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by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: Use 12-gauge wire for your heated bed, and upgrade your E3D to a 40-watt cartridge.
Replies: 11
Views: 3677

Use 12-gauge wire for your heated bed, and upgrade your E3D to a 40-watt cartridge.

I built a Rostock MAX v1 way back in 2013. At the time, the strategy for wiring the Onyx heated bed was to use 4-conductor speaker wire, which was either 16- or 18-gauge. You'd use two wires for + and two wires for -. This worked alright, but I noticed that the connectors kept melting! I would have ...
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Development Topics
Topic: Archim v0.3b
Replies: 15
Views: 5361

Re: Archim v0.3b

[email protected] wrote:it is using marlin FW

Trust me, if you are running a Duet board, you do not want Marlin. You want RRF-dc42. Marlin's delta calibration is not as good as RRF's.
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: A debut of my new Yellow Jacket build.
Replies: 13
Views: 4845

Re: A debut of my new Yellow Jacket build.

This is a great build!
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Show us your machine!
Topic: Blue Max got a new dress!
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: Blue Max got a new dress!

Better be careful! Some patent shark will come after you for doing something that took one minute to figure out!
by 626Pilot
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New year
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Re: New year

Zesty_Lykle wrote:Get the Spitfire flying.

Really?
by 626Pilot
Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

Re: Wind generator?

I wonder if it would be useful to install a governor that could change the prop pitch. Large wind turbines and complex propeller planes have these so that they can alter the angle of attack on the blades. In the case of a large wind turbine, it needs to be able to slow down the blades when the wind ...
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wind generator?
Replies: 16
Views: 3654

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?
by 626Pilot
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New year
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Re: New year

A whole entire freaking house!!!
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: Eris 1st Layer Density
Replies: 6
Views: 2407

Re: Eris 1st Layer Density

*cough* KISSlicer *cough*
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 3812

Re: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts

I have had issues with PETG. It tends to accumulate on the bottom of the nozzle, just a little bead of it, you know, but then after however many hours it degrades and turns black. Then it falls off, leaving a dark stain on whatever I'm printing. This happens pretty reliably. If their nickel-plated n...
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 3812

E3D is now selling nickel-plated copper heater blocks and nozzles + hardened hobbed bolts

Blog post: m Got an email about this last week. Shipping from UK was quite prompt. Filastruder didn't have these in stock at that time, but I suppose they will sooner or later. Nozzles in many sizes Heater blocks Hardened hobbed bolt Copper conducts heat better than aluminum, which they say may slig...
by 626Pilot
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Direct Drive E3D Titan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2726

Re: Direct Drive E3D Titan?

It looks nice, but I'm holding out for the Zesty Nimble, which is "remote direct drive." (Stepper on frame, drives a steel cable in a Bowden tube, drive gears on the effector.) Their Kickstarter failed, so they plan to start producing them using 3D printed (powder or SLA, not FDM) parts. D...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 9455

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

I also have a problem with supporting a person/company that incessantly spams the RepRap forums. *sigh* He and I have both worked on extending pre-existing firmware to do Delta calibration, and so we have spent some time conversing. He is friendly and helpful, and I gave my firmware the option to u...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: RostockMAX v3
Topic: OctoPrint plugin...
Replies: 46
Views: 9455

Re: OctoPrint plugin...

Towers being twisted or leaning is something I looked into correcting for the sake of my auto-calibration Smoothie fork. I had a mathematician look at it, but he couldn't figure it out. I couldn't either. It is a very difficult problem to solve. On a Delta printer, you can correct for such things in...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: Compressible TPU Washers
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Compressible TPU Washers

Compressible TPU washers.jpg I've been working on improving my printable magnetic arm effector. One of the issues I've identified is that it's difficult to get the ball joints, which screw into captive locknuts inside the effector, to be perfectly level. PLA and PETG will only compress a tiny amoun...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Heuristic (AI) calibration for delta printers on Smoothie
Replies: 524
Views: 133071

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

Calibrated the joints on my magnetic arms (carriages + effector) and got some decent results: [PD] 0.094 [PD] [PD] [-0.075] -0.075 0.000 0.044 0.019 0.019 [-0.034] [PD] [PD] [-0.079] 0.019 0.038 0.031 0.013 0.019 [ 0.011] [PD] [PD] 0.006 0.044 0.031 0.000 0.000 0.019 0.094 [PD] [PD] [ 0.029] 0.044 0...
by 626Pilot
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: What are YOU making?
Topic: My First (self-designed) 3D Printed Part
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Re: My First (self-designed) 3D Printed Part

This is a cool project.
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: ERIS Delta
Topic: OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN
Replies: 8
Views: 2960

Re: OFFSETS OFF BY TOO MUCH _ TRYING AGAIN

Not yet. I've got so much stuff to do!
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5055

Re: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

i think if you are trying to make money with 3d printing cad design or printing something and selling it is the way to go, especially with fdm printers. I think most people that know and care about quality and are willing to pay a premium for it are going to want an sls printing service and those w...
by 626Pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Smoothieboard 2 Progress
Replies: 20
Views: 7740

Re: Smoothieboard 2 Progress

I guess I was mistaken about segmentless calculations being in Smoothie edge. I don't remember where I read about that. I suppose it was just in a testing branch. Sorry about that. Their CAN implementation has an extra differential STEP line. The bus can run at either 1 or 8 Mbit/sec, depending on w...
by 626Pilot
Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5055

Re: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

I've made a few around-the-house type things, like a stove lock (keeps the cat from rotating the burner control). What do you charge per cm^3?
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Counterweighted magnetic drivetrain and several other mods for MAX METAL
Replies: 9
Views: 3994

Re: Counterweighted magnetic drivetrain and several other mods for MAX METAL

Made some progress on the effector. I decided to drop the mag-lock idea for now. It's designed for two-or-more-color printing, but will also print fine on single-extrusion systems: 626 Effectors.png The photo doesn't show the LED ring or integrated fan ducts, but they're still there in the models. Y...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?
Replies: 11
Views: 5055

Do you earn significant money with 3D printing?

I assume that most of us are hobbyists. I'm wondering if any of you rely on 3D printing as a significant (if not exclusive) source of income. If so, I'd like to know whether you focus on 3D printing things for other people (e.g. 3DHubs) or producing your own products, or some mix thereof, and whethe...
by 626Pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Infrared cameras?
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Re: Infrared cameras?

I have the Pi NoIR camera. It is fairly good. Yes, you would need an IR-pass filter because it will normally only show you visible spectrum light. I don't know how it would perform looking at a 3D printer in a pitch black room.

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