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by thingismith
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Duet WiFi with E3V6 dragging on plate
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Duet WiFi with E3V6 dragging on plate

I decided I was going to try to set my printer up right using the G31 Z height, but I'm still having issues. I commented out the M558 like the OP suggested, but still having problems. Since I use S3D and don't know how to change it so it doesn't use the M109 command, (or know if it even uses it), I ...
by thingismith
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Whip holder fails after a few hours (Max3)
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Whip holder fails after a few hours (Max3)

I had mentioned my solution in your other post, maybe you overlooked it. I printed this retention clip https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2192079 and put a zip tie around the top, with very successful results. Hope it helps! Otherwise you can do some rewiring to bypass the accelerometer for the hoten...
by thingismith
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Duet WiFi with E3V6 dragging on plate
Replies: 16
Views: 802

Re: Duet WiFi with E3V6 dragging on plate

I just wanted to thank the OP for bringing this up...I've been running auto leveling and then decreasing the overall Z height for a decent first layer height. Not the most efficient, but it worked.
by thingismith
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Auto Calibration Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Auto Calibration Confusion

dc42 answered the issue in the Duet forum. Apparently with the update to 1.19 I needed to include M401 before my first G30 code and a M402 after the last.
by thingismith
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Auto Calibration Confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Auto Calibration Confusion

Hi all! I'm trying to re-setup my Rostock after sending my Duetwifi to the shop for some minor repairs, but my auto-calibration routine seems to be going haywire. I have FSR's under the bed as Michael Hackney demonstrates http://www.sublimelayers.com/2016/01/fsr-auto-calibration-setup-for-duet.html ...
by thingismith
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print quality woes
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Print quality woes

To be honest, bottom layer warping still eludes me somewhat (1 out of 5 times I still get some warpage), but I wanted to share simplify3d's troubleshooting guide https://www.simplify3d.com/support/print-quality-troubleshooting/#print-not-sticking-to-the-bed Apparently it could be a number of factors...
by thingismith
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Layer Fan Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Layer Fan Woes

So I took your advice and sent my Duetwifi to W3DRK. Apparently you were right, it was the Mosfets. He offered to do it for a reasonable price, fixed it quickly, and always returned my messages immediately. I just got it back and now it works like new. Thank you dc42 and W3DRK!
by thingismith
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Replacing the hotend on my Max V2
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Replacing the hotend on my Max V2

Sorry to hear you're giving up. Did you try lowering the retraction? Try turning it off altogether. Could it be the hotend's not getting hot enough?
by thingismith
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Replacing the hotend on my Max V2
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Replacing the hotend on my Max V2

In my experience, these are the ways my hotend would jam: 1. if the retraction setting was too high, the filament would solidify thickly at the top of the hotend (like a mushroom) between the ptfe tube and the passage in the hotend 2. The hotend got too hot and burned the filament in the nozzle or i...
by thingismith
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: New member intro with a couple of basic questions
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: New member intro with a couple of basic questions

I agree with deltacon, the guide is really the best literature out there. I've read and skimmed a lot of books available out there, but they're all pretty simplistic, nothing to recommend. This forum has been the best I've seen when it comes to advice, and it's interactive! There are lots of upgrade...
by thingismith
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?

[The tech support guy said to make the wheels more snug on the bars; when I checked, it did seem that they were rather loose, so I did that. I thought I'd see if that helped before messing with the belt tension, since the manual warned about making it too tight. I thought the "cheapskate"...
by thingismith
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: def has started to appear frequently destroying prints
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Re: def has started to appear frequently destroying prints

Did that work for you? I had this problem when I upgraded my v2 with an accelerometer and whip. Turns out that while printing the connection between the accelerometer and the whip would wiggle loose during sharp movements. Not enough to free the whip from the accelerometer, but enough to temporarily...
by thingismith
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice to have a good Print
Replies: 10
Views: 551

Re: Advice to have a good Print

It looks like you're over-extruding on some layers. The way it over-extrudes on certain layers tells me it's likely a software issue; if it's not a setting, then mattercontrol itself. If you're desperate to stay with mattercontrol, I'd recommend checking "print outer layers first" (on the ...
by thingismith
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Layer Fan Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Layer Fan Woes

Sorry, I should have mentioned that I have a duetwifi in the beginning, and I do have brushless fans. I entered M106 P1 I0 S1.0 B0.1 H-1 (varying with P2 and P3), still no dice. I only have an intermediate (self-taught) understanding of electronics, how could I have blown the mosfets? By shorting th...
by thingismith
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: Is my Rostock Max2 possessed by demons?

