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by ednisley
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Intractable bed adhesion issues
Replies: 23
Views: 5238

Re: Intractable bed adhesion issues

How do i print these? Just add 4 square objects to the tray, one in each corner? Here's the process I still use: https://softsolder.com/2016/04/05/thinwall-and-solid-boxes-for-3d-printer-calibration/ You don't need to use my OpenSCAD source code to generate the models, but you must know the dimensi...
by ednisley
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft

jferguson wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:43 pm
about your outfit
Being a Retired Olde Farte™, my basement shop has a mirror for those face-to-face status meetings … [grin]
by ednisley
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft

jferguson wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:09 am
why does the tiny hole have to be so nice?
It's art! [grin]

AFAICT, a nice result means the manufacturing process is under control.

It works that way in my shop: when all my mistakes cancel out, even the swarf looks pretty!
by ednisley
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: size of socket on extruder pinch-wheel shaft

what looks like a tiny torx socket at the bottom That's the metal pushed downward while swaging the hex socket into the bolt head. Basically, you drill a round hole into the bolt head, then force a hexagonal punch into the hole until it bottoms out, which scrapes six metal "petals" off the hole's w...
by ednisley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Happiness with BlTouch sensor in M2?
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: Happiness with BlTouch sensor in M2?

And NEVER to try to modify code after 8:00PM. Protip: change exactly one thing at a time and verify what you expected to have happen actually happened! You should also expect things can change even when you don't change anything: https://softsolder.com/2018/02/13/m2-platform-alignment-and-nozzle-he...
by ednisley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: strange print
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: strange print

Disassemble into parts the extruder motor Looks good! The motor pinion (the smallest gear, the one on the motor shaft) is a failure where one careful inspection eliminates a whole bunch of mysterious problems: don't feel bad you didn't find anything wrong. of course I mean +- 0.05 mm We've seen def...
by ednisley
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Can anyone help identify My problem with my print?

they get lower and lower as the extrusion goes down Did you measure the actual filament diameter and calibrate the Extrusion Multiplier? If not, then the slicer doesn't know how much plastic it's extruding and will produce poor results. Rummaging around the forums will unearth a bunch of discussion...
by ednisley
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: Adding touch screen control to the M3-ID
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Adding touch screen control to the M3-ID

a small touch screen and TouchUI control I've been using Octoprint + TouchUI on my phone and it works just fine. The phone doesn't know about Bonjour / Avahi addressing, so I must use octopi's dotted-quad IP address instead of octopi.local. The printer has a fixed IP address, so a bookmark suffices...
by ednisley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: strange print
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: strange print

some waves shown in print ? All of the surfaces and perimeter threads look like crap, so I'd check for an extrusion problem. Have you calibrated the slicer's Extrusion Multiplier with the actual filament diameter and measured thin-wall square thickness? Is the filament drive gear securely mounted o...
by ednisley
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 print starts halfway up the Y-axis
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: M2 print starts halfway up the Y-axis

shifted about 50mm up the Y axis Because it happens "sometimes", look for a mechanical problem, rather than anything in the software / firmware / slicer. If the offset occurs before extruding the first layer, I'd suspect a glitch in the Y-axis home switch. A frayed pair of wires inside the cable th...