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by Jimustanguitar
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the effector plate need to be ballanced?
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: Does the effector plate need to be ballanced?

Nope.

As long as the platform is level, and the whole thing isn't heavy enough to flex the rest of the system, its movement is fully constrained by the arms.
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: One rumbling stepper
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: One rumbling stepper

I've got a machine with a Duet that has a "sticky" tower as well. In my case, I think that the issue is the belt idlers grabbing the sides of the belt and working like a bicycle brake on it... I designed the plastic pieces that hold the belt idler in place, and got a little over eager with...
by Jimustanguitar
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Aluminum Cyclops Water Cooling :D
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: Aluminum Cyclops Water Cooling :D

Looks nice!!

I've wondered about putting some computer cooling blocks on them before...
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by Jimustanguitar
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: carbon fiber arms question
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Re: carbon fiber arms question

If you install arms that are a different length than the factory arms, yes. Luckily, it's an EEPROM setting that you can change without much headache.
by Jimustanguitar
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: BuildTak, GeckoTek, ZebraPlate, FabLam, what are the cool kids using?
Replies: 74
Views: 14875

Re: BuildTak, GeckoTek, ZebraPlate, FabLam, what are the cool kids using?

Correction... Instead of changing the max probing sensitivity, you need to change the actual sensitivity in the printer settings below. (for whatever printer type you have selected above) Interestingly, lowering the sensitivity value seems to make the probe more sensitive. I lowered mine from 20 to ...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: V3 Probiing Code Horizontal Radius Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: V3 Probiing Code Horizontal Radius Issue

The horizontal radius only probes the center and a point beneath the rear tower. As others have mentioned, it will do this multiple times until it returns a value that's in spec, and that's it.
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: Building a 1M X-Carve
Replies: 16
Views: 5495

Re: Building a 1M X-Carve

I think you'll be happy with it. They're great machines for the price.

There's nothing better than a pile of shiny new parts :)
by Jimustanguitar
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?
Replies: 25
Views: 10759

Re: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?

I have the same setup. E3d v6 with 713 plate but I can't find a good layer fan for it. Can some one help? I made this one. m I think the fan mounting tabs are the same. I intend to make a revision that is angled up a little bit to clear the glass clips better. I'm not pleased with the fans themself...
by Jimustanguitar
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?
Replies: 25
Views: 10759

Re: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?

I'm very pleased with the V6. I've used them exclusively for quite a while now. I still wish that the wiring was a bit cleaner on my setup, but that's my own fault, and it's been working just fine regardless. Hi Jimustanguitar, I'm impressed with your conversion and I'm in the process of replacing ...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us
Replies: 34
Views: 29761

Re: Sad day guys - Eaglezsoar has left us

I had the pleasure of meeting Carl on more than one occasion. What a nice guy. I was looking forward to seeing him again at MRRF. I'm glad that he made it out last year. He will be deeply missed. Carl was the first one to welcome many of us to the forum and make us feel included. He was also a watch...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: BuildTak, GeckoTek, ZebraPlate, FabLam, what are the cool kids using?
Replies: 74
Views: 14875

Re: BuildTak, GeckoTek, ZebraPlate, FabLam, what are the cool kids using?

This seems to be a fickle thing to repeat. Originally, I was having the probe point on the Y tower press too hard and disjoint my effector. It happened over and over and would never get past that point. About a week later, full calibration worked without an issue. Today, XYZ all work for the endstop...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: H2 - First Print
Replies: 1
Views: 1677

Re: H2 - First Print

Hey Scott! Glad you got it together!
Catch you at the Hive soon.
Jim
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Guide for setting acceleration and jerk. Does one exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 18030

Re: Guide for setting acceleration and jerk. Does one exist?

I thought that I might be fighting vibrations in my belts, because I tightened them less than usual the last time. So, I tightened them more than usual. I can pluck a note on them, and they all ring the same note. But, this didn't make any difference at all when comparing the parts side by side. So,...
by Jimustanguitar
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Guide for setting acceleration and jerk. Does one exist?
Replies: 8
Views: 18030

Re: Guide for setting acceleration and jerk. Does one exist?

I've played with this a bit now, and I'm not sure that I'm seeing useful results. I'm printing this model to dial things in: m http://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/bc/d5/47/4c/c0/_7280628_preview_featured.jpg My control print had the Jerk set to 32 and the acceleration set at 1...
by Jimustanguitar
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?
Replies: 25
Views: 10759

Re: Rostock Max v3 upgrading to e3d v6 hot end?

I'm very pleased with the V6. I've used them exclusively for quite a while now.
I still wish that the wiring was a bit cleaner on my setup, but that's my own fault, and it's been working just fine regardless.
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Silly Idea: new CNC archtecture
Replies: 7
Views: 2458

Re: Silly Idea: new CNC archtecture

I always liked the way that these machines moved.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d0anWb ... e=youtu.be
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 4033

Re: Wind generator?

What would be the best material for something that has to survive sun, wind, bugs, and precipitation, for years at a time? I'd guess an uncolored, fiber filled Nylon. ABS deforms when stressed, PLA sags over time (outdoors, anyway) and shatters when shocked, colorants bleach... No material is perfe...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New year
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

Re: New year

This year I resolve to finally make my printer do what I actually want it to do :)
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Buckethead - Rostock Max V2 to V3
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

Re: Buckethead - Rostock Max V2 to V3

And it prints with the souls of thousands of dead chickens. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckethead in case you didn't know)
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: 'Home' when reset button is pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 2931

Re: 'Home' when reset button is pushed

To be clear, we are talking about 2 similar, but different settings... The difference may not matter to some, but I'm holding out for the answer to OP's question, myself. - The reset button previously would kill the job and home the machine, which was nice because it wouldn't park the fully heated h...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: ORION Official Docs
Topic: Orion Repair Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 9254

Re: Orion Repair Manual

They'll both have the same control board, steppers, extruder, carriages, etc. The main difference right now (aside from the build volume), and one that I'm sure will be updated soon, is the accelerometer board and the new hotend. An Orion today does not have those parts, as far as I know. Aside from...
by Jimustanguitar
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Hacker Series - H2
Topic: Why?
Replies: 10
Views: 3944

Re: Why?

I'm sure that the Chinese race to the bottom is part of it. I actually quite like that SeeMeCNC's philosophy is the opposite of that, and I'm willing to spend more for it. They strive to make as many things in house (Indiana) as they can, buy authentic components like the Rambo board from the origin...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Nozzle Options
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Nozzle Options

Thank you so much Xenocrates. I will use that as my guideline for my purchase. And, as much as those "Olson Ruby" nozzles look awesome, I don't think it's worth paying $90 for. (Costs over half of what the HE280 costs) But, if it outlasts 3 of the steel nozzles from E3D, you've got your i...
by Jimustanguitar
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Duet
Topic: Enclosure for 7" Panel Due
Replies: 8
Views: 3196

Re: Enclosure for 7" Panel Due

DC42 has one. He is the Duet and Due guy, after all.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:656884
by Jimustanguitar
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Mods and Upgrades
Topic: Nozzle Options
Replies: 10
Views: 3205

Re: Nozzle Options

Anybody noticed these yet?
http://olssonruby.com/

A ruby orifica hotend ought to be pretty durable. They're pricey, but if they outlast multiples of the alternative, maybe that's worth something.
Anybody know the thermal coefficients on Ruby vs Brass?

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