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by lightninjay
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Trout anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1940

Re: Trout anyone?

Looks great, nice design. That will be a knickknack that people will want to go home with! So somewhat off topic... Printing a large quantity like this is usually a pain, right? I know it is for me. Are there any programs that let you stack multiple parts vertically with rafts or support sandwiched...
by lightninjay
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: My DELTA-1
Replies: 76
Views: 16095

Re: My DELTA-1

Couldn't help but notice, has your glass cracked?
by lightninjay
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Me and my printer
Replies: 6
Views: 2206

Re: Me and my printer

by lightninjay
Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock Max V2 and Orion both stop
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Rostock Max V2 and Orion both stop

One possibility is that there are many retractions due to those lines of support underneath the object. If there are too many retractions, and your extruder motor hasn't been set and tensioned properly, you can grind right through the filament when there is too much retraction going on too often. On...
by lightninjay
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Gaps around perimiters
Replies: 1
Views: 1032

Re: Gaps around perimiters

Just for S's and G's, try reducing the nozzle diameter in Cura. This should force paths to be closer to each other, and hopefully fix that gap. If not, your extrusion settings could be slightly off if you haven't measured the diameter of your filament. Make sure the diameter matches your slicing set...
by lightninjay
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: i think my printer is possessed
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: i think my printer is possessed

One common problem that some users have experienced with the nozzle taking a dive into their print is when the braided wire sleeve gets caught on a carriage or something else and it yanks the carriage out of position, permanently skewing the remainder of the print, until it is stopped, rehomed, and ...
by lightninjay
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What do you have your Rostock printers sitting on?
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

Re: What do you have your Rostock printers sitting on?

Lol, it's like the "Imp" of his printers.

Just like Peter "Da Dinkles" Dinklage of Game of Thrones! Right Gene?
by lightninjay
Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: advice on printing a large print
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: advice on printing a large print

If it makes any sense, why not BOTH techniques? You could print the parts vertically in half, and so as to avoid an inordinate amount of support (that would likely fall over without good adhesion) remove the little ring bits and glue them on later since you have to assemble the boat/canoe after prin...
by lightninjay
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: OK to wire EZStruder fan in series with PEEK fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

Re: OK to wire EZStruder fan in series with PEEK fan?

Also, look into this. I had the same issue you're describing, and changing the stepper motor current fixed it.

viewtopic.php?f=77&t=6024&hilit=extruder+current
by lightninjay
Wed May 27, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Ninjaflex
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Ninjaflex

From what I've heard, you can never print TOO slow with ninjaflex. Try even lowering to 10 mm/s. It's what I print my normal first layer at for maximum adhesion.
by lightninjay
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Printer for a school project
Replies: 3
Views: 1184

Re: Printer for a school project

Not sure how much you've followed him, but Nicholas Seward has some pretty interesting printers.

I find his GUS simpson to be pretty cool looking and fairly simple-looking to assemble.

http://forum.conceptforge.org/viewtopic ... 9a03754678
by lightninjay
Fri Apr 03, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Assembly manual discussion thread!
Replies: 304
Views: 78538

Re: Assembly manual discussion thread!

Hey Gene, not sure if it was intended or not, but it appears that in version 2.51 of the manual, the Heated Bed PID calibration routine of "M303 P1 S60" has been omitted. On pages 233 and 234, the hotend PID routine is covered, but then on page 235, it jumps straight to Z-calibration, whic...
by lightninjay
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Semi-Automatic Rostock Max V2
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Semi-Automatic Rostock Max V2

looks like German flag colors to me...
by lightninjay
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Is anyone making screws?
Replies: 19
Views: 3872

Re: Is anyone making screws?

I actually designed a rather interesting (I think) hyperbolic worm gear. It has some weird overhangs with PLA, but I'm sure printing with something like Nylon would make it easier, but mine print ok and are fully functional. Here's a screenshot of me working on it in AutoCAD.
by lightninjay
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why all the rage for PLA?
Replies: 29
Views: 4611

Re: Why all the rage for PLA?

Teri, I modeled the whole cello in autocad and then broke it into four sections that could fit within the build height of the printer. Then I designed threads directly into the parts so I could bolt hardware through the sections to hold them together. Lastly, I took a note out of the "F-F-Fiddl...
by lightninjay
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: GCode & Test Prints
Topic: Anyone had their Rostock or Orion play music with steppers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6528

Re: Anyone had their Rostock or Orion play music with steppe

Teri, you are freaking amazing!

I don't know if you've seen or not, but I'm actually 3D printing a cello for my thesis and Bach's Prelude in G is one of my favorite songs on cello!

Many thanks for your cool skills in coding :mrgreen:
by lightninjay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ezstruder skipping a lot
Replies: 19
Views: 3426

Re: ezstruder skipping a lot

THIS is NOT my rostock
by lightninjay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Why all the rage for PLA?
Replies: 29
Views: 4611

Re: Why all the rage for PLA?

Just wanted to put in my two cents as to why I love PLA so much.

I managed to print a cello with it...

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It plays acoustically quite well, and I'm also currently designing an electric version.
by lightninjay
Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Brim Offset - or - WTF
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

Re: Brim Offset - or - WTF

I'd bring your travel speeds down some. If you're patient and can afford the time, 200, or even 150 mm/s is more than acceptable and does not cause missed steps for me.
by lightninjay
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: My DELTA-1
Replies: 76
Views: 16095

Re: My DELTA-1

I want to make sure I'm not being ignorant, but are those the Unown Pokemon spelling out "Delta 1" in orange on the side of your printer? That's what I thought it was before, but with the close-up it's hard for me to deny... http://www.sonic-online.com/angnix/albums/userpics/10001/unown_fr...
by lightninjay
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Homing problem
Replies: 4
Views: 795

Re: Homing problem

Sounds like a case of "accidentally set your Z-height to something ridiculous". Go into the "Advanced Settings" at the bottom of the list, then "Calibrate Z-Height". Put the nozzle down as close to the bed as possible (paper's width) then set the height. Home and all sh...
by lightninjay
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bed Adhesion - I'm at my wits end
Replies: 7
Views: 1860

Re: Bed Adhesion - I'm at my wits end

Sadly this does seem more like a case of ABS shrinkage. I've been printing with PLA mostly lately, so I've forgotten largely about shrinkage breaking parts loose.

If you're adamant about printing this part with ABS, try making a shroud of some sort in order to keep more of the heat in.
by lightninjay
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Rostock Maxx in a new home
Replies: 35
Views: 7371

Re: Rostock Maxx in a new home

It can be a number of things, but I agree with you that the dragging can often cause issues. Cura would be my first recommendation, as it's been a stable go to for me as of late if Craftware acts up on me and the resulting print doesn't come out quite as I like it. I tried matterslice within matterc...
by lightninjay
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Reading COnfiguration.h from Rostock SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Reading COnfiguration.h from Rostock SOLVED

That probably has to do with your slicer. If your slow speeds are from a file sliced with Craftware, that's probably just that I set a slower Z speed than you're used to.
by lightninjay
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock Max Hollow Calibration Pyramid Challenge!
Replies: 117
Views: 35867

Re: Rostock Max Hollow Calibration Pyramid Challenge!

Lol, sorry, I'm big on editing posts in order to help tidy up forums and make later re-reading of posts more informational, just in case you missed my earlier fixes. :oops:

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