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by Flateric
Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothie.org
Replies: 17
Views: 3644

Re: Smoothie.org

I was just reading about this dual ARM controller board that has been developed for a kickstarter printer. Interesting anyways.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/am ... -3d-printe
by Flateric
Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"

I could kinda get a sense of that in his face as well when comparing his expressions from the begining to to end shots. The problem however is that he did not stop making the very same choices over and over and by the time he did step down he had already royally screwed those friends out of anything...
by Flateric
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

Re: I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"

That really stuck a cord within me as well. While I disliked the fact that they went closed source after using the open source community what bothered me far more was his choices with the relationships to his friends and core group of original people. How he seemed to use their passions and innovati...
by Flateric
Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"
Replies: 24
Views: 4652

I strongly encourage you watch "Print the legend"

It's a very well aide documentary about the challenges and pitfalls that the 3d printer community has gone through and is continuing to go through to this day. You may understand why open source is important to this industry and why some companies are being heavily criticized for not remaining open ...
by Flateric
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Additive and Subtractive
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Additive and Subtractive

The video shows a really impressive machine however. But am I the only one who thought, gee, this cool hybrid machine isn't really doing anything a good cnc lathe/mill machine couldn't do with a billet piece of metal as a start point. Using only subtractive strategies? Also I could be wrong, but I b...
by Flateric
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Additive and Subtractive
Replies: 10
Views: 2170

Re: Additive and Subtractive

I have come to the very same conclusions regarding the 5-axis milling machine delima. Control and construction of a 5-axis is within reach of a semi-skilled diy fabricator of cnc machines for home use. However software for creation of these toolpaths is very expensive, hard to learn/configure and ve...
by Flateric
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 91044

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I know many of you may think this is obvious, while others may not be aware. So I believe it is worth re-mentioning. Any and all calibrations should be performed with the heated bed at your working temp as well as the hotend at working temp. Between the two the cold distances and calibrations will b...
by Flateric
Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: help, my printer is posessed
Replies: 40
Views: 5561

Re: help, my printer is posessed

Unfortunately the video does not show any movement at all.

Thought occured to me that perhaps your steppers are wired incorrectly.

This would cause very erratic and choppy movement.
by Flateric
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: My quic fix for a lifting corner
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: My quic fix for a lifting corner

Nice! I have done similar, red neck style sorta.

I've also resorted to a quick duct tape hold down that works well too.

:)
by Flateric
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Hack-a-day vid of our own Part Daddy!
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Hack-a-day vid of our own Part Daddy!

Showing off his large format delta pellet printer, better than I have seen or described elsewhere.

http://youtu.be/FtQG733dC1s

Go John!!! I remember back when you proposed this and everyone, me included, thought you were kidding, lol!
by Flateric
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Rippling from Vibration
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Rippling from Vibration

Dale here has admitted he does not have a functional rostock currently, this is why I asked for specifics. I suspect, but it's only a guess that he may be referring to the effect I saw of the arduino being the limiting factor in prints. Although this is really much more of an issue in a delta config...
by Flateric
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Ninjaflex
Replies: 15
Views: 3841

Re: Ninjaflex

by Flateric
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Rippling from Vibration
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Rippling from Vibration

What type of printer, what resolution, speed, stepper type, filament type, an example pic. Your being far to vague, we have no information on your printer or print to give you any kind of diagnosis.
by Flateric
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Exclusive Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Exclusive Discount

I was also joking.
by Flateric
Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Should I buy a printer before college?
Replies: 29
Views: 4225

Re: Should I buy a printer before college?

McSlappy wrote:Well building your own printer and having it running in your dorm room is a great way to impress the sort of girls that you'd want ;)


And if not, just print one out! :P
by Flateric
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Exclusive Discount
Replies: 11
Views: 1872

Re: Exclusive Discount

Unless your driving at the time Geneb! Or texting.
by Flateric
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Ninjaflex
Replies: 15
Views: 3841

Re: Ninjaflex

yes, that was me and it is an improvement in every way.

I doubt you'll be able to print flexible filaments without the mod.
by Flateric
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:06 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Ninjaflex
Replies: 15
Views: 3841

Re: Ninjaflex

Not a bad deal if it prints and the cheap doesn't.

Who knows for sure?

Double the filament at the same price is a bad deal if it doesn't print.
by Flateric
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: help, my printer is posessed
Replies: 40
Views: 5561

Re: help, my printer is posessed

Could also be movement, accel values set to high and the ol rambo is struggling to compute and holding things up with stutters until it does. Running out of cpu power for all the fast moves and accelerations...just a thought.
by Flateric
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Should I buy a printer before college?
Replies: 29
Views: 4225

Re: Should I buy a printer before college?

If I were in your shoes, knowing what I know now and knowing that study and collage are going to be major priorities.... I would probably go with a printerbot simple metal because of cost, but if you can swing it then the pre-built and calibrated Orion would be my first choice over almost everything...
by Flateric
Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated bed issues.
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Heated bed issues.

Very long in my reply to this thread, very sorry about that. I cut mine on my own cnc mill with flood coolant. Alost taking much light cuts than I normally would have to minimize and heat buildup. I imagine that the practice would be very similar with a bandsaw, use lots of coolant/lubricant and tak...
by Flateric
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Ninjaflex
Replies: 15
Views: 3841

Re: Ninjaflex

I print with ninja flex successfully in a bowden setup. However.... I use a bulldog extruder. I have found the most success when using a genuine JHead from hotends.com. I try to avoid any retraction if possible. If I am having any slight feed issues I will take a cloth with a little veg. oil (sunflo...
by Flateric
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: E3D V6 repetier 0.91
Replies: 9
Views: 3419

Re: E3D V6 repetier 0.91

It's a far too personalized, hobbiest based, international community for standards to be agreed upon and adhered to by the DIY community at large. Hell the world can't even agree on metric or imperial measurement systems. Coke and pepsi. 3mm or 1.75mm 110v/60Hrz or 220v/50Hrz. NTSC or PAL. ETC.... LOL
by Flateric
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 91044

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

Something (actually a LOT of things) happened last week. I was GOING TO print something out Wednesday morning, so I turned the printer on and manually set the temps to the usual 225 and 90 for ABS. Then the LOTS OF THINGS got in the way of me doing that print; personal, family, business, etc. I fin...
by Flateric
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**
Replies: 10
Views: 4034

Re: TV's as a source for ABS filament **Works**

Would this be the same plastic that the trays you get your plants come on from garden centers?

This is my next test here coming up as my mother has stacks and stacks of them and they seem to be nice fresh plastic.

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