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by insta
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Large Overhead Filament Spools
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Large Overhead Filament Spools

I added filament runout sensors to my printers, now I just let them run until the 1kg spool runs out. The print pauses and waits for me to change out the filament, and everything works as I'd hope. With a simple print and a drill, you can also reload the 1kg spools from a 25kg master spool, too. Thi...
by insta
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: (used) new makergear purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: (used) new makergear purchase

If it's a dual V4 extruder (vs a custom one) with a 3-point spider and a top-homing setup, it's a prototype dual -- so Rev D, ~ ish. I'd take the whole thing (carefully) apart, clean all the slides with WD40 / QTips over and over, and re-lube with sewing machine oil. Make sure the fans are clean and...
by insta
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Unexpected y-axis shift mid print
Replies: 13
Views: 2886

Re: Unexpected y-axis shift mid print

This is absolutely a weight/acceleration related issue, and if you haven't added a heavy aluminum bed, the default values of 3k for M201, M202 and M204 work perfectly fine for a part weight up to about 45grams. This is consistent across many different parts. Dropping those values to 2k (from 3k) al...
by insta
Sun May 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Issues with the X-axis
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Issues with the X-axis

You can stop using that horrible lithium grease in the carriages. It's supposed to be a very thin machine oil. The lithium was for the old metal-on-metal Z axis. Take the carriage off, clean it out with WD40 and alcohol until it's dry, then lubricate with 1 drop per side of sewing machine oil. Clean...
by insta
Fri May 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Layer Shifting on M3 ID
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Layer Shifting on M3 ID

That's definitely nozzle drag. Z-Hop / Vertical lift will fix it. You only need 0.20mm
by insta
Tue May 15, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Curling off of Raft
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Curling off of Raft

Cooler bed, no raft. :)
by insta
Fri May 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 21
Views: 958

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

apparently the software does not work with the B+ yet That may be due to user error: https://discourse.octoprint.org/t/update-fixed-i-have-a-new-pi-3-b-i-cannot-get-octopi-to-do-anything/1745 Ok.. so B+ is supported as of a couple of days ago.. nothing like Beta testing :cry: https://discourse.octo...
by insta
Tue May 08, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Perfectly flat borosilicate
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Perfectly flat borosilicate

I don't know about the Viki2, but my firmware is set up for the Viki1. I can post it on Github.
by insta
Tue May 08, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MINTEMP triggered
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: MINTEMP triggered

Replace the thermistor cartridge. It has extremely fine wires and they've broken.