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by ednisley
Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues (m2)
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues (m2)

are we talking about the hbp or the hot end heating issue? I'm not sure anymore ... [sigh] The initial "above that it would barely extrude" suggests an extruder problem. The "extruder was getting overworked by retracting and extruding" could point to a filament drive problem. The "happening on all ...
by ednisley
Mon May 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues (m2)
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues (m2)

Assuming the new thermistor is good, the failure will be in the cable between the thermistor and the RAMBo board. That's uncommon, but not rare. With the hot end at operating temperature, wiggle-n-jiggle the entire length of the cable to locate the problem; when the temperature fluctuates, you've fo...
by ednisley
Mon May 21, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: I bought a replacement thermistor for the v4 hotend...it's WAY too small!
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I bought a replacement thermistor for the v4 hotend...it's WAY too small!

looking for the heating cartridge Look on the bright side: you're now a member of the select group of M2 owners with a spare thermistor on the shelf, ready to install, when you need one. And, believe this, you will need one! And, should any of your pet mosquitoes get chilly, it can produce a very s...
by ednisley
Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues (m2)
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Extrude stops extruding (not jammed), consistent temp issues

the cartridge has difficulty maintaining a consistent temperature The hot end thermistor is failing, so order a new thermistor (*) and install it. While awaiting the package, restore all the settings to their previous values. There's no way to tweak around broken hardware. It's that simple ... (*) ...
by ednisley
Sun May 13, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

why not use a monitor mouse and key board on the PI for local access This is the part I don't understand about gearing up an OctoPi (or any Pi, for that matter). By the time you wire a Pi (*) to a monitor, mouse, keyboard, and power supply, then print a case and arrange everything, you've built a r...
by ednisley
Fri May 11, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 317

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

airscapes wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 12:34 am
apparently the software does not work with the B+ yet
That may be due to user error:

https://discourse.octoprint.org/t/updat ... thing/1745
by ednisley
Thu May 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 printing off SD stops if USB port bounce
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: M2 printing off SD stops if USB port bounce

which is the best for usability and reliability of prints Well, I've been using Linux on obsolete laptops for 3D printing since late 2010 with no abrupt disconnects, no forced updates, no sudden shutdowns, and no EULA / license hassles. As of a couple of years ago: https://softsolder.com/2016/07/11...
by ednisley
Fri May 04, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Perfectly flat borosilicate
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Perfectly flat borosilicate

a sheet of perfectly flat borosilicate If you're measuring a smooth saddle surface bent upward around the Y axis, it probably ain't the glass. Belt tension puts a distinct downward bend, on the order of 0.2 mm, on the X-axis gantry, so even "perfectly flat glass" won't get you all the way to the go...
by ednisley
Wed May 02, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: nozzle size
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: nozzle size

take my caliper to the music store Given the number of music wire gauges, that's the only way to be sure: https://sizes.com/materials/wire_music.htm And, of course, guitar strings use different gauges: http://www.hawaiiansteel.com/learning/gauges.php The steel music wire coils I bought long ago don...
by ednisley
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Heating extruder only on printing moves
Replies: 18
Views: 554

Re: Heating extruder only on printing moves

I’m not skilled enough to start from scratch :D No shame there, because nobody starts out knowing this stuff ... A cheap Chinese CNC machine kit (considerable assembly required) from Amazon (cheaper elsewhere, your choice): https://www.amazon.com/Control-Engraving-240x180x45mm-Beauty-Star/dp/B07169...