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by RegB
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:54 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

Regb... No im talking about on an Orion with the Dampers in place the backs of the stepper motors touch the outer casing. The spacers im on about are simply spacing out the bolt on side panels so they don't touch the backs of the motors. You have probably fixed this by now, so what I am about to ty...
by RegB
Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Hardware at Sparkfun.
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Hardware at Sparkfun.

I found these at Sparkfun; m I seem to have a genetic inability to crimp. I have watched many videos, tried a couple of different tools, etc. It is SO bad that I have resorted to chopping plugs off of existing cables and splicing/soldering the wires to the tails. Ugly, but it works and is less disas...
by RegB
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Filament sensor
Replies: 33
Views: 10139

Re: Filament sensor

Here's a thought; Slicers estimate the actual LENGTH of filament needed for each print, typically in mm. It isn't REALLY DIFFICULT to estimate what is left on the reel and decide whether it is a good or bad idea to start a print with what is left. Given the cost of a kilo or a pound of filament, the...
by RegB
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Computer Hardware
Topic: Windows 8 Unsigned Driver for RAMBo
Replies: 6
Views: 7471

Re: Windows 8 Unsigned Driver for RAMBo

They promise to solve all that with Windoze 10 - yet again.
From what I have seen so far in the tech preview there is just about NO control panel
by RegB
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:54 am
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

RocketMagnet wrote:Regb... No im talking about on an Orion with the Dampers in place the backs of the stepper motors touch the outer casing.
The spacers im on about are simply spacing out the bolt on side panels so they don't touch the backs of the motors.


Ahh, yeah I guess that would buzz and rattle a bit.
by RegB
Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: T slot extrusion tolerances
Replies: 4
Views: 1239

Re: T slot extrusion tolerances

Short answer; I don't know. Slightly longer answer; Contact a metals warehouse and ask for their specs. DECADES AGO I built a utility trailer from steel tubing that I bought as off-cuts and rejects. Barely perceptible bends and twists, but I was able to get long enough cuts out of what I bought wher...
by RegB
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector
Replies: 23
Views: 3945

Re: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector

Would you inform us when they are ready for sale? m They're up for sale as of this morning, enjoy! I got three of them - a week or so ago, but time pressures have been upon me.... Since I am not a member on the makerhive I'll ask here; {My only rationale is that I don't join anything that REQUIRES ...
by RegB
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:27 am
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

I've been fiddling to see if I could improve the noise damping.. well after testing by releasing the stepper motors in Repetier and testing each tower independently (homing it) it turns out that ALL of the stepper motors contact the case plates on an Orion with the Astosyn dampers in place (Well on...
by RegB
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: Delta geometry off, tilting effector plate
Replies: 8
Views: 6429

Re: Delta geometry off, tilting effector plate

I have been having some thoughts on this lately. ONE thing that we COULD measure and match during assembly is the degree to which pairs of arms are parallel. Simple approach; BEFORE attaching the axle carriers to the cheapskates insert the axles and slide the U joints on. Insert the axles in the eff...
by RegB
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: ARM LENGTH
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Re: ARM LENGTH

Without doing ANY calculation I think you would be trading one problem for another, perhaps acceptable, perhaps not. Longer arms probably means magnification of position repeatability errors. What if you could build very high towers and use say 10m arms on a mere 280mm build plate ? Not something I ...
by RegB
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Assembly manual discussion thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 68929

Re: Assembly manual discussion thread!

I really like the manual, it was a fairly major factor in my decision to buy a Max2 it instead of ...whatever Cartesian printer. I suggest a couple of slight changes in the sequence of steps. a) leave the heated bed, delta arms, effector, hot end, etc OFF until after the initial power up and homing ...
by RegB
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector
Replies: 23
Views: 3945

Re: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector

Now TOTALLY unrelated to J heads... A sudden discovery of head lice at my daughter's house today certainly helped the local pharmacy keep the lights on. Tons of clothes, bedding and soft toys to wash and dry, so the laundromat made out too. Back towards the topic; The pictures of Jim's solution are ...
by RegB
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector
Replies: 23
Views: 3945

