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by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Azteeg X5 mini 32BIT All-in-one Controller V2
Replies: 2
Views: 2464

Azteeg X5 mini 32BIT All-in-one Controller V2

A new version of the X5 mini has been released.. Looks like some significant upgrades.

[url]http://www.panucatt.com/azteeg_X5_mini_repr ... x5mini.htm[/url]
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: DIY Mill Turn Center
Replies: 160
Views: 64604

Re: DIY Mill Turn Center

Both iterations really need to use conical bearings. The radial bearing are not going to sustain side and axial loads without premature failure and will be difficult to preload correctly. Cup and cone sets can be had inexpensively and will still fit nicely with your shrink fit approach. The next bes...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Swiss Clips - Potential improvement for heated bed clips
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Re: Swiss Clips - Potential improvement for heated bed clips

My Mendel started life as a RepRapPro kit and uses these. Seeing this thread, I pulled one off and tried to clip it on the Rostock just for grins. With the stock bed installation it hits the snowflake before it gets far enough inboard to grip the edge. It's also really fiddly with the printer base ...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Swiss Clips - Potential improvement for heated bed clips
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Swiss Clips - Potential improvement for heated bed clips

I've seen these start to show up within the RepRap community. They are a lower profile heated bed clip than the binder clips we typically use. Cost is a bit higher unless purchased wholesale in larger quantities, but it would be better for printing out to the edge and clearing the effector with low ...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: web based Delta printer least-squares calibration calculator
Replies: 51
Views: 14834

Re: web based Delta printer least-squares calibration calcul

SeeMeCNC is pretty tied to Ultimachine, so I don't see a major controller change happening any time soon. I do think that the accelerometer-based probe is going to make life a lot easier though. It wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility to see Ultimachine build a DUE based board though. g. I ...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: New Member introduction
Topic: Greetings from Greensboro, NC
Replies: 8
Views: 1860

Re: Greetings from Greensboro, NC

You don't need the LCD to get started... Just use the USB connection and print from a PC to get your feet wet. You have an older Rambo board with 1/8th stepping. The newer manual will refer to everything as 1/16 stepping. Keep that in mind when you are are adjusting the firmware and steps / millimet...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Don't think I've got the guts for this one...
Replies: 9
Views: 2537

Re: Don't think I've got the guts for this one...

Pretty risky looking to me. Probably better of as an SLS part, and even then it could be troublesome.

I think you were smart to decline.
by ccavanaugh
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer Shifting
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: Layer Shifting

You only need 6 for 1 rostock. I'm building a metal max and needed 2 sets! No wear on pulleys. 6M for my first Max Metal and the other 6 for the 2nd Max Metal... twins! Also, found these.... 20 tooth pulleys with 5mm bearings [url]http://www.robotdigg.com/product/637/2GT+Idler+Pulley+w/+Bearings[/u...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer Shifting
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: Layer Shifting

Thanks for the pointer to tridprinting. 12M of belt adds up and their price looks reasonable. Anyone ever check their pulleys for wear? I was reading another post in a forum I've since forgotten, but the discussion was how the GT2 belt profile is proprietary to Gates, but there are knock-offs that a...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer Shifting
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: Layer Shifting

Any recommendations for a confirmed source of quality belts? I'm seeing some strange artifacts on my original v1 belts and need more for the next build. It may be best to order enough for both machines and be done with it... I could just order from SeeMeCNC, but didn't know if others had found a sou...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: Simplify3D setting the Bed Height
Replies: 4
Views: 5832

Re: Simplify3D setting the Bed Height

In the G-Code tab of your process you can change the z-axis offset of the Global G-Code Offsets section. Just be aware that if you go negative by more than the first layer thickness, the first layer will disappear under the virtual bed... learned that one the embarrassing way. It still prints, but y...
by ccavanaugh
Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 503
Views: 123237

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

yes Please, Can you post them here? Thanks... An update on the build... I also created an alternate spool holder bracket to combine the extruder mount as well. If anyone is interested in the extruder, I will make the files available. [url]https://github.com/ccavanaugh/Max-Metal/tree/master/Geared%2...
by ccavanaugh
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Magnetic vs. ball-joint rod ends [poll]
Replies: 54
Views: 18019

