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by jferguson
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Quick Start Keeps Dropping Session with Printer
Replies: 3
Views: 115

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: 131

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: 131

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: 152

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: 131

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...
by jferguson
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Advice for cleaning V4 extruder

I have experience very similar to yours - swtiched from PLA to PETG and had to deal with jams. There is some advice elsewhere on this site which I took and it worked for me. I tried the torch method of cleaning nozzles with indifferent success - probably due to my incompetence. What did work for me ...
by jferguson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Ultra One
Replies: 21
Views: 899

Re: Introducing Ultra One

Thank you jferguson @kskiff & monkeyscript: The Ultra One is intended for industrial use and is a beast (weighs over 100 lbs). You really need to see it to appreciate the work that goes into it. We'll be looking for ways to get the cost/weight down for a more general purpose machine but that is goi...
by jferguson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Ultra One
Replies: 21
Views: 899

Re: Introducing Ultra One

"MakerGear printers are designed and constructed with an uncompromising commitment to quality—without sacrificing the components critical to precision, repeatability, and durability. " Rick, this sentence should be revisited. Commitment to quality does not suggest any sacrifice. Maybe something like...
by jferguson
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: new "used" M2 Rev E question
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: new "used" M2 Rev E question

I bought 3 extra plates before working up my nerve to use the 2 inch tape. Instead of soapy water I used Windex. The process is as airscape notes, a bit messy, but I've been printing on the tape plate with PETG and Elmers Super Gluestick and it's worked well for the things I print - not a lot of sur...
by jferguson
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Black ePC - disappointing first print
Replies: 23
Views: 2852

Re: Black ePC - disappointing first print

Karl, is the new printer enclosed? I ask because one would expect the black ePC to emit heat faster - ie, cool down sooner, which might affect adjacent layer bonding. If extruding at a higher temperature causes other problems, it seems possible that there is no (NO) satisfactory way to print with th...