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by thedoble
Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Incorrect dimensions on printed objects
Replies: 30
Views: 5348

Re: Incorrect dimensions on printed objects

I've done some more calibration today. First I re-printed the calibration circle another 5 times until I was getting extremely consistent horizontal rod lengths. I am confident that there is no more tweaking to be had in this department. Next I turned my attention to the slicer. I designed and print...
by thedoble
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: ABS Won't stick and curls on nozzle.
Replies: 16
Views: 3623

Re: ABS Won't stick and curls on nozzle.

I use standard UHU glue stick and have no problems with ABS or PLA curling when printing. It sounds as though you have calibrated the z height accurately, but have you tried using a piece of paper? You should be able to slide the paper under the nozzle and feel it grab firmly, but not so much that y...
by thedoble
Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printing starts at wrong Z
Replies: 3
Views: 873

Re: Printing starts at wrong Z

Take a look at the layer view in mattercontrol. If the first few layers are blank then you know the model isn't touching the platform.
by thedoble
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Incorrect dimensions on printed objects
Replies: 30
Views: 5348

Re: Incorrect dimensions on printed objects

Thanks for your reply In terms of the model design - the problem is twofold: - the raspi board doesn't fit into the case, even though the outer case dimensions are correct, the inner dimensions are not, because the walls are thicker than they should be. - the two halves of the case don't fit togethe...
by thedoble
Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Incorrect dimensions on printed objects
Replies: 30
Views: 5348

Incorrect dimensions on printed objects

Hi folks, I'm having some problems with dimensions on objects that I'm printing. I noticed this first when printing a raspberry pi case. First I tried this sleeve case: m I found that I couldn't fit the Pi in there - I figured I'd just try a different design. Second two-halved case: m This had the p...
by thedoble
Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Yes, my spool holder receives wifi, doesn't yours??
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Yes, my spool holder receives wifi, doesn't yours??

nice work, the lights are a nice touch
by thedoble
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Printer Crashes into Print Several Hours into Printing
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: Printer Crashes into Print Several Hours into Printing

Have you tried printing from SD instead of from Octoprint to rule out the Raspi?
by thedoble
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: First layer dimensions after calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: First layer dimensions after calibration

Here's two handy guides for troubleshooting print problems visually. I find it really useful when I'm trying to troubleshoot an issue as it gives the problems names that you can google for m m This is called 'elephant footing' - however looking at your first layer it looks a little wobbly around the...
by thedoble
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Mac Software issues
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Re: Mac Software issues

Check out Octoprint, if your laptop has wireless it will let you control your printer from another computer. You can do your slicing remotely (or even in Octoprint using Cura) and then just upload the gcode and hit go.
by thedoble
Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: z height shift
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: z height shift

Interesting reading, are you saying that the glass bulges in the centre? Or is it the heated bed that is bulging, and you're 'levelling' the glass by adding the tape as a spacer?

Thanks for posting your findings
by thedoble
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Yes, my spool holder receives wifi, doesn't yours??
Replies: 7
Views: 1567

Re: Yes, my spool holder receives wifi, doesn't yours??

your avatar seems appropriate!
by thedoble
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Rostock base panel for 80mm fan

Finished! This came out awesome, really pleased with it. The fan clips are great - they're VERY snug and the fan goes on with a nice 'click' ! http://i.imgur.com/UuEG40v.jpg http://i.imgur.com/t6z0Q8z.jpg http://i.imgur.com/VhBRSfe.jpg Timelapse of the print: m (I couldn't get the youtube tag to wor...
by thedoble
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Live Stream Announcments
Topic: Rostock Max V2 Streaming via Octoprint
Replies: 11
Views: 5162

Rostock Max V2 Streaming via Octoprint

You can 'tune in' to my Rostock Max V2 doing it's printing at the below link: m You can also view 1080p timelapses of previous prints if there's nothing printing at the time. I've done quite a bit of testing and configuration in Octoprint to get the best quality, fast, low-bandwidth streaming. Here'...
by thedoble
Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Printed a robot.
Replies: 2
Views: 756

Re: Printed a robot.

cool detail on the hands!
by thedoble
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Rostock base panel for 80mm fan

Xenocrates wrote:You play Eve Online, Don't you?


I used to :) the vexor is for a friend
by thedoble
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Rostock base panel for 80mm fan

jesse wrote:What did you use to generate this image?


It's auto-generated by repetier-server

You can take a look if you like - it's printing now.

http://3dprinting.thedoble.com
There's a webcam too ;)
by thedoble
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Rostock base panel for 80mm fan

Looks good but you might want to make a provision for an intake filter if you are sucking air in with the fan Good idea, especially considering there's likely to be bits of filament floating around near the printer base. You could simply put a bit of gauze or mesh over the front of the intake. I'll...
by thedoble
Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Re: Rostock base panel for 80mm fan

I got this idea from another design on thingiverse - added a 45 degree duct. This should direct the air onto the X/Y steppers and past the electronics. I made the plate able to be installed upside down so you can have one on each side of the base and get PUSH>PULL airflow throughout. http://i.imgur....
by thedoble
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: First non printer part print (the required Star Wars print)
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: First non printer part print (the required Star Wars pri

I've had the bumpy first layer problem too - it could be one of the below: - Your bed is a bit too close to the nozzle. During the print, the pressure is building up but not escaping, eventually it manages to break through and a blob of plastic is the result. - Related to above - Your first layer ma...
by thedoble
Thu Dec 31, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Rostock base panel for 92mm fan
Replies: 12
Views: 2811

Rostock base panel for 92mm fan

I wanted to get a bit more airflow happening inside my rostock's base. I found my steppers get quite warm. I'm also learning a new design package - Autodesk Fusion 360. Coming from Sketchup, it's a beast! I figured this would be a nice, simple design so I can start to learn how to model in Fusion. A...
by thedoble
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Print pulls chunks out of glass plate
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Print pulls chunks out of glass plate

IMBoring25 wrote:To state the obvious, if you have an alternate build surface over the top of your glass, the glass won't come with the print.


I might look into PEI for my new plate which I've ordered.

Eaglezsoar wrote:What are you using on the glass before printing?


Just UHU glue stick.
by thedoble
Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115v
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115

Congrats, surprised it powered up at all with the PS voltage set wrong :)
by thedoble
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can no longer print at all SOLVED PS was at 220v not 115v
Replies: 15
Views: 3102

Re: Can no longer print at all

Can you use Grab to post a screenshot of your Settings > Printer tab?

Have you tried printing off the SD card?
by thedoble
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: printer leveling
Replies: 67
Views: 11454

Re: printer leveling

I'm not an expert but it sounds like the EEPROM is not saving the z-height values.

Are you printing from a laptop or from an SD card?

Whichever it is - try swapping to the other, see if the problem goes away?

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