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by Jimustanguitar
Fri May 26, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1480

Re: Hardened Steel Hobbed Drive Roller?

Is the drive roller worn down, or do you just have plastic dust "clogging" the teeth? Clear out the swarf and have a close look at it to be sure.
by Jimustanguitar
Mon May 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Weird travel movement
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Re: Weird travel movement

It looks like it's trying to print a curved bridge across the front... Check the model for errors, and look at the GCode in a visualizer to see if you can find more clues.
by Jimustanguitar
Mon May 22, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Cheapskate and arms options
Replies: 8
Views: 2413

Re: Cheapskate and arms options

The newest TrickLaser arms have red sockets to grab onto the stock "dog bone" pieces of the carriages and effector. You can upgrade the arms without having to buy the other bits from TL. It's excellent stuff, though. I've got something aluminum or carbon that Brian made on every single one...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed May 17, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: Damaged autolevel
Replies: 8
Views: 2365

Re: Damaged autolevel

Perhaps somebody else can chime in on the logs. A red flag isn't jumping out at me, but it's been a long time since I've attempted a print on my accellerometer probing machine. Even longer since I probably would have had it hooked up to a host program to watch the command window in real time... I'd ...
by Jimustanguitar
Fri May 12, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Favorite Cartesian Printer? 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Favorite Cartesian Printer? 2017

RichWP wrote:I typically print larger, so I was looking at the FolgerTech FT-5 (with upgrades) as well - good size and CoreXY.


The FT-5 is an H bot, I believe. I think 1 motor controls X and another controls Y, instead of them collectively controlling both like a Core XY.
by Jimustanguitar
Fri May 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Favorite Cartesian Printer? 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 2833

Re: Favorite Cartesian Printer? 2017

If I was buying one instead of building it myself, you'd have a hard time talking me out of the (real) Prusa Research i3.

If that isn't large enough, I'd look at the Folger Tech FT-5 with 713maker's aluminum upgrades. I'd also do the Z belt mod and upgrade the bearings/leadnuts.
by Jimustanguitar
Tue May 02, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Understanding Probing and Trigger Z Height
Replies: 10
Views: 3129

Re: Understanding Probing and Trigger Z Height

Dionysus480 wrote:I'm finding it hard to get down to my target 0.05 deviation. I guess I'm wondering if I'm doing more harm than good. (Deviation is in the 0.08 range.)


Are you actually measuring that amount of deviation, or are you just going by the reported number on the LCD at the end of a calibration cycle?
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: blobs on direction change
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: blobs on direction change

The nozzle diameter doesn't effect the volume of plastic that the machine is extruding, the extrusion width and layer height do. Regardless of the setting that's to blame, it's because you're extruding more plastic than will "fit". I'd measure a thin wall calibration cube to check your ext...
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Dual Extrusion
Replies: 15
Views: 5161

Re: Dual Extrusion

I can't get their website to load right now, but have you seen the Y adapter that the guys at SeeMe started selling? Basically you can put 2 extruders on the same hotend and retract back behind the Y and feed in the other filament to switch back and forth.
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Dimensional Accuracy Calibration for Delta Printers
Replies: 53
Views: 38520

Re: How-to: Dimensional Accuracy Calibration for Delta Printers

Any chance that the error aligns with your hotend fan? I'd seen the draft from my E3D shrink ABS that's 'downwind' from it. You might be seeing the results of something similar.
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printing reverse of what i view in mattercontrol?
Replies: 10
Views: 2495

Re: Printing reverse of what i view in mattercontrol?

Right click on your desktop, select 'screen resolution', and in the drop down click on 'landscape (flipped)'. Problem solved.

Are you using a Duet board? Depending on which way you look at it, its steppers appear to go from Z to X. I've had mine flipped before, so even an idiot can get it wrong.
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1554

Re: Settings

That's "extra" plastic that doesn't have anywhere to go when it extrudes. If this is your first layer, print slightly higher, and if this is a higher layer than that, try lowering your extrusion multiplier by 1 or 2% to see if that makes a difference. You really should be setting your heig...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: The spy says hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Re: The spy says hi!

Looks like you dove in head first. Nice looking mods!

Are you a designer or engineer by trade, or have you just picked this up as you got more and more into printing?
by Jimustanguitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How/where to sell
Replies: 11
Views: 3393

Re: How/where to sell

The facebook group also has sales from time to time.
by Jimustanguitar
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today
Replies: 14
Views: 4077

Re: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today

Looks like your existing web interface doesn't support upgrading DWC as a single zip file. I suggest you rename the existing /www folder to /www-old, create a new one, and extract the contacts of the DWC zip file to it. You can do the update via FTP if you don't want to move the SD card to your PC....
by Jimustanguitar
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today
Replies: 14
Views: 4077

Re: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today

After updating the web .zip on my 085, the version numbers don't line up. The zip file is v1.15a but the setup menu shows 1.11
Is this correct?

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Also, the SD card config.g is different. Are there any mandatory updates to the GCode required?
by Jimustanguitar
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today
Replies: 14
Views: 4077

Re: New RepRapFirmware 1.18 released today

Of course I upgraded to 1.17e yesterday :)


The web control is a .zip or a .bin?
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Firmware and motherboard issues for rostock max v3
Replies: 24
Views: 3205

Re: Firmware and motherboard issues for rostock max v3

I had trouble with the polarity of the thermistor wire in the hotend bundle. The accelerometer board uses the ground from the thermistor, so if you have the wires switched it tries to get ground through the data communication pins. Is the yellow tx/rx serial light on the Rambo flashing like crazy wh...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

I wonder if you could sign up for the 30 day trial of full blown SpaceClaim and export your files in a better format that way?
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Firmware and motherboard issues for rostock max v3
Replies: 24
Views: 3205

Re: Firmware and motherboard issues for rostock max v3

Has it worked before, is this a new symptom?
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?
Replies: 7
Views: 1934

Re: File Conversion, DS Mechanical to Fusion 360?

Import options: http://i.imgur.com/5HlxVn9.png?1 Export options: http://i.imgur.com/DqkwgNx.png?1 An OBJ is probably your best bet for porting to Fusion... I'm not far off from doing that, myself. It's a great and intuitive program, but it does have limits that force you to outgrow it eventually.
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet Ethernet is coming
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Duet Ethernet is coming

Is it a generation beyond the 085? Or are they just doing a design rev to unify the PCBs between both models?
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MRRF was Awesome
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: MRRF was Awesome

Here are the pictures I took, as well as a video of a walkthrough that a friend made.

https://www.facebook.com/themakerhive/p ... 2332164769

by Jimustanguitar
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Static Discharge - Dead LCD
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

Re: Static Discharge - Dead LCD

My printer has taken dozens of shocks without breaking. Once in a while it will jarble the screen, but luckily a reboot always seems to fix it. I did break one of SeeMeCNC's own machines this way, though! We were doing a Startup Weekend that had something like 6 printers running, and I zapped one of...
by Jimustanguitar
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: SSR keeps blowing on 24V Heated bed
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: SSR keeps blowing on 24V Heated bed

Do they get hot? Are you mounting them on a suitable heatsink?

You could also try turning on "bang bang" instead of PID to cycle it less. Maybe that's what's making them unhappy?

Also, you're using a DC-DC SSR, right?

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