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by IMBoring25
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: OctoPrint
Topic: adjust retraction settings in OctoPrint
Replies: 2
Views: 2350

Re: adjust retraction settings in OctoPrint

You don't have to slice in OctoPrint. You can download the slicer of your choice and have access to all its configuration options, then just load the resulting gcode with OctoPrint.
by IMBoring25
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: Extruder goes bezirk
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Extruder goes bezirk

Personally, I've not seen a compelling case for absolute. It would take a whole lot of extrusion between G92s before you'd lose a meaningful amount of floating point precision, but relative is easier to read and interpret by hand and I don't think it makes much difference to the machine.
by IMBoring25
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: KISSlicer
Topic: Extruder goes bezirk
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Extruder goes bezirk

Your config.g calls for relative extruder moves. You're slicing both slicers in absolute extruder moves. Slic3r works because it passes the command to configure absolute extruder moves first. KISS didn't.
by IMBoring25
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Silly Idea: new CNC archtecture
Replies: 7
Views: 2593

Re: Silly Idea: new CNC archtecture

I had envisioned something similar to use the Y axis as a spring-loaded tool changer.
by IMBoring25
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Hot end temp issue???
Replies: 14
Views: 3932

Re: Hot end temp issue???

If you did re-wire the whole thing you would be disappointed. You just have bad PID settings and rewiring won't solve that. You can try another autotune or you can start by trying to manually tweak the tune you have. The brute-force method for this problem would be to increase the P parameter, maybe...
by IMBoring25
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 93036

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

One of them is on a Rambo (Kapton over glass over Onyx, Rostock), but that one is 12V for the time being. The other is 20V on RepRapFirmware (Kapton over glass over heat spreader over Mk 2B heated bed, Mendel). They run pretty similarly as best I can tell. Going easy on the SSRs was my reason also. ...
by IMBoring25
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 4270

Re: Wind generator?

My house has outdoor power points that had translucent plastic hinged doors over them. The hinges broke on one of them. I made a replacement of translucent white ABS and clear-coated it, and it's been on the house for a year now and seems fine. It's on the side of the house, under an eave and close ...
by IMBoring25
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 93036

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

I'm using bang-bang also with small fluctuations and no artifacts on two different machines.
by IMBoring25
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat Creep with E3DV6
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

Re: Heat Creep with E3DV6

Coast/wipe or as other slicers may call a similar concept, pressure advance, can minimize the actual retraction required.
by IMBoring25
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: 'Home' when reset button is pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 3132

Re: 'Home' when reset button is pushed

I see the reset button as somewhat analogous to what would be called an emergency stop in industrial machinery. There are scenarios where you might want to use it and you wouldn't want the motors spinning back up...Hair or clothing caught in a mechanism or a failed endstop leading to failed homing a...
by IMBoring25
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: PLA Plugs at the end of the Bowden Tube
Replies: 15
Views: 4893

Re: PLA Plugs at the end of the Bowden Tube

It's very important that the Bowden tube be cut perpendicular and I've also started chamfering the OD with a pencil sharpener to further reduce the risk of obliquity causing gaps.
by IMBoring25
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Heat Fluctuation
Replies: 7
Views: 1773

Re: Heat Fluctuation

Does Octoprint give you a PID output history? If the controller is pulling the PID, you just need to tweak the PID values so it holds setpoint. If the PID history shows 100% all the way across, you need to look for bad (high-resistance) connections somewhere in the bed and hot end power wiring or ch...
by IMBoring25
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: [Solved] Print 3dlabprint Airplanes and Rostock Max - any success?
Replies: 37
Views: 9627

Re: Print 3dlabprint Airplanes and Rostock Max - any success?

Slicers also vary in how well they deal with extremely thin features. I don't know how thick the internal structure is, but it certainly could be thin enough to be problematic.
by IMBoring25
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Print stopped?
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: Print stopped?

Yes, "def" means the printer thinks there's a problem with a thermistor. With the information in the second post, you're probably looking for a loose connection, quite possibly at the hot end. I have a v2 that I haven't changed to the HE280 but I believe I've read something about people ad...
by IMBoring25
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mattercontrol slicer problem?
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Mattercontrol slicer problem?

The Slic3r issue is that you're using Slic3r from within MatterControl. MatterControl's integration of Slic3r for deltas broke some time ago and they apparently have no interest in fixing it. This should really be a sticky.
by IMBoring25
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Octopi placing objects outside of print bed
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: Octopi placing objects outside of print bed

With the Slic3r slicing engine? That's your problem. Either use one of the other slicers bundled in MatterControl or download the standalone version of Slic3r (which will also give you a lot more options in Expert Mode). MatterControl's Slic3r integration has a bug and they don't seem interested in ...
by IMBoring25
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Octopi placing objects outside of print bed
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: Octopi placing objects outside of print bed

Where are you doing your slicing? That looks like the Slic3r-in-MatterControl error.
by IMBoring25
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Expecting to much from the Max V3?
Replies: 29
Views: 6798

Re: Expecting to much from the Max V3?

You can make a one-extrusion cross 265x265 (or a 265-diameter cylinder topped with a cone) that tapers to a point at the center of the bed at 400 high. The build volume of a delta is approximated as cylindrical (it's not quite) until the arms get close enough to the top of the travel that the arm to...
by IMBoring25
Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Expecting to much from the Max V3?
Replies: 29
Views: 6798

Re: Expecting to much from the Max V3?

The inefficient build area per unit machine footprint is mostly a consequence of the Mendel architecture's bed that travels in Y. Deltas are the most common configuration with a completely stationary bed, but a bed that travels only in Z as is typical for Hbots and CoreXY is not too hard on the foot...
by IMBoring25
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Weird Issue
Replies: 15
Views: 3609

Re: Weird Issue

If you experience difficulties with that approach, I was at least the second person to unscrew and lift the top plate of the base. It all fits tightly enough that it's fiddly and I'm going to need a full recalibration for large prints to be properly leveled again, but it did ultimately work.
by IMBoring25
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: banding/artifacts on the surface of layers with holes
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

Re: banding/artifacts on the surface of layers with holes

I'd add another. If there are overextrusion issues or the retraction and coast settings are particularly bad, they'll show up worse where the infill percentage of the total volume is higher including small cross-sectional areas where the slicer might go to 100% infill (i.e. where the region is inter...
by IMBoring25
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Pro and Con's
Replies: 7
Views: 3158

Re: Filament Pro and Con's

What do you want to accomplish? They're all different. PETG is easier to print but has lower service temperature limits. ABS/CF is supposed to be easy to print and have great mechanical properties but it's more expensive and should use a hardened nozzle (I haven't tried it myself yet). Different one...
by IMBoring25
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Bed heating weirdness
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Bed heating weirdness

If this V2 has the ATX power supply it is very possible.
by IMBoring25
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Duet setup - instructions in progress
Replies: 346
Views: 93036

Re: Duet setup - instructions in progress

In fairness, the locking connectors were a rolling change on the 0.8.5. I have one of the early ones and it's very obvious why the change was made.

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