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by Broose
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 33173

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

Do cartesian printers with equivalent controllers get similar banding with curved surfaces? I would assume that cartesian systems do piecewise linear interpolation on curves, while deltas do piecewise curvilinear interpolation on straight lines.
by Broose
Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: azteeg x5 usb wont mount
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: azteeg x5 usb wont mount

Can you read the memory card directly when plugged into both PCs? Is it only your USB connection of the X5 that is having the issue? Have you tried another memory card? I had a bogus memory card on a Smoothieboard that eventually failed so that I could read from my Mac but it would not read on the S...
by Broose
Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Mhackney's Rostock Max
Replies: 816
Views: 166459

Re: !!!! DANGER DANGER !!!!

You can change the HEATER_PWM_SPEED in Repetier's Configuration.h to go as low as 15Hz (value = 0). I have mine at setting #1 (30 Hz) and it's been fine so far. That's good to know. I couldn't find that entry in the default RostockMax Repetier configuration.h file. Where is it located in your file?
by Broose
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Mhackney's Rostock Max
Replies: 816
Views: 166459

Re: !!!! DANGER DANGER !!!!

I blew a couple of Fotek SSRs with heatsinks myself and went back to hooking up directly to the Rambo board with my 24V power supply. I wonder if the PWM frequency is too high for these cheaper SSRs. I think some people hook them up with bang-bang control instead of PWM for that reason although they...
by Broose
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: azteeg x5 smoothie Very odd endstop issue
Replies: 10
Views: 3091

Re: azteeg x5 smoothie Very odd endstop issue

Its acting like the Y and Z endstop signal lines are tied together. I suppose its possible there is a problem on the board. One thing you could try just to see if you can get the thing going is to swap the Z signal line to one of the inputs on EXP1 or EXP2 (e.g. 1.22), then change the config file fr...
by Broose
Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend

So I printed it and (with effort) screwed the threads of a pneumatic coupling into it but while just testing the extruder feed the coupling popped out. I fired up my soldering iron and heated up the coupling while screwing it in again and it's staying put for now but I'm not confident it'll hold. W...
by Broose
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend

The v5 bowden heatsinks are totally gone at this point, apparently. Anyone have any suggestions on how to modify/remake that mounting piece to fit a pneumatic coupling? Too bad they don't have any more. I would just print out the top part of http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:57889" onclick="window.o...
by Broose
Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Traitorous thoughts
Replies: 33
Views: 4030

Re: Traitorous thoughts

geneb wrote:How do the cork dampers compare to the Astrosyn devices?

g.


I've tried both. The Astrosyn dampers are significantly quieter than cork, which is significantly quieter than the stock RMax setup. With the Astrosyn dampers, the loudest sound on my RMax is a layer fan or E3D cooling fan.
by Broose
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: Non-Bowden E3D Hotend

Here's one I used for my E3D-V4 that was before they had a bowden option. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:57889" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Edit: Another option is you can get a Bowden V5 heatsink for $23.95 from Filastruder here . If you don't have it, you'll need one of E3d's B...
by Broose
Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: RAMBo
Topic: temp 0 defect issue...
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: temp 0 defect issue...

I assume when you say you reconfigured the ports, that you changed the pin assignments in Repetier firmware pins.h in the Rambo section of the header file? My first temp input went bad and I reconfigured here and it worked using another input.
by Broose
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Pyramid Calibration Print
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: Pyramid Calibration Print

Do you have any Z lift? I had trouble with the head tapping on each column a little when rapidly moving between them which screwed up the layer alignment until I added a z-lift.
by Broose
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Quantifiable improvement?
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

Re: Quantifiable improvement?

Is there documentation to set up the Viki LCD in the configuration that you used? All I needed was in the readme in wolfmanjm's universal panel adaptor on github. There is a little messing around to get the Arduino libraries set up right to compile and download. Some the pins were named somewhat di...
by Broose
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Quantifiable improvement?
Replies: 15
Views: 2991

Re: Quantifiable improvement?

Not really. Apparently there is too much noise on the IC2 bus so they are not recommended: http://smoothieware.org/panel" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However, one of the smoothie developers - wolfmanjm - has a an adapter that uses a cheap Arduino mini to use these panels. I plan t...
by Broose
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Bowden tube and wires getting stuck
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Bowden tube and wires getting stuck

Twice when I've tried to print over a moderately big area of my build platform, the bundle of wires and bowden tube coming down from the top has gotten stuck on nuts. The steppers thus skip steps with a grinding noise and the job is ruined. Has anyone else had this problem? What's the proper length...
by Broose
Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

mhackney wrote:Broose, yes, the convertor is convenient. I have one installed also. I posted info on where it goes on the smoothie wiki (see photo at bottom of page).

I just used your annotated photo on the wiki the other day to locate the jumper for the small mosfets. :)
by Broose
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

2. ALWAYS, ALWAYS unmount the CF card before running. I was on MacOSX and I can't even begin to tell you all of the homing issues I experienced due to this. Common wisdom is to unmount on all platforms. The Linux guys simply don't allow the card to auto-mount. There seems to be some very persnicket...
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

Are you in all caps? Smoothie won't accept lower case from the g-code box in Repetier.
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

What is your gamma_max value set to in your config file? You can try entering "M665 Z[max Zvalue for your printer]", then home the machine again and see if that lets you move afterwards. If that helps, than set gamma_max in your config file and reboot smoothie, or enter M500 to create an o...
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

I plugged the new Samsung card into the smoothieboard with your config file on it. It did the same thing as the Kingston card, it didn't show up on my computer. Then I uploaded the original config file and it worked again. So for osme reason, it is specifically your config file that isn't working o...
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

Generic Default wrote: I don't think my computer has a slot for this kind of SD card...


If you buy a micro SD card from a local store (they use them on cameras too- I picked one up at Wal-Mart), they usually come in an adapter which turns them into a standard SD card. Hopefully you can read that on your computer.
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

OK- so I put a blank micro SD card in the smoothieboard and my PC can read it even though the Smoothieboard does not load anything from the card. Must be an issue with driver or SD card.
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

Make sure the config file does not have an extension or it will not read it and end up in a funny state. Also, The SD card that came with my Smoothieboard was trash. It worked for a while then failed. Are you using the latest version of the firmware? Mine is dated June 24. Also, you can get live hel...
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

Here is my config file. I added a .txt extension so I could attach it here. It is for a Kossel Mini with a Viki LCD Display. Most of the edits from the standard smoothieboard delta config I've marked in the comments with a BAO
by Broose
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 6425

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

I have a Kossel Mini instead of a Max with my Smoothieboard 5x, But one thing I had to do was reassign pins for the endstops because there were no connectors on the max endstops only the min. my: alpha max is 1.24^ beta max is 1.26^ and gamma max is 1.28^ I plugged the endstops into the min connecto...
by Broose
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Auto-Calibration - $100 Bounty and Bragging Rights
Replies: 105
Views: 17263

Re: Auto-Calibration - $100 Bounty and Bragging Rights

Good news: wolfmanjm pointed me at this branch that does something like my tower rotation fix, but automated: https://github.com/wolfmanjm/Smoothie/tree/feature/delta-tower-offsets" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; If you have a controller that will run Smoothieware, please give that a...

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