Hmmm, can't say that I've had that problem before. I'm inclined to agree with the techs about the belt tension. It looks like the hotend got caught on the print (maybe the hotbed), causing the belt to slip on one of the axis, which threw off the rest of the movements. It shouldn't be that difficult ...
by thingismith
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Layer Fan Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Layer Fan Woes

Thanks for the reply dc42. I checked for continuity... There's none between the middle pin and the + of the blocks, but there is on the right pin.... the diagram I found http://reprap.org/mediawiki/images/thumb/7/7b/DuetWifi_connectionsv1.0.png/640px-DuetWifi_connectionsv1.0.png says the Vin is the ...
by thingismith
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Layer Fan Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Layer Fan Woes

For the longest time I didn't bother with setting up the layer fans because I just didn't need them. Lately I decided to set it up, but I'm having issues. When I first set it up, the accelerometer was hooked up and the led light told me it was getting power, but alas, no fan movement :x . I know the...
by thingismith
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: High strength filament recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: High strength filament recommendations?

Thanks for the recommendation guys, I just got the spool and hardened steel nozzles and am ready to print. What kind of settings do you use, are they the same as regular PETG? All I can find on the web is heat recommendations, nothing about speed or retraction settings. Do you use cooling fans? I us...
by thingismith
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: High strength filament recommendations?
Replies: 8
Views: 756

High strength filament recommendations?

Hi friends! I want to print large-ish water fixture (at room temperature, no cooking involved), and trying to decide what kind of filament to get. It needs to be durable with minimal flexibility, not prone to warp (print or post-print) or stringing. I have an e3d v6, so heat shouldn't be too much of...
by thingismith
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

I read the article, it looks like the author reasons that a slight bubbling causes a roughness on the layer surface that's good for layer adhesion. I guess it makes sense, but I'm not entirely convinced. I think you can get just as good layer adhesion without bubbling. Anyways, since my last post I'...
by thingismith
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

I only ask because Taulman instructs making the holes at the bottom and it seemed amazing to me that there'd be such low humidity over such a long time. I agree about the air flow, but it's not great at keeping moisture out when the light is off. That's an amazing discount for a $200 dehydrator! Wha...
by thingismith
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

@Jimustanguitar I'm measuring the air around, using a basic hygrometer/thermometer. I hear you'd need an expensive tool or go through some tests to find the amount of water absorbed by the filament. In the container it was near the bottom, up against the wall, and in the bucket it sat on top of the ...
by thingismith
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

Just thought I'd post my findings of the Taulman dryer: Built it to spec, with exception of a 75W bulb. I ran my 75W trouble-light for 10 hours, the temp got up to 110F, humidity only went down to 25%. I threw in some dessicant, bumped it down to 22% after 12 hours. Wanted to see what would happen i...
by thingismith
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Filament Dryer/Dispenser Revisited

I made a filament storage/dispenser box using a storage box (with foam seal) and dessicants https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2243469 . The humidity would go down to 30% and stay. I thought this was sufficient, as my nylon (Taulman Bridge) prints would come out "good enough." However, I've...
by thingismith
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter
Replies: 69
Views: 5724

Re: Yet another Duet-to-HE280 accelerometer probe adapter

I decided to try connecting it to the Z Probe Connector, and it worked! Still can't figure out why it didn't work on the E0 Endstop or why my trinket/accelerometer wouldn't work, but I'm just glad I'm finally getting results.

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