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by adarcher
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

mhackney wrote:Ok, let me post something in my V3 thread so we can find it later...

Ok, here's the post: Supporting Rules


Thanks!
by adarcher
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

I don't remember myself! What do you want to see or know? Just the process--"method to your madness". You did some explaining on how you setup the supports to get good results. I've recently gotten fed up with slicer supports myself and the few times I've tried to make supports on my own ...
by adarcher
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

I know you don't like repeating things, but when you first posted about that z shaped support I was interested. But now I can't seem to find it. Is it on your blog? I wanna say I just attempted to skim through all the posts there.
by adarcher
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

I realize I sounded negative there. This really is a cool thing they are doing. I've got some of my own models that could use this in the future... after I fix my sulking baby of a printer--or is that me I'm talking about?
by adarcher
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: New Slic3r Prusa Edition (rocks)

I continue to use cura because it's much more forgiving on model files that "have errors". I loaded a few into this new version of slic3r and every single one had sections missing--and these sections are not easy to "fix" because of the way the modeler combined objects.
by adarcher
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Skin separated from fill.
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Skin separated from fill.

If you use the new cura (2.4 beta) you can check the extra alternate wall, which alternates an extra perimeter every other layer to help attach the infill. I've found it helps make much stronger parts.
by adarcher
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: RostockMax V2 Stopper switch malfunction?
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: RostockMax V2 Stopper switch malfunction?

Try the eeprom reset like Dale mentioned. I've had the same issue recently because I was trying new firmwares and the eeprom values got corrupted. I don't have the code in front of me now, but if the endstop offset (or other homing distance) is negative, it might be homing and then trying to move to...
by adarcher
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

Stepperdrivers can get very hot when they get overcurrent. A sink can help preventing overheat. But in reality, if the steppers on your rambo cannot be touched without burning your finger, you have too much current on the motors. That does not explain however, why only the lower layers would shift....
by adarcher
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

OK. I'm going to call this mostly solved. Now only the first layer is only ever-so-slightly off. I was sitting here watching it fail yet again while sitting next to an old ramps board. The steppers have heat sinks on them. My rambo doesn't. It never did. For giggles I stopped the print, added some s...
by adarcher
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

I haven't fully given up yet. I'm either slipping on the carriage or skipping steps. I took everything apart and looked at the bearings on the Y tower. They all didn't spin as nice as some random left overs I had laying around, so I replaced them. No change. I did notice that my belts are favoring o...
by adarcher
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

It does. Try bumping up your steps/mm value by 1% and see what happens. Lol, that got my hopes up. Forgot what that felt like :P It got rid of the zipzag of the probe points, but didn't fix my overall problem. Ah well. My motors look fine. My belts look fine. The carriages have a little dust in the...
by adarcher
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

nebbian wrote:It does. Try bumping up your steps/mm value by 1% and see what happens.


Do you know the reasoning behind that? I've got some mech-engineering in me, so I'm curious. I'll try to find the time tonight or tomorrow night to try this.
by adarcher
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

Sadly, I think I may just give up. It's gotta be something hardware related and I just don't know what it is.
by adarcher
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

I thought about making another thread about the calibration plugin, since that what I'm using these days to get a flat first layer, but I figured it may all be related. It looks like my probing values are a little weird to me, this is my output: """ Progress: New calibration is not me...
by adarcher
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Building a 1M X-Carve
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Building a 1M X-Carve

Sad I missed the reply last time, these pics look great! I live in a small place, so no room for this unfortunately.
by adarcher
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

In case someone looks at this: Can the belts stretch? My machine fell over about a year ago and at one point where I had to take the RAMBo out, I reversed a motor and when I homed, it ran into the ground (instead of the top) and I'm wondering if that caused some permanent damage I can't see. I have...
by adarcher
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

In case someone looks at this: Can the belts stretch? My machine fell over about a year ago and at one point where I had to take the RAMBo out, I reversed a motor and when I homed, it ran into the ground (instead of the top) and I'm wondering if that caused some permanent damage I can't see. I have ...
by adarcher
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

Nevermind. Still shifts the first few layers in the -X direction but only on the -X side of the model.
by adarcher
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

I think I figured it out. I was curious about belt tensions and tried looking up tension guidelines but couldn't find definitive rules to follow. One person said to make all the belts play the same tone, while another said to pull the belt with 6 pounds of force and get it to deflect between 1/8th a...
by adarcher
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

Re: First few layers linearly shift

I am trying to print a simple calibration cube and am experiencing the same thing. After the first 4 layers the entire print shifts to the right, prints great, then the top 4 layers shift BACK to the original spot. Is it...leaning or something? Like maybe my bed isn't level to the floor and everyth...
by adarcher
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First few layers linearly shift
Replies: 17
Views: 311

First few layers linearly shift

So, it's late and I'm kinda tired of working this out, so I thought I'd ask here for some help. I've attached some pictures, but they don't show it very well since I couldn't get a good shot of it. Basically, after a few layers the print evens out and stops shifting slightly to the X. The easiest to...
by adarcher
Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: OTHER Electronics
Topic: Motor brand
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Motor brand

I actually found a sticker on the bottom of the bottom plate :O

You were right about the Automation Tech inc.
KL17H248-15-4A
by adarcher
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: OTHER Electronics
Topic: Motor brand
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Motor brand

Not sure if this is the correct forum, but I'm looking for how to identify my motors. They have no labels on them. I bought my V2 about in Oct 2015. I got the ballcup arms in the kit, but also an ATX powersupply. I've also got some other unmarked motors. Are there serial numbers hidden somewhere, po...
by adarcher
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Rostock Max v2 HE280/Accelerometer Upgrade - Summary
Replies: 22
Views: 648

Re: Rostock Max v2 HE280/Accelerometer Upgrade - Summary

bruceg wrote:
adarcher wrote:
bruceg wrote:Image


This looks nice and colorful! Mind mentioning the models if they are available?


and here they are in all their multihued splendor....


Thank you!
by adarcher
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Building a 1M X-Carve
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: Building a 1M X-Carve

I have completed the main build of the machine. We're looking at picking up the material to build a torsion box as well as cutting a pair of spare waste-boards. I'll be powering it up to test soon enough, but among other things, I plan to eventually replace the router with a proper spindle and VFD,...

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