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by Captain Starfish
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: $17 to ship $29 worth of filament?
Replies: 16
Views: 3887

Re: $17 to ship $29 worth of filament?

lol

Or quit whinging, it could be worse. Much worse...

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(this is for a single spool of filament to somewhere in Australia. Yay!)
by Captain Starfish
Fri May 27, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Piezo disk bed leveling
Replies: 19
Views: 9091

Re: Piezo disk bed leveling

It sounds like sensitivity will be your biggest issue. false triggering and the accuracy of the pistons is the biggest issue with FSR based systems, which would carry over to the Piezo system. (The pistons being the mount system for the FSR's) It's very interesting, but if the sensitivity is two hi...
by Captain Starfish
Sun May 22, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: How-to: Thermistor calibration
Replies: 35
Views: 23450

Re: How-to: Thermistor calibration

1. Through the PID signal chain, the glass bed acts as a filter and delay. You have a point inasmuch as it would make sense for the thermistor to be mounted on the top of the glass so the PID processing includes that stage in the process chain, but that's impractical. So we get to temperature and ho...
by Captain Starfish
Thu May 19, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: WTF?!
Replies: 22
Views: 4238

Re: WTF?!

So their response was fine, then: it indicated fairly clearly they weren't a bot.

Was your forum engine smart enough to work that out? :D
by Captain Starfish
Sat May 14, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?

I think the suggestion was a good one, looking back. Easy to mount, no worries with only 3.5w of cutting/scorching the aluminium bed (garolite may have been a different story), Mach3 is a much more natural fit to the cutting/engraving stuff than Repetier firmware would have been. Thanks all. Finishe...
by Captain Starfish
Wed May 11, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Printer Pr0n
Replies: 34
Views: 8685

Re: Printer Pr0n

RandomFactor wrote:-Heatshrink goes on first.


:lol: this one gets gets me occasionally*

*Every

Gods

Damned

Time!

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by Captain Starfish
Sun May 08, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Mostly Printed CNC Router
Replies: 56
Views: 16643

Re: Mostly Printed CNC Router

Nicely done and yeah, it almost looks like you're stepping over a bit too far for your tool on each pass but otherwise it looks pretty good!
by Captain Starfish
Thu May 05, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Tornado Tubes for Science and Water Rockets
Replies: 4
Views: 1688

Re: Tornado Tubes for Science and Water Rockets

Neat little design and great to see another commercial product coming off these. Re Pick n Place: orientation issues might mean the need for a 4th axis (spin on the pickup) and there's often enough slop in the QFN etc part trays to mean a pickup and drop based solely on mechanical positioning of the...
by Captain Starfish
Tue May 03, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Continuing Code Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: Continuing Code Problems

Hint: the code works, there's a bunch of us out here using it without modification and with very near to the default config published on the SeeMe site. Don't touch the code until you have a working machine. If it's driving straight to the bed my guess would be you have your stepper wires arse backw...
by Captain Starfish
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Low Mass Extruder driving thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 3464

Re: Low Mass Extruder driving thoughts

What problem are you trying to solve by getting the extruder to the hot end? If it's the inaccuracy in feed caused by the bowden tube, I suspect that the twist under load of the flex drive core would be an order of magnitude worse...
by Captain Starfish
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze
Replies: 20
Views: 4515

Re: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze

I'm sure there are a few guys here with the skills and knowledge to do what he's doing. Maybe not the drive to get projects finished quickly rather than pottering away at them. Maybe not the continuing series of weirdo lightbulb moments for projects that are achievable but have appeal. Maybe not the...
by Captain Starfish
Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze
Replies: 20
Views: 4515

Re: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze

indeed!
by Captain Starfish
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

I kinda like being able to see what's going on.

And, besides, if it's just a cardboard tube HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO PUT IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DINING TABLE AND PRETEND YOU'RE IN THE TARDIS????
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Re: Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?

Cheers guys. Xenocrates - when I got the OmioCNC, I made two parts with it sitting on a table in the workshop. I cleaned up the ghastly mess left behind as best I could with brush and vacuum, but for a week afterwards every time I walked down there I'd come back with metal splinters in my feet. So I...
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

Ah yes. But then we go from "Oooh, I have some leftover acrylic sheet from building a CNC enclosure, let's print up a few brackets and enclose it" to major bucks for materials and subcontractor time. I don't care /that/ much. My point is more a warning for anyone else looking to use this d...
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze
Replies: 20
Views: 4515

Re: DIY HoverBike - Colin Furze

The guy is a feckin nutjob.

A glorious, skilled, well funded, charismatic, energetic and smart feckin nutjob. Love watching his stuff.
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?
Replies: 4
Views: 1764

Laser on Max 1 or cartesian CNC machine?

Still not sure what fit of insanity possessed me but in a few days I'll be the owner of a 3.5w 445nm laser. It's a diode in a brass tube with a collimator lens and a power supply. So I need to make up an ali heatsink and mounting bracket for it, and wire it into control circuitry etc but it's nothin...
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

Ah, just use it as a former? Nice. If I was going to go down that road I'd make some battens, tape them to the printer top and bottom discs, lay the printer on its side, heat the sheet in the plastic and slump it that way. But it would take more plastic than I have and I ain't buying more now. Not t...
by Captain Starfish
Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

I'm still using the standard effector platform for the V1 loaded with an E3Dv6, layer fan free at the moment. It wouldn't have been a problem using GeneB's calibration coordinates. It's not a problem using 3 point calibration in MatterControl. But the 7 point calibration takes the nozzle out pretty ...
by Captain Starfish
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

Sigh. Effector platform is smacking into the wall and skipping the steppers during the MatterControl 7 point calibration.
by Captain Starfish
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:06 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster
Replies: 69
Views: 22106

Re: Enclosure build to print ABS and Nylon bigger and faster

Done. Aside from anything else it's keeping the particulates under control a lot better - room is a lot less smelly when I print ABS hot. Which is nice. Ended up buying a couple of caulking tubes of black silicone, masking the acrylic sheet with tape, running a nice thick bead between each pair of s...
by Captain Starfish
Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: FORUM UPDATE COMPLETE 04 22 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 11501

Re: FORUM UPDATE COMPLETE 04 22 2016

Good work. I actually prefer this theme to the black one, TBH...
by Captain Starfish
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: I wrote a preprocessor that adds coasting support to KS.
Replies: 23
Views: 8140

Re: I wrote a preprocessor that adds coasting support to KS.

If you haven't already, check out the 2011 and 2014 variants of C++ and the stdlib support for the string class, regex, shared pointers and the like. It really looks like the C++ committee have bent over backwards over the last 15 years to make C++ more like, well, Java. There. I said it Result is i...
by Captain Starfish
Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: I wrote a preprocessor that adds coasting support to KS.
Replies: 23
Views: 8140

Re: I wrote a preprocessor that adds coasting support to KS.

Gods damned script kiddies. Hmmmph!

Nice work, 'pilot. How about a c# plugin for MatterSlice? :)
by Captain Starfish
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Local source of PEI sheets?
Replies: 6
Views: 4082

Re: Local source of PEI sheets?

Spent some time searching last year and came up empty in Australia.

I think ePlas could get something in but it was a big sheet, thick and horrendously expensive.

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