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by Xenocrates
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Nuts and Bolts
Topic: What is in your tool chest?
Replies: 3
Views: 7636

Re: What is in your tool chest?

I use Tri-crimps from Powerwerx for most different crimp connectors, since they are comfortable and reasonably cheap (And most of the other tools aren't meant to crimp power poles, so I'll take it and the interchangeable anvils). For the .1" pitch connectors, I use the cheap ones from Hansen Ho...
by Xenocrates
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st prints / edge blobs
Replies: 5
Views: 823

Re: 1st prints / edge blobs

Looks like you're printing way over temp, and over extruding. I'd start with calibrating the extruder, and see how much that helps. You also want to measure your filament and put that into the slicer properly.
by Xenocrates
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: PLA & ABS Same Issue - Suggestions?

Looks like a poorly tuned restart length, or else the retract speed should be tuned. Likely lower, as you're likely using an E3D-esque hotend, where to avoid jamming, the maximum length should be 2mm or less, and the speeds rather low. I would also make sure that your wipe settings are adjusted a li...
by Xenocrates
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Slowing down to debug
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Slowing down to debug

24V is usually better, because you can use smaller wires and less current (and also, it can drive steppers faster with a given inductance), reducing the moving mass (and copper usage) for a given heating capacity. 1.75mm filament is going to be better almost universally, because of it's higher resol...
by Xenocrates
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems uploading to board
Replies: 20
Views: 3003

Re: Problems uploading to board

The SD card in question lives on the printer. Stop worrying about it, because you're not using it to print from currently.
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Problems uploading to board
Replies: 20
Views: 3003

Re: Problems uploading to board

If you rebooted or otherwise let anything reset the com ports (Such as unplugging or resetting the board), because it's a software port, it can change. Some USB hubs/controllers at the MB level will do entertaining things. I can't do USB to serial through front panel I/O if I have my power supply co...
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Anniversary lamp for my sweetie
Replies: 16
Views: 2720

Re: Anniversary lamp for my sweetie

Trust us, most of people are quiet, and tend to be pretty helpful. It's a beautiful piece of work with a lot of heart in it, and even if it was just a picture frame, which it pretty obviously isn't, it would still be a pretty awesome effect. Most pictures like that I've seen would need a major light...
by Xenocrates
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: My printer has gotten an attitude.
Replies: 34
Views: 3216

Re: My printer has gotten an attitude.

I also would pick the duet, since the calibration firmware 618Pilot had for the smoothie, IIRC, had trouble fitting into the ram/flash constraints of the Smoothie, and more advanced calibration, or better web interface features would only make shortcomings of the tight resources more apparent. Howev...
by Xenocrates
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Artemis
Topic: Hot End Chattering/Bouncing Against Bed, Not Much Extruded (Bad config.g?)
Replies: 25
Views: 3211

Re: Hot End Chattering/Bouncing Against Bed, Not Much Extruded (Bad config.g?)

I largely agree with using the right tools for the job. I also happen to be trained for industrial automation, so my perspective is a bit outside the normal for people regarding actually making stuff. One big issue is capital intensity. It's very expensive to buy an injection molder, and cutting too...
by Xenocrates
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: the hotend fan is sooo loud!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: the hotend fan is sooo loud!!!!

With the way the wiring harness is configured, no. You will need to add extra wire to the wiring harness, and potentially set up thermostatic control of the fan. You can buy somewhat quieter fans, but they can cost a non-trivial amount more, and or move less air. Along that line, I, and a few others...
by Xenocrates
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Ideas for a good laser cutter
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Re: Ideas for a good laser cutter

I''ve got an ATC 60W model, which they currently sell for 2700. It came with an air compressor, closed loop chiller, extractor fan, ducting, and some spare limit switches, as well as a dummy resistor for calibrating the ammeter, as well as the laser cut software. It's been working pretty well, altho...
by Xenocrates
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: 32 bit controller recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: 32 bit controller recommendations

Is there an actual reason you want the modular drivers? Because I can think of several to avoid it. Heat dissipation through the drivers is done through the center pad to the PCB, not through the top of the package, so heatsinks are mostly band-aids, unless the driver board is designed to have a hea...
by Xenocrates
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Fan Solutions for 713Maker Effector Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Fan Solutions for 713Maker Effector Plate

Mine is connected directly to the Duet. I'm not using the Max system, so the back EMF isn't as bad as it could be. You can also fit suppression diodes to eliminate the back EMF. The Rambo shouldn't have any issues, as it does have protection diodes, IIRC.
by Xenocrates
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Fan Solutions for 713Maker Effector Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Re: Fan Solutions for 713Maker Effector Plate

