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by RegB
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: When (& how) to update firmware.
Replies: 2
Views: 19

When (& how) to update firmware.

I was looking at github this morning and noticed that there have been a few updates in; SD card files for hotend probe/sys and in; SD card files for hotend probe/www A bit of a struggle (for ME) to figure which "matter" and which don't. Looking for guidance and suggesting that some sort of...
by RegB
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Artemis Linear Rail Mainentance
Replies: 1
Views: 313

Re: Artemis Linear Rail Mainentance

I had used a "donated" make-up eyebrow brush to put a little grease into the slots where the balls ride. Given the diameter of the balls they will pick up a decent film and distribute it to the rest of the rails if you (for example) just run the bed leveling program. I doubt that I can eve...
by RegB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Artemis - Build Notes
Replies: 43
Views: 2475

Re: Artemis - Build Notes

Not sure if it is mentioned anywhere else, so I'll add it here; Buttoning it all up. OK, so I ran mine "naked" for a while, i.e. without top and bottom covers. I got a few test prints done, including a set of the "nuts" for holding the top cover on instead of the plastic rivets. ...
by RegB
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: LED lights found for use on Artemis
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: LED lights found for use on Artemis

Cool indeed. I have been browsing around looking for a tiny web cam to mount on the hot end. Good lighting would help with that. My goal would be to SEE the first layer go down and actually STICK - - and from time to time just peep at the print from across the room, or from a different room if I eve...
by RegB
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Large objects.
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Large objects.

The description for "Enable support floor" suggests that this would put down a more solid foundation on the glass, however looking at the first few layers doesn't show any difference - also the print time and amount of filament used don't change, so I doubt that this actually does anything.
by RegB
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Large objects.
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Large objects.

Right now I am trying to print a thin object that is too big in two dimensions to lay flat, in fact it is too big to lay on any of its surfaces, so the only way I can get it within the build envelope is to tip it up onto a very short edge. As currently arranged in Cura it is 10 mm x 241.9 mm x 306.8...
by RegB
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: 2 Color printing with CURA
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: 2 Color printing with CURA

I would be interested in that too.
Just having some setting for dual extruders, e.g. both in ABS, one in ABS the other in support material.
by RegB
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Artemis Field Service Bulletin Ground Kit Aug 23rd 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Artemis Field Service Bulletin Ground Kit Aug 23rd 2018

Hi, No, my build and config has gone well. For a while (In a previous life) I made a decent living and good reputation for finding and cleaning up ground path issues, so ANYTHING mention of ground changes awakens ghosts. Digital noise on analogue grounds, that sort of thing. When mini computers were...
by RegB
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Artemis Field Service Bulletin Ground Kit Aug 23rd 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: Artemis Field Service Bulletin Ground Kit Aug 23rd 2018

While I respect this change as a SAFETY modification (& I WILL do it) I would like to know if it will reduce electrical noise and may thereby solve other (perhaps intermittent) problems. Again, I WILL DO THIS when the parts arrive, but I am still troubleshooting my initial build and would like t...
by RegB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Lubricating linear rails?
Replies: 12
Views: 1147

Re: Lubricating linear rails?

So, a couple of months have passed and I am on the edge of ordering an Artemis ARP (or upgrade my V2)
How can I know BEFORE ASSEMBLY whether a fix for this has been phased in, or if I have to get nylon washers locally and file them before assembly ?
by RegB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: On Order
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: On Order

I also have a 4 yer old Max2. I have been inactive in this for a couple of years, last upgrade/update was trick trucks and I don't think I have printed much since then. Started to price out upgrades, SE300 hot-end, etc. Then board upgrade and whatever all else - - wondering about the ACTUAL backward...
by RegB
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Re: Drag knife.

