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by michaellatif
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Sapphos Head (impressed)
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Sapphos Head (impressed)

Nice looking prints! It looks like you got a bit of extra plastic coming out of the extruder during moves from one object to another. Are you using Slic3r to create the gcode? If so, you can increase the amount of retraction that occurs when the extruder is moving, it would help eliminate some of th...
by michaellatif
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stuck with Mach 3
Replies: 6
Views: 5995

Re: Stuck with Mach 3

I don't use parallel ports or MACH3 but it sounds like Windows 7 is not allowing direct hardware access to the card. The tell tale sign is the fact that there are no resources assigned to the card (DMA, port address, IRQ, etc.) I would definitely try Windows XP, but I would double check to make sure...
by michaellatif
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Essential H-1 Accessories
Replies: 8
Views: 9751

Re: Essential H-1 Accessories

Why do you need paper to set the z axis height? What do you do with it. The paper is meant to help set the appropriate first layer print height. Run the Z axis down to the paper placed on the bed, then move up until the paper is removable but with some friction still. I tend to use a business card ...
by michaellatif
Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hello All.
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Re: Hello All.

The only reason the pololus "aren't forgiving" is because the seemecnc guys are shipping the wrong steppers with RAMPS. It sounds like you don't know what you are doing or talking about. I have a Sanguinololu with pololu drivers and the motors supplied by SeeMeCNC folks. No problems with ...
by michaellatif
Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help (pics incuded)
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

Re: Help (pics incuded)

SeeMeCNC have awful customer service! Avoid these guys and buy from a more respected vendor like makergear or lulzbot. @drkow - I have and I am pretty certain I can speak for the rest of the owners of H-1's, have never had any problems with the folks at SeeMeCNC; they have always been responsive, g...
by michaellatif
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help (pics incuded)
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

Re: Help (pics incuded)

Dude, I can't tell what that is. Try focusing on the object, the background is clear but the object itself is blurry.
by michaellatif
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Final version of my linear x-carrage
Replies: 7
Views: 2333

Re: Final version of my linear x-carrage

Hey Guanu,

The STL file for the LM6UU carriage is causing Slic3r 8.2 to fail (big surprise :-). I am going to try 8.3 and see if it still fails.
by michaellatif
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Help (pics incuded)
Replies: 19
Views: 3439

Re: Help (pics incuded)

i have the plastic ones This could be part of your problem. If you still have play in the extruder carriage then you will have signs of backlash in your prints. I recommend upgrading to the metal bearings for all of the rollers, carriage glides and idler bearings. I used R4A-2RS for all of my idler...
by michaellatif
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: New SeeMeCNC Extruder Drive Unit
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

Re: New SeeMeCNC Extruder Drive Unit

Nice! Looks like its 'beefed up'. Do you have any more pictures of it and what are the main differences between the older model and this model?
by michaellatif
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: x- axis skew
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: x- axis skew

You need to mod your 4 axis board to get rid of the skew. I think there is a post on this forum about modding the 3 axis board, basically the same concept.
by michaellatif
Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: More table lights
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: More table lights

Nice! I like it!
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Re: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!

That's a cute box. I mainly vent the fumes because they cause me a headache and its not the wife complaining about the smell that is the cause of the headache . I was just running a RaspPi case print when I read your post about ambient temperature, I checked with my temp probe and it reads ~90F with...
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

Re: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!

Thanks guys for the compliments. @JT - I wouldn't have guessed that the box would help the noise, it was a happy side effect. I now run the machine overnight without even knowing its on! As for the extruder, I didn't even realize that it was on backwards! I just assembled it the way I thought it sho...
by michaellatif
Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8327

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

Ah, I just noticed you said 'series'. I have never wired motors in series, but it should be doable. I would watch current draw, in series it will be less because of higher coil resistance, so maybe compensate with higher voltage?? Wild guess here.
by michaellatif
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8327

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

I considered running two Z motors on my H-1, but I decided against it. The current setup with belt and tension works out well enough and having to find small enough belts to make two motors work is not worth the hassle.
by michaellatif
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!
Replies: 9
Views: 4524

I just turned my H-1 into a $2k machine!

I spent a day constructing a box to contain my H-1 and help exhaust the fumes during print. The box is made out of 1/2" MDF, so its build to take a beating. Kinda looks like a MakerBot, only cooler . Features: * See through front window made from plexi glass, 1/4" thick, completely removab...
by michaellatif
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Parallel Port based boards
Topic: 4 Axis Board - TB6560
Replies: 13
Views: 8327

Re: 4 Axis Board - TB6560

Might be a silly question but can one run 2 motors in parallel of of one axis on this board?, I am printing parts for a prusa for a friend and he wants to use this board to save some cash on the build. Yes, the TB6560 can handle any number of motors in parallel as long as you stay below the max cur...
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: Anyone heard of KISSlicer?
Replies: 11
Views: 4897

Re: Anyone heard of KISSlicer?

Yeah, I am starting to play a bit with it. I am impressed. I saw a few bots at this past weeks NC MakerFaire and they were using KISSSlicer pro. The print quality was impressive and the only real thing I could see was different (besides style of printer hardware) between their machines and my H-1 wa...
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: thermistor bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: thermistor bad?

The thermistor provided with the kit should read about 1.3MOhm at room temperature.
The datesheet is located at http://www.specsensors.com/pdfs/ntc_radial_glass.pdf SS&C Type G_1396

If you see it read nothing then you need to probably replace it.
One thing to keep in mind is the thermistor has a glass cover and can be broken.
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: what to do with heating resistors?
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Re: what to do with heating resistors?

I would keep wrapping them in a little bit more foil, you want the surfaces to have a solid connection to allow for optimal heat transfer.
Then you can cap the ends with RTV.
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Metal Bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 652

Re: Metal Bearings

Hey Midget214,

I found 75% of the axles would fit or would fit with a little force and the other 25% needed to have one end lightly sanded. So far I have not noticed any issues with doing this.
by michaellatif
Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Slic3r
Topic: Slic3r 8.3 has been released
Replies: 5
Views: 2521

Re: Slic3r 8.3 has been released

Cool, thanks for the heads up!
by michaellatif
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Just Printing... MikuMiku(famous) 3D Figure
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Just Printing... MikuMiku(famous) 3D Figure

Nice prints! Do you have pictures with the supports?
by michaellatif
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to wire new board?
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Re: How to wire new board?

Hey Tom,

You don't need the easydriver. You have a 4 axis board that will drive the X, Y, Z and extruder step motors. The easy driver WAS used to drive the extruder step motor, but this was replaced with the board's extra fourth axis.

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