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by RegB
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Need help to design this.
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: Need help to design this.

Design spark terms and conditions SEEM to require that I grant to RS some rights to whatever I design. Not that my little designs are LIKELY to have commercial value, but every so often a patent-able part just MIGHT emerge from someone's gray matter in the wee small hours and it would be a shame to ...
by RegB
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

So, PART of the puzzle is to find and buy all the required plugs and pins, then crimp pins on, etc. OR to get the board without the sockets and SOLDER the wires directly. Soldering is easier (for ME) and more reliable - even when crimps are done right there are still the dry contacts. I think I'll g...
by RegB
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

Oh Ohh... It seems to have been SO LONG AGO Right after this started I read everything I could on smoothie - understood SOME of it, thought I knew what I would get if/when the discount code ever got posted, etc. Now I'm confused I probably want the 5Volt regulator, but don't know which 5 configurati...
by RegB
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser
Replies: 57
Views: 14256

Re: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser

626Pilot, why would the extruders need to be on the arms, why not have them on the carriages. Putting them on the arms brings them closer to the hot end and lets me center the EZ-Struder output relative to the effector as well as I can. It goes out of center as the effector moves toward the edge, b...
by RegB
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser
Replies: 57
Views: 14256

Re: Fly-n-Strude from Trick Laser

def reading on your temps means you have a thermistor disconnected,,, most likely the one for the hot end. Funny thing is its all connected and when I turn it on it says 366 for the nozzle and the def or the heated bed thermistor. I blundered right through this when I first built mine; I *ASSUMED* ...
by RegB
Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

No update in the Google group for quite some time.
If enough people drop away from this maybe the ACTUAL volume will fall below the discount level, then MORE people will drop out and there will be a lot of surplus smoothie boards in excess inventory.
I *HOPE* not.
by RegB
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Hardware at Sparkfun.
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: Hardware at Sparkfun.

Thanks Jim, I watched that and a few others that were suggested. I had to laugh at one of the comments (paraphrased) "It is a perishable skill". Excuses, excuses, ,,,I have supplemented my lack of skill still further with yet another "better" tool. It is a "fer real" Mo...
by RegB
Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Need help to design this.
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: Need help to design this.

Something to think about as you try to slice a PIPE is how you want infill - whether or not you want any. Almost any infill pattern between the inner and outer surfaces of this pipe will vary by position around the circle. It may matter, or it may not. In any case as an experiment, or as a learning ...
by RegB
Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

WOW !!!
The count is UP THERE, 146 total boards, 125 of them 5XCs (so far) :D
Did it close last night ?
Great job pulling this together, THANKS !!!

Now then, when can I get my grubby little hands on them ?
I wannit and I wannit NOW :D

Seriously, I'm not really in a rush.
by RegB
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Need help to design this.
Replies: 17
Views: 3023

Re: Need help to design this.

For the application outlined in the root post - would a truncated cone be more suitable ? Those are easy enough to draw in most drawing tools and if you want to get fancy you can sketch it as a half section and do a rotate extrude. Perhaps a bottle shape, e.g. this; sleeve_stretcher.STL With reserve...
by RegB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

I am not a member of the other forum, though I was browsing there for this. The spread sheet shows 46 and my name is NOT on it. I am guessing that there is a "confirm" process (that may have to be done through the other group) and until I do that I don't get a guaranty of a "coupon&qu...
by RegB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard group purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 8835

Re: Smoothieboard group purchase

How many so far ?

I'm up for a 5XC, I'll take 2 if that gets the count over the next price barrier.
by RegB
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Nozzle height changes upon direction change.
Replies: 19
Views: 2344

Re: Nozzle height changes upon direction change.

Watch the belts through the slots in the columns, if you see any slapping they are slack.
by RegB
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: WANTED ROSTOCK MAX
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: WANTED ROSTOCK MAX

Some caution may be called for ? My GUESS is that very few of these stay "stock" for very long. So while many/most of the mods on built machines may be very desirable to their previous owners YOU might find those mods quite confusing. It could take you a while to figure out exactly what yo...
by RegB
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Dial indicator STL for effector?
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

Re: Dial indicator STL for effector?

There is a simple one with a hole that the ~$15 HF dial indicator fits through quite nicely.
I printed it, tried the dial indicator through it, but.... have never got around to actually MEASURING with it.
by RegB
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup

Rob just replied to me.
For anyone else in this general area who is interested his meetings there is NOT a meeting tonight.
He will try to set up something at some point.
by RegB
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Beer and 3D Printing Meetup

Hey, I sent you a message earlier, but maybe you are BUSY and don't get around to that particular mail box very often. Anyway, I am out near I-495 and I'm hoping to get confirmation that tonight's meeting at the Aeronaut is ON before I set out. If so what time and what area or room ? also what parki...
by RegB
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Newbie in the room. Lots of spending to come.
Replies: 33
Views: 5574

Re: Newbie in the room. Lots of spending to come.

My Max was shipped in early July 2014, with a (claimed) 650 watt supply. I haven't had a power supply "failure", but the machine did shut down unexpectedly one time soon after I put all the base covers on. I had left it "naked" for quite a while, until I felt it was fully functio...
by RegB
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Cartesian - if permitted here :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

No deletions, no substitutions - Menu item plates are fixed

I am holding off on this, for a while at least. PART of the reason for looking at other printers was to get into multiple extruders/materials/colors. I know it CAN be done on the Max, but I would like to keep ONE printer together and running, b'sides, I just wanna build something ELSE. I don't fores...
by RegB
Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Stuttering during large complex print
Replies: 6
Views: 1809

Re: Stuttering during large complex print

My GUESS is that the PC can and does keep up, although by putting it on the SD card you could eliminate any doubts you may have on that front. Matter control has a fairly good rep here, that too could be taken off the suspect list by using slic3r or cura. I suspect a mechanical problem, e.g. belt sl...
by RegB
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Probably the most interesting thing I've made yet...

"Interesting" shots of various things in the back ground too -- like a CARTESIAN machine (-:
I assume you didn't buy it "ready made" ?
by RegB
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Binding Delta Arms with elastic bands
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Re: Binding Delta Arms with elastic bands

I doubt that it changes the dimensions or geometry of anything. PERHAPS in an EXTREME case it might be possible to bind an arm pair very tight at one and and very lose at the other end - so VERY TIGHT that they bend visibly, then they would no longer be parallel. From reading your other posts my gue...
by RegB
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Cartesian - if permitted here :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Re: Cartesian - if permitted here :D

I just "read the fine manual" for the kit assembly, much as I did with the Rostock Max2. I too like to "tinker" so the $430 or so lower cost of the kit would GET me a few additional hours of what to me is play time. I got more out of building the max than I have got out of actual...
by RegB
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Cartesian - if permitted here :D
Replies: 10
Views: 2269

Cartesian - if permitted here :D

Anyone else ? I am thinking of a Lulzbot Kittaz - which is the T4 in kit form. Roughly comparable to Rostock Max in build volume. Quite a bit more money though, like $600 more for the basic kit and that doesn't include LCD panel & SDHC card reader - that upgrade is about $170. Taz4 assembled is ...
by RegB
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Stepper motor dampers don't seem to be working
Replies: 33
Views: 6341

Re: Stepper motor dampers don't seem to be working

Thanks Brian,
I should have admitted to not having checked specs.
Lulzbot suggest them for extruders, though I don't now through what gearing.

BTW I haven't done the f=ma arithmetic either, but maybe my super light trucks need less f to a them.

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