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by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Hot or Cold Auto-Calibration
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Hot or Cold Auto-Calibration

So I did a little testing after work during the week and here is my conclusion (assumptions), at least for me: Bed and Nozzle both on: This was what I was most interested in. I was unsure of the method due to the fact that heat causes things to expand. What I found that because the hot build plate i...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Hot or Cold Auto-Calibration
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Hot or Cold Auto-Calibration

When manually calibrating my Rostock Max V2 I would bring the hotend and bed up to temp before setting the Z height. Should I do the same when autocalibrating the Artemis, or should I calibrate at room temperature with the hotend and bed turned off?
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Request for new sub-forums
Topic: Rostock MAX v4 and Artemis sub-forum
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Rostock MAX v4 and Artemis sub-forum

Can we get a sub-forum for the new Rostock MAX v4 and Artemis?
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Artemis(✓) or Rostock MAX v4 (X)
Replies: 20
Views: 1712

Artemis(✓) or Rostock MAX v4 (X)

Update: I decided on getting the Artemis and will be using it without any upgrades. Before the Artemis announcement, I originally had planned to buy and upgrade the v3 to essentially what the Artemis already comes with. I returned most of the parts I already bought but will be keeping some (e3d v6 ...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Upgrade Option Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Upgrade Option Questions

Below is what I plan on getting so far. See the attachment for more info: Rostock MAX v3 Kit UltiBots FSR Kit Trick Laser FSR Plate Trick Laser Heat Spreader E3D V6 All-Metal HotEnd E3D PT100 Sensor DuetWifi w/PT100 Board Regarding stepper motors, what steppers would work the best for me? Will the s...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Upgrade Option Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Upgrade Option Questions

I am going to get a second printer (Rostock Max v3) and completely upgrade/rebuild my Rostock Max V2. If I already have a Raspberry Pi 3 can I get the base V3 kit or are there more pieces I would need? I use Simplify3D for my slicer, will I be able to send the gcode from S3D to octoprint or astropri...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgraded E3D v6 - High Ambient Nozzle Temp
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Upgraded E3D v6 - High Ambient Nozzle Temp

I recently upgraded my Rostock Max v2's e3d v6 thermistor from the old screw in m3 thermistor to the newer block and sock upgrade kit with the thermistor cartridge. After installing it and configuring it with the Repetier 092 my screen was jumbled and I could not get it displaying properly and also ...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo

Success! I bought a replacement mosfet and soldered it on today. The printer seems to be working just fine and I am currently preparing to print some test prints! Thanks for everyone's help.
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo

teoman wrote:Oh dear. You may have busted your mossfett.


Yes! The mosfet directly under the terminal is burning up. Is it worth soldering on a replacement mosfet or is this board most likely toast?
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo

Ok, So after wiring everything back up the heated bed is now heating however there is a new issue. The heated bed seems to turn on as soon as I turn the printer on. The bed starts heating and the RAMBo LED for the heated bed is on. I think the problem is caused by the capacitor next to the heated be...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo

I stopped by All Electronics and bought a couple of fuses. I will reconnect everything when I have the time and hopefully shouldn't run into any problems, but will post back if I do. Thanks, for all the help! :D
by GeekStreetSolutions
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

Re: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo

Ok, so I just finished soldering on two terminal connectors in place of the single terminal block. Fixed RAMBo.jpg This should hopefully make it easier to replace only certain terminals instead of the whole block. Now I just have to get a 15A blade fuse, and have this available locally: http://www.a...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1165

My heated bed Shorted and fried my RAMBo [SOLVED]

So after a year of no issues I have finally had a possibly very expensive mishap. As I was preheating my heated bed (PN 58742 R2) I started to smell a very unsettling burning smell coming from my printer. I opened up the front to inspect the RAMBo for the cause and found the root of the problem as s...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Using Infrared LEDs on a Light Ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Using Infrared LEDs on a Light Ring?

