BETA testers discussion

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby whoisjoecarr » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:53 pm

Good call, I'll reroute them.

EDIT: I have an InFocus LP335 and the lens is on the right of the projector. The unit hangs off of the right side of the machine about 2 inches. Is the projector base plate reversible? I'm thinking of flipping it over.

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby erickphd » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:06 pm

EDIT: I have an InFocus LP335 and the lens is on the right of the projector. The unit hangs off of the right side of the machine about 2 inches. Is the projector base plate reversible? I'm thinking of flipping it over.


From my view it is... but trial fit it first and see how it goes. I think the holes are symmetrical where they fasten to the sides. And as most of us have found, you need to shave off the tabs on the projector base plate to fit as they do not fit cleanly unless you do. - Eric

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby JohnStack » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:31 pm

erickphd wrote:
EDIT: I have an InFocus LP335 and the lens is on the right of the projector. The unit hangs off of the right side of the machine about 2 inches. Is the projector base plate reversible? I'm thinking of flipping it over.


From my view it is... but trial fit it first and see how it goes. I think the holes are symmetrical where they fasten to the sides. And as most of us have found, you need to shave off the tabs on the projector base plate to fit as they do not fit cleanly unless you do. - Eric


Facing the rear of the machine with the projector lense facing front, my Optoma is oriented towards the right. I put the base plate on wrong first and refeversed it. I think things are ok.
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby JohnStack » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:26 pm

Kevinvandeusen wrote:Ready to go!


The posts on the Anti-Backlash Nut Carrier need a redesign. Mine, in PLA broke coming off the printer. Can they be "wing-like"?

I'm going to print at .1 mm for now - but they really broke quite easily.

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby whoisjoecarr » Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:36 pm

I have concern about my Z threaded rod and the motor mount as well. With the sled near the top the rod has to bend a bit from the coupler to the anti-backlash nut. I'm afraid to take it all the way to the top. I know mhackney suggested a slotted motor mount but I'm wondering about slotting the anti-backlash nut mount as well.

JohnStack wrote:Mine, in PLA broke coming off the printer.


I ended up printing one of the projector mounts at the same time as the anti-backlash nut and got much better results.

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby JohnStack » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:46 pm

I reprinted and it didn't break. Going for a reason for insomia...
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby Chewy64 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:50 pm

Anyone know the timeline for receiving our missing parts? I need a few of them to even complete the build, so I am basically at a stand still at the moment. :(

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby rgthane » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:02 am

Before I got my kit, I had noticed the anti-backlash print prototype had been broken (can be seen in early pictures).
I beefed up the "pins" on the outside and included space for it to still be bolted on. I can post the my version if anyone is intested.

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby JohnStack » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:06 pm

YES Please! Or put in Reparables..
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby DavidF » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:05 am

So whats going on? Have seen any updates in some time...
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby whoisjoecarr » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:07 pm

I'm stuck right now as I need to remove the Z motor plate and slot it so I can slide the motor over about 1-2 mm to reattach to the Z-coupler. After that the mechanicals should be 100% done for me.

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby geneb » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:55 am

The build manual has been delayed by Real Life(tm), but I'm hoping to get something pushed out by this weekend. If some of you are waiting for it, I apologize for the delay!

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby barry99705 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:07 pm

geneb wrote:The build manual has been delayed by Real Life(tm), but I'm hoping to get something pushed out by this weekend. If some of you are waiting for it, I apologize for the delay!

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby DavidF » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:40 pm

The suspense is killing me!!!!
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby critical_limit » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:44 am

geneb wrote:.... delayed by Real Life(tm)

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please explain "Real Life"

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby brent » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:41 pm

geneb wrote:The build manual has been delayed by Real Life(tm), but I'm hoping to get something pushed out by this weekend. If some of you are waiting for it, I apologize for the delay!

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby geneb » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:14 am

John is reviewing (or should be) the first drop right now.

If you're smart and sneaky, you'll realize you already know where to find a copy. :)

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby sgraber » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:28 am

Has anyone got their printer printing?

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby DavidF » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:13 pm

So what's going on and where's all the wonderful prints you lucky ones have been printing??? Been quite some time now....
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby cope413 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:28 pm

We have ours mostly built, but we're waiting on the petri dish and release agent... but we'll be moving full speed ahead with it as soon as we can. We want MatterControl to work with it as soon as possible.
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby DavidF » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:49 pm

Well hurry up Cope!!! I'm getting print deprivation
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby Chewy64 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:47 pm

I finally got some free times and the projector ordered. It should be here soon. In the mean time I'll be printing the legs for it, attempting to find a dish and Makerjuice from somewhere that will ship to Canada, and getting this firmware to stop being a PITA.

How is everyone else's coming along?

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby DavidF » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:07 am

I would bet everyone is tied up with other projects or something atm. October is one of those busy months. But still! come on guys lets see some prints!!! :D
Is there any official release date for the droplit? Yes im impatient...
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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby brent » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:05 am

so, is the firmware working yet for anyone else or is it still frozen and useless

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Re: BETA testers discussion

Postby mhackney » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:33 am

I had no problems with the firmware. But I also got sidetracked by my end of year manufacturing season my flyfishing business. I'm still digging out. I have everything sitting here ready to do, even the petri dish is coated. Software installed, machine calibrated, liters of resin.

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