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by RandomFactor
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Adding Layer Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Adding Layer Fans

Use a 3pin-to-2wire connector on the cable side, that way you can plug whatever fan in on the hot end platform. Then use a case fan splitter cable to plug your fans into the power. this makes it braindead simple to swap out fans or add more later. Cut the Molex connector off something like this to w...
by RandomFactor
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: under extrusion occurs every now and then...
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Re: under extrusion occurs every now and then...

Problem with the model? Try repair/remesh in MeshMixer and/or 123D.
by RandomFactor
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: MatterControl Automatic Bed Leveling Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: MatterControl Automatic Bed Leveling Problem

The problem of not getting the head close enough to the base in MatterControl print leveling is discussed in the comments here: https://www.matterhackers.com/articles/troubleshooting-for-mattercontrol-print-leveling If your firmware allowed it, then "Allow Negative Z" would allow you to mo...
by RandomFactor
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: What is causing this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: What is causing this?

What filament are you using? I had similar problems with Colorfabb XT and couldn't solve it. Other filaments I have used didn't have the issue.
If you just extrude using the controls on MatterControl (not printing) does it come out smooth or are there little blobs occasionally?
by RandomFactor
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB to Printer stopped connecting (Rostock Max v2, OSX)
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: USB to Printer stopped connecting (Rostock Max v2, OSX)

I've had this problem. Sometimes, after restarting your mac, the usb port the printer is plugged into gets mapped to a different com port. Edit the printer profile and select the available port, (not at my mac right now so I can't give sample port path). I get this 2 out of 3 times I restart my mac....
by RandomFactor
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: ColorFabb XT (Copoly) - White
Replies: 1
Views: 1067

Re: ColorFabb XT (Copoly) - White

Resurrecting thread... I am having a similar issue with Colorfabb XT White with an E3dV6 head. Lower temps (<240C) result in weak, delaminating prints that easily crunch. Higher temps (>255C) are strong, don't delaminate, but are smooshy and bloby (the technical term). Somewhere in the middle (245-2...
by RandomFactor
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Retraction settings with E3D-v6 - Slower is better
Replies: 3
Views: 13658

Re: Retraction settings with E3D-v6 - Slower is better

Agreed. Also, increasing the travel speed for non print moves to something greater than 150mm/sec seems to help a lot.
by RandomFactor
Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: MatterControl
Topic: Spiral vase mode not yielding continuous extrusion path
Replies: 11
Views: 5661

Re: Spiral vase mode not yielding continuous extrusion path

Agreed. MaterControl does not do spiral vase very well. Even on a simple cylinder it jumps around at random to start new layers.
by RandomFactor
Thu May 12, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Rostock Max V2 noise reduction
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

Re: Rostock Max V2 noise reduction

I used Sorbothane sheet on the mount for the extruder. Can't hear it over the fans. See here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=10293#p90669
by RandomFactor
Thu May 12, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Location of Extra Wiring
Replies: 17
Views: 4767

Re: Location of Extra Wiring

Genius. I was thinking of a way to mount square stock aluminum so it goes up the back of the Z tower with stand offs that hook over the tower mount screws, but this is way cleaner and easier.
by RandomFactor
Wed May 11, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Main Frame Customs (in Los Angeles) has just about everything you'd need for custom cable management. m And Lutr0 from there has a youTube channel that will show you how to do any of it: m ModDIY also has all the small parts you can think of, but they are based in china so you'll have a little longe...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

So fess up, why are you SO sure that the heatshrink goes on first? Let's just say that some of the connectors you see in the pics may not be the first, or even the second ones I put on there. I think the connector on the hotend wiring went on once, realized I'd mixed up the pins (see note about dra...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

So again, thanks to the folks at SeeMeCnc. Awesome kit, phenomenal customer support.
Thanks to geneb for great manuals.
And thanks to all of you on the forum for answering all my questions before I asked them. I only had to search this forum.
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

After tweaking the infill overlap and playing with the myriad of sliders, checkboxes, and tabs in MatterControl I went ahead and printed the layer fan shroud. Dang! I was impressed. http://pukaranch.com/rostock/_MG_7429.jpg No really, check it out. No ringing, no zits, no shifting layers. Just aweso...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

As much fun as I had doing it in the wrong order, getting the B cable for the LCD backward, installing the effector plate upside down and having to flip it, there are a few other take aways from this build: -Don't do the full cable management/sheathing thing unless you are truly OCD or have masochis...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

And here we see that fine E3D V6 mount all installed and looking quite cool.
6 pin PCI-E connector and pins from mainframecustom.com
https://mainframecustom.com/shop/cable- ... connector/
3 pin fan connector surgically removed from an extension cable and grafted in.

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by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Which brings us to the top end. There. No kapton tape was harmed in the making of this printer. http://pukaranch.com/rostock/_MG_7380.jpg Since there is no dampener to fit the extruder mount, I replaced one of the spacers with two strips of 1/8in Sorbothane. Each piece is sandwiched between the rema...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Let us pause for a moment to admire the nearly indecent beauty of the E3D V6 mount from 713maker.com.
Look at it. Looook aaat iiiit.
It even matches my color scheme.
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by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Now that we have the dirty work of assembling the base behind up, let's talk motors. http://pukaranch.com/rostock/_MG_7376.jpg I switched out all four motors with these from sparkfun.com m 400 step/rev goodness. Necessary? No. Fun? Yes. Downside, the wires are shorter and don't have a connector on t...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:42 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

And the Rambo, done. Not quite visible here is the 14 gauge high temp silicone wrapped wire feeding the heated bed. No burnt screw connectors for me, thank you.
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by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

The careful observer may have noticed the Rambo board being held in place with blue painters tape while I mocked up the wiring. Never fear, here's how that went together... The fan was upgraded to a Fractal Design Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-40 40mm, (also not poop brown). Don't get the R3 version,...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Having read the manual 3 different ways from Sunday, I wound up building in modules, rather than strictly in order. Here for your enjoyment, printer guts: http://pukaranch.com/rostock/_MG_7115.jpg http://pukaranch.com/rostock/_MG_7116.jpg To keep the layout a bit cleaner I ran the endstops up the X ...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

So now what are we going to need? https://youtu.be/k9HWGyp2p3U?t=16s You betcha! Here we have some sexy 14 gauge, silicone wrapped overkill. The fan is a Fractal Design Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-60 60mm, pushing all of the same 20cfm as the included fan for a mere 17db. Oh, and it isn't baby poop...
by RandomFactor
Tue May 10, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8696

Re: Printer Pr0n

Alternate way to mount the power supply. First, put the screws to mount the power supply into the base. Then tape them in place with blue painters tape. Next, punch your screwdriver through the tape into the head of the screw so you can find it later. (Fourth screw shown without tape so you can see ...

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