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by helifrek
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Simplify3D not opening or taking forever to open
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: Simplify3D not opening or taking forever to open

well, tonight it is running. Very slowly but running.... a command to the printer has a good 30 sec delay. I leave for a long overseas trip real soon so I guess I will have to figure it out when I return, I put Linux on a thumb drive and am going to try it out while I am away on my laptop, I might j...
by helifrek
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Filament over flow causing grinding when nozzle passes over
Replies: 7
Views: 1610

Re: Filament over flow causing grinding when nozzle passes o

I had the same issue awhile back. If you are using S3D, find the setting called overlap and turn it down. Let me know if this helps. EDIT: finally home infront of my computer. The setting is under Infill and is called perimeter overlap. Mine is set to 15%, when turned up to %25 I had the exact same ...
by helifrek
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Simplify3D not opening or taking forever to open
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Simplify3D not opening or taking forever to open

Hello all, Ever since the switch to windows 10 it seems like I have had nothing but trouble. I have been printing without any real issues for awhile. I printed constantly a couple of weeks ago without any issues and now all of the sudden S3D does not want to open, or if I wait 10-15 minutes it will ...
by helifrek
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36 hours and counting!
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: 36 hours and counting!

Well that looks simple enough! Will have to put that on my list of upgrades!
by helifrek
Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36 hours and counting!
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: 36 hours and counting!

Well, I shouldn't have opened my mouth so soon! I am printing from the SD card but left the printer plugged into the computer and windows decided to do some weird update and stopped the print :evil: I went to bed for a little while and stated the print up again at 6:30 am and made sure to unplug it ...
by helifrek
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36 hours and counting!
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

36 hours and counting!

I have to take a moment from my day and brag on the M2 really quick. I got a fairly large order with about a week deadline recently. Of course I was out of the color the person wanted and wouldn't you know it, my extruder pinion gear had to finally wear out on me at the same time. Makergear quickly ...
by helifrek
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone using Mattercontrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Anyone using Mattercontrol?

Do you have any links to what you are talking about, specifically how I would go about wiring one up? Also, I usually wait until the machine cools down before turning it off. Is it safe to just kill the power during a print? I worry too much.....
by helifrek
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extruder motor failure....
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Extruder motor failure....

Yeah, sure saved my butt! 10 hour print came out beautifully last night. I can't wait to get the new motor in and switch it out so I can take a look at the brass gear and see how worn out it is with a few days of use. I should probably organize my junk now, took about an hour to find that pinion.......
by helifrek
Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone using Mattercontrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Anyone using Mattercontrol?

I might have to do that, the more simple the better. I currently have my security camera on my printer for when I need to make a quick trip. I do have a remote power switch with my security system but the amperage rating is too low to use with the printer. I do have a few Webcams laying around..... ...
by helifrek
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone using Mattercontrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 3192

Re: Anyone using Mattercontrol?

I tried to use octoprint on a Raspi at one point in time but I could never quite get it figured out. I wanted to be able to check on my printer remotely via a webcam and have the ability to turn the printer off remotely if a print was to fail. Slicing remotely and starting a print remotely isn't as ...