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by blackrabt
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD Jumble
Replies: 3
Views: 667

LCD Jumble

After completing the HE280 upgrade on my Rostock Max V2 I am getting this bizarre jumble of characters on my LCD after clicking connect in MatterControl. I have reflashed and checked all connections. It does not seem to impact performance of the printer but does make it hard to use standalone. When ...
by blackrabt
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Temp drops when printing starts
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: Temp drops when printing starts

I am also having this issue with the temperature dropping once printing starts. I just replaced my thermistor and the problem has not been resolved. What other causes should I look at? Even if I crank the set temp up once the drop starts it has a hell of a time recovering and if the fans are on it i...
by blackrabt
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not reaching temperature after PID Tune
Replies: 3
Views: 786

Re: Not reaching temperature after PID Tune

When my son and I had issues like this, it was the fact that the new hot end had a different Thermistor type and the setting needed to be adjust in the firmware. Could you please elaborate on this or direct me to a reference? I am having this same problem, holding slightly below set temperature; if...
by blackrabt
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help with Octoprint
Replies: 22
Views: 2753

Re: Need help with Octoprint

Oh I had a similar issue when I started with Octoprint last week. Let me see if I can remember how I got past it. I will be back to update this after some investigation. To verify, you are showing that you are connected to your printer and it is marked operational? Do you get a still image from your...
by blackrabt
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: MatterControl Automatic Bed Leveling Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

Re: MatterControl Automatic Bed Leveling Problem

I was having this issue as well. The workaround I found tonight was to take my entire slic3r folder from my repetier-host install and replace the one in matter control with it. Just delete the whole thing and paste in the new one, then restart matter control. From limited testing it seems like the S...
by blackrabt
Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: MC auto bed leveling problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: MC auto bed leveling problems

Just tried the MC leveling feature myself. It is supposed to save the settings and apply to them to your gcode every time you slice. You only need to update if you make mechanical changes to the printer or hot end. Also, as Eagle said, more zones will give you more accuracy. Downside is it makes the...
by blackrabt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS Won't stick and curls on nozzle.
Replies: 16
Views: 2059

Re: ABS Won't stick and curls on nozzle.

Elmer's Disappearing Purple glue sticks are my weapon of choice. Good to know about the feeler gauge offset.
by blackrabt
Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Kraken thread
Replies: 279
Views: 40311

Re: Kraken thread

I had to really stare for a while to determine what all was going on with your printer. What a beast. Maybe I am off base here but I think even with just the right balance of weight and retraction force you may find that you are putting more work on the extruders still to move that weight around. Pr...
by blackrabt
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 0.25 mm nozzle extrusion problems / pressure build-up
Replies: 24
Views: 2629

Re: 0.25 mm nozzle extrusion problems / pressure build-up

I did print a semi-flexible TPU, which is much stiffer than ninjaflex, through the 2.0 without issue on my Rostock max. I doubt the added firction of the 1.8mm tube would have helped with the flexible filaments. To remove the play in your bowden tube, you should wrap a solid-core wire or print a sm...
by blackrabt
Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 0.25 mm nozzle extrusion problems / pressure build-up
Replies: 24
Views: 2629

Re: 0.25 mm nozzle extrusion problems / pressure build-up

The 2mm ID bowden tube sounds like a winner. I was having issues with my prints that turned out to be related to my retractions being too long/fast. It would actually back the bowden tube partially out of the hot end and then the filament would bunch up. I turned that down and the problem -seems- to...
by blackrabt
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hey look, another PID Autotune problem...
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: Hey look, another PID Autotune problem...

I had this problem and changed my extruder heat manager to dead-time. http://www.repetier.com/dead-time-control/
It might work for you, mine is doing fine like this.
by blackrabt
Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder Straining? trouble with Z height
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Extruder Straining? trouble with Z height

Edit: I have some functional setings for now, but am still seeing issues. As far as Z height goes, none of my perimeter loops are printing. Not sure it the filament is just melting out of the nozzle and it takes a bit to build it back up or if my endstops are not properly calibrated. Still working o...
by blackrabt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Arizona
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Hello from Arizona

Hi blackrabt! I have seen some of your posts and I hope that you were happy with the answers you received. Happy Printing! Yes I have, thank you. Many more questions in mind but they are gradually working themselves out with sufficient research. No need to rile up the forum for a problem already so...
by blackrabt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: [04Feb16 - Rostock MAX v2, 4th Edition Manual
Replies: 54
Views: 10375

Re: [02Dec15 - Rostock MAX v2, 4th Edition Manual

Glad to see you got it worked out Windshadow! I was feeling bad for you over the holiday knowing you were unable to proceed.
by blackrabt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello from Arizona
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Hello from Arizona

Been lurking around here for a few months before I made my order. Love seeing the projects you are all working on. Building my Rostock Max V2 has been my first dip in the 3D printing arena in about 8 years. I really did miss it. Right now I am getting used to not having access to a Pro version of So...
by blackrabt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: BuildTak Tips and Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: BuildTak Tips and Tricks

Buddy of mine is going the buildtak route, I will let you know what I hear.
by blackrabt
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: z height shift
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: z height shift

Any word on the effectiveness of the oil?

Have you tried playing with print speed to see if it changes the harshness of the backlash?
by blackrabt
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: Dampers!
Replies: 82
Views: 18934

Re: Dampers!

Has anyone tried the Trick Lasers insulators to compare to the Astro dampers?
by blackrabt
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Strategies for Resolving Print Artifacts
Replies: 14
Views: 12854

Re: Strategies for Resolving Print Artifacts

Really helpful information here, thank you.
by blackrabt
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

So I still haven't solved this issue, but I was able to move on to calibrate and then print my PEEK fan holder! If a few of you fine folks want to share some PID values so I can see about just basing mine off of yours it would be appreciated. I did hit a new issue though. Mattercontrol tries to sta...
by blackrabt
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

So I still haven't solved this issue, but I was able to move on to calibrate and then print my PEEK fan holder! If a few of you fine folks want to share some PID values so I can see about just basing mine off of yours it would be appreciated. I did hit a new issue though. Mattercontrol tries to star...
by blackrabt
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

I checked the Rambo wiring and round the extruder motor connector was backwards but the rest looks good, including the thermistor connectors. When it cools again I am going to undo the hot end and see what I can find. I also tried setting the temperature of the bed and hot end with Gcodes and lettin...
by blackrabt
Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Re: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing

Should you be making changes to EXT_0 instead of EXT_1... In my EEPROM menu there is only EXT.1. I think there were example settings for PID in the manual. Start with those. The ones you have sound wildly off. PID max is a Band-Aid. My present values match the ones in the manuial screenshot exactly...
by blackrabt
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]
Replies: 11
Views: 1293

Hot End exceeds set temp and keeps climbing [workaround]

Workaround - I changed my extruder heat control to setting 3 and calibrated for dead-time using http://www.repetier.com/dead-time-control/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . Just finished building my Rostock Max v2 and am trying to run the PID tuning (M303 S200, per my manual) and the ...
by blackrabt
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: [04Feb16 - Rostock MAX v2, 4th Edition Manual
Replies: 54
Views: 10375

Re: [02Dec15 - Rostock MAX v2, 4th Edition Manual

geneb wrote:1. I'm bummed. He didn't even get me flowers!

g.


I will of course respect the final ruling. For what it is worth, I did not have enough screws in my kit to complete it with the 3/8" screws, but did have just the right number of 1/2"

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