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by Spotopolis
Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Losing communication
Replies: 26
Views: 5822

Re: Losing communication

swbluto wrote:If you're using maker gear's awful software, it'll be called something like "magic conveyor belt"or some such…
MakerGear makes hardware. Nothing you are referring to came from MakerGEAR. If you are going to rudely point fingers, at least point them in the correct direction.
by Spotopolis
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Anyone using Mattercontrol?
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Anyone using Mattercontrol?

If all you want to do is to observe and be able to stop a bad print, I am using a super simple setup that might work for you. I have two webcams pointed at my printer from two different angles so I can see a close up of the print bed and a wide view so I can see the filament spool. I use a free ivid...
by Spotopolis
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Latest big print
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: Latest big print

Oh yeah, this was ABS, not PLA. Not sure that it matters, but I had it confused with a different print.
by Spotopolis
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Latest big print
Replies: 5
Views: 2710

Re: Latest big print

It took VERY little support - just a few columns under the jaw and a few in the temple insets. Overall it was a very easy print.
by Spotopolis
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:54 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 86960

Re: nema17 dampers

Even though I'm really enjoying the peace since my M2 sits only five feet away from me while I work, I do miss it "singing" to me! I always thought the moves sounded a bit like machine music.

That's OK though, I think I'm over it!
by Spotopolis
Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: nema17 dampers
Replies: 160
Views: 86960

Re: nema17 dampers

WOW! I did the damper modification and I am BLOWN AWAY by how quiet the machine is now! I never realized how loud it actually was. Once done, the fans seemed really loud, so I removed the laser cut "M2" part of my case lid and replaced the fan with a Noctua fan and installed a metal fan guard. My ma...
by Spotopolis
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 appears to interfere with IP cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: M2 appears to interfere with IP cameras

Since both my outside cameras are wired via ethernet (wireless was WAY too unreliable), I guess my options are: Try a power conditioner on the printer to see if that isolates the printer from the Powerline Ethernet switches (I already have one, so nothing to lose) Face the spiders and run an etherne...
by Spotopolis
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M2 appears to interfere with IP cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

M2 appears to interfere with IP cameras

I know this a very strange and probably isolated case, but I thought I'd reach out for explanation here first. This has been driving me a bit crazy. It's not M2 specific, but given the brilliance of our members, I thought it wise to ask here first. I have hooked up two separate IP cameras outside my...
by Spotopolis
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: UN-solved: Need a S3D GCODE
Replies: 36
Views: 10725

Re: UN-solved: Need a S3D GCODE

I get clunking and chatter from the extruder, E-Stop, then try to retract, can get 5mm retracted then it gets caught on and clunks again. Pull the thread and its all mashed up, but still connected. I suppose the tension is too high...but it was barely tensioned on one of the trials. The gap for the...
by Spotopolis
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Filament
Topic: Print Settings for PETG: eSUN Solid Black Filament
Replies: 182
Views: 534169

Re: Print Settings for PETG: eSUN Solid Black Filament

Jules wrote:
If i do any write-ups on other filaments, they won't be nearly as wordy.