Just use a FLIR camera and don't bother with the lights. Yeah, you are probably right. Although a DIY Infrared lighting system sounds nice, I may as well buy a night vision IP Camera and get way better quality video than the MatterControl Touch. Does anyone recommend a particular IP Camera. Optiona...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Using Infrared LEDs on a Light Ring?
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Using Infrared LEDs on a Light Ring?

I want to illuminate my printer using Infrared LEDS like the ones used to illuminate Night-Vision security cameras. The goal is to illuminate my printer so my MatterControl Touch can see the print without any "human visible light" I am thinking of the following option: Buying a LED ring fr...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Are these the symptoms of an overheating PSU?
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Are these the symptoms of an overheating PSU?

I have a Rostock Max v2 with a RAMBo that was just repaired by Ultimachine. During calibration the printer decided to randomly shut off and after about a minute it would turn back on as the power switch was still in the on position. I thought it may be caused by the Corsair CX750 Power Supply overhe...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated bed loses power mid print...
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Heated bed loses power mid print...

I was just using the stranded copper wire straight from my CX750 Power Supply. And after many hours of diagnosing I think I found the problem. The heated bed wires on the power block must have shorted and heated up the positive pin enough to fry it. I have attached some photos, so If you see anythin...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Any tips for removing scuffs from translucent PLA?
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Any tips for removing scuffs from translucent PLA?

I heat my PLA prints up with a Heat Gun and the marks magically disappear!
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated bed loses power mid print...
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Heated bed loses power mid print...

I have been having some weird issues with my Rostock Max v2 heated bed. What happens is that the 2 bundles of 4 wires on the power terminal block seem to always be coming loose or not making a connection. After fiddling around with these wires the bed heats back up. This only affects the heated bed ...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri May 08, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: My "geeked-out" workstation
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

Re: My "geeked-out" workstation

Awesome. What type of stuff are you rendering with those 10 mac minis? That is an awesome little swarm you've got going. I work with my fathers company Slide Marketing ( http://www.slidemkt.com ) and create a lot of the art and other graphics for Paul Mitchell Sports ( https://www.paulmitchell.com/...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Fri May 08, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: My "geeked-out" workstation
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

Re: My "geeked-out" workstation

Very neat! :) Is the Astrosyn dampers necessary in you opinion? Where did you buy the mic-6? The Astrosyn dampers cut down on the noise level a lot in my opinion. I got the Mic-6 precision cut at Industrial Metal Supply in Sun Valley, CA. Their website is http://www.industrialmetalsupply.com
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu May 07, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: My "geeked-out" workstation
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

My "geeked-out" workstation

I got my Rostock Max v2 at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 and never actually got around to sharing my setup, so here are some photos featuring my printer in all its glory: DSC_0111.jpg DSC_0100.jpg DSC_0109.jpg DSC_0106.jpg DSC_0089.jpg DSC_0105.jpg DSC_0095.jpg DSC_0097.jpg DSC_0092.jpg DSC_0091.jpg
by GeekStreetSolutions
Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: SHAXON Filament at Fry's electronics
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: SHAXON Filament at Fry's electronics

I had a terrible time with Shaxon ABS. Read about my experience in this post: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=6449
by GeekStreetSolutions
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: I made abs silly putty!
Replies: 10
Views: 1876

I made abs silly putty!

Well I have been having a terrible time lately with Shaxon brand abs. It prints fine on some prints but 90% of the time the print fails. I decided to make abs juice to help with the warping problems, so I took 3 feet of 1.75mm abs and put it in 4oz of acetone. Long story short, after a while there w...
by GeekStreetSolutions
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problem with same layer every time!
Replies: 13
Views: 1106

Re: Problem with same layer every time!

I've moved my printer into a different room and am going to re calibrate everything and retry the print also. Im starting to think that using multiple slicers and computers may have done something to the eeprom and resetting everything to default and calibrating will confirm if that is the problem o...

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