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by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: 3D Systems Infinity support filament
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: 3D Systems Infinity support filament

Yep, the thing about PVA (so I've heard) is that if you leave it exposed to air, it turns to goop after a few days.

It would sure be nice if this Infinity stuff didn't do that, AND was water soluble, AND worked for both materials!
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stepper Motors Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 7432

Re: Stepper Motors Disabled

Have the arms moved ever, or is this a newly built printer? Max or Orion?
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Lost Communication
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Lost Communication

I think KAS is on the right track with the power saving option. You said it's a new computer; did you forget to tell it not to go to sleep when it's idle?
by BenTheRighteous
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stepper Motors Disabled
Replies: 29
Views: 7432

Re: Stepper Motors Disabled

Does issuing a "home towers" command fix the problem?
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: ERIS is almost alive guys!
Replies: 29
Views: 10189

Re: ERIS is almost alive guys!

Wild guess but I'd say it's because PartDaddy is too enamored with his giant delta that can almost print car parts, it's difficult for him to find time to put the finishing touches on the Eris... ;)
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Live Stream Announcments
Topic: Printing on The PartDaddy
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

Re: Printing on The PartDaddy

This printer is "medium size" in your book? Do you have a larger one in the works?
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Turning on electric sander freezes print
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Turning on electric sander freezes print

Awesome, glad you got it worked out!
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: MakerButt extruders
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: MakerButt extruders

Looks like it's come one step closer to reality; court papers were filed on July 1: http://makezine.com/2015/07/14/makerbot ... extruders/
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Stream Announcments
Topic: Printing on The PartDaddy
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

Re: Printing on The PartDaddy

Wow, why is the print head humongous? Do you guys feed it pellets instead of filament or something?
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Turning on electric sander freezes print
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Turning on electric sander freezes print

Oops. Well my suggestion stands, which is to replace the power adapter. It would be a cool hack to get the tablet to run off the same supply as the printer.
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 Install Help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: e3d v6 Install Help needed

See the Setup section at http://www.repetier.com/dead-time-control/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I didn't measure my dead time with the graph method they suggested, I just fiddled with the number until I got the behavior I wanted. I think I wound up with 0.6 or 0.8 or something lik...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Turning on electric sander freezes print
Replies: 13
Views: 1227

Re: Turning on electric sander freezes print

I assume the MCT is plugged into power all the time? Does it have a battery? Try doing the same thing with the MCT running on battery.

Maybe if you're a wiring whiz, you can power the MCT off the power supply in the printer, if the problem winds up being that the MCT came with a crappy power adapter.
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: e3d v6 Install Help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1845

Re: e3d v6 Install Help needed

Did you get a 40w or 25w heater? I have 2 e3d v6's, one of them with a 40w and one with a 25w. The 40w gets up to whatever temp just fine using PID control. The 25w one though, would never get up to temp using PID. It would PID autotune at whatever temperature just fine, but during printing, it woul...
by BenTheRighteous
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End smashes into print sometimes
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Hot End smashes into print sometimes

If your print speed is appropriate (seems like it is), then belt tension could be the next most likely culprit - I'd check that, make sure nothing came loose.
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower

Isn't that what the leveling process is all about. You use the end stop screws to get the towers level with the bed. That's a really good question actually, and I don't know the answer to be honest. But my guess is that the end stop screws only accomplish so much - perhaps they're more to compensat...
by BenTheRighteous
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Live Stream Announcments
Topic: Printing on The PartDaddy
Replies: 17
Views: 3421

Re: Printing on The PartDaddy

http://seemecnc.com/pages/dropcams

This is all I see... :(

I'd love to check it out though!

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by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower

Can someone please tell me what eeprom adjustments to make in order to get this perfectly flat, unwarped build plate to print without high and low spots without shimming? Selection_264.png I don't care how flat your plate is, if it's not level relative to the towers, you're not going to get good pri...
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower

I don't suggest shimming because I think your build plate is warped. I suggest it because I think your build plate isn't level relative to your towers.
by BenTheRighteous
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hot End smashes into print sometimes
Replies: 13
Views: 1426

Re: Hot End smashes into print sometimes

Generally it's because you're trying to print close to the edge of the bed and your travel move speed is too high.
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid
Replies: 22
Views: 2838

Re: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid

Honestly I've only ever printed the trimmer line nylon so I can't recommend any other kind. I can only point you in a vague direction toward Taulman's products, but I don't know the difference between those varieties of nylons. I'm sure you can find something that suits your needs though!
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Custom start/end g-code
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Re: Custom start/end g-code

Thanks Jim. I'm not quite sure what you're referring to... this perhaps? http://www.repetier.com/documentation/repetier-firmware/rf-installation/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This page also lists all gcodes and their functions, which I like. http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code" onclick="...
by BenTheRighteous
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid
Replies: 22
Views: 2838

Re: Filament recommendations for a Ball Droid

You might want to look into nylon filament. Many people, myself included, have had success with printing from trimmer line that can be bought cheaper than most traditional filament from Amazon.
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Custom start/end g-code
Replies: 4
Views: 1925

Custom start/end g-code

In the tooltip for the start g-code option, it says you can use values from other settings like this: [temperature] That's all it says though, which isn't too helpful. It's not even a good example because is it extruder temperature or bed temperature? Which extruder? Does anyone have documentation o...
by BenTheRighteous
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 2060

Re: Max v2 Calibrating Issue Between X and Y Tower

If it's just one spot on the bed you seem to be having trouble with, try shimming the bed. I did that last night (after reading the first 7 pages or so of the thread that Mac linked) and it worked like a charm. I was having trouble with the effector going high between the Y and Z towers, now it's fl...

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