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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby geneb » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:57 am

Australia. Not only is the wildlife trying it's damnedest to scrub you from the surface of the planet, the solar system wants in on the action too. :D

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby predawnsky » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:48 pm

crocky wrote:That t-rex looks good :)

Must have taken a while to print that out.

The cancers are a by product of sunburn that I got probably about 40 years ago when living in North Queensland.

Just started a 23 hour print.....


i think it was a total of 140 hrs

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:43 pm

McSlappy wrote:Hey man looking good! I've printed a dual extruder mount as well, though my machines have been running so much lately I haven't had a chance to install them :( First world problem I know :)

You've probably already beat me to dual extruders, so let me know how that goes!


Same as you, have'nt done it yet.... Have'nt put the PEI on it either, have'nt put the E3D on it either....

So many jobs to do I have all the right bit too :) just got to hold the prints for a while :)

(Geneb) Wildlife doesn't seem to be a big problem for me, pretty tame down here..
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:17 am

Had to put the E3D on it, the seemecnc one started to leak around the insulator.... Been flat out making Victorian Lamps :)

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Colourful Mount!
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:08 am

this is the current output from the bandit!

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Victorian Lamp


It is a rather nice lamp with battery tea light...
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:40 am

FSR's for Calibration, the way to go!

Buy the FSR kit from Ultibots they make the implementation of these things a breeze.

I used my own mount and piston design, you can copy mine if you like or go ahead and design your own. Wire the FSR's to the board using the provided harness wiring. I used the thin pads and I stuck them onto the centre of each FSR. Make sure that the pistons are a sliding fit in the FSR mounts but have no sideways movement. The FSR consist of three mounts so the other three holes will have to be bolted to the plate only and not to the top of the Rostock.

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"Other" three hole mounting detail


The wiring from the board pins marked +/-, -/+, S goes to the Rambo board Z-min endstop position +, -, S. No wires are changed, just use it as is. The important wire is the one that goes to S pin.

The following changes are made to the firmware in the configuration file and then written to the printer.

Edit: Must be something with being downunder, pic's are upside down!!!

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FSR Mounting - X-Tower
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FSR Control Board


Configuration.h
#define FEATURE_Z_PROBE true
#define Z_PROBE_PIN 10
#define Z_PROBE_PULLUP true
#define Z_PROBE_ON_HIGH false

#define Z_PROBE_HEIGHT 0

See if the probe works, send a G30 to it and see if it moves down and is triggered.

Now go and get Rollie's latest Delta Automatic Configuration Utility and give them FSR's a workout!
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby geneb » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:29 am

Crocky, are you screwing down the FSR mount using a #4 flat head and the original Onyx t-nut that's installed in the base?

tnx.

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:29 pm

Close, I am using the tapered screws that were provided in the kit for the three FSR mounts.

I then cut about 1/8" off the remaining screws and used countersunk heads for the FSR Pistons with normal nuts. I then used some 1/8" by 1/2" screws and spring washers and nuts for the other three holes in the plate that are not connected to the Rostock now.
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby geneb » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:36 pm

So you're screwing straight into the melamine base without using the existing mounting holes?

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:14 am

No.....

I use three of the holes to mount the FSR mounts on to, then I just bolt the other three directly to the plate with the short 1/2" screws and spring washer and nut.
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby geneb » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:14 am

So you ARE using three of the original Onyx holes for the FSR mounts. :) (two people separated by a common language. :D )

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:56 am

Just trying to use the Rambo controls when the switch would not be pushed in!!!

A quick look around the board here did not give an answer, so I started to have a look at the switch to see how much work there would be in replacing it and I found a little bit of filament that had got jammed in it. Took away the filament and it now works properly... Whew!
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:04 am

I have been a bit quiet lately on the 3D printer front while I had some radiation therapy done, hopefully that will be it for a while.

I have fitted the new trucks and ball rods to my Rostock and have got it all nicely levelled with the OpenDACT and I am just doing a six hour print job to test it all out.

I changed the display for a different colour too, not quite the colour I wanted but I have an orange one here and when I feel confident enough I'll do some desoldering and replace it.

The other bit that I changed was the mount for the E3D to the one that was manufactured by a user on here called travelphotog, he has done a terrific job!

