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by steve220
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timelapse mod for the M2/3 with Octoprint?
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Timelapse mod for the M2/3 with Octoprint?

Just started using the Octolapse plugin. Very cool with lot's of options. If you're interested, you can view a sample timelapse on my latest thingiverse make:
https://www.thingiverse.com/make:477876

Direct link to the youtube vid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0rlxSmwf_0
by steve220
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Annoying Rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Annoying Rattle

Thanks for all of the suggestions. The washers are tight. I switched filament and the issue went away. I switched back and the issue came back. Seems weird that it could be filament related.
by steve220
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Annoying Rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Annoying Rattle

I'd appreciate thoughts on an annoying rattle or buzzing I'm hearing. It comes and goes with little rhyme or reason that I can ID. I've replaced the fans, so have eliminated them as a source. It sounds like it is coming from the extruder motor. There do not appear to be any ill effects to the print ...
by steve220
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Filament Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Re: Printing Filament Drive

Thanks everyone. I'll have to see about picking up some ePC!
by steve220
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Printing Filament Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Printing Filament Drive

Filament drive has finally worn out. Are there recommended settings for fill, layer height, supports, etc?
by steve220
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Hotend Cooling Down During Print
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Hotend Cooling Down During Print

Had to replace mine recently too. Zemlin, that's a great tip!
by steve220
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 - maintenance (greases & oils)
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

Re: M3 - maintenance (greases & oils)

There is slightly conflicting info between the user manual and the wiki. The user manual refers to oil, but the wiki calls for lithium grease on the rails. "Clean the X and Y linear rails, and the Z leadscrew, of grease, then apply a fresh coat to each - a dot of white lithium grease in each of the ...
by steve220
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MAXTEMP Error
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: MAXTEMP Error

Thanks Ed, That's what I was hoping to avoid :-( That's exactly what happened with my nozzle heater wire in this thread: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5217 As usual, you were right on the money. I jiggled the wire at the same spot the heater wire had broken and that IDed the problem...
by steve220
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MAXTEMP Error
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: MAXTEMP Error

Well, may have spoken too soon. The temp fluctuation issue came back, so I changed the entire hot end (including another new thermistor). Thankfully, I have not gotten another MAXTEMP error, just the temp fluctuations. Thoughts on where to look next? Here is another screenshot showing the temp after...
by steve220
Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: MAXTEMP Error
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: MAXTEMP Error

Thanks everyone for the input. The thermistor pulled out really easily, meaning the set screw had likely come loose. I tightened that down and all seems right with the world now. Just finished the 13 hour print that had thrown the error previously. Here is a printout of the temperature screen from O...