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by lordbinky
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet 8.5 Groundwire overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Duet 8.5 Groundwire overheating

Just to throw out a little big extra info, (geneb gives true advice again :lol: )I should have noted, that I meant pre-tinned wire specifically. Those who can tin the wires in the proper fashion theirself also know they can disregard the recommendation and not speak of it 8-) Re-tightening is good e...
by lordbinky
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PCB smart effector and carriage adapters for Haydn Huntley's rods
Replies: 10
Views: 2143

Re: PCB smart effector and carriage adapters for Haydn Huntley's rods

I'm using custom printed adapters on trick laser trucks (max metal) to pair it with an UMBEE. I want to note that the uniformity of spacing matching on the effectors to carriage mounts are brutally important, the result of the calculations still haunt me. My max metal is doing great with an UMBEE ef...
by lordbinky
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet 8.5 Groundwire overheating
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Duet 8.5 Groundwire overheating

If you're using stranded wire, I'd highly recommend using ferrules (a type of crimped connector) with screw terminals. I know it takes yet another tool, but the reasons we crimp / tin / plate our connections are inescapable and screw terminals are really intended to be used with them. Once you strip...
by lordbinky
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Artifacts on high prints
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Artifacts on high prints

Is your printer covered ? I had similar issues that occurred when the print got a certain distance away from the bed. It was great related, but I ended up testing by covering with a trash bag or cardboard stabilize temperature.
by lordbinky
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 5410

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

I'm looking forward to knorking smoothieware to work with thus. Squee!
by lordbinky
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 5410

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

DerStig wrote: "Any idea of when it might be available? No matter what I do I'm still low between the X and Z tower and I know that the build is perfectly square" This is exactly the problem I'm seeing. I'm really looking forward to a solution. Just in case, but double check the arm lengt...
by lordbinky
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 5410

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

mhackney wrote:Gene, would the SeeMeCNC knife or spoon (or maybe their spatula) work as well as the fork or does it have to be the fork? :twisted:

A knork, they would have a knork.
by lordbinky
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: AstroPrint? Octoprint? Other?
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: AstroPrint? Octoprint? Other?

I use OctoPi and slice with S3D. I like being able to check on it from my phone anywhere in the house. Now that I think about it I need to make a mount for the webcam but the empty can of duster works so well...
by lordbinky
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printed Parts Not square
Replies: 15
Views: 1717

Re: Printed Parts Not square

One of the things I did the last time I went all perfectionist on re-aligning my Rostock V1, I made a holder that I zip tied a cheap laser pointer to (and repeatedly made sure all the other efforts were squared up as I could possibly make it). Then I slapped a toothpick into a glob of clay (squared ...
by lordbinky
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Endstops, is Hall Effect an Upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Endstops, is Hall Effect an Upgrade?

Ugh, I hate walking away and having my post eaten. For me, homing on the mechanical switches hammered the printer so that it would shift around over time (or it'd take longer than I wanted to home), the switches themselves drift over time with wear, and later while I was testing Z-Probe micro switch...
by lordbinky
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Endstops, is Hall Effect an Upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 2292

Re: Endstops, is Hall Effect an Upgrade?

I wrote a huge post and the forum imp ate it with pics and all. Short version, Yes they're an upgrade. I have the amico 3144 hall effect sensors installed, just took all three pins straight to the board, nothing fancy. There's a newer version of that sensor, it has a faster response time (is a plus)...
by lordbinky
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: New version: 2.1.2
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Re: New version: 2.1.2

Yep, the hidden variable was "machine_center_is_zero": { "default": true }, I still moved it to below the machine_heated_bed variable just because I'm OCD like that :lol:
by lordbinky
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock Max V2 ultra level frustrations
Replies: 45
Views: 6215

Re: Rostock Max V2 ultra level frustrations

Bah, there's always braided ground strap you can run cables in and that's inexpensive stuff. Personally I'm thinking of getting some CAT 7 patch cable to chop up and make my wiring nicer. CAT 7 has each twisted pair shielded in foil as well as a braided shield over all the pairs. Even if I go cheap ...
by lordbinky
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: New version: 2.1.2
Replies: 22
Views: 4116

