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by radicaldev
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Turning on electric sander freezes print
Replies: 13
Views: 2140

Re: Turning on electric sander freezes print

I had the same problem. Moved my printer onto the ups I use for my workstation and it went away.
by radicaldev
Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Finally started farting around with Blender
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Finally started farting around with Blender

So my first son decided to join the world last Wednesday. While my wife and I were waiting around for him, I started thinking about one of the main things I wanted a 3D printer for -- TOYS! Since I've forgotten a lot of the junk I used to know about how to build flying things, and I'm not super exci...
by radicaldev
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Experimental gcode auto Z compensation ready to test...
Replies: 81
Views: 13980

Re: Experimental gcode auto Z compensation ready to test...

I did, briefly, up to the point where I realized it's imperative to mount the indicator in the same way as the hotend in order to have the values be relevant while printing. Then I got loaded down with work, my son being born, and some other interesting obstacles. There's a lot of stuff I haven't go...
by radicaldev
Sun May 17, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't Print. Stuck on Homing Axis
Replies: 16
Views: 2702

Re: Can't Print. Stuck on Homing Axis

But can you print blinky from the sdcard?
by radicaldev
Fri May 15, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires
Replies: 50
Views: 9424

Re: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires

Whoa... That print taught me a lot about ABS... I could actually watch the warping going on real-time. Needless to say, that's a tough print for any FDM machine.
by radicaldev
Thu May 14, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

I made it.I'll uplOad to my thingiverse profile tonight or tomorrow.
by radicaldev
Thu May 14, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

=( Setting current and microstep settings to Orion defaults did not fix the issue in Configuration.h. It did lessen the issue, though, but I haven't tried that in combination with higher acceleration to see if the lessening is compounding. I'm going to do some crazy stuff tomorrow, including printin...
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires
Replies: 50
Views: 9424

Re: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires

Affordable, entry level printers haven't been around very long at all. 3D printing is very much in the early stages of development. A person with more free time than myself could probably classify 3d printer manufacturers in terms of computer manufactures, and also by operating systems. Seemecnc str...
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

Oh dear... I see that in the Configuration.h for the old Orion firmware, m, motor current is defined like so: #define MOTOR_CURRENT {175,175,175,200,0} In my firmware, I do believe, mine is set like so: #define MOTOR_CURRENT { 135,135,135,135,135 } I wonder what difference it would make if I changed...
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

bot wrote:You are a genius. Just put the extruder motor on the effector, and solve like 10 problems at once! :P


Not liking that idea so much... What about when retracts occur? The forces generated by that could cause some positional shifting.

..... unless I used a different motor .... Maybe you're the genius!
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

Odd a thing as it is to consider, pressing down on the effector with about half a pound of pressure eliminates the issue. I may try weighing it down and see what happens. Just need to figure out how to balance 13 255 grain 45cal semi-wadcutters on the platform.
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires
Replies: 50
Views: 9424

Re: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires

Cuajinais, The price of a brand new, shiney, never-been-mussed-with, still burnt melamine-smelling Rostock MAX V2 is $999 and probably about $150 shipped. I'm just saying, you're having problems with it, and asking for more than that. Obviously the better choice in my position is to buy a new one. I...
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

Hmm.... I cranked up the acceleration to 10k for print and moves.seems to have lessened the effect, but it's still there. On a hunch I measured the spacing between my arms, and they vary a bit, like half a millimeter in places. Tried to adjust it, but loosening the nuts introduces slop.maybe trickla...
by radicaldev
Wed May 13, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires
Replies: 50
Views: 9424

Re: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires

Dang, that was a nice video! Can't see spending that much on a mostly stock, allegedly broken, max though.
by radicaldev
Tue May 12, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

This happens to me, and lots of other people too, to varying degrees. I believe it is caused by over-sized holes on the arms where they connect to the u-joints. Take one axis as an example. As it raises rapidly on the tower, the play in the hole near the joint is at its "maximum" when it ...
by radicaldev
Tue May 12, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Re: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

No guesses as to why the nozzle would go down one way, and up the other way?

I'm thinking it has to do with one of the carriages moving too little or too much, and maybe that's a current issue, or a steps/mm issue, or something along those lines.
by radicaldev
Tue May 12, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires
Replies: 50
Views: 9424

Re: Of Pink Elephants and Melamine Bonfires

How much do you want for it?
by radicaldev
Tue May 12, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction
Replies: 18
Views: 2960

Elusive issue: Nozzle jumping based on direction

I've been trying to expand the size of things I've been printing, but I'm having a hell of a time getting it right, and it wasn't until last night that I finally found something that would explain why I've been having such a hard time. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to try next to resolve it. I ...
by radicaldev
Fri May 08, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: 3d printed 9mm auto
Replies: 24
Views: 5037

Re: 3d printed 9mm auto

Here is a 9mm auto printed with the Orion. m Dude.... The aptitude to build that, and you settle for thick leather gloves? I mean, yeah, that'll probably work in the event of a catastrophic failure, and kudos to you for doing anything at all to minimize the risk of personal injury, but couldn't you...
by radicaldev
Tue May 05, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: New E3D V6 mount?
Replies: 17
Views: 5738

Re: New E3D V6 mount?

Finally found a good layer fan for the E3D-V6 and this mount.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:747053

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by radicaldev
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: 39 cm hight print
Replies: 7
Views: 1782

Re: 39 cm hight print

That is awesome, Chris. Got any pics? Any idea what cartridge the rifle used, and how the stock is holding up?

If that's really a viable option, I might try to make a youth stock for my Henry lever action 45 Colt.
by radicaldev
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Canola Convert
Replies: 92
Views: 20663

Re: Canola Convert

I tried PLA again with the bowden coupler set well on a part with a few retractions that took an hour to print. Aside from a lack of a layer fan leading to some melted spots on the part, it came out OK. Main thing to note is the hotend didn't jam. I ran it @ 200/55 with 1.6mm/20mm per second retract...
by radicaldev
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Canola Convert
Replies: 92
Views: 20663

Re: Canola Convert

The jams I was having with PLA in my E3D-V6 were forming between the heatbreak and the bowden tube. The filament would enlarge in that area. I think it was because I couldn't get the coupler secure enough to stay flush against the heat break with the mount I was using. Haven't tried PLA again with t...
by radicaldev
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Extruder not working
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: Extruder not working

In theory, stepper inactive should be a duration which, after no activity at all for that duration, the steppers should be disabled (like when you go to general settings, and disable stepper).

Should not be a factor when printing, because stepper activity is pretty frequent.
by radicaldev
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Poor prints, help...
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Poor prints, help...

I had that problem until I bumped up the speed. I tried a bunch of gluesticks. Elmers extreme hold sold at office depot works well when applied liberally, like .1mm layer or more. If you apply it to a hot bed, wait until it stops steaming before printing. The bubbly action going on seems to work aga...

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