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by Earthbound
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No Lights on first power up
Replies: 14
Views: 870

Re: No Lights on first power up

Take a very close look at the LCD adapter board. The solder joints nearest the ribbon cable in your picture look like there might be a bridge between pins. May just be glare, but worth checking.
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115v
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Can no longer print at all

I suspect that the version of Matter Control you are using is not the same as the one in the Max instruction manual. If you can get an older release of MC, the one used in the manual, use it.

The positioning problem you are wrestling with is a Matter Control problem, not a printer issue.
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

Fix it in MC where it is broken. If R-H works, then printer configuration is good.
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115v
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Can no longer print at all

Some of the settings may look a little odd, since they may be framed in the assumption of Cartesian movement printers. Matter Control may show the round bed and center the model in the view, but somewhere the slicer needs to be told the bed size and center point. This handshaking of information gets...
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115v
Replies: 15
Views: 1025

Re: Can no longer print at all

If your printer goes to the correct positions when the tower calibration macros are run, then your EEPROM settings are likely fine. So if everything you try to print goes to the wrong spot, then the problem is likely in your slicer settings. Could be bed dimensions, bed center, maximum height, gcode...
by Earthbound
Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

Should you be making changes to EXT_0 instead of EXT_1...
by Earthbound
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Windshadow's Rostock Max V2 build
Replies: 45
Views: 3291

Re: Windshadow's Rostock Max V2 build

All of my printing with ABS has been with black filament. About 4 x 1kg spools so far. Have not had any particular trouble getting it to adhere, but then have no other colors of ABS to compare. Getting it to stick to glue requires a good first layer height as nitewatchman says. Also, I found fairly ...
by Earthbound
Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MAX V2 Repetier 0.92.6 end-stop & manual settings [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: MAX V2 Repetier 0.92.6 end-stop & manual settings

I don't think it is the cause of the problem you have described, but I believe the line

#define ENDSTOP_Z_BACK_MOVE 2

should have a value of 5 like X and Y, instead of the differing value of 2.
by Earthbound
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Windshadow's Rostock Max V2 build
Replies: 45
Views: 3291

Re: Windshadow's Rostock Max V2 build

Based on recent thread "error uploading repetier", I suggest that you uninstall Ardunio IDE version 1.6.7 and then install version 1.6.1 which is the same version used in the tutorial.
by Earthbound
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Just built Rostock Max V2, Printed fan shroud too big
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Just built Rostock Max V2, Printed fan shroud too big

Almost certain that you have the diagonal arm length set wrong. Guessing you have the length of the old style arms (269mm IIRC) but the newer ball end arms are longer (290.8mm).
by Earthbound
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Change EEPROM Settings? (PID Autotune Overshoot) [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: Change EEPROM Settings? (PID Autotune Overshoot) [Solved

I've always had trouble using manual extrude controls in MatterControl.
by Earthbound
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: error uploading repetier
Replies: 31
Views: 2077

Re: error uploading repetier

I'm guessing that the version of Repetier firmware that you are trying to load was written for a different version of the Arduino IDE. The library inclusion is failing because the compiler can't find it. It should be possible to alter the Repetier sketch, but far simpler to just download the matchin...
by Earthbound
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: ORION
Topic: Prints STOP after several hours
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Prints STOP after several hours

If you are printing from the computer, it sounds like the computer is going into standby/sleep and causing the print to be interrupted. The data being sent to the printer is not an activity that will keep the computer awake. Eventually the computer sleeps and the printer runs out of commands to exec...
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: z lift not working
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: z lift not working

Speed for non-print moves is likely too high. The slicer speed values are in terms of cartesian movement. The carriage movement rate of a delta printer gets much higher as the effector moves away from a tower. A speed of 150mm/s in the slicer is generally safe for the entire build area. You can go a...
by Earthbound
Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Alarming sounds, but no movement
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Alarming sounds, but no movement

You might try setting your maximum step rate to a much lower value (I'd suggest 5-10% of whatever it is now), then see what it does. I'm guessing the speed is too high.
by Earthbound
Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Real print volume of new delta arms
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Real print volume of new delta arms

Factory says you lose about an inch of Z. Since arms are only 31mm longer seems like it could not be more than that difference. I believe the ball joint arms mount to a higher point than the u-joint arms do on the injection molded carriages, so that would reduce the difference as well. Have not moun...
by Earthbound
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock MAX V2 prints 5% small in X and Y
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: New Rostock MAX V2 prints 5% small in X and Y

By plotting the diagonal length values I've tried so far along with their resulting print dimensions, I came up with a new diagonal length of 275.7mm. After plugging that in to the EEProm settings and retuning my Z heights again, the first calibration print was dead on 40.0 x 40.0 mm in X and Y. Ar...
by Earthbound
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock MAX V2 prints 5% small in X and Y
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: New Rostock MAX V2 prints 5% small in X and Y

The new ball link arms use the new longer arm length value of ~290mm. If you have the u-joint style arms, the correct arm length vale is 269mm. Change that setting and print size should improve. You may need to recalibrate. You'll definitely need to reset height for Z=0.
by Earthbound
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Ball Cup Delta Arm Kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1372

Re: Ball Cup Delta Arm Kit

KAS wrote:The code is longarm50

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=9107#p77119


I believe that code was only good toward the first 50 sets they produced. Those sold out several weeks ago. Perhaps there was a more recent code?
by Earthbound
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Ball Cup Delta Arm Kit
Replies: 15
Views: 1372

Re: Ball Cup Delta Arm Kit

Bought them and have not yet installed. The IM skates have mounting bosses for the ball bracket. I see no reason you couldn't print an adapter that would bolt to the cheapskate and add the needed bosses. The ball brackets are part of the ball arm kit.
by Earthbound
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Using Support causes extreme over extrusion
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Using Support causes extreme over extrusion

Don't know what slicer you are using, but it may have a setting for width of extrusion of support material. If that is extremely high, it will produce the symptom you described.
by Earthbound
Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: SD Card Temperature Settings
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: SD Card Temperature Settings

So either the slicer is generating bad gcode or the machine is executing it incorrectly. Try downloading a different slicing program and use it to create a new gcode file. KISSlicer is one that I like. If the printer behaves as it should for speeds and temperatures using code produced by a different...
by Earthbound
Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet on Wifi
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Duet on Wifi

If anyone else wants to follow what Michael has done, you might be interested in picking up the nano router device from newegg via newegg.com or their presence on ebay. Refurbished units are selling for $12.99 shipped. Also a selection of 12v/24v to USB power converters offered at N/E under $10. I l...
by Earthbound
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Having trouble calibrating towers
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: Having trouble calibrating towers

Did you set Z height in eeprom, or did you set Z zero via the LCD panel? I have had issues when using the LCD to set Z zero. It worked fine when adjusting center gap, but then the confirming step resulted in a crash. Maybe something wrong in firmware. I use the LCD to adjust the gap, then take the n...
by Earthbound
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Having trouble calibrating towers
Replies: 17
Views: 663

Re: Having trouble calibrating towers

So if command sequence you are using is go home then go to Z0, and it results in a crash, there is good evidence that Z height needs to be changed. I try to keep these rules in mind: Changing the horizontal radius does not change height at center. Adjusting the horizontal radius changes the "fl...

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