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by Tim
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2: The indestructible
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: M2: The indestructible

Thanks, Rick.

The lesson learned at the school was that if you put a 3D printer on a rolling cart, you had better tie it down with something. Sage advice.
by Tim
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Dual color printed container that ships with M3-ID
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Dual color printed container that ships with M3-ID

I guess just for the record, it's worth ending this forum thread with the link to the github site for the M3 parts, now that it is has been made public (although that happened a month ago and I've been busy doing other things and didn't notice). The knurled box can be found here: https://github.com/...
by Tim
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: STL of Linear Rail??
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: STL of Linear Rail??

Thanks, that's a useful model to have.

I was going to say that I have a short piece of plastic rail that came with the extra carriage I got, which you can have if you need it.

---Tim
by Tim
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Community Events - We the Rosies & ERRF
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Two Community Events - We the Rosies & ERRF

Indeed, we had a great time at ERRF. Best use of the M2 at the show: Mosaic Manufacturing of Toronto came and showed off their Palette, which combines four incoming spools of filament by cutting and splicing them, done several feet away from the printer but synchronized to the time that the filament...
by Tim
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Community Events - We the Rosies & ERRF
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Two Community Events - We the Rosies & ERRF

Just a reminder that this event (East Coast Rep Rap Festival) is tomorrow, for anyone in the general area of northeastern Maryland, which includes pretty much everything in the I-95 corridor from Washington D.C. up to Philadelphia. I will be there showing off my custom "twin extruder" M2 and a bunch...
by Tim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Restarting M2; Electronic Board Flash?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Restarting M2; Electronic Board Flash?

Most likely, yes. The seller of the board is irrelevant, but I assume it is a RAMBo (otherwise you'd have a great deal of difficulty doing the replacement)? What revision number (the revision number should be printed on the board)? The firmware on these boards does NOT come from the SD card; it's pr...
by Tim
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: (used) new makergear purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: (used) new makergear purchase

I agree with insta, most likely a rev D model. To get the dual extruder on the M2 (assuming, as insta says, it's the standard MakerGear M2 dual extruder) requires the V4 upgrade and the 24V upgrade, so basically if the model was earlier than a rev D, it would pretty much have to have been upgraded t...
by Tim
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2: The indestructible
Replies: 3
Views: 280

M2: The indestructible

I just wanted to share a little testimonial here. . . The photo is of a MakerGear M2 that I bought second-hand and donated to the local high school (Poolesville), which has an excellent science and math magnet program that I felt ought to be teaching kids about 3D printing technology on a regular ba...
by Tim
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Printer not working due to mainboard failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Printer not working due to mainboard failure?

SO I went back to the board and noticed that I've missplaced the FAN0 connector, using half of the FAN0 board plug and half HEAT1 plug... It took (-) from HEAT1 and (+) from FAN0... So now my question is: Did I burn my board!!!??? To answer this specific question: I had a fan and a power supply han...
by Tim
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Makergear M2 - Cannot raise bed past certain level

If the model is old enough, you probably have the older Z-stage motor that runs hot. I think these motors were used up to mid-2013. If the motor is hot to the touch when running (not burning hot, but uncomfortably hot), then it means you have the older motor, and it is heading for a premature death....