Re: Magnetic vs. ball-joint rod ends [poll]

sometimes its just about repetition.... once you set up a toggle clamp clap press, it may take a couple of times to hit dimension. But once you do it will be repeatable... Thats what I'm trying to say, simple, repeatable... I also feel overmolding would be simple and accurate, Maybe thats just me b...
by ccavanaugh
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Modded Rostock MAX v2 "Orangesicle"
Replies: 45
Views: 9460

Re: Modded Rostock MAX v2 "Orangesicle"

If you plan on doing much in the way of ABS, or large parts, or exotic higher temperature filaments, I suggest a chamber as well. Heated by preference. I find the Raymond style enclosure will accomodate tools in the top brackets (It was intended for the V1, and so needed cable routing paths, which ...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 146001

Re: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothi

In regards to the Smoothieware and S3D post in the other thread, here is the link. [url]https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/smoothieware-support/2r0JLV3G5i8[/url] I think others on the forum have encountered the same issue. It boils down to the current Smoothie code choking on S3D generated gcod...
by ccavanaugh
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 503
Views: 123237

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Does anyone have a 3D-printed part that makes the belts truly vertical if you have Trick Trucks? There is a part for if you're using the SeeMe carriage yoke, but that doesn't do anything if you have the full metal Trick Laser platform & carriage set. https://github.com/ccavanaugh/Max-Metal/blob...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Another E3Dv6 joins the ranks!
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Re: Another E3Dv6 joins the ranks!

I've had a couple of JST connectors fail where the pins pop out. This is with premade pigtails and self made crimps. I ordered some of the 2 pin connectors for the next build. They seem fairly robust without being too bulky. [url]http://www.dta-labs.com/collections/hot-ends/products/dean-connectors[...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 503
Views: 123237

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I'm not certain anything smaller than a 20 tooth will fit without the belts rubbing inside the extrusion. It's a close fit. Yes it was indeed a very close fit, have got to get the gear centered just right. I ran the belt by hand and could not feel any rubbing, so I guess 16T is probably the smalles...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 503
Views: 123237

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

I'm not certain anything smaller than a 20 tooth will fit without the belts rubbing inside the extrusion. It's a close fit.
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails
Replies: 70
Views: 21202

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL with Linear Rails

626Pilot, An effort to port the Duet motion planner may fix/uncover the bug with Smoothie firmware not being able to handle the high resolution files that Simplify3D sometimes creates. I would be willing to contribute to a bug bounty if you ported. It could also be a win for those of us with 1.8 deg...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker De

The 4th tower idea might have a different take - what if the tower is movable, mounted from the top at the center? The extruders could all be mounted on it - could probably get 3 at least around it. It might have to elevate them above the top most point of the carriages but that could be easily arr...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker De

Initially that sounded like a really good idea, but then I realized that there's nowhere you could mount the 4th tower that wouldn't interfere with the delta arms. No matter where you put the tower along the circumference, there will be some place the effector can no longer go. It would have to be ...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: BuildTak Tips and Tricks
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

BuildTak Tips and Tricks

I'm looking for tips and tricks for working with BuildTak. I was on the fence between going the PEI route and BuildTak route and ultimately choose the BuildTak after seeing a good price. At this point, I'm struggling to get results as good as use of glue stick on glass. The bed and printer are very ...
by ccavanaugh
Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker Delta
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: New idea for multiple flying extruders: Double-Decker De

How about a 4th asymmetrical tower with the same belt and carriage setup with the extruder directly coupled to it? Z height would be calculated as a function of print z height plus a bit of extra wiggle room. It was take a little bit of firmware modification, but the carriage could easily handle the...
by ccavanaugh
Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Layer Shifting
Replies: 47
Views: 7297

Re: Layer Shifting

Interesting, may try rerouting the wiring to this limit. It is the longest and does pass the Power Supply, 24VDC to 12VDC Buck/Boost and the SSR. gary I once built a RMAX and happened to run the extruder motor wires inside the column with the endstop wires. That machine had weird random layer shift...

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