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by analog_banana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?

Hi Teoman, I'm not rich compared to the average American, I'm about average income for the UK The Rostock Max was the single most expensive thing I purchased in 2013. I bought it for fun, I have a couple of business ideas for the software side 3D printing, but they are pipe dreams for now. Tinkering...
by analog_banana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?

Thanks Gene, I really appreciate your help over the years trying to get this working, sorry it was probably a waste of time!! Given that SeemeCNC endorsed CreativeMachines as legitimate distribution partners here on this forum, I do feel a bit ripped off. Does anyone know the exact spec for Max v2 t...
by analog_banana
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?

No Offence Taken Jim, I'm still not printing consistently after 160 posts and the collective wisdom of all the experts here, so please, don't you or anyone else waste your time going over my build logs again! The reason I have doubts about continuing to troubleshoot my build is because Jon says he c...
by analog_banana
Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?

Hi Polygonhell, I know now that the UK distributed Rostock Maxes were not at all the same machine as that of the Kickstarter, or USA retail edition. Re pics/description: Over 160 posts from me, many with pictures - mostly about this machine: http://forum.seemecnc.com/search.php?author_id=673&sr=...
by analog_banana
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Poorly Manufactured Rostock Max - Should I Bin It?

Hi, this is a request for advice and opinions from the Rostock Max community: I've been trying for over two years to get my Rostock Max v1 UK edition working, at this point I'm wondering: Should I try to fix it? Rebuild it? bin it? I bought it from the now defunct Creative Machines in the United Kin...
by analog_banana
Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

Re: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention

Haha, the search for the perfect tub! I spent a ages looking for a container big enough for a fat and reel and small enough to fit on top of the printer.

In the end the best one I found was at my local 99p store (That's a $1.65 store at today's exchange rate)

http://familyplastics.com/house-hold/Ai ... uct_id=125
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

Thanks Eaglezsoar, Good advice as always, but this troubleshooting is going round in circles! I went through the jumper settings issues back in february: http://forum.seemecnc.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=4161&start=70" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Motherboard issues were covere...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

Hmm, interesting - as Eaglesoar suggested, the fact that chugging stops when there is no filament suggests more likely a hot end problem. Anyhow - the board overheating issue is ruled out! - one of the first mods I made was a big 40mm fan over the ramps board though, so I know it's cool! The only di...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

No chugging if i print dry.. Yes, the hotend is definitely bad, But I think the problem is not as simple as replacing it (which I will have to do) I think the problem is, that I can't find working settings, so I am probably slowly killing the hardware because there's no known firmware config for the...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

I'm using the EZstruder, I have a spare steve's extruder that I no longer use.
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

P.S. the main problem I had measuring temperature is that the marlin reported temperature and real-world measurements have different curve profiles, and I have never really known which curve to use in firmware - what tallies at 100deg does not tally at 200deg . I am of course using all stock seemecn...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

Hi Gene, I always use a peek fan, the machine was not shipped with one though. I also bought a replacement peek fan from seemecnc just to be sure I am using exactly the right amperage and specification. I have purchased two different types of thermocouple to test the reported temperature at the hot ...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

I totally agree with the "solve one problem at a time" ethos Gene. I'm unsure about upping my temp too much - for two reasons: 1: sometimes the machine prints ok for about an hour or two at 180 - 190 - this is the manufacturer's temp recommendation, and I am using premium filament. 2: I fe...
by analog_banana
Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

I retuned the pid and it's still chugging, temperatures are still up and down a lot. As usual my PID values seem wildly different to last time and totally inconsistent. I don't think it's a low temperature issue. When I extrude in to free air I am still getting chugging even as I nudge the temperatu...
by analog_banana
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Re: Extruder motor "chugging"

So - I did a few more experiements and I think the temperature seems to be oscillating roughly once minute, anything up to +/- 10 degrees. It's new... I wonder what's causing that?? BAd thermistor curve I guess, although it was working for a while after I replaced the thermistor and recalibrated I w...
by analog_banana
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder motor "chugging"
Replies: 19
Views: 2477

Extruder motor "chugging"

Once more I am trying to get my Rostock Max V1 working. I gave up again for a few months.. Recent repairs in February were a new hot end thermistor, crimp terminals on the wiring and new ptc connectors on the bowden. So... Now I find that I often get a chugging noise on the extruder motor - which I ...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Auto Level - Auto Calibration Talk
Replies: 94
Views: 51808

Re: Auto Level - Auto Calibration Talk

Chipping in with totaly unexperimented idea here: Could capacitance be used for calibration?? Capacitive touch screens work by measuring a change in capacitance when a conductive object (metal nozzle?) touches the screen (glass build plate?) This is done by putting a capacitive layer under the glass...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: How long is Slic3r supposed to take?
Replies: 22
Views: 7514

Re: How long is Slic3r supposed to take?

Just copypasting my post from a couple of threads up as it could be of use in answering a couple if questions on this thread: If you are really bored waiting for slic3r to slice and you think it may have hung you can do this: select "show work directory" from the File menu of Repetier (alt...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: slic3r hanging up when it gets to the "exporting g-code" ste
Replies: 23
Views: 9120

Re: slic3r hanging up when it gets to the "exporting g-code"

If you are really bored waiting for slic3r to slice and you think it may have hung you can do this: select "show work directory" from the File menu of Repetier (alt+w) look at the file size of "composition.gcode" (assuming you have the windows folder set to view "details&quo...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slic3r ignoring settings
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Re: Slic3r ignoring settings

Are you using Windows? I don't know for sure if this is your issue, but there is a bug in windows slic3r that means that sometimes you make changes to settings, and it won't get updated or saved properly. The workaround is to use the arrow buttons to change the values, after which the values do get ...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Fill Dither?
Replies: 2
Views: 1672

Re: Fill Dither?

Hi Nitewatchman: in the slic3r config panel, go to the "Print Settings" tab, then under "speed", look for the "gap fill" setting. This will allow you to alter the speed of the oscillation or turn it off etc.. Here is the description: Speed for filling small gaps using s...
by analog_banana
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

Re: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention

1ggy To share my observations about Silica gel: I do put a small indicating silica gel pouch in and as I seal the unit and each time the packet has gone blue in about a day! I am using ultra high quality dutch filament delivered vacuum-sealed. I can only guess that the filament ships at around 40% h...
by analog_banana
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention

Just sharing this for your benefit: I wondered if filament humidity might be contributing to my bad prints, so I made this: spool.jpg It is made from: 1 x Large circular airtight food container - placed upside down on top of the printer. 1 x Plastic Lazy suzan cut down to a 5 inch diameter glued to ...
by analog_banana
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: RAMPS
Topic: Connector Jacks for Ramps terminal Block
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: Connector Jacks for Ramps terminal Block

Thanks this is just the sort of advice I am looking for. I really couldn't think of a name for what I need. I found I had to do something to get the proscribed number of ATX power wires into the terminals The wire bundles were just too fat and squishy to stay in otherwise... Yeah I have been using t...
by analog_banana
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: RAMPS
Topic: Connector Jacks for Ramps terminal Block
Replies: 5
Views: 3610

Re: Connector Jacks for Ramps terminal Block

16.JPG Old photo, but it shows the terminal blocks to the right. The issue I noticed is: for the power, I need to combine loads of yellow leads from the psu For the heated bed I nead to use really fat copper wire I twist and solder tin the strands, but to satisfy the requirements for pwer and resis...

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