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by sprior
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timelapse mod for the M2/3 with Octoprint?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

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

That would also work, but would slow down the print because of the vanity travels, and also wouldn't be good at all in vase mode. I guess I was thinking of something more opportunistic - the picture wouldn't necessarily be taken at the very beginning of each layer (but do you really care), it would ...
by sprior
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Timelapse mod for the M2/3 with Octoprint?
Replies: 8
Views: 929

Timelapse mod for the M2/3 with Octoprint?

I was thinking that one thing the movable bed on the Y axis does not do well is allow for a timelapse of the print and had a thought. I believe that OctoPrint captures one image per layer to create the timelapse. What if there was a sensor under the bed which triggered when the Y axis was maybe in t...
by sprior
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Error:Heating failed, system stopped!
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Error:Heating failed, system stopped!

Since the wiring was brought into question I opened the machine and did some digging. Unless it's really well hidden I didn't see any molten connectors or residue. The machine is in my basement with no real drafts or air movement, but is about 60F. I also measured the resistance of my old/new beds. ...
by sprior
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Error:Heating failed, system stopped!
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Error:Heating failed, system stopped!

I had one of the original 24V heated beds which didn't have a great strain relief and just a few weeks ago replaced it with the newer version. I hadn't printed anything but PLA for at least a year and with some recent upgrades thought I'd give EPC a try, so this was the first time I was heating the ...
by sprior
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Error:Heating failed, system stopped!
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Error:Heating failed, system stopped!

Anyone seen this one before? First time I've set the bed heat to 100C in a long time. Recv: T:80.29 /0 B:85.70 /100 @:0 B@:127 W:?Recv: Error:Heating failed, system stopped! Heater_ID: bedChanging monitoring state from 'Printing' to 'Error: Heating failed, system stopped! Heater_ID: bed 'Recv: Error...
by sprior
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: M3-SE
Topic: (Edit) Really bummed....
Replies: 11
Views: 3481

Re: (Edit) Really bummed....

I had a similar experience for different reasons this last week after a friend and I modified my M2 from a V4 dual config to a single V4 which has a BLTouch bed leveling sensor - as part of this I installed a slightly customized extruder body which my friend printed out of polycarbonate. When I trie...
by sprior
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The GearMaker M2 Kit for Newbie?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: The GearMaker M2 Kit for Newbie?

OK, bigger models than I thought. The M2 was/is my first printer and I too chose the kit option, not to save money but because I wanted the experience of doing it. My attitude is that if I received it all built and tested I'd have been intimidated about making any changes to it, but if I put it toge...
by sprior
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The GearMaker M2 Kit for Newbie?
Replies: 6
Views: 2174

Re: The GearMaker M2 Kit for Newbie?

As much as I love my MakerGear M2 and their outstanding customer service, from what you've said about your potential usage I'm wondering if a FDM (filament) printer is actually the best for what you want to do. It sounds like you're into smaller models and very fine details and that screams SLA prin...
by sprior
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor
Replies: 60
Views: 26408

Re: BLTouch Auto Leveling Sensor

Ed, since you mentioned you aren't using a BLTouch (which I installed this last weekend in my M2) are you doing Z sensing but not bed level compensation with that switch? It looks like maybe you sense Z with the nozzle off the edge of the bed, but the switch over it?