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by ccavanaugh
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 93633

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Went ahead and designed a FSR specific version of the heated bed bracket. This uses 4-40 nuts and the stock 3/4" 4-40 screws. It's based on mhackney's design with a revised plunger design for the nut and stock screw. As designed, it keeps the insulator very close to the frame rail when installe...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 93633

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Looks good, you could integrate the FSR mount pocket right into these. I'll probably go that route when I get to that point. I've now figured out how to route the belt to clear my linear slides. I need to machine 6 "L" shaped replacements for the top bearing mounts. A smaller version of i...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 93633

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I've also been working on an Enclosure for the Duet and 7" LCD panel AND, brackets for enclosing the build area without reduction of print area. The heated enclosure is based around the same concept I think most people have gone to on the Rostock Max v2 kit. I'm leaving room for heat set thread...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 93633

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I'm been picking at a few improvements. I've added a new heated bed insulator bracket (version 3) to the Git Repo. This version allows use of an unmodified snow flake and moves the mounting to the corners of the frame. It will accept a 4-40 nut underneath so the original screws may be used. I pushed...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Alternative to Elmer's Glue Sticks [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 3469

Re: Need Alternative to Elmer's Glue Sticks [SOLVED]

Interesting you has such trouble with the tape. I suppose I'm lucky, as I can't break my build surface (3/16 AL plate FTW). But I've not had problems so long as I used windex (soak the surfaces, then squeeze it out, don't try using only a little), and allowed it to dry between sides. (I tried once ...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Alternative to Elmer's Glue Sticks [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 3469

Re: Need Alternative to Elmer's Glue Sticks (Stick don't Sti

I also see that Matterhackers stocks 12" round BuildTak now. And they're only 30 minutes south of me. https://www.matterhackers.com/store/printer-accessories/buildtak-3d-printer-build-surface-12-diameter https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/qMUNcubBybKCBUwVXmSLqKDkRP5LINn5jUvph7pFEMn0gdCLkW_nnBqp...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???
Replies: 48
Views: 17634

Re: Upgrading the HotEnd: Prometheus vs. E3D vs. ???

I'm about ready to install my third Prometheus on my third printer. No issues whatsoever with PLA and ABS and PETG print well. Eric, the developer of the Prometheus is super helpful. He is young and I would agree inexperience krept into a couple of his initial posts, but he had the backbone to stick...
by ccavanaugh
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Red RTV silicone cure time
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: Red RTV silicone cure time

I've cheated by letting it skin over for a couple of hours and then setting the hot end heat to about 80C for about 6 hours. I've applied kapton tape to the exterior for extra insulation and protection against the thermistor popping out and causing a melt down. I've not had any issue with this appro...
by ccavanaugh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: iPhone and V2 Print
Replies: 14
Views: 2254

Re: iPhone and V2 Print

I just had a 9 hour print job freeze 6 hours in when printing over usb using the Raspberry Pi2.

Put the same file on the SD card and it completed without issue.
by ccavanaugh
Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: DUET and DUE PANEL
Replies: 72
Views: 11874

Re: DUET and DUE PANEL

On a related note.... a new version of the Duet is in the works and it sounds like mid year availability.

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/deltabot/wiGrEjgLvsw
by ccavanaugh
Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: DUET and DUE PANEL
Replies: 72
Views: 11874

Re: DUET and DUE PANEL

geneb wrote:Is the pin spacing on the Molex connectors .100 or .156? If they're .156 I need to make adapters... :)



tnx.

g.


0.100... working on a CAD model right now, so did some measurements myself.
by ccavanaugh
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Tower Rotation Calibration, not 90,210,330
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Tower Rotation Calibration, not 90,210,330

https://github.com/ccavanaugh/Max-Metal/tree/master/Calibration

Link is for a calibration object and guilde. This is the process I use to bring the printer into alignment without adjusting firmware.
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Upgrading an Orion
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Upgrading an Orion

Keep your Orion and build a larger printer.

