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by LASERMAN
Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

Those pics aren't mine -someone else is having similar issues. I couldn't finish my rotation test - sometimes my job gets in the way of my obsessions After I get home I'll try your suggestion - print one at each tower and one in the center. I may swap the stepper motors around if the above two tests...
by LASERMAN
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention
Replies: 10
Views: 3054

Re: My Autospooling Filament Safe Invention

Very clean looking!
by LASERMAN
Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

I also had to replace a fuse - the F3 one. That is when my issue started.

I am now switching the motor (and end stops) on the Rambo board to see if the issue "rotates".
by LASERMAN
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

I'll get out my calipers and measure the movement.

I can get Z=0 all round the bed, and the screws are very close to the same height.

I'm getting about 2.5mm drift for every 37mm height.
by LASERMAN
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

Hey Dan!

I read through that thread - kinda sounds like my issue. Mine seems to be in the X tower. I looked in the config, and I only see 1 place for steps\mm - I don't see a separate value for each tower.
by LASERMAN
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

[quote="Polygonhell"]Assuming it's actually level within you home, i.e. Check your endstop calibration. The usual culprits are, 1. Loose grub screw on the stepper pulleys screws are tight 2. Tight or binding UJoint switched to the Tricklaser carbon fiber set-up - no play here! 3. Tight or ...
by LASERMAN
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: IMPORTANT! V1 to V2 Rostock Max is Ready!
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

Re: IMPORTANT! V1 to V2 Rostock Max is Ready!

I imagine you would dis-assemble your V1, then follow the V2 build instructions.
by LASERMAN
Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Re: Titled prints

Thanks for the replies! I checked the alignment of the towers. I have a digital inclinometer - they are all within .4 degrees of each other and the bed. I checked for belt "dust" underneath the motors - I'l have to actually look at them I guess. I re-adjusted the cheap-skates - they were a...
by LASERMAN
Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Titled prints
Replies: 38
Views: 7673

Titled prints

Greetings! I have been running the crap out of my V1 Max for a few months now. If I'm home, it's printing something. I had a heater core go out, and in the course of trouble-shooting I replaced the Rambo board. I am now using the original board again. After I got the new heater core in, the machine ...
by LASERMAN
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Failed to compile on initial startup
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Failed to compile on initial startup

I got a bunch of errors on a compile once, and found out I had a setting in Ardruino wrong:

In the Arduino IDE, click Tools->Board and pick the entry marked “Arduino Mega 2560 or
Mega ADK”.

I don't know alot about these yet, but I thought it was worth a shot...
by LASERMAN
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: RAMBo
Topic: RAMBO card just homes over and over
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: RAMBO card just homes over and over

I'll check that. I have the same hardware running on another RAMBO board right now.
by LASERMAN
Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: RAMBo
Topic: RAMBO card just homes over and over
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

RAMBO card just homes over and over

Greetings all! I had a RAMBO card go out - I was cleaning the hot end tip with a brass brush and accidentally hit the LEDs. I got a spark, and the RAMBO blew a fuse (even though the LEDs don't go through the RAMBO - just uses the same power supply). I replaced the fuse, and when I turned it on, the ...
by LASERMAN
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Upgrading the stock hot end...
Replies: 69
Views: 24457

Re: Upgrading the stock hot end...

I just finished up the mods this weekend. I used 2 heater cores since I had two holes from the resistors. Now my hot end gets up to temp in 1 minute. It makes for a nice, clean look too. When I took the head off the system, the old thermistor just fell out of the hole: the RTV was hard. Same for the...
by LASERMAN
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blackpoint Engineering in Indiana ???
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

Re: Blackpoint Engineering in Indiana ???

So why haven't you printed a new sign? :D
by LASERMAN
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: The super secret tease was a 3D printed Iron Throne
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: The super secret tease was a 3D printed Iron Throne

...are you going to make the files available?
by LASERMAN
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX Official Docs
Topic: The Cheap Skates.
Replies: 8
Views: 2624

Re: The Cheap Skates.

I ran my end stop wires down the holes (one pair down each hole), and the other wires down the "side" channel. I used adhesive to make sure the wire ( a multi-wire cable) stuck to the inside edge. The side bearings never hit it. One tower for the extruder wires, the other for the hot end. ...
by LASERMAN
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Upgrading the stock hot end...
Replies: 69
Views: 24457

Re: Upgrading the stock hot end...

Thank you sir!
by LASERMAN
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Upgrading the stock hot end...
Replies: 69
Views: 24457

Re: Upgrading the stock hot end...

I know this is an older post, but it's still rather useful. Unfortunately, the company listed for the heater cartridges no longer sells them separately. Does anyone know of a current vendor for these?
by LASERMAN
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: REAL print area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: REAL print area?

I'll figure out the width\height specs this weekend and post it here.....sometimes work gets in the way of my playing, but that's OK because I play with even cooler stuff at work!

Extending the extrusions sounds like a good idea!
by LASERMAN
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: REAL print area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

Re: REAL print area?

Print a single wall cylinder (use continuous Z or "vase" mode) 6" in diameter and 14" in diameter. You tell us. g. I'm sure I could do the math in less time than it would take to do that print Thanks for the explaination, mhackney - it seems obvious now from the mechanical const...
by LASERMAN
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: REAL print area?
Replies: 7
Views: 1167

REAL print area?

Greetings! I was playing with my MAX (V1) this weekend, and decided to "go for height". I made a 14" high cylinder 1 1/2" diameter. It printed it, but just barely- the limit switches were being "kissed" on the last layers. So if it gets 14" high with a 1 1/2" ...
by LASERMAN
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: USB Wi-Fi?
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: USB Wi-Fi?

UPDATE: I got the idea of hooking up a USB camera to the unit since the manual says it will support them. Alas, it is not true. After trying several camera, I went online and found several complaints about this problem. Bottom line: It doesn't support cameras. It would have been nice to have a wirel...
by LASERMAN
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: USB Wi-Fi?
Replies: 17
Views: 2884

Re: USB Wi-Fi?

I have been looking for a wireless solution for a month or so now, and I finally got something that works. I bought the IOGEAR wireless 4-port USB sharing station (model GUWIP204). You have to hook the printer up to the PC directly to load the drivers, then you hook it to the wireless device and &qu...
by LASERMAN
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: has anyone made a model of their printer?
Replies: 2
Views: 512

has anyone made a model of their printer?

Greetings! I have a Rostock Max I put together and have been playing with for a month or so. I have been very successful in getting things to print, and am very happy with the unit and support. With all you nice people using all these Rostock Max printers, I wonder why I can't seem to find a file th...
by LASERMAN
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Greetings from sunny Orlando Florida!
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Greetings from sunny Orlando Florida!

Hey all! I just purchased a ROSTOCK MAX kit, so I figured I'd join the forum so I can use all your great ideas and advice! I am an R&D technician, and I work with lasers (ie; LASERMAN). Currently I am working on a machine used for cataract surgery. I am used to integrating motors, optics, camera...

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