Re: New version: 2.1.2

Nice to see people giving this a go. I started to do the same and the settings working but called it quits when it came to the exclusion areas being hard coded and not wanting to leave watching the print area to my future self (thank you past self). I'll see if I can find where I got the center 0,0 ...
by lordbinky
Fri May 20, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock Max V2 ultra level frustrations
Replies: 45
Views: 6215

Re: Rostock Max V2 ultra level frustrations

It's late for me, and this is all guess work so take it with a brick of salt, and I've had my Rostock V1 for several years now (but really just the skeleton at this point...yay mods!). I see two likely issues, one is the endstops. Mine lost precision from homing too fast and knocking them around. Th...
by lordbinky
Fri May 20, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: E3D V6 and PETG
Replies: 9
Views: 5780

Re: E3D V6 and PETG

Soo... I'm that guy for the retract settings on PETG. The retract itself is 3mm @ 100.0 mm/s with the return at 30 mm/s. The extruder acceleration is also at 1000. The fast retract got rid of my blobs though. I threw together these for fast tests of the the retract settings. boxretractioncal.jpg box...
by lordbinky
Fri May 20, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hobbed Roller. A wear item?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: Hobbed Roller. A wear item?

It does get clogged, but you're right that it's most likely just the tension shifting. If you are interested in swapping out the hobbed gear you might want to check out this article that does a comparison of various ones. http://airtripper.com/1676/3d-printer-extruder-filament-drive-gear-review-benc...
by lordbinky
Fri May 20, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: e3d v6 fan noise
Replies: 11
Views: 4227

Re: e3d v6 fan noise

Here's some 12V 2-wire fans I pulled narrowed down on digikey the other day. Most are Sunon fans which I am tempted with the MC30151V1-000U-A99 (6 CFM, 27 dB(A), 0.65W) but it is 15mm thick. There's another that's 10mm thick but it's 34.7 dB(A) 1.08W (?!) for the same 6CFM (although it does have a h...
by lordbinky
Fri May 20, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Xnaron Printable Magnetic u-joint option for Rostock Max
Replies: 474
Views: 144564

Re: Xnaron Printable Magnetic u-joint option for Rostock Max

Here's another example. I used the cheapskate.scad from Xnaron's github as the base. You can modify the ball_sep variable from 46 to probably 50 mm without modifying the file further. Right now it's set to 48mm.
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by lordbinky
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: E3D V6 wobble
Replies: 14
Views: 3079

Re: E3D V6 wobble

To remove any wiggle I have in my hotend I'll add a little hot glue which is easy enough to remove later.
by lordbinky
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 37999

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

Yep, which leaves you with a couple fixes. One is you can decrease the bulge by increasing your jerk setting (which might also affect the perimeter to infill adhesion) or simply avoid all that add another perimeter that will be less affected by the infill.
by lordbinky
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 37999

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

I didn't bother changing my filament from the clear I was using...so pictures aren't turning out well. Still, preliminary result is that at least for me, it appears to be mechanical since there is little difference between 100 and 300 segments per second, but going faster increases the distance betw...
by lordbinky
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Vertical Banding Revisited
Replies: 233
Views: 37999

Re: Vertical Banding Revisited

It helped when I went to 0.9° steppers, I also moved to the smoothie-board at the same time. Here's the weird thing though. I still get banding along the one of the axis occasionally and not the other. It is likely a combination issue, where the most prominent cause is going to change depending on v...
by lordbinky
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms
Replies: 59
Views: 12410

Re: 3D Printed QuadCopter frame with Carbon Fiber arms

I saw the green props and thought you printed them for a second. Seems like the sorta thing that would be ideal for rapid prototyping, trying different attack angles, length, and widths. Not something you'd want to delaminate under strain mid-flight though...
by lordbinky
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 74760

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

Yes, the SD card holds the configuration and firmware files as well. There's not an EEPROM to access though, or at least it doesn't work with the hosts I've tried so far.

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