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by teejaydub
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive stringing
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Excessive stringing

Interesting! I use 200 mm/s for non-print moves - so pretty fast, but not as fast as you're going. What ended up solving my stringing problems was turning the layer fan off - I had it at a minimum speed of 80% for some reason, but reducing to to 0% cuts the stringing back to nearly nothing. I now ke...
by teejaydub
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where's the Orion firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Where's the Orion firmware?

Argh. Thought I looked there too! Oh well. At least I got it working! (so far)
by teejaydub
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where's the Orion firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Where's the Orion firmware?

Ay yi yi. GitHub brain fart: I thought I was looking at the repo listing, but I was looking at the "Popular repos" listing, and it wasn't there. Sorry and thanks!
by teejaydub
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where's the Orion firmware?
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Where's the Orion firmware?

Hi, folks, dumb question: Where's the Repetier source for the Orion? GitHub has Repetier 0.91 labeled for the Rostock, and has old firmware in the Orion folder labeled 0.83, but I don't see 0.91 for Orion. Backstory: Both heater resistors in my stock Orion hot end died. Decided to take the opportuni...
by teejaydub
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Having trouble with fan control in MC
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: Having trouble with fan control in MC

That's much better for me - actual is 93-96% of predicted.
by teejaydub
Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Having trouble with fan control in MC
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: Having trouble with fan control in MC

I also see pretty wide variation in the time estimates from MC. Everything takes about 25%-60% longer to print than predicted. I've gotten used to that, but it kind of confuses me - where is that time coming from? It can't all be lost in communication overhead.
by teejaydub
Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: 3D Printing Contests
Topic: October 2014 Contest ! ! !
Replies: 56
Views: 15896

Re: October 2014 Contest ! ! !

I modeled this dagger for my ten-year-old daughter's Halloween costume - she's going as Annabeth from the Percy Jackson books, and is supposed to have a "leaf-shaped" ancient dagger made of "celestial bronze" strapped to her arm. She tweaked the curves in Blender and I did this t...
by teejaydub
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan

Yes, but it won't matter unless you're printing really tall stuff. I figure it doesn't matter unless what you want to print is more than ~7" and less than ~9" (on an Orion). Or, to view it another way, for things that you want to print as big as possible in one dimension, it reduces that ...
by teejaydub
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan

Again from 626Pilot: Mounting it up top makes it harder to see what it's doing, and at least on my printer, encouraged jamming. Possibly a heat issue. When it's mounted below, there's nothing next to the hot end to trap any heat. This doesn't seem common, though, so I'm trying to decide which to do!
by teejaydub
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan

I was talking about 626Pilot's approach - mounting the e3d under the effector: http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/88/4e/7b/1d/16/626_LED_Ring_Snap_Mount_preview_featured.jpg Seems nice that way - you don't have to use posts at all, fan clearance is a non-issue, etc. - but it come...
by teejaydub
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3073

Re: e3d v6 installation problem with peek fan

I've got my e3d v6 assembled and am trying to figure out all the next steps for an Orion. When you mount your hotend under the effector, doesn't that lose you a couple of inches of build height? That seems worth it if it's unreliable mounted above, but I'm trying to weigh that vs. others seeming to ...
by teejaydub
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: False starts with latest MC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: False starts with latest MC?

Same as you - Repetier 0.91, MatterSlice from MatterControl 1.1.3, and previously 1.1.2.
by teejaydub
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: False starts with latest MC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: False starts with latest MC?

I don't know if a "not me" reply is useful, but I've never seen anything like that with the latest MC.
by teejaydub
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive stringing
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Excessive stringing

Thanks for posting your settings! They didn't fix it for me, but it was a good thing to try.

It seems like there are a lot of distinct things that can cause stringing. The world needs a good automated 3D printing troubleshooter!
by teejaydub
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive stringing
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Excessive stringing

Great idea, thanks - I wouldn't have thought of that being relevant to stringing. It's good to know you got to the bottom of your issue! I will look into the pulley set screws (will have to do some reading, as I don't know where those are). I can't move the cheapskates by hand when the motors are en...
by teejaydub
Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive stringing
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Excessive stringing

I have no doubt that different filament brands (and lots, and spools) vary in quality in various ways. And I agree, some spools just seem like bad news - though I still generally assume that I have some settings wrong. But, I also see that I sometimes get a great print from a spool, then later on so...
by teejaydub
Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Excessive stringing
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Excessive stringing

I have very little to add, except that I'm in the same boat - stringing wherever stringing could occur, and I've tried tweaking every setting in the slicers. Another factor I've been wondering about is humidity in the ambient air - I started really noticing the stringing when the weather got hot and...
by teejaydub
Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Music
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Music

So awesome!

Now, with just a little more math... OK, a LOT more math... you could get three-note chords going, using each motor individually...
by teejaydub
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl issues...
Replies: 36
Views: 10589

Re: MatterControl issues...

My only thought on the slicer is to try the "Repair" settings and see if they make a difference. But yes, it appears to be as-intended that when you press Save when editing an STL file in MatterControl, you are saving over the original .STL file; when you press Save As, you will save a cop...
by teejaydub
Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: MatterControl issues...
Replies: 36
Views: 10589

Re: MatterControl issues...

I've never noticed it because I don't rely on the sliced g-code to do the preheat, I use the control panel on the host software or the LCD. I want it up to temperature, the bed heat soaked and the nozzle primed before I get near a print job. I use the time to do a slice and preview the layers to ma...
by teejaydub
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support

Ah, lovely! I wonder if it's worth adding this to the Orion manual as a recommended addition, or in a Troubleshooting section.
by teejaydub
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Re: Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support

Makes sense! Bare MDF is not a great bearing material. :)
by teejaydub
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support
Replies: 5
Views: 1184

Extruder jamming? Consider greasing the spool support

This is pretty simple: My Orion's extruder was skipping/kicking back. The hot end might be a little jammed, not 100% sure, but the problem seemed to come and go. I seemed to get it mostly on the 1 kg filament spools that I got from SeeMeCNC, but not on the very small spools I had left over from a pr...
by teejaydub
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Found a quick way to unclog nozzles
Replies: 15
Views: 2720

Re: Found a quick way to unclog nozzles

Piano wire may go smaller, but for 0.5 mm nozzles, guitar strings may be easier to come by: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/rogue-p18-bulk-12-pack-018-plain-steel-electric-guitar-strings
by teejaydub
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Ithaca, New York - and basic hot end question
Replies: 17
Views: 2638

Re: Hello from Ithaca, New York - and basic hot end question

Heh - no problem, digging into the details and possibilities is a great welcome! That looks really nice and compact, and the magnetic attachment seems very slick. Seems like it would make it easy to fuss with the hot end as well as provide a failsafe if things got out of control - it'll fall off ins...

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