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by analog_banana
Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Thanks Eaglezsoar, Maybe the latest and untested software is a bad idea. What I should perhaps say is: Any opinions on the best and most reliable, tested Firmware and Software for this kit: Rostock Max RAMPS 1.4 electronics (NOT RAMBO!) EZ struder Cold end Kit SeemeCNC Bowden Hotend (Mk 1 original) ...
by analog_banana
Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

8 months in - Still Trying for a Print

Still working on getting this machine running. Things have moved on in the Rostock world since I started trying in April 2013 I'm going to re-start from scratch with my calibration and testing in the hope of printing something. Does anyone know the latest and best firmware / PDF step by step manual?...
by analog_banana
Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Trying th new EZstruder - maybe this will get me up and runn

So.. Four and a half months in now and still trying to get this printer working. Trying to stay positive After much playing with temperature regulation and measurement my test prints were getting much worse, not always recognisable as a cube etc.. so my vendor very kindly offered me the new EZstrude...
by analog_banana
Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

So I bought the thermometer described above. The calibration checks out to about 1 degree in boiling water and crushed ice. But... The probes have black heatshrink insulation on the end that has the text 125c printed on - so I'm guessing this heatshrink on the probes will melt as soon as I put them ...
by analog_banana
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Thanks for all the recomendations!

I've purchased dual-probe thermometer similar to Eaglezsoar's recomendation.
It was £16.99 - only £3 more than the meat thermometer I was using,
which will now be sanitized and returned to the kitchen.
Now I just have to wait for it's successor to show up...
by analog_banana
Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Cool time to calibrate a bit more I guess - Can anyone recomend a good, cheap thermocouple meter or probe thermometer for this task?
by analog_banana
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

cube.jpg First Print! I made the following changes: set repetier to 203c (which measures as 190c) Switched to Faberdashery Red PLA from their Rainbow Fun Pack Added a 12v Peek fan to the hot end. Not sure which change made the difference, but something's working, The banding is caused by the peek f...
by analog_banana
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

So I've been testing the hot end temperature with a digital meat thermometer. It has a probe that's just the right size to drop down to the end of the extruder barrel with the teflon tube removed. See photo.. Is this likely to give me an accurate temperature reading? Here are the results: thermistor...
by analog_banana
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Thanks Foshon, It will extrude into free air - but maybe not producing as much filament as I'd expect. The motorised feeding of filament seems robust - so I think the hot end temp may be the issue. I'm using "Jet" PLA from Amazon.co.uk - as that's currently the only next day filament vendo...
by analog_banana
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

First Print - help needed

Major update: First Print Apparently it's not essential to tune the bed, so I moved on to trying a test print: firstprint.jpg NEED... MORE... PLASTIC... I'm not getting enough filament out of the nozzle... What I know id probably correrct: Temperature = correct - nozzle is heating up to 185 degrees ...
by analog_banana
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Hi BlueMalu, I didn't shim any parts - I didn't find much play in the slots - less than half a mm each side of most. I did use some tiny brass shim washers to compensate for oversanding on the arm joins. I'm trying to calibrate the Onyx bed now.. But I can't get this command to work in Repetier: M30...
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Seems to be working now - quite a nice action - no slop and tension is adjustable via the axle support scres. All this confirmed by the vendor, and he says he'll look into the laser cutter skewing. extra tip: get a Lazy Susan - Put the Rostock Max on Lazy Susan while assembling - saves a lot of time...
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Good news then, thanks for the advice Foshon! I'm going to keep building.. On closer examination, I found that all my axle supports have (I don't know what to call it) "laser skew" i.e. the cut sides are not true square, as if the laser cutter took the cut at a slight angle. It's definitel...
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Ok - the reason I'm worried is in geneB's pdf manual the whole assemble seems to fit together tightly - the axle support is flush, whereas I cannot close that gap..

geneB's example below...

cheapskate_geneb.jpg
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Re: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

So I've assembled the cheapskates - but once fitted onto the rails I can't tighten the axle supports enough to fit the rails - It's like the bearing covers are too fat, or the rail is too thick - I need to be able to tighten the axle support bolts by about 4mm more.. See attached jpg.. Click on it t...
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Hi - Just Bought a UK Rostock Max
Replies: 0
Views: 466

Hi - Just Bought a UK Rostock Max

Hi All - I'm building a Rostock Max.
I'm In London, England, The United Kingdom.

I got a non-melamine MDF Rostock Max from Creative Machines, a UK distributor for SeeMeCnc.
I'll do a very basic build log here:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=1543
by analog_banana
Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK
Replies: 49
Views: 10270

Analog_Banana's Rostock Max in the UK

Hi all - this isn'y going to be an ultra-comprehensive build log - I'll just cover any changes I come across in the UK edition of the Rostock Max, and anything unusual that crops up.. I bought a Rostock Max from m They were very helpful, Machine was available instantly from stock, Delivery was 2 day...

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