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by Xenocrates
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Duet Tuning.
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Duet Tuning.

It's a combination of the two. The drivers dictate the frequency to a degree, and the build quality can affect the whine from the coils. A Duet with similar drivers to the Rambo (IE a .8.5), won't have much noise improvement, but the newer trinamic drivers that the Wifi and Ethernet use are much qui...
by Xenocrates
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Duet Tuning.
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Duet Tuning.

The Max V2 is pretty easy to change over to Duet. I designed a board mount that is drop in with plenty of cooling fans, available for download here Should be either printable or laser cut (That's how I made mine). I also don't think it's likely adding another printer would get you tossed from the ho...
by Xenocrates
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?

So, with the Rostock max 2, you can take the LCD panel off, then pull the controller mount forward to release it, and if you have slack in the wiring, remove it. Also, of note is that Allegro, and the majority of the SMD stepper drivers, are not designed with a usable thermal interface at the top of...
by Xenocrates
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: Software/hardware parameter limititing print size
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Software/hardware parameter limititing print size

Can you post the STL or G-code? It may very well be that the slicer has a max radius setting, which may be the issue (If it's mattercontrol, which it looks like, IIRC, it does have one). It can also be that the slicer is choosing to ignore an errored, too thin, or otherwise unprintable area. This lo...
by Xenocrates
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: switching spools mid print
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: switching spools mid print

I've definitely done it, and more than once. The easy, and kinda crap route is to just cut the end of the old one cleanly, then feed another one in after it. The slightly less crap option is to wait for a section of infill or something else less critical, and pull the old length, then replace it. If...
by Xenocrates
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Introduction

Welcome to the forums Mike. I look forward to seeing any pictures of your build process (Admittedly, the builds have been getting more streamlined, so there's less reason to take pictures of the process), and seeing what you produce. What are you interested in making with it, since some of us have a...
by Xenocrates
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: I am looking for the .stl for PTC tool
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: I am looking for the .stl for PTC tool

https://repables.com/r/805/
At Repables.com, from JJ at SeemeCNC. Hope that's the one you need.
by Xenocrates
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Hot end won't turn off
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Hot end won't turn off

Except I'm pretty sure he's got an old style Seeme hotend with the PEEK section, given he mentioned changing out power resistors for a ceramic heater.
by Xenocrates
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Hot end won't turn off
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: Hot end won't turn off

Easiest upgrade is to an M3 threaded thermistor, such as this one. It's not exactly one I've personally used, but it is from the successor company to the folks who made the ones I've used. Alternatively, get an E3D hotend (or an SE300 or similar from Seeme), so that you can keep nozzles available an...
by Xenocrates
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Question on tape covered melamine source
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Question on tape covered melamine source

And as far as the melamine itself, I believe it may be a Dakota product, as they are pretty much the only company I've found selling black double sided melamine.
by Xenocrates
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: RailCore
Topic: How to Rebuild Linear Rails
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: How to Rebuild Linear Rails

McMaster-Carr has a decent selection of 3/32 balls, Steel, Stainless, Carbide, and Ceramic. The last two are rally expensive,,,, almost 9 bucks for 5 balls. If you know what you want, and need more than like 5-20, general rule of thumb is to order from a specialty supplier instead of MMC. I've paid...
by Xenocrates
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?

I'd turn the retract length down to 2mm or so, and play with retract speeds down around 10-25mm/s
by Xenocrates
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Finchnixer, Rostock and noob
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Finchnixer, Rostock and noob

Welcome to the forums Per. It's great hearing that you're doing well with the printer, and we look forward to seeing more from you.
by Xenocrates
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Nuts and Bolts
Topic: What is in your tool chest?
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: What is in your tool chest?

I use Tri-crimps from Powerwerx for most different crimp connectors, since they are comfortable and reasonably cheap (And most of the other tools aren't meant to crimp power poles, so I'll take it and the interchangeable anvils). For the .1" pitch connectors, I use the cheap ones from Hansen Ho...
by Xenocrates
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st prints / edge blobs
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: 1st prints / edge blobs

Looks like you're printing way over temp, and over extruding. I'd start with calibrating the extruder, and see how much that helps. You also want to measure your filament and put that into the slicer properly.
by Xenocrates
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?

Looks like a poorly tuned restart length, or else the retract speed should be tuned. Likely lower, as you're likely using an E3D-esque hotend, where to avoid jamming, the maximum length should be 2mm or less, and the speeds rather low. I would also make sure that your wipe settings are adjusted a li...
by Xenocrates
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Slowing down to debug
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Slowing down to debug

24V is usually better, because you can use smaller wires and less current (and also, it can drive steppers faster with a given inductance), reducing the moving mass (and copper usage) for a given heating capacity. 1.75mm filament is going to be better almost universally, because of it's higher resol...
by Xenocrates
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems uploading to board
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: Problems uploading to board

The SD card in question lives on the printer. Stop worrying about it, because you're not using it to print from currently.
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems uploading to board
Replies: 20
Views: 953

Re: Problems uploading to board

If you rebooted or otherwise let anything reset the com ports (Such as unplugging or resetting the board), because it's a software port, it can change. Some USB hubs/controllers at the MB level will do entertaining things. I can't do USB to serial through front panel I/O if I have my power supply co...
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Anniversary lamp for my sweetie
Replies: 16
Views: 722

Re: Anniversary lamp for my sweetie

Trust us, most of people are quiet, and tend to be pretty helpful. It's a beautiful piece of work with a lot of heart in it, and even if it was just a picture frame, which it pretty obviously isn't, it would still be a pretty awesome effect. Most pictures like that I've seen would need a major light...
by Xenocrates
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My printer has gotten an attitude.
Replies: 34
Views: 1105

Re: My printer has gotten an attitude.

I also would pick the duet, since the calibration firmware 618Pilot had for the smoothie, IIRC, had trouble fitting into the ram/flash constraints of the Smoothie, and more advanced calibration, or better web interface features would only make shortcomings of the tight resources more apparent. Howev...
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Hot End Chattering/Bouncing Against Bed, Not Much Extruded (Bad config.g?)
Replies: 25
Views: 1117

Re: Hot End Chattering/Bouncing Against Bed, Not Much Extruded (Bad config.g?)

I largely agree with using the right tools for the job. I also happen to be trained for industrial automation, so my perspective is a bit outside the normal for people regarding actually making stuff. One big issue is capital intensity. It's very expensive to buy an injection molder, and cutting too...
by Xenocrates
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: the hotend fan is sooo loud!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: the hotend fan is sooo loud!!!!

With the way the wiring harness is configured, no. You will need to add extra wire to the wiring harness, and potentially set up thermostatic control of the fan. You can buy somewhat quieter fans, but they can cost a non-trivial amount more, and or move less air. Along that line, I, and a few others...
by Xenocrates
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Ideas for a good laser cutter
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Ideas for a good laser cutter

I''ve got an ATC 60W model, which they currently sell for 2700. It came with an air compressor, closed loop chiller, extractor fan, ducting, and some spare limit switches, as well as a dummy resistor for calibrating the ammeter, as well as the laser cut software. It's been working pretty well, altho...
by Xenocrates
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: 32 bit controller recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: 32 bit controller recommendations

Is there an actual reason you want the modular drivers? Because I can think of several to avoid it. Heat dissipation through the drivers is done through the center pad to the PCB, not through the top of the package, so heatsinks are mostly band-aids, unless the driver board is designed to have a hea...

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