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by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Ok got all that sorted tonight and did a couple of prints. Starting to look a lot better. At 240º the extruded plastic begins to discolour and I see smoke, at 220º there's string again. Somewhere in there is a sweet spot and I'll find it eventually! I may have decent content back but having real bed...
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Every day's a school day. Probably worked all this out (especially the damned #97 setting!) and had it sorted as you were typing your reply: but thanks, I do appreciate the effort! So, thermocouple in between nozzle and block was measuring 208º when the RMax was telling me 235º, no wonder I was havi...
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Damn I hate work.

6 hours of <not tinkering> until I can go give this a try.

But, in 6 hours, that's what I'll do. Thanks!

One thing - any easy link to temp calibration guide? Or easy enough to wade through configuration.h and spot the obvious?
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

I have a PEEK fan installed, just not the shroud. Nestled in the head (only just, so it doesn't foul and tick against its own shroud), M42 P6 S255 is built into the startup on my G-Code and the fan is running during the extrude. So. Does this change things? Am I just needing to run it up to 245 or d...
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

No shroud yet, still messing about with calibration prints mostly - the part in the photos was something I wanted in a hurry and had a shot at, ended up making do without it. I am finding that when the filament starts petering out during a run, if I retract the filament back into the bowden tube and...
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Sorry, wasn't clear: I took the bowden clip off the back of the head, took the nozzle out, took the double tube out, put the nozzle back in and dropped the thermistor down the filament path as far as it would go. It was sitting against the back of the nozzle where the inner tube pushes in. I have no...
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Roight. Done and did, and this is what I get: http://www.simonlockwood.net/linky/3dp/thermistorssuck.jpg In fairness I'm measuring the block temp with one and the back of nozzle temp with the other, so it won't be exact. But still... is there any calibration process that I can go through with Repeti...
by Captain Starfish
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Zombies!
Replies: 7
Views: 1954

Re: Zombies!

Wow, pretty nice output!

Plus, if it's ended up doing a 100% infill, in case of zombie apocalypse it'd probably bash a few skulls in too. :)
by Captain Starfish
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Rostock Australia Signing in
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Rostock Australia Signing in

How far away could I be but still be on the same continent? :)

Over in Perth.
by Captain Starfish
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Rostock Australia Signing in
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Rostock Australia Signing in

G'day fellow Aussie, I'm a n00b here myself but this is a pretty cool bunch of people with some solid feedback when things go wrong. Where in Oz are you?
by Captain Starfish
Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

cheers birdy.

Now annoying all my nerd mates to find who has a funny wire thing and a ºC position on their multimeter dial for loansies until my eBay special turns up in about a month.
by Captain Starfish
Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Drat.

Presumably I remove the bowden tube end, then feed the thermocouple down to the hot end? Or bog it onto the aluminium block with spare Permatex and leave it there?
by Captain Starfish
Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Re: Stringy build

Thanks, folks, will look at getting a thermocouple.

Is an IR contactless jobbie good enough for this? Seems it would make a more versatile tool for a few different jobs if it would fit this application too...
by Captain Starfish
Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Stringy build
Replies: 25
Views: 6281

Stringy build

I've finally managed to spend a day with my new beloved. Started off with some good pieces that only died when I got a centimetre high on the piece and the extruder head popped it off the bed. Read the forum. Kapton, check. ABS juice? Ok. Et voila! No more lifting. Started some more complicated piec...
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: 12v to 24v
Replies: 23
Views: 8555

Re: 12v to 24v

It is mildly frustrating watching the bed take a leisurely stroll to setpoint as the hot end sprints towards 4 times the temp. And I do understand the impatience of wanting to get that job kicked off so you can go and do something else. But for me the warmup time is a lull during which I can do some...
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PTFE Tubing
Replies: 10
Views: 3483

Re: PTFE Tubing

Presumably you got the uber skinny stuff in the pack with the thermistor, so you're just looking to insulate the resistor wires up to the point where they are twisted together? Australia has similar problems getting stuff from McMaster Carr. I followed the logic that: 1. All I needed was a heat proo...
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: G'day
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: G'day

You reckon? I look at the wire gauge and look at those piddly little JT pins and it feels dirty putting them together.

I ended up going for the automotive bullet crimps on the resistor wire twists, just cutting the plastic shroud off first.
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Preferred CAD/Modeling apps for OSX users?
Replies: 17
Views: 6265

Re: Preferred CAD/Modeling apps for OSX users?

If you get desperate, Inventor (windows) works fine on windows under virtualbox, too.
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX
Topic: 12v to 24v
Replies: 23
Views: 8555

Re: 12v to 24v

My shiny new Max with the onyx bed and borosilicate cover gets from 20C ambient to 65C in about 3 minutes... is that not fast enough? :)
by Captain Starfish
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: G'day
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: G'day

Natural PLA.

A lot of credit to Gene for his instructions and initial configuration setting suggestions.
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Preferred CAD/Modeling apps for OSX users?
Replies: 17
Views: 6265

Re: Preferred CAD/Modeling apps for OSX users?

Autodesk had Inventor Fusion for the mac out as a freebie. Ok once you get your head around it. I'm using AutoCAD 2013 and on the Mac it's an utter dog of a thing, just like the Windows version, but it's missing heaps of functionality. I happen to use it for other things so it's a learning curve I c...
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: G'day
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

Re: G'day

What a warm response, thanks folks. Y'all know what a Rostock Max looks like when it's done Second extruder - I've learned the hard way over the years that the KISS principle and slowly building up with one small success after another is infinitely more rewarding and less frustrating than going big-...
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: G'day
Replies: 11
Views: 2824

G'day

G'day SeeMeCNC gurus. Got my big old box of awesome in the mail a few weeks ago and have spent the time between working my way through the build until my first test print last night. A background in engineering, electronics, embedded design and some product design and a workshop containing mill, lat...
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: any one know how to get a mk2 heat bed to work with rambo
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

Re: any one know how to get a mk2 heat bed to work with ramb

ooops. :oops:

Went a little overboard with the bed wires and they didn't want to fit into the RAMBO screw block, guessing there were a couple of strays which were shorting. Cleaned up and all happy now.

And another ooops for posting in the wrong forum...
by Captain Starfish
Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: any one know how to get a mk2 heat bed to work with rambo
Replies: 17
Views: 3887

Re: any one know how to get a mk2 heat bed to work with ramb

First post on this forum and a +1 to the issue.

Will disconnect the Onxy and measure its impedance and the voltage being spat out of the RAMBO when I switch the bed on.

Have updated the firmware to the latest version from the SeemeCNC website.

Dammit, I wanna play with my new toy!! :)

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