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by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN

This printer seems to go out of calibration about once every 20 or so printing hours. When I try to recalibrate it, I get this, over and over, with no resolution after five minutes of doing exactly the same step: 17:32:15.625 : X: 0 17:32:15.626 : Y: 268 17:32:15.626 : Z: 419 17:32:16.458 : Transfor...
by 626Pilot
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: Revisiting the Eris
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: Revisiting the Eris

I did Jetguy's motor replacement mod: viewtopic.php?p=99051#p99051

It seems to calibrate properly now, and I don't have to use insanely tall first layer heights anymore.
by 626Pilot
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: ERIS Early adopter feedback
Replies: 403
Views: 43354

Re: ERIS Early adopter feedback

Following up on Jetguy's recommendation to swap motors: Using this repo: https://github.com/seemecnc/Firmware And these motors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015SS3Y7O The Configuration.h uploaded a page back is out of date with the repo on GitHub (won't compile), so I had to port over some set...
by 626Pilot
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why not .4mm nozzle?
Replies: 41
Views: 3935

Re: Why not .4mm nozzle?

I'm not convinced that the segmentless calculation actually does anything you can measure in a side-by-side comparison, and I say this because that's exactly what I did. These two pieces were printed on a Duet 0.8 (segmentless) and a Smoothieboard (200 segs/sec). Can you tell which was printed on wh...
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: MAX METAL poll -build right or upside down?
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: MAX METAL poll -build right or upside down?

I ran some of the Trick Laser 8-conductor wire up one of the insides of the channels. That takes care of the endstops. For the hot end wiring, I use a cable mast: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1554882
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Anyone tried E3D Edge or Scaffold?
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Anyone tried E3D Edge or Scaffold?

According to E3D, you can't leave Scaffold in an active hot end for more than 15 minutes or it will turn into a non-extrudable gunk that can be very hard to remove. I can just imagine trying to drill that out of a Cyclops! Yuck!!! I've had pretty good luck with HIPS filament as support for PLA. Brea...
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 15% off E3D parts + filament from Filastruder through 11/30/16
Replies: 1
Views: 475

15% off E3D parts + filament from Filastruder through 11/30/16

Just got an email about this.

Site: http://filastruder.com
Duration: Nov 15 - Nov 30, 2016
Code: E3D15OFF

Dunno about anyone else, but I'm stocking up!
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Anyone tried E3D Edge or Scaffold?
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Anyone tried E3D Edge or Scaffold?

Edge looks like a PETG variant that has been formulated to be less droopy than normal PETG. It costs about 3-4x as much as normal PETG filament. Scaffold is a PVA variant that prints about as easily as PLA. Anyone tried these? Are they any good?
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser Max Metal with Linear Rails Respin
Replies: 9
Views: 2634

Re: Trick Laser Max Metal with Linear Rails Respin

How does the Mechaduino talk to the Azteeg?
by 626Pilot
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why I have not been posting.
Replies: 17
Views: 2411

Re: Why I have not been posting.

Good to see you posting again.
by 626Pilot
Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6957

Re: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread

The Kickstarter is only halfway funded, and is almost over. The only way for you to get enough traction at this point would be to get a bunch of 3DP magazines and blogs to do a story, and hope for the best. If that doesn't pan out, I would wait until next year, do a Kickstarter with a length of at l...
by 626Pilot
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6957

Re: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread

I'd go for 6PM Eastern/9PM Pacific. Best chance to hit the most people. If the campaign fails and you do a second try in the future, give yourself more than a month.
by 626Pilot
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6957

Re: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread

You're 40% of the way there with 12 days to go. Now is the time to ramp up your social media presence if you haven't already. I would post on the RepRap forums and deltabot Google group if you haven't already. If it doesn't get funded, do you have a contingency? I would really like a RDD extruder, e...
by 626Pilot
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread
Replies: 44
Views: 6957

Re: Zesty Nimble extruder technical thread

How much hysteresis do you get with the metal cable in the Bowden tube, and what are the mitigating factors?
by 626Pilot
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: ERIS is a pain in the butt .
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

Re: ERIS is a pain in the butt .

The auto calibration is poor (on my printer) but I don't get the "fragile" thing. It's built as sturdy as any 3D printer I've seen, and much sturdier than some.
by 626Pilot
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Zesty Nimble extruder Kickstarter campaign...
Replies: 16
Views: 2450

Re: Zesty Nimble extruder Kickstarter campaign...

Seems like it would have a hysteresis issue, similar to pushing plastic through a Bowden tube. That is, the drive cable will naturally have some flex to it, so one step on the motor doesn't instantly equal one step's worth of rotation in the drive gear in the extruder. There would be some propagatio...
by 626Pilot
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Set up a RasPi 3 with 800x480 touchscreen and Touch UI
Replies: 13
Views: 35056

Re: How-to: Set up a RasPi 3 with 800x480 touchscreen and Touch UI

I made a case for it. It was really nice! Unfortunately, I still hadn't been taking my own advice about how awful SketchUp is, so the model was ruined. That crappy program, as it is often wont to do, decided to move a vertex somewhere, throwing the entire thing out of whack by some fraction of a deg...
by 626Pilot
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Best and least hazardous solvent for de-gunking PETG from a nozzle?
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Best and least hazardous solvent for de-gunking PETG from a nozzle?

Tried burning the hell out of it, which works wonderfully for PLA, but PETG just turns into a black gunk that sticks to the nozzle's threads and elsewhere. I've heard that acetone doesn't work, but the person who said that was talking about vapor smoothing. According to this , acetone should work al...
by 626Pilot
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 86949

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie

Smoothie can now calibrate delta radius, and endstops I think (otherwise how would it do delta radius), and do a Z-only compensation (that's the "grid" part), without my firmware mod. That leaves out all the other things it could be calibrating, like tower rotation and per-tower radius off...
by 626Pilot
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 86949

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie

If you need the Z-only correction, and most people seem to, it must be enabled during printing.
by 626Pilot
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails
Replies: 70
Views: 11749

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails

Does this mean you're done with the linear rails forever?
by 626Pilot
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 86949

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie

Disable the LCD. Smoothieboards don't have enough RAM to handle both the LCD and the calibration at the same time.
by 626Pilot
Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 86949

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie

G32 calibrates delta radius and endstops only. Those two variables are interrelated, so it's better to calibrate them both at the same time. The more error you take out of one, the more accurate the other one can get. You could have G31 calibrate only one variable at a time, or you could tell it to ...
by 626Pilot
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Tour of the SeeMeCNC factory
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Tour of the SeeMeCNC factory

Take the 's' out of 'https' to embed YouTubes on these forums.

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