Re: Mounting a JHead to the standard effector

{Not STRICTLY J-head related} I got three of Glenn's quick connect boards just before the holiday, along with the trick trucks upgrade. I might as well destroy everything all at once (-: Anyhow, it turned out that on MY original hot end the cold end part isn't threaded down far enough to allow me to...
by RegB
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Does anyone have Autodesk Inventor? Can you convert a file f
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Does anyone have Autodesk Inventor? Can you convert a fi

I have inventor fusion, will try your file as soon as I can.
Do you have an e-mail address that I can send an stl file to if/when I make one ?
Probably best NOT to publish that, send me a board PM.
by RegB
Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 30150

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

I counted that way too, I just left out the one under the axle bolt's head. I assembled mine the other way around, i.e. axle bolt though bearing, spacer washer, bearing, 1/4 inch spacer, 2 spacer washers, truck plate, nut. This way I can take the nut off and remove the whole thing as long as I keep ...
by RegB
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 30150

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

OK, I'll hoof on down to the hardware store for longer end-stop screws. I think I discovered a good sequence for assembly/adjustment. 1) Leave the axle carrier OFF. 2) Leave the top wheel very slack to get it around the post, put it around the post. 3) Tighten up the top wheel, adjust the eccentric ...
by RegB
Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 30150

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

I got mine yesterday and "set to it". First thing I noticed is that the stop screw doesn't reach the micro-switch - because the top wheel of the truck stops against the upper tower bracket. I would need to back the screws out 1/2 inch or so, but they would fall out long before that. I have...
by RegB
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Got my first fail
Replies: 11
Views: 2115

Re: Got my first fail

Difficult to tell.
I have had things go terribly wrong when a part breaks free from the bed, or if a corner curls up.

It seems the longer (LARGER) the job the more shrinkage becomes a breaking free risk - once the part touches the nozzle all bets are off, filament seems to go anywhere/everywhere.
by RegB
Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Got my first fail
Replies: 11
Views: 2115

Re: Got my first fail

I *HOPE* this is just a browser problem, but I can't display the attachment. I have examined all my user control settings, I can display attachments in other threads, etc. Is this attachment in an unusual format, i.e. one that I haven't yest set my browser to recognize ? EDIT: The only thing the att...
by RegB
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:58 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

More likely you'll get used to it. In my youth I had cars like that, so I'd just turn up the radio (-: "Belt dust" seems ominous, I hope that is corrected. There was some concern in a thread that having to put the pulleys so far out might lead to them not running true. I'm not enthusiastic...
by RegB
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:29 am
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

@RocketMagnet; Yes, right now the astosyns are in with the longer screws - with the rubber grommets and washers on the belt side. This is why I believe it is the hard rubber of the astrosyns that transmit more vibration/sound than the foam rubber gaskets, i.e. the A/B difference is the astrosysns vs...
by RegB
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

Re: Astrosyn Dampers on Orion?

I hate to "harsh anyone's buzz", but I put Astrosysns in my max a week or two ago and it is now LOUDER than it was with the foam gaskets, 1/8 inch grommets & longer motor screws - which had the advantage of barely needing a mm of hob gear out-shift. It isn't worth my time and trouble ...
by RegB
Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 30150

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

Thanks for the notice.

I'll double up the double thumbs up - with 4 thumbs you should be all set (-:
I use 10 for playing piano, or so it seems.
by RegB
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:14 am
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

I had originally built my V2 with foam rubber gaskets between the motor faces and the melamine. I also used longer screws with 1/8 inch rubber grommets and washers under the heads to isolate them from the other (belt) side of the melamine. This was largely because astroboy was out of stock of the as...
by RegB
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick Laser
Replies: 184
Views: 30150

Re: Trick Trucks - Lightweight Aluminum Carriages by Trick L

nitewatchman wrote:Is the December 12th shipping date still good?

Inquiring minds would like to know!


...and while we wait, there are those quick change hot end board kits from the makerhive to assemble (-:

Seriously; do we get e-mail notifications ? tracking numbers ? delay notices ?
Individually, or here ?

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