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by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New year
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: New year

Zesty_Lykle wrote:Get the Spitfire flying.

Really?
by 626Pilot
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Wind generator?

I wonder if it would be useful to install a governor that could change the prop pitch. Large wind turbines and complex propeller planes have these so that they can alter the angle of attack on the blades. In the case of a large wind turbine, it needs to be able to slow down the blades when the wind ...
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Wind generator?

What would be the best material for something that has to survive sun, wind, bugs, and precipitation, for years at a time?
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New year
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: New year

A whole entire freaking house!!!
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: Eris 1st Layer Density
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Eris 1st Layer Density

*cough* KISSlicer *cough*
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts

I have had issues with PETG. It tends to accumulate on the bottom of the nozzle, just a little bead of it, you know, but then after however many hours it degrades and turns black. Then it falls off, leaving a dark stain on whatever I'm printing. This happens pretty reliably. If their nickel-plated n...
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts

Blog post: http://e3d-online.com/Blocks-Nozzles-Hobbs Got an email about this last week. Shipping from UK was quite prompt. Filastruder didn't have these in stock at that time, but I suppose they will sooner or later. Nozzles in many sizes Heater blocks Hardened hobbed bolt Copper conducts heat bett...
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Direct Drive E3D Titan?
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: Direct Drive E3D Titan?

It looks nice, but I'm holding out for the Zesty Nimble, which is "remote direct drive." (Stepper on frame, drives a steel cable in a Bowden tube, drive gears on the effector.) Their Kickstarter failed, so they plan to start producing them using 3D printed (powder or SLA, not FDM) parts. D...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 2502

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

I also have a problem with supporting a person/company that incessantly spams the RepRap forums. *sigh* He and I have both worked on extending pre-existing firmware to do Delta calibration, and so we have spent some time conversing. He is friendly and helpful, and I gave my firmware the option to u...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 2502

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

Towers being twisted or leaning is something I looked into correcting for the sake of my auto-calibration Smoothie fork. I had a mathematician look at it, but he couldn't figure it out. I couldn't either. It is a very difficult problem to solve. On a Delta printer, you can correct for such things in...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Compressible TPU Washers
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Compressible TPU Washers

Compressible TPU washers.jpg I've been working on improving my printable magnetic arm effector. One of the issues I've identified is that it's difficult to get the ball joints, which screw into captive locknuts inside the effector, to be perfectly level. PLA and PETG will only compress a tiny amoun...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 522
Views: 57692

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

Calibrated the joints on my magnetic arms (carriages + effector) and got some decent results: [PD] 0.094 [PD] [PD] [-0.075] -0.075 0.000 0.044 0.019 0.019 [-0.034] [PD] [PD] [-0.079] 0.019 0.038 0.031 0.013 0.019 [ 0.011] [PD] [PD] 0.006 0.044 0.031 0.000 0.000 0.019 0.094 [PD] [PD] [ 0.029] 0.044 0...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My First (self-designed) 3D Printed Part
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: My First (self-designed) 3D Printed Part

This is a cool project.
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN

Not yet. I've got so much stuff to do!
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

i think if you are trying to make money with 3d printing cad design or printing something and selling it is the way to go, especially with fdm printers. I think most people that know and care about quality and are willing to pay a premium for it are going to want an sls printing service and those w...
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard 2 Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 2516

Re: Smoothieboard 2 Progress

I guess I was mistaken about segmentless calculations being in Smoothie edge. I don't remember where I read about that. I suppose it was just in a testing branch. Sorry about that. Their CAN implementation has an extra differential STEP line. The bus can run at either 1 or 8 Mbit/sec, depending on w...
by 626Pilot
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

I've made a few around-the-house type things, like a stove lock (keeps the cat from rotating the burner control). What do you charge per cm^3?
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Counterweighted magnetic drivetrain and several other mods for MAX METAL
Replies: 9
Views: 1456

Re: Counterweighted magnetic drivetrain and several other mods for MAX METAL

Made some progress on the effector. I decided to drop the mag-lock idea for now. It's designed for two-or-more-color printing, but will also print fine on single-extrusion systems: 626 Effectors.png The photo doesn't show the LED ring or integrated fan ducts, but they're still there in the models. Y...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

I assume that most of us are hobbyists. I'm wondering if any of you rely on 3D printing as a significant (if not exclusive) source of income. If so, I'd like to know whether you focus on 3D printing things for other people (e.g. 3DHubs) or producing your own products, or some mix thereof, and whethe...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Infrared cameras?
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Infrared cameras?

I have the Pi NoIR camera. It is fairly good. Yes, you would need an IR-pass filter because it will normally only show you visible spectrum light. I don't know how it would perform looking at a 3D printer in a pitch black room.
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard 2 Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 2516

Re: Smoothieboard 2 Progress

I would have gone with a MCU that had a lot more memory, but I guess they don't think it's super important. They may have settled on that back when they were sure the thing was going to be running the front end interface on an Edison. Smoothie's edge release is doing instantaneous step generation. A...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What's the longest duration print you have attempted
Replies: 15
Views: 1067

Re: What's the longest duration print you have attempted

Aah, place value error. I printed it on a Rostock MAX v1.
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why not .4mm nozzle?
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: Why not .4mm nozzle?

What he said. The screw terminals are somewhat small, and trying to tighten them down real good results in the entire block feeling like it's twisting in place. The Duet WiFi pic I looked at a couple days ago appears to have similar terminals to the 0.8.1 that I got back in 2015. I understand there'...
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Why not .4mm nozzle?
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: Why not .4mm nozzle?

I added them to my v1. It did take a little work, but in exchange, the printer was no longer screaming in my ear. IMO it should be included in every v3 kit they sell. It's crazy not to.

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