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by BenTheRighteous
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: In Mid-Print-goes real slow, then jumps and crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 635

Re: In Mid-Print-goes real slow, then jumps and crashes

I can't speak to any data integrity or USB issues but from what you described it definitely sounds like a travel speed issue. You mentioned you were printing a large part. Due to delta geometry, travel speed when at the edge of the bed must be lower than when entirely contained near the center. If y...
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms
Replies: 59
Views: 9120

Re: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms

Jim, where did you get your arrows from? I see from the Instructables writeup that you used "Allen Carbon Exacta 9152A" but when I search for it, I just get some generic results. Was it these? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Realtree-31-Carbon-Arrow-40-to-70lbs/17043399" onclick="window.open(thi...
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: OpenSCAD
Topic: Variables are not variable
Replies: 13
Views: 1978

Re: Variables are not variable

One non-intuitive use of OpenSCAD (which I have not explored personally) is the ability to generate code for it algorithmically. So, write some code in Java or something which has nice loops and variables, and inside the loop write out your .scad file line-by-line. It won't be the most elegant .scad...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms
Replies: 59
Views: 9120

Re: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms

Hey Jim, I decided I'm going to start building one of these for myself. Just ordered up the parts. Very excited!

Did you ever wind up getting FPV installed on this bad boy?
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI print bed surface experiments
Replies: 969
Views: 105668

Re: PEI print bed surface experiments

I use PEI from both Amazon and McMaster with no problems. I do sand my surface with 600 grit (wet with a little water) to get a matte finish. This likely helps sticking too. But, the glossy side holds tenaciously as well. I also swipe the surface with isopropyl alcohol if I start to see any adheren...
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI print bed surface experiments
Replies: 969
Views: 105668

Re: PEI print bed surface experiments

Scrape it off with a single edge razor blade. I do think acetone will take off the tape residue too - but scrape first. For the record, this worked pretty well. It took a little while to scrap off all the tape, but when I was finally finished there was actually very little residue that I had to cle...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Star Wars Toys
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: New Star Wars Toys

"Does your wife like toys too?"

Ahahahaha! :lol:
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: What im i doing wrong??
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: What im i doing wrong??

Have you tried double clicking the rendered model in s3d?
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Effector Platform - Fan Duct Combo
Replies: 35
Views: 4083

Re: Effector Platform - Fan Duct Combo

This is a cool idea Jim!
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI print bed surface experiments
Replies: 969
Views: 105668

Re: PEI print bed surface experiments

My non windex single piece pei is also not sticking to the cracked pei I run bed at 115 degs c. (Un verified with therocouple). Not sure what you mean saying that your PEI isn't sticking to your PEI, but I also run the bed at 115. Maybe that's the ticket. The 3M tape can handle that short-term, but...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Longevity of E3D Fan Shroud
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Longevity of E3D Fan Shroud

I noticed the same thing on mine when I disassembled the hotend to play with dual extrusion.

I didn't think much of it because I was printing a new dual extruder fan shroud anyway, so didn't need the old broken one anymore.
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI print bed surface experiments
Replies: 969
Views: 105668

Re: PEI print bed surface experiments

Has anyone had trouble with their 468MP tape releasing after some number of months? I attached my PEI with the 3M tape earlier this year, it's probably been about 6 months now. I didn't use the Windex method, just straight PEI-tape-glass. It worked great for awhile but over the past few weeks I noti...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Fighting nozzle gap at bed edges
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Fighting nozzle gap at bed edges

Try following some of the advice in the OpenDACT thread. There are more variables in play than just horizontal radius. My personal experience was in order to get my printer perfectly flat across the whole bed, I had to not only modify horizontal radius, but also delta arm length and the tower rotati...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure heating
Replies: 3
Views: 647

Re: Enclosure heating

I have the exact controller Eagle recommended. It works like a charm.
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly

1. I'm not sure... it's probably exaggerated? I can't say I ever noticed that before. Path thickness is determined by a few factors - nozzle size is one, you also have filament flow multiplier, first layer thickness multiplier, and possibly filament width? My advice would be to just see how it print...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Mattercontrol doesn't slice my bracelet correctly

Your 3d view doesn't look good. The way to print bracelets (vases too) is to model them in this fashion: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:293413" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Then when you go to slice the object, you print 0 bottom and top layers, and 0 infill. Then you can specify ...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Microcenter Flexible
Replies: 1
Views: 606

Microcenter Flexible

Came across this interesting tidbit today: http://www.microcenter.com/product/442004/175mm_Flexible_Natural_3D_Printer_Filament_-_1kg_Spool_%2822_lbs%29" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Inland Flexible Filament is designed for modifications POST printing. Place print in hot water until...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Magical EEPROM reset
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Magical EEPROM reset

What I'm about to say is based on when I was digging through the firmware months and months ago and is already 60% forgotten, but Repetier firmware uses a "magic number" that it stores to one of the eeprom registers. Every time the firmware starts, it makes sure that register contains the ...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Long print - will have to switch spools
Replies: 11
Views: 830

Re: Long print - will have to switch spools

Run the print from Repetier Host and use its pause feature. You press the pause button, then can use RH's controls to move the print head around however you want. You can lift the head a bit, feed in the new filament, prime the nozzle, and when you're ready you just let RH keep going. It moves the h...
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Serious, sudden offset
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Serious, sudden offset

Too fast travel speed is usually the culprit.
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: 3D Printing Contests
Topic: October 2015 - Halloween Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: October 2015 - Halloween Contest

Wow that stinks. Your facehugger deserved to be in the top 3 at least. Sorry buddy.
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: NEW Agisis Ultimate Facehugger (Life size for Halloween!)
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: NEW Agisis Ultimate Facehugger (Life size for Halloween!

This is totally freaking awesome. I haven't seen any other entries but I wouldn't be surprised if this snags you 1st place. Nice work, and thanks for sharing!!
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 6677

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

Lol. I smell a troll! :P
by BenTheRighteous
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase
Replies: 37
Views: 6677

Re: Flashforge Creator Pro - very unplanned purchase

I just saw this today - I can't tell, is this the same machine as the FFCP? Button placement looks a bit different, but... http://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=107&cp_id=10724&cs_id=1072403&p_id=11614&seq=1&format=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; At $699 it might...
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: Used RMAX V2 Market Price
Replies: 13
Views: 1453

Re: Used RMAX V2 Market Price

You've got to consider that from a buyer's perspective, the skill and diligence of the builder you're purchasing from is entirely unknown. That's a risk and any risk involved is going to reduce the price. If the builder is SeeMeCNC, that risk is substantially reduced and they are justified in asking...

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