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Anyone out in SoCal?

Post by Acidshock » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:56 pm

Hey Guys,

Just wondering if there is anyone out in Southern California that may be willing to lend me a hand with getting my printer in calibration. If you look at my previous posts it has been a hectic ride with this thing. I am willing to pay; I just want to get it working. I am pretty sure it has to do with tower lean. I tried to get it out by loosening the towers and pulling them in place but that didn't do much. Just bought some turnbuckles and cable. Going to give that a try.... I am getting so frustrated at this point cause I feel that I am so close to getting it working but cant catch a break.
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Re: Anyone out in SoCal?

Post by DerStig » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:05 pm

Acidshock wrote:Hey Guys,

Just wondering if there is anyone out in Southern California that may be willing to lend me a hand with getting my printer in calibration. If you look at my previous posts it has been a hectic ride with this thing. I am willing to pay; I just want to get it working. I am pretty sure it has to do with tower lean. I tried to get it out by loosening the towers and pulling them in place but that didn't do much. Just bought some turnbuckles and cable. Going to give that a try.... I am getting so frustrated at this point cause I feel that I am so close to getting it working but cant catch a break.


I'll add they can also help with mine. its still low between the X and Z tower

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Re: Anyone out in SoCal?

Post by Eric » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:59 pm

You might want to be more specific about your location, given the size of Southern California. Santa Barbara to El Centro is a 5 hour drive.

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Post by Acidshock » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:02 pm

Lol I will go the distance to get this sucker fixed but you are right. Orange County.

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Post by mhackney » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:47 pm

AcidShock, to check for tower plumbness don't compare to the bed, remove or move the bed out of the way and check the square of the tower to the melamine top plate. Check all 3 top and bottom. I know you reported that you did this in your other thread but your results were odd and I suspect you were squaring against the glass plate.

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Post by geneb » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:33 pm

Tower...plumpness? *snickers* :D

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Funny!
I edited it. I hate spell corset ion. I mean spell correction.

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Post by geneb » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:14 am

It's karmic payback for using a phone to post messages. :D

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Post by Acidshock » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:35 pm

I have. They found a bunch of things with the old trucks. Upgraded them but still have the same problem. I figured I will call them again.

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Post by Acidshock » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:55 pm

Called them, got the shuffle... Considering I bought the unit from there I was hoping they would be more helpful. Oh well, is what it is. I am determined to get it working hell or high water.

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Post by morgandc » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:19 pm

Disappointing....

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Post by ramai » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:06 am

Hey bud, I'm in Orange County. I'm by no means an expert, but I did get my machine up and running (also got it from matter hackers)
I'd be happy to meet up with you and lend a hand! PM me your address and cell, I'll see if I can swing by some time.
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Post by Acidshock » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:04 pm

Thanks Ramai! I appreciate the willingness to help. I did link up with gestalt73 from the forum. Turns out he prints a lot of stuff and happens only to be about a mile from where I live. We got the thing working amazingly now! Turns out there was a whole slew of issues. One of the towers was off a bit which was suspected, the weird part was it kept going back out of true. We kept messing with it and eventually got it to true up. Also the print head was a bit loose. It was also just ever so slightly loose in the effector mount. There was also some issues with the power supply too. Ultimately though he ended up upgrading me to the duetwifi, which I must say is AMAZING! The loudest thing on the printer now is the hotend fan lol. We have it doing auto calibration on 36+ points. In addition gestalt73 ended up giving me a bunch of others tips and ideas on how to perfect my prints. Overall he really helped me out. I am greatly indebted to him. He went so far above and beyond. Thanks gestalt73!

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Post by ramai » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:25 pm

Awesome! Next time you guys get together, I'd love to swing by too if I'm available!
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Post by morgandc » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:40 pm

Very cool, I might have to be jealous :)

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Post by DerStig » Tue Dec 27, 2016 2:32 am

Acidshock wrote:Thanks Ramai! I appreciate the willingness to help. I did link up with gestalt73 from the forum. Turns out he prints a lot of stuff and happens only to be about a mile from where I live. We got the thing working amazingly now! Turns out there was a whole slew of issues. One of the towers was off a bit which was suspected, the weird part was it kept going back out of true. We kept messing with it and eventually got it to true up. Also the print head was a bit loose. It was also just ever so slightly loose in the effector mount. There was also some issues with the power supply too. Ultimately though he ended up upgrading me to the duetwifi, which I must say is AMAZING! The loudest thing on the printer now is the hotend fan lol. We have it doing auto calibration on 36+ points. In addition gestalt73 ended up giving me a bunch of others tips and ideas on how to perfect my prints. Overall he really helped me out. I am greatly indebted to him. He went so far above and beyond. Thanks gestalt73!



Where are you and Gestalt73 located? I'm in Burbank up on the mountain and I could use help finishing up my Metal Max build.

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Post by ramai » Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:56 pm

Awesome, I'm down in Orange. I'd love to check out a max build. I have my own that I haven't quite started yet.
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Post by gestalt73 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:42 pm

Hey AcidShock, Thanks for the kudos!

It was great meeting another Rostock enthusiast, and your printer is turning out some great prints now!

I was happy to help, to be honest there was only a handful of issues, but your interest in upgrading to the duet wifi really kicked things up a notch. I continue to be impressed with those boards, the firmware, and the web interface.

Anyhoo, it's great knowing that there's another Rostocker in the area, and it sounds like we have a few more.
Maybe after the holidays I can host a meetup. It's always a pleasure to exchange tips and tricks and to help each other out.

Thanks!

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Post by DerStig » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:33 pm

Hey Gestalt73 any chance I could get you to drive up to Burbank and help me with my Duet Conversion? I'm having issues getting it to calibrate

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Post by fehknt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:21 pm

Another Rostocker with a ~2014 v2 in OC (Irvine) that thinks a meetup sounds fun.

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Post by ramai » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:37 pm

fehknt wrote:Another Rostocker with a ~2014 v2 in OC (Irvine) that thinks a meetup sounds fun.


Matterhackers is having a meetup on February 9 at 7pm. Hopefully some of yous will be there!
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Post by sunkenbier » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:43 am

Im also in S Cal. Im just a few miles from the matter hackers store. That makes it handy for picking up filament when I dont have time to make it myself.

I was on a Rostock v1 but am always doing overhauls to it. I am now running a max metal with trick trucks, I put in an accelerometer for calibration and have it working with a e3dv6. Im thinking of upgrading to a duetwifi since Ive heard so much good stuff about it. It is still working well for you?

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