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by jferguson
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling
Replies: 13
Views: 2147

Re: Thumb screw for M2 Bed Leveling

If it is an ANSI threaded screw (this one isn't) and number 10 or smaller, I can usually shear it off pretty cleanly with my stripper/ crimping tool. If it's Metric (this one is) I grab it in a vise and using a cut-off wheel in a hand grinder (Dremel tool) cut off the portion that makes it too long....
by jferguson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: burned(?) PETG in prints

https://softsolder.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/img_20180205_093112-m2-nozzle-silicone-applied.jpg?w=420 Looks hideous, works fine … Ed, Is this the nozzle you currently use? I ask because I agree that it isn't pretty. On the other hand, I run things which worked from the start and which I'd planned...
by jferguson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: burned(?) PETG in prints

Thanks guys. I'll try what you suggest and let you know.
by jferguson
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: burned(?) PETG in prints
Replies: 7
Views: 156

burned(?) PETG in prints

I seem to be getting this problem on most of my PETG prints. I'm using E-Sun "natural" THe PETG settings recommended at this site, 247C Extruder, 87C Bed, and in this case 100% cooling on from second layer. I get these inclusions of burned filament every so often. See photos. What do you think is ca...
by jferguson
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Great S3D settings I found..comments?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Great S3D settings I found..comments?

it would be good to know what filament. and whose?
by jferguson
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer

I too use Octaprint with my M2. 100% good experience at least as far as getting the G-Code to the printer, monitoring progress from any computer in the house, and abiliity to stop the thing from anywhere if I see something I don't like. I had hoped that MakerGear would have tuned up quick-start by n...
by jferguson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: another octopi-camera installation
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: another octopi-camera installation

Voila!! Screenshot from 2018-09-23 12-20-00.jpg i suppose I should mention that I felt constrained by the short length of the Pi-Camera ribbon cable. I didn't like the idea of making an arm to mount the camera AND Pi-Box so I could have a better view. I thought it would get in my way. This setup doe...
by jferguson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: another octopi-camera installation
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: another octopi-camera installation

I'll try to get a shot later today. you are right, it only sees the level where the printing is occurring, and it isn't great, but then it was simple to do.
by jferguson
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Best bed and quality spool for ABS?

You are convinced that this isn't a thermal issue?
by jferguson
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: another octopi-camera installation
Replies: 3
Views: 256

another octopi-camera installation

This is what I did: The RaspberryPi case was designed in three parts so it could be printed on the TinyBoy (orange thing on right) which is an excellent printer if you can get your project broken down into components which will fit in its. 3.25X3.25X3.0 envelope. I print PETG on everything I do on t...