with E3D Cyclops

I am following this thread with great interest. I have been holding off buying a cyclops to see if they are working out for people. Thanks for effort gestalt73! Along those lines I bought a really cool stepper motor with a 5.2:1 planetary gearbox, that I think would make a decent extruder motor. @ ...
by Tonkabot
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Surface Quality Issue with E3D Cyclops
Replies: 86
Views: 15911

Re: Surface Quality Issue with E3D Cyclops

Okay, I received my Cyclops, and then I realized that I'll need another extruder. Now I hear tell that the ezstruder may not be the only good choice. Along those lines I bought a really cool stepper motor with a 5.2:1 planetary gearbox, that I think would make a decent extruder motor. (it looks cool...
by Tonkabot
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: OctoPrint
Topic: New PI out
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: New PI out

I just bought a Banana pro, it was a tossup between the two for me but if the raspberry pi can't handle flash photography, I'll grab the other :P If you are refering to the R Pi reset when hit by a flash problem, it is explained here: http://www.eevblog.com/2015/02/18/eevblog-716-raspberry-pi-2-xen...
by Tonkabot
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Structure - Acrylic/Lexan or Melamine only?
Replies: 5
Views: 1078

Re: Structure - Acrylic/Lexan or Melamine only?

We had a guy in our robot club that built a 6-legged robot out of acrylic (aka plexiglass?). He spent a lot of time and made this beautiful thing, and then decided that he wanted to clean up some of the stains or marks. He washed it off good with isopropal alcohol. A few hours latter every single pa...
by Tonkabot
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First layer issues
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: First layer issues

little low on the first layer... easiest way is to adjust the first layer by your results... on the lcd: click the knob and go all the way down to advanced and click the knob. go all the way down to calibrate z height and click the knob click home after the machine homes, click adjust z height turn...
by Tonkabot
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 84708

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

The FSR solution is inexpensive and surprisingly accurate. It just works and there is some momentum around it and the little board makes it dead simple to implement. Will there be better solutions in the future? I hope so, but FSRs aren't horrible here and now. What would a printer board need in or...
by Tonkabot
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Fail achievement unlocked!
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Fail achievement unlocked!

At least you haven't wasted all that filament...

Are you printing the Pentagon?
by Tonkabot
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Mhackney's Rostock Max
Replies: 816
Views: 178246

Re: Mhackney's Rostock Max

You should use twisted pairs for the FSR wires. It will cut down on noise A LOT. The wires will be picking up all sorts of crap especially if they are widely separated. Maybe the noise doesn't matter enough, but I am certain the thresholds could be set lower if twisted pairs are used. You can just t...
by Tonkabot
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Using FSRs to triangulate {X, Y} of probed location
Replies: 20
Views: 3168

Re: Using FSRs to triangulate {X, Y} of probed location

I still agree that it is dead, but I don't think you considered that there needs to be a circuit (one or two op-amps) that can offset and scale the FSR's output so that it spans the full scale of your ADC. example with made up numbers: For example, you found the FSR your using gave 100K ohm at 0 kg,...
by Tonkabot
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Using FSRs to triangulate {X, Y} of probed location
Replies: 20
Views: 3168

Re: Using FSRs to triangulate {X, Y} of probed location

Actually, I don't think you would need DACs or ADCs for the sound based system. And actually the speed of sound in the material is probably not needed, either - as long as it is a constant. [Oops, the speed of sound in a material changes depending on temperature, so you might need the bed to be an e...

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