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by Larry
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Software
Topic: S3D Slicing Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: S3D Slicing Issue

Hmm .. yea .. I get similar results as you (S3D 4.0.1 on a Windows machine). I just however get one shorter cross piece vs. the two shown in your attachment.

- Larry
by Larry
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3 vs. M2 experience questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: M3 vs. M2 experience questions

Yes, Tim, I’m sure you are correct that they would be appreciative of any of the MakerGear products as they’ll often experience printing troubles with their various current MakerBot and Dremel machines .. and I think it would be helpful to have a heated bed (even though they solely use PLA), somethi...
by Larry
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3 vs. M2 experience questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

M3 vs. M2 experience questions

I volunteer at a local school that has a small printing program. I'm considering possibly upgrading their equipment, and am wrestling with an M2 vs. M3(-SE) decision. I’m very happy with an M2 kit I’ve been running for over a year now, so that alternative is well known. I would however like to hear ...
by Larry
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Other (off topic)
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

Interesting article

Some interesting innovation here .. http://news.mit.edu/2017/new-3-d-printe ... parts-1129
by Larry
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: M3 and Simplify 3d (sort of an unboxing)
Replies: 8
Views: 2966

Re: M3 and Simplify 3d (sort of an unboxing)

Very thoughtful, comprehensive and balanced review and comments @DeCav .. thanks. Good to learn you were able to neuter the RPi / OctoPrint functionality and just run S3D directly over USB. Prompts me to ponder if MG might consider releasing an M3 (lower priced) variant sans wireless capability, (wh...
by Larry
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Wi-Fi Connection Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5499

Re: M3 Wi-Fi Connection Problem

Your comments prompt me to add my .02c as I've just had my first 'close encounter' (and certainly not a favorable one) with Edge over the past 24-48 hours. I feel your pain. I had dusted off a few previous projects where IE was the only browser supported for configuration and interface. Not paying c...
by Larry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: storing PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: storing PLA

My guess is they wouldn't, and think I'd even be wary of using an active approach (filament dryer) to 'restore' a spool of compromised filament. Maybe I'm just overly cautious, but I've just bit the bullet and picked up new product whenever I've had some suspect (old, improperly stored, brittle, cra...
by Larry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: storing PLA
Replies: 14
Views: 4383

Re: storing PLA

It seemed reasonable to me, so I started storing my PLA in vacuum bags with a couple silica gel packets in each. (The bags come with a small hand pump. Only thing I don't like about them is the size .. I couldn't find anything similar that was smaller, so I just stick a couple rolls in each medium-s...
by Larry
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: M3 Wi-Fi Connection Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 5499

Re: M3 Wi-Fi Connection Problem

To add a bit to what Steve says, you can also use a small utility, Pi Finder , to locate (or confirm) Pi-based devices deployed on your network. Once found, it's pretty straightforward to connect directly using the IP, (though I've not had problems using octopi.local to connect to Octoprint) .. I'd ...
by Larry
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Lossing Bed Level
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Lossing Bed Level

I'm getting a little confused here trying to follow this discussion. (Maybe it's just me .. it usually is)! You refer to the 'bed', and re-leveling after changing it .. but are you actually talking about the glass plate that sits on top of the actual heated bed? (It would seem this is the case based...