I mostly use just a Berd-Air for cooling with my effector plate. For ABS, which is what the enclosure helps with most, only minimal cooling is really needed, and when I want more cooling, it's usually for smaller, tall features, so adding part cooling fans in that case isn't a problem for me. You co...
by Xenocrates
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Looking for auto-leveling recommendations for my Metal Max
Replies: 5
Views: 6559

Re: Looking for auto-leveling recommendations for my Metal Max

I would go for the FSR system. It's more easily portable to different control boards (Duet, Rambo, Smoothie, Etc.), and seems to not have the same level of heat soak/EMI issues causing it to not work warm. Considering that the Artemis has gone to FSR's, I would say that the accelerometer probe, whil...
by Xenocrates
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Hans makes a build thread for a Rostock Max V2
Replies: 66
Views: 16563

Re: Hans makes a build thread for a Rostock Max V2

It sounds like you might be getting progressive damage to the thermistor wiring (because that would make the indicated and set temperature change while not messing with the actual temperature). How much of the wiring to the hotend have you had to change in attempting to fix the issue, and have you u...
by Xenocrates
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Ros tock V3 heated bed not getting hot enough
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: Ros tock V3 heated bed not getting hot enough

The only recalibration would be to re-tune the PID on the hotend, and that can often be skipped as well, as temperature regulation doesn't always have to be exact (yet I say that as a guy who hand tunes the PID on mine to swings of less that .1 degree to either side of set point, since I want the pr...
by Xenocrates
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rostock max v2 with he280 hotend, Nozzle Not heating
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Rostock max v2 with he280 hotend, Nozzle Not heating

To make sure it's the heater (which it's not too likely to be, since it worked in the first place), use a multimeter to check the voltage drop from one side of the fuse to the other. If it's near zero, it's the heater. Anything else, and the fuse needs replaced. If it is near zero, check the voltage...
by Xenocrates
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Artemis(✓) or Rostock MAX v4 (X)
Replies: 20
Views: 5511

Re: Artemis or Rostock MAX v4

So all of the printing specs seem the same on both except for the build height. How much print quality difference will there be? I'm leaning towards the Artemis because of the new rails but it seems like a steep price difference. I just had to jump in on this one. How much print quality difference ...
by Xenocrates
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello yall. Alabama reporting in.
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Hello yall. Alabama reporting in.

Welcome to the list that provides the Best Delta printer support in the world. Could you have over driven the Rambo getting that DYZE hot end up to 500? if you plug your original SeeMeCNC hot end back in does it still print? perhaps contact DYZE about it? this is the first I have seen about your DY...
by Xenocrates
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuild on Rostock Max V2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: Rebuild on Rostock Max V2 questions

It is going to be firmware on the little board, as that converts from the I2C parameters to effectively a switch, but I was mostly referring to using it with a Rambo. The Paneldue won't have any problems, the Duet wifi may have a few. I would point a fan at the rear of the board, and be careful with...
by Xenocrates
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Rebuild on Rostock Max V2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: Rebuild on Rostock Max V2 questions

As an additional note, most of the noise issues seem to have been resolved with locking clips for the connector, new firmware builds, and other improvements. The main developer for the firmware seems to feel that the ferrite beads are a waste of time and effort (especially since the I2C connection i...
by Xenocrates
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Has anyone got Bltoch auto level, Repetier FW, RAMbo
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Has anyone got Bltoch auto level, Repetier FW, RAMbo

Additionally, a BL touch or other offset probe is a major disadvantage when attempting to calibrate a delta. If there is a dip, or other non-linearity in the bed or motion, an offset sensor will move that over by whatever the offset is, meaning that instead of compensating for errors, you move them,...
by Xenocrates
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: anybody in South FL??? rostock max V2 def error (thermistor heated bed or hot end)
Replies: 7
Views: 1332

Re: anybody in South FL??? rostock max V2 def error (thermistor heated bed or hot end)

I could, but some of the interesting things like CF reinforced PEEK or PEI need some pretty extreme temperatures. I'm also interested in using the 95% copper filaments, since I have access to the right sort of ovens to sinter it down to a solid. Another big plus for me was the ability to have accura...
by Xenocrates
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: MetalMax Delta printer - belt catching on new linear rail - need advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1909

Re: MetalMax Delta printer - belt catching on new linear rail - need advice please

Additionally, you want the belt to be flat at the height it is above the linear rail. If not, over a travel of say, 400mm, assuming that you have a smallish gap between the pulleys and the rail, there is ~.7 mm of difference in the length of required belt, if you had a lift of only 5mm. At say, 10mm...

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