Having a spare printer on hand to print repairs for the "other" printer is always a bonus. It can also serve as a platform for experimentation and not put a stable configuration as risk should you want to.
by ccavanaugh
Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Members Marketplace
Topic: DUET and DUE PANEL
Replies: 72
Views: 11874

Re: DUET and DUE PANEL

Both the Duet and PanelDue are now in stock, ready to ship. m m Would it be possible for you to stock the 7" displays for the Paneldue controller? I do not want to purchase everything from you and then have to order the 7" display from China. The arrival time from China is terrible and if...
by ccavanaugh
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 93633

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I've updated the limit switch bracket with a new version that uses less material and frees up some space on the top rail. The switch sits a bit lower to clear the assembly screws, but it still allows enough room for end stop adjustments. It's available in the Git repo in my signature. Limit Switch B...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:34 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Dermot's RMv2 Build
Replies: 44
Views: 7402

Re: Dermot's RMv2 Build

XT30 connectors are now available instead of the XT60. The size is a bit more suitable and still good for 30 amps and helps reduce the bulk around the platform.
by ccavanaugh
Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: FAIL HAPPENS ! ! !
Topic: Someone should start a club...
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: Someone should start a club...

mhackney wrote:PEI!


Plastic Emerges Inside?... Sorry, you can take away my joke card now.
by ccavanaugh
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 70512

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

Thanks Carl. ccavanaugh, although I do have Smoothie on 1 machine just to stay current with new developments, if one is starting with a clean slate and wants the best hardware/firmware available for delta printers TODAY (it could change tomorrow!) then Duet is a hands down winner. Note I did not sa...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 70512

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

Thanks!... It appears as if support for the Duet is quickly outpacing the Smoothie and it looks like it will displace most of the need to run OctoPrint.

... next build, no smoothie for me!
by ccavanaugh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Azteeg X5 mini 32BIT All-in-one Controller V2
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Re: Azteeg X5 mini 32BIT All-in-one Controller V2

I suspect the missing features are for price point.
It would be nice if they would release a more full featured model instead of just the mini.
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Replaced Rambo 1.1b with 1.3L. Now have drive ratio issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Replaced Rambo 1.1b with 1.3L. Now have drive ratio issu

The printer will still home correctly if your steps/mm and microsteps are incorrect, but as you've mentioned is goes bad from there. The MICROSTEP_MODES is the number of fractional/partial steps per physical step the motor makes. The older Ramo's were capped at 1/8 stepping (#define MICROSTEP_MODES ...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Replaced Rambo 1.1b with 1.3L. Now have drive ratio issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Re: Replaced Rambo 1.1b with 1.3L. Now have drive ratio issu

The old 1.1 had 1/8 stepping while the 1.3 has 1/16 stepping. As far as I've been able to tell the firmware setting for microstepping would never override the hardware, but just keep the math and timings in check. // Microstep setting (Only functional when stepper driver microstep pins are connected...
by ccavanaugh
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Did i burn up my heat bed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Did i burn up my heat bed?

Seems to be a tad bit more consistant. stil likes to drop to about 83 when its set for 90, but quickly brings itself back up.The Heated bed PID minumum is set to 80 i believe, should this be higher as well? I would leave the min alone. It will prevent you running at lower temperatures should you ne...
by ccavanaugh
Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Did i burn up my heat bed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Did i burn up my heat bed?

Measure the voltage at the heat bed when it's first turned on. It could be a weak power supply. It's about the easiest failure mode to check before you start swapping parts. i dont have anything on hand to test it with, but i can get something tomorrow probably. Any chance it could also be a PID is...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Did i burn up my heat bed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1428

Re: Did i burn up my heat bed?

Measure the voltage at the heat bed when it's first turned on. It could be a weak power supply. It's about the easiest failure mode to check before you start swapping parts.

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