Thanks Fletcher.
I like that nema14 solution.
It would probably work better in my little cnc router than the Rostock effecter plate :D
The cnc router runs grbl, so I'll check into that.
by RegB
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Tower Rotation Calibration, not 90,210,330
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Tower Rotation Calibration, not 90,210,330

Disclaimer; The following is GUESSWORK, since I have NOT attempted any tower alignment on my Rostock V2. With that said, just thinking through this I doubt that I could physically rotate the towers themselves. I might be able to do something by slackening some things off and NUDGING, then tightening...
by RegB
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Re: Drag knife.

If one wants no offset at all, controlling the blade is necessary. A servo is a good idea, and would work in most cases. But a servo also has a rotation limit. It cannot rotate more than XX°, XX often being a bit more than 360°. That means you would not be able to cut a snail shape.... unless you p...
by RegB
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Re: Drag knife.

Why drag it? A cheapo servo could rotate it. I agree, if I were striving for "perfection" a little bit of path look-ahead could indeed aim a knife in the intended direction of cut. It is quite possible that this is matured knowledge at some high end machines. I am being selfish, for MY wa...
by RegB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Re: Drag knife.

Thanks, I had found the Rockcliff site before but didn't find (&still haven't found) the 0.25mm offset spec. That may well be close enough to zero that it approximates zero. Of course as it approaches zero the blade will "caster" less effectively. On the cost issue; I had hoped for som...
by RegB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Re: Drag knife.

if you are worried about drag offsets with software, im sure you can manually drag the lines past the intersection of issue and do a seperate lead in/out for each line segment. doesnt seem like this guy is having any need or issues with. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvgA1P5hWg Yes, that can work...
by RegB
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Drag knife.
Replies: 22
Views: 3698

Drag knife.

I want to cut some vinyl and want to NOT lazer burn it. I found a few threads in other places that deal with building (or buying) the drag knife itself, but so far I haven't found a general solution to the drag offset issue. Many suggestions say to just avoid radii less than some limit, or to over c...
by RegB
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Need help to design this.
Replies: 17
Views: 2520

Re: Need help to design this.

Design spark terms and conditions SEEM to require that I grant to RS some rights to whatever I design. Not that my little designs are LIKELY to have commercial value, but every so often a patent-able part just MIGHT emerge from someone's gray matter in the wee small hours and it would be a shame to ...
by RegB
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 7218

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

So, PART of the puzzle is to find and buy all the required plugs and pins, then crimp pins on, etc. OR to get the board without the sockets and SOLDER the wires directly. Soldering is easier (for ME) and more reliable - even when crimps are done right there are still the dry contacts. I think I'll g...
by RegB
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 7218

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

Oh Ohh... It seems to have been SO LONG AGO :D Right after this started I read everything I could on smoothie - understood SOME of it, thought I knew what I would get if/when the discount code ever got posted, etc. Now I'm confused :D I probably want the 5Volt regulator, but don't know which 5 confi...
by RegB
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser
Replies: 57
Views: 11990

Re: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser

626Pilot, why would the extruders need to be on the arms, why not have them on the carriages. Putting them on the arms brings them closer to the hot end and lets me center the EZ-Struder output relative to the effector as well as I can. It goes out of center as the effector moves toward the edge, b...
by RegB
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser
Replies: 57
Views: 11990

Re: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser

def reading on your temps means you have a thermistor disconnected,,, most likely the one for the hot end. Funny thing is its all connected and when I turn it on it says 366 for the nozzle and the def or the heated bed thermistor. I blundered right through this when I first built mine; I *ASSUMED* ...
by RegB
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 7218

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

No update in the Google group for quite some time.
If enough people drop away from this maybe the ACTUAL volume will fall below the discount level, then MORE people will drop out and there will be a lot of surplus smoothie boards in excess inventory.
I *HOPE* not.
by RegB
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Hardware at Sparkfun.
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Re: Hardware at Sparkfun.

Thanks Jim, I watched that and a few others that were suggested. I had to laugh at one of the comments (paraphrased) "It is a perishable skill". Excuses, excuses, ,,,I have supplemented my lack of skill still further with yet another "better" tool. It is a "fer real" Mo...

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