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All the new bits
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby geneb » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:21 am

Nice looking beastie! I still haven't been able to get the time to install the mounts I got from travelphotog. :( Between the twin rabbit holes of a resurgence in my R/C habit and Fallout 4, I'm pretty much doomed. :)

As one that spent 15 minutes a day for 48 days under the output end of an IMRT machine, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:25 am

I'm Back....

After a bit of a break while the doctors did their thing I was finally cleared of the skin cancer today.... Took a fair while and this time last year I had just completed the radiation and the dermatologist had done a cut and removal of some stuff around my neck.

Back to printing now :)

I have kept up with most of the updates and I think the Max 2 is now almost completely a Max 3. Just completed the HE280 and the auto leveling modifications and fitted a magnetic build plate and did the auto leveling and it is now half way through a 22hr print job... Very nice feeling again... I have configured the Raspberry Pi 3 with OctoPrint and will get it installed and powered off the Rambo over the weekend...
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:36 am

Just installed a GeckoTek build plate (with magnets to affix the HT build surface) and doing a test print of four planter/pen storage items. No glue stick or hair spray needed. GeckoTek3D.com to get more info and I am not affiliated with the company, I just like their product. The build plate is about 6 or 7 mm thick and it does take some time to heat up so if you are after speed, well... maybe 24volts!. It is fine for me at this stage though.

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GeckoTek Plate


A couple of things that you need to be aware of, the nice red led's still work but there are no holes in the build plate so you can't see them. Same goes with the build surface, no holes. As I am a rather disabled chap with the use of only the left arm and left leg the addition of the build plate that is attached to the surface with magnets has just made my printing life so much easier. The prints just "pop" off with a slight twist after the HT surface cools and it is removed from the magnets.
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:58 pm

I have been in contact with GeckoTek and they are willing to do some mods and give me one to test... in Australia :) but I don't know that he knew where I was from.

Anyway the end story is they did not have any Rostocks to do trial fittings on so make sure you send details of the number of holes that you would require and I'm sure they will do them for you. I am VERY happy with mine.......
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby barry99705 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:41 pm

geneb wrote:So you ARE using three of the original Onyx holes for the FSR mounts. :) (two people separated by a common language. :D )

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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:13 pm

More info re the GeckoTek3D plates...

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GeckoTek 1


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GeckoTek 2


I have only screwed it on to the 3 screw holes adjacent to the towers... there are 6 screws provided if you really feel the need to have them all installed.
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:09 pm

Some more gecko's.....

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They're Multiplying.....


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Better piccy :)


After using it for a couple of weeks I'm very happy with it :)
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Configuring Rostock V2 with HE280

Upload the Arduino on the Mac

Using the Arduino program upload the eeprom_clear sketch.

Press the arrow pointing to the right to execute the sketch.

When the Arduino is done you will see a “Done uploading” status message.

Next upload repetier by selecting the file from the Arduino file and looking for the latest repetier.ino filename.

open the configuration.h after .ino is loaded and make the following changes:

Select printer type as 2

Define the MOTHERBOARD 301

Define the POWER_SUPPLY 1

PRINTER == 2

Define INVERT_Y_DIR 0

Define Z_MAX_LENGTH 350

Define MAXTEMP 290

Define Z_PROBE_SPEED 90

That should be all the changes that you need to make to be up and running... after you do the autocalibration!
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Re: crocky's Rostock Max V2 Build

Postby crocky » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:57 am

Changing Filament?

My method for changing the filament colour is to snip the existing colour off just above the extruder entry and pre-heat the hot end to approx 200 degrees and then manually feed the filament until the extruder runs out.

Using a spanner of the correct size undo the bowden fitting from the base of the extruder and snip the filament flush with the thread of the bowden attachment. Place the new colour filament spool on the holder and feed it through the extruder by pressing the lever down and continue feeding it until you have about 10mm clear of the base of the extruder.

Grab the bowden attachment and push the filament into it (this will cause some of it to come out of the hot end) and screw the bowden attachment back into the extruder and lightly tighten with a spanner.

You can then print a two coloured model or just simply keep extruding filament until the colour change takes effect. This prevents clogs and does not require me to get anywhere near my HE280, it just works.
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