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by Levi8than
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Makergear M2 Dual with LCD - Experimental FW
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

Re: Makergear M2 Dual with LCD - Experimental FW

Can you share the source? I'd like to look through your changes and merge them with mine if possible. Thanks.
by Levi8than
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Ditto printing!
Replies: 12
Views: 4123

Re: Ditto printing!

I saw your video for this before the thread. Very cool.

It appears the offset between the two print heads is completely variable, based on where you snap the second magnet on the belt.
How do you protect against banging on the end stop? Or is this completely up to the user?
by Levi8than
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

...But that wouldn't be true of Marlin, which you would have to re-flash every time you make an adjustment. Doing it in software seems much simpler. But I tried messing around with the extruder offsets in Simplify3D, and it didn't appear to have any effect at all. I'm never sure if I'm missing some...
by Levi8than
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

As long as there is no risk of lost bearings sliding a new one on the end, why didn't you lead with this? That sounds way cheaper than ordering anything available on ebay for this project. Because I just found out. I've been spending time the last couple of days trying to work out a good set of rec...
by Levi8than
Thu Dec 10, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Tim wrote:They have the exact block used on the M2, and quoted me a price of $29 for ordering just the block.
As long as there is no risk of lost bearings sliding a new one on the end, why didn't you lead with this? That sounds way cheaper than ordering anything available on ebay for this project.
by Levi8than
Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

The mounting plates in Tim's pictures are black, not silver with 30 tiny holes like my dual extruder mounting plate. I REALLY want to duplicate your results and join in the fun. But I am really surprised that magnets are working this well. I guess I shouldn't be that surprised. The carriage bearings...
by Levi8than
Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Sounds like in the short term we should post process with a perl script to clean this up. Then give it to the S3D guys as a proof of concept.
by Levi8than
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

I think I'd rather see this piece milled from aluminum as Makergear's versions are.
But we can wait until you've finalized the design to do that.

How about those magnets. Did you need to reduce the maximum X jerk/acceleration?
by Levi8than
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Did you print the v4 clamp plates? Won't those melt or at least deform?

I'm really excited about this. Keep the info coming.
by Levi8than
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: New and different dual extruder idea
Replies: 110
Views: 39165

Re: New and different dual extruder idea

Wow. Is it just me, or was that really fast from idea to prototype?
What did you go with for grabbing the carriage on either end? I had assume magnets wouldn't hold well enough. Did you just prove me wrong?

... I want full plans so I can modify my own now. :)