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by Flateric
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Codename: DropLit
Replies: 79
Views: 14941

Re: Codename: DropLit

I don't think the cost of consumables is really the point here. Unless they are higher than others offerings, which I can not see being the case since the cost of the consumables seems to have stablized somewhat recently. The cost of the printer itself would be the same for all involved but the cost...
by Flateric
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: gt2 gear generator
Replies: 24
Views: 9163

Re: gt2 gear generator

I'm a gearotic user. Great program highly recommend it, well supported, regularly updated.
by Flateric
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: DropLit
Topic: Codename: DropLit
Replies: 79
Views: 14941

Re: Codename: DropLit

I'm in.
by Flateric
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:47 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Dumb question about smoothieboards
Replies: 29
Views: 8227

Re: Dumb question about smoothieboards

I had to invert my end stop pull-ups in the firmware by adding a ^ to the end of the appropriate line in the configuration.
by Flateric
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: filament chunker
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: filament chunker

Nice, I will use this to produce the pellets for my catgenie litter box as well since they charge an fortune for small boxes of the stuff. I had been using the GF blender with ice water in it to prevent the filament from heating during blending. (then ever so carefully sneaking the blender back afte...
by Flateric
Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Painting anodized aluminium for a racing rig
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Painting anodized aluminium for a racing rig

I do alot of anodizing personally and would very much recommend AGAINST etching anything anodized. The purpose of anodizing in the first place is to protect the part from future corrosion and allow it to take color and resist chemicals. The crystal structure created during the anodizing process is v...
by Flateric
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: PEI print bed surface experiments
Replies: 974
Views: 177468

Re: PEI print bed surface experiments

Not sure if it is the same thing, but I have used; Window tint (worked great but the material is very sensitive to any type of scratching and not at all durable) Monokote (an RC airplane wing coating, slightly better durability than the window tint otherwise the same in performances) Clear vinyl (th...
by Flateric
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.
Replies: 35
Views: 12414

Re: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.

Well, I think that is better than being unresponsive and slow anyways. I've been following your blog for sometime now. Was wondering how you are or rather if you are planning to maintain the tension in your filament drive somehow. I tried something similar and found that over time the filament would...
by Flateric
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.
Replies: 35
Views: 12414

Re: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.

I had them contact me and apoligize for my order being delayed and I would be receiving a complete wire harness and jumper set in addition to my order to make up for it. That being said my order only took 2 days longer than usual so no biggie to me.
by Flateric
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.
Replies: 35
Views: 12414

Re: Any Azteeg X5 owners, a little help please.

I cannot directly compare them precisely but I am very impressed with the build quality of the board. It reminds me of the X3 (not X3 pro which I have heard may not all be up to the normal standards) which I was very pleased with and was my personal favorite of the Arduino based controllers (And I l...
by Flateric
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:46 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Quantifiable improvement?
Replies: 15
Views: 3835

Re: Quantifiable improvement?

Smoothie just plain runs smoother, for me anyway. the autolevel and autodelta rad are nice bonuses, oh, and you can get a smoothie way cheaper than a rambo.
by Flateric
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I am no expert in this area but I have a feeling that this is not going to be a possibility for the smoothie based boards. The only time that the board reads the firmware config is at first boot and not after again. Although I admit I have no idea how the repetier arduino based offerings do their fi...
by Flateric
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

My tips for this board are to be sure to use the "download as zip" function from github when getting any kind of update regarding the smoothie or else you will find that the saved text based config file may lock up your smoothie and prevent it from booting. No repetier cannot modify any of...
by Flateric
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Something not to do, when making really wide prints.
Replies: 18
Views: 3917

Re: Something not to do, when making really wide prints.

Smoothie firmware does do delta calibration and I do mean all three tower z and the delta radius.

Takes some time for it to perform however as it goes through many iterations, testing and readjusting until all values are within 0.03 of each other.
by Flateric
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Transparent ABS, Vapor polished.
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Transparent ABS, Vapor polished.

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I have been meaning to up these pics for awhile now. It's transparent ABS from plastic fantastic.

Only downside for some is the very high print temps required to use it, 260c min.
by Flateric
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

Not the X5, but I do use a smoothieware board on my max exclusively. Works great there too. Same code and firmware.
by Flateric
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Small Mod of Rambo Unit.
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Small Mod of Rambo Unit.

Actually, I believe the correct way to cool these drivers is from the back side of the board due to the chips themselves being designed to pass their produced heat into the board itself. So more effective cooling may be had through placing these on the backside under each chip. This will warrant eve...
by Flateric
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

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Rather than using a DIY assembled carriage rail solution I am using NSK linear rails, or correctly called linear guides due to their shape being not a round rail but an extruded profile that the bearings travel on.
by Flateric
Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Best PLA & ABS for Rostock Max V2?
Replies: 40
Views: 10180

Re: Best PLA & ABS for Rostock Max V2?

I have tried alot of filament in my printing career, hands down best? ultimachine, solid consistency, high quality. Not cheap, but never anything but the best. seeme filament is also very good. It may even be ultimachine filament.
by Flateric
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: E3D V4 All metal hotend
Replies: 875
Views: 170119

Re: E3D V4 All metal hotend

Jarrett - If you're having problems we'll sort you out! No drill bits needed. Just get in touch on our contact us page m on our site. If you need a new nozzle you need a new nozzle. We don't expect our customers to have to take drill bits to our product to get it to work. ^^This right here is the n...
by Flateric
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I did the 626pilot magnetic touch probe with my x5 last night using the new automatic bed leveling and automatic radius features and they work really well. The firmware essentially continues to probe, test, adjust, re-test and repeat it's internal settings until a difference in z height between all...
by Flateric
Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Super mysterious tease of my largest print ever
Replies: 17
Views: 2347

Re: Super mysterious tease of my largest print ever

But yet you do it anyways. And your avatar makes me think your not all that sorry! LOL
by Flateric
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Kossel/15mm extrusion Clip
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Kossel/15mm extrusion Clip

Here's my contribution to the kossel talk. I'm using the x5, way fewer options and possibilities but much smaller size.

I also did a bit of a different thing with my linear rails.
by Flateric
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimeter.
Replies: 500
Views: 90866

Re: Unsolved Mystery. Weird Z0 behavior around build perimet

I did the 626pilot magnetic touch probe with my x5 last night using the new automatic bed leveling and automatic radius features and they work really well. The firmware essentially continues to probe, test, adjust, re-test and repeat it's internal settings until a difference in z height between all ...

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