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by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: LokBuild - wow - update not so wow after all.
Replies: 16
Views: 1509

Re: LokBuild - wow

One problem - I use my nozzle as a Z-Probe to auto set my Z Height, so after heating the nozzle and it touches down it dimples the build surface where the hotend makes contact. Those dimples have stayed dimpled, if you will. Just like GeckoTek. I've stopped using their build plates. The magnetic ba...
by 626Pilot
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: dark blue forum theme
Replies: 16
Views: 1099

Re: dark blue forum theme

YouTube may be forcing HTTPS so that people can't spy on which cat videos you watch when you're on public wifi.

Also, user info on the right side? YUCK!!! I don't read right-to-left!
by 626Pilot
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 53210

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I have been working for some months to refine those designs. They look slightly different now, especially the carriages. They have a different/better belt clamping mechanism that's designed to fit the tooth contour of the GT2 belts. The trouble is that printing them on a 3D printer that doesn't have...
by 626Pilot
Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Printing on a thin film held by vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Printing on a thin film held by vacuum

What hot end is that, and why does it have a pipe on it?
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hectic! But nice.
Replies: 36
Views: 3031

Re: Hectic! But nice.

Zesty_Lykle wrote:Sorry about the self assembly, but then, it is only 5 parts and some bearings. Besides, the first thing everybody will do when they get the Nimble is take it apart to see how it works. At least I would.

How long does it take to assemble one of them?
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hectic! But nice.
Replies: 36
Views: 3031

Re: Hectic! But nice.

I ordered four, and I can't wait for it to arrive!

joe wrote:Seems a little costly considering you have to assemble it and no stepper.

Worth every penny to me!
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Next Printer?
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Next Printer?

If you want to build a kickass awesome delta printer, start here. I have one MAX Metal and am (very, very slowly) building a second. The frame is precisely machined and self-aligning, and the entire machine - electronics and all - can be built in an afternoon.
by 626Pilot
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Will insurance cover a home fire?
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Will insurance cover a home fire?

Ravitch wrote:side of the house that I burned up when my full soda can ashtray blew off the deck and into the bushes along the side of the house, waking up at 5AM with a wall of flame outside my bedroom window

Wha???
by 626Pilot
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: SeeMeCNC sponsored someone, and he made a prosthetic grippy hand
Replies: 0
Views: 166

SeeMeCNC sponsored someone, and he made a prosthetic grippy hand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngV1H5VOt94 This man designed a prosthetic hand for a client who was missing a hand, and most of his wrist. It looks sort of like the hand from Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain. According to the video, he asked SeeMeCNC whether they would sponsor him, and they said ye...
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:52 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

I'm having trouble perfectly leveling the ball mounts on the printable effectors, so I'm looking into another solution.

Also, I've added spacers for installing the Auber 100-amp SSR + heat sink directly to the frame: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2063788

SSR 1.jpg
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us
Replies: 32
Views: 3519

Re: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us

Someone should print this thread and send it to the family.
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 495
Views: 53210

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I also added some brackets for Onyx HPB http://www.tricklaser.com/MAX-METAL-Brackets-for-Heat-Bed-MAXMTL-HPBBRKT.htm This is the thing to get!!! Very easy to install - notched to fit exactly onto the frame - and the use of the screw-heads to push them down into place is very clever. I also tried th...
by 626Pilot
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us
Replies: 32
Views: 3519

Re: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us

He was a pillar of this community. He always had encouraging words for everyone. If there was a thread someone posted, and there was only one reply, there was a fair chance that it would be from him. He was never negative about anything, regardless of what was going on in his life. He really cared a...
by 626Pilot
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values
Replies: 16
Views: 8189

Re: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values

Thanks! I'm always glad to hear when some method I post works for someone who isn't me. :)
by 626Pilot
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Was shipped a convex-shaped heat bed. Same with the replacement
Replies: 20
Views: 916

Re: Was shipped a convex-shaped heat bed. Same with the replacement

It would be good if you could post a photo of the Onyx. I've ordered several of them over the years and none have been bowed. It's weird that you would get two defective ones in a row. Not impossible, just statistically unlikely. Then again, if you multiply a tiny percentage chance by enough custome...
by 626Pilot
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: DropLit
Topic: When will more kits be available?
Replies: 0
Views: 587

When will more kits be available?

I looked at the store page and it says they're all sold out. Is SeeMeCNC still going to sell these, and if so, when will more be available?
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:26 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 can confirm that the nickel-plated nozzles produce a smoother top surface with PETG. There is also less accumulation of plastic on the tip. Still a little, but not as much as before.

Five stars, will definitely buy copper-nickel parts the next time I need to build a hot end.
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values
Replies: 16
Views: 8189

Re: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values

Added some more detail about what P does (higher values narrow the response curve, so you have to be closer to set temp to get a response of a given strength - but you don't want the P value TOO high), and split off SSR info to its own section. I'm also recommending, based on much easier/tighter PID...
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 124
Views: 21006

Re: Faster Heated Bed

Okay, this is interesting! After hand-tuning the PID variables , the heater is staying within 0.1C of set point, almost always exactly 75.0C, AND I don't have to lower the max PWM like I did before. I put that variable back up to 255 (maximum value), and it works fine. I think putting the SSR on the...
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 124
Views: 21006

Re: Faster Heated Bed

Switched the SSR to the hot (+12V) side of the circuit, and added the Blue Sea Systems 25A breaker to the circuit. Wiring is now: +12V -> SSR+ SSR- -> Breaker's "Line" terminal Breaker's "Load" terminal -> Onyx+ Onyx- -> blue crimped pin gizmo -> GND The pin gizmo is throwing off...
by 626Pilot
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values
Replies: 16
Views: 8189

Re: How-to: Quickly hand-tune your PID values

When I was still on Repetier, I used the dead-time control for both the hot end and bed, and it handled both of them quite well. With my PID tune on Smoothie, I am seeing a bed oscillation of about 0.2C. I imagine the SSR is a little slower to fully change state than the relatively small MOSFET on t...
by 626Pilot
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 124
Views: 21006

Re: Faster Heated Bed

Thanks for the advice. What sort of diodes do you recommend?
by 626Pilot
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: 24V Upgrade done slightly different
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: 24V Upgrade done slightly different

It looks like you robbed an octopus tank! :D
by 626Pilot
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 124
Views: 21006

Re: Faster Heated Bed

I guess I'll find out after I have everything wired up. I think the 350W supply will make some gains vs. the old Viotek (450W) because it has screw terminals, rather than skinny little 18-gauge wires. I can run 12-gauge straight to the Onyx and SSR. Also, as dc42 points out, they have trim pots that...
by 626Pilot
Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Heated Bed How-To's
Topic: Faster Heated Bed
Replies: 124
Views: 21006

Re: Faster Heated Bed

I agree, I would put an SSR in the hot side of the bed circuit. I thought so. If the bed has +12V of potential even when the heater is supposed to be off, it's one more way for a short circuit to make something bad happen. Do you have the option of turning up the power supply voltage a bit? it depe...

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