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by airscapes
Wed May 23, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

I tried glue stick as well, and it was too sticky. I had a hell of a time getting my prints loose. I forget if it was on the glass or the kapton side. I used it with the EPA, I just took the glass to the sink and ran water on it and the glue and print comes right off.. ordered some eSun white PETG ...
by airscapes
Tue May 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Good to know, I was planning on using glue stick on an extra glass plate as that worked well with EPA, as it could be removed with water.. which I guess is not good for the ePA but it did make removing it simple :D I assume hair spray would work the same..
by airscapes
Tue May 22, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Sthone, do you see any differences with different colors of eSun PETG? My choices in preference are White Black or Grey .. Did read first post in the setting thread, it is reposted on the esun site. Being it was a few years ago, just wondered which color was the most reliable and easiest to dial in....
by airscapes
Mon May 21, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: PETG your favorite brand?

Thanks, I have the eSun EPA which I don't seem to be able to print.. can't seem to get the drive tension correct.. I also am half way through a spool or eSun PLA + which seem ok, but I think I like the stuff MakerGear sells a little better, at least the White MG.. the Black I don't like much at all....
by airscapes
Sun May 20, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: PETG your favorite brand?
Replies: 7
Views: 99

PETG your favorite brand?

Looking to try some white PETG for mechanical part but would like to buy something that will work well.
I realize that every lot and even color can be different but for those how use a lot, what do you buy?
Thanks!
by airscapes
Sun May 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Issues with the X-axis
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Issues with the X-axis

You can stop using that horrible lithium grease in the carriages. It's supposed to be a very thin machine oil. The lithium was for the old metal-on-metal Z axis. Take the carriage off, clean it out with WD40 and alcohol until it's dry, then lubricate with 1 drop per side of sewing machine oil. Clea...
by airscapes
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

I'd be careful... I use cheap Logitech C270's and the one I ran inside an enclosure one time pretty much stopped working. It could be coincidence but I wouldn't try it with any camera that was expensive that's for sure. Yes, I have a mount that uses a magnet to hold the cam to the Plexiglas on the ...
by airscapes
Fri May 18, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

Go the webcam configured to have a half decent picture. Had to install uvcdynctrl and turn off my LED spotlight as they were too bright.. maybe try an ND filter with the lights so I can see what is going on when standing there.
Timelaps http://misc.airscapesart.com/timelap/orc_claw.mpg
by airscapes
Wed May 16, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

Almost perfect, got webcam hacked so I can focus it.. but can I put it inside my enclosure .. guess it will survive the heat if I print abs? gets over 100F where I will have it mounted.. any horror stories? I can put it out side but the plexi glass really sucks..
by airscapes
Sun May 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 20
Views: 324

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

Well I had asked about the USB connection to the laptop killing prints when dropped and the printer stopping when the windows was busy.. Pi and octoprint was said to be the bees knees good to go no issues. :D So far with the webcam I into it for $90, I have the monitor and keyboard/mouse so will giv...