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by Karl_Williams
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Makergear New Parts
Replies: 17
Views: 7474

Re: Makergear New Parts

You guys should move to Canada where the ER visits are free. Higher taxes though.
by Karl_Williams
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: computer crashes
Replies: 11
Views: 9951

Re: computer crashes

Try saving the gcode to an SD card, eject the card, plug it into the SD card reader on the M2 and then use the 'Print from SD card' option in Simplify3D. That method is much more reliable.
by Karl_Williams
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Added percentage done to M27 SD card status
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Added percentage done to M27 SD card status

My older M2 has a Viki 1 LCD display and I like that I can glance over and see percentage done when printing from SD. My new printer doesn't have an LCD display and sending an M27 by clicking the SD Card Status button returns number of bytes completed which is not very human readable. I modified the...
by Karl_Williams
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Fixing up a used M2

I thought I had read about the white lithium somewhere so I found the docs that came with my first M2 printer and there is a section about lubrication. That was about 3 years ago.

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by Karl_Williams
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Fixing up a used M2

Thanks for checking about the oil. The white lithium seems to gunk up a bit.

I did a longer print today and the M2 is working great.

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by Karl_Williams
Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Fixing up a used M2

I think it's 2-in-1 for the round rods on the Z-Axis and greasing the X and Y linear rails and Z threaded rod with white lithium?
by Karl_Williams
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Fixing up a used M2

The M2 upgrades are done and the prints are looking great :-) I'm really loving the V4 upgrade. Added the new Z-Axis end stop: http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_14.jpg http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_15.jpg Wired up the new Rambo board: http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_16.jpg Mounted the electronics...
by Karl_Williams
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Re: Fixing up a used M2

I got some work done on the M2 rebuild last night :-) Mounted the Rambo board in the new metal case: http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_3.jpg Printed the V4 wiring box on my working M2: http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_4.jpg http://www.thinkbotics.com/M2/M2_5.jpg Attached the V4 mounting plate: http:/...
by Karl_Williams
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fixing up a used M2
Replies: 16
Views: 4966

Fixing up a used M2

I lucked out and bought a used M2 for $200 Canadian ($140 US). The previous owner wasn't skilled mechanically or with firmware and managed to destroy the entire extruder system. I originally thought that the Rambo board was destroyed but it turned out that all of the fuses were blown. I ordered the ...
by Karl_Williams
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layer Isues
Replies: 9
Views: 2670

Re: Layer Isues

This is off topic but I notice that you have a metal stepper motor mount on your extruder. Do the new M2's come with that?