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by lightninjay
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Orlando MakerFaire
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Orlando MakerFaire

My girlfriend hid the launch button from me :(

We ended up fitting it in the car because we did not want to lose it off the roof while we drove on the interstate, but I really liked the look of it on top of her car!
by lightninjay
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Orlando MakerFaire
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: Orlando MakerFaire

You guys, I had the coolest weekend ever. Not only did I get to meet the awesome folks from SeeMeCNC, not only did I get to witness the magnificent PartDaddy working its magic, not ONLY did I get to help troubleshoot some user printer problems with Oly and PartDaddy, but John and Steve let me take t...
by lightninjay
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Orlando MakerFaire
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Orlando MakerFaire

So SeeMeCNC has confirmed they will be at MakerFaire in Orlando, so you can bet your bottom dollar that this Tampanian is making the quick trek across Florida to Orlando in order to check out the PartDaddy in person and meet all the awesome guys who created the machine that I was able to build and m...
by lightninjay
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: "Killed" on the LCD!?
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: "Killed" on the LCD!?

The key to your "Killed" message is just a safety feature for if your printer is left heating unattended for too long, and the timeout for this feature can be changed within the firmware settings. It is basically a "Did I leave the oven on?" fail-safe. As far as the probing comma...
by lightninjay
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Support material settings
Replies: 18
Views: 2526

Re: Support material settings

If you feel like configuring a new slicer, you can try craftware. It has customizable supports similar to s3d, but also has some control over how the support actually gets laid down. From what I can tell based on the settings, it modfifies the extrusion rate and travel speed to make sparser support ...
by lightninjay
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing geared stepper
Replies: 5
Views: 1174

Re: Installing geared stepper

I do not know if SeeMeCNC quietly changed the casting die patterns for the red tensioner piece or not. In the event they did not, you will more than likely need to dremel out some of the red tensioner piece to make the hole which the hobbed roller goes into more circular. Either that, or you need to...
by lightninjay
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

I use craftware, and you will find almost nobody else reccomending it, because practically nobody else uses it, but I find it to be rather comprehensive and easy to use/setup.

I believe I posted my settings as well.
by lightninjay
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: stopping and resuming a print to load components
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

Re: stopping and resuming a print to load components

Another option, if you are unhappy with the pause or dwell Gcodes, is to generate the Gcode for your file, determine what layer number you wish to pause at, and then open the Gcode with a text editor. Most slicers will have layer denotations, so utilize a search function within your text editor and ...
by lightninjay
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

As I said, these values are merely what run on my machine, and as you stated, these could be different for your machine. Changing those values via the LCD display prior to the print beginning should override the preset temps. But in reality, as you've seen, choosing a slicer and dialing in values ap...
by lightninjay
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Uneven Print Thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 1004

Re: Uneven Print Thickness

Sounds very much like a case of "tower lean", other than the part where rotating your hotend changes the position of the issue.

Try giving that a search in the forum search box and see what turns up.
by lightninjay
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

This is very good information. It looks like your infill in a good bit closer to the perimeters, are you doing more overlap? I don't mind running conservative settings. I prefer quality to speed. I've been printing at 20 m/s per mhackney's recommendations in his guide, but I wouldn't have thought o...
by lightninjay
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

Ok, so here is what I mean by slicer settings... The first below is your gcode file, unmodified, loaded into CraftWare for viewing. The second is my file, but also take note that I am printing with a Prometheus V2 using a .3mm nozzle. The third is a representation of printing with a stock .5mm nozzl...
by lightninjay
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

Right, I am not sure how much you have fiddled with mattercontrol, and its three different slicing engines. m That is a link to an explanation regarding the three different engines for Slic3r, Cura, and MatterSlice. With that in mind, they also have links to the different settings you are allowed to...
by lightninjay
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

I would chalk this up as potentially being a slicer setting issue. Do you mind posting your Gcode and possibly the STL?
by lightninjay
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Extruder fan - when should it run?
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Extruder fan - when should it run?

If you are referring the the fan that cools the E3D heatsink, as it is an all-metal hotend, most would tell you to wire the fan direct to 12v so it turns on as soon as the printer has power. Many utilize a setup where the fan will turn on after the hotend reaches a certain point, and remains off whe...
by lightninjay
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pillowing vs over extrusion
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Pillowing vs over extrusion

joe wrote:
Tincho85 wrote:Also, polish the tip of your nozzle a bit.


I polish the tip of my nozzle as often as possible.


Polishing the tip of your nozzle can help to prevent build-up, and promotes a happier printing mind-set. ;)
by lightninjay
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pillowing vs over extrusion
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Pillowing vs over extrusion

In some cases, cooling with abs can be a good thing. If you want to try, you can lower your printing temps a bit.
by lightninjay
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pillowing vs over extrusion
Replies: 11
Views: 1893

Re: Pillowing vs over extrusion

Your last line of "not running any cooling" should be your magic bullet.

Cooling is essential to let the plastic bridge properly on top layers. Once you have proper cooling, try it once more with between 3 and 5 top layers.
by lightninjay
Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: New Rostock Troubles
Replies: 61
Views: 8651

Re: New Rostock Troubles

If you have not tried to, place your cursor wherever you want a particular uploaded photo to go, theb click "Place Inline" next to the photo upload section files when editing your post.
by lightninjay
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: About to throw this thing out the window.
Replies: 31
Views: 3988

Re: About to throw this thing out the window.

Not sure how to set up Craftware. It installed to the PC, looked for a printer that wasn't there, and promptly did nothing else. Seems Craftware merged with CraftPrint. Or I downloaded Wrong Things. Which seems more likely. Let me try to reiterate something in a slightly different manner. 3D printi...
by lightninjay
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Funky Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Funky Filament

That is PRECISELY what I suspect is happening here. ;)
by lightninjay
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Funky Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Funky Filament

NOT an all metal hotend. However, I think the meltzone is a little longer then the stock hot end, so things prolly need to be re tweaked. Mac, my understanding is that it IS an all-metal hotend, however the bowden tube is slid into the hotend all the way down to the heatbreak, effectively becoming ...
by lightninjay
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Funky Filament
Replies: 6
Views: 1160

Re: Funky Filament

If you are printing PLA, to my knowledge, the SeeMeCNC HE280 is an all-metal hotend. In my experience (and others here will disagree) all-metal hotends are finicky when printing PLA. If you attempt to print too hot, or your retraction settings are too high, you will experience a phenomena known as h...
by lightninjay
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: About to throw this thing out the window.
Replies: 31
Views: 3988

Re: About to throw this thing out the window.

So: AstroPrint still has issues, but not the major splooge blobs that MatterControl left. There's stringing--in both different and the same places as the other, but some things are certainly better. Some are worse. At least we know it's a dynamic issue. So tomorrow, when my wife has more patience a...
by lightninjay
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: About to throw this thing out the window.
Replies: 31
Views: 3988

Re: About to throw this thing out the window.

Your issue may very well be in the geometry of the model and the way your slicer tries to handle slicing the model. If you could post the STL/OBJ file, I could take a look at it. My guess is that there might be free-floating objects within your STL, that as your slicer slices it, it requests that th...

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