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by charles.yates
Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box
Replies: 7
Views: 5263

Re: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box

Yeah, can see how the direct USB control of the relay would be better for you. I guess I could just expose a bunch of wires and have them connect to the relay, and plug them into the GPIO of the external Pi... or an Arduino for that matter. 6 pins on the relay, so not entirely unreasonable. I have a...
by charles.yates
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box
Replies: 7
Views: 5263

Re: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box

You've inspired me on this one and I'm vaguely looking at setting up something similar here. I have a 4 port relay, but it's not directly controllable by USB. They are fairly trivial to control by way of an Arduino though and I have a few Nano's here - cheap clones - 5 for 15 euros kinda things - so...
by charles.yates
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

all fine until I lowered the extrusion multiplier. Judging from what you've written so far, you've been turning too many knobs at once. If you follow the step-by-step calibration process in Jules' guide, you will get a better outcome with less drama. By and large,what you need to do: reset the step...
by charles.yates
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

Your first layer depends crucially on the z end stop setting, so you can't use first layer adhesion as a test of your extrusion. You need to dial in extrusion, then adjust the z height either mechanically or using a z offset. The calibration cube can help you do that (there is a link to how to do t...
by charles.yates
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box
Replies: 7
Views: 5263

Re: USB Controlled Quad Outlet Box

Looks really nice - needs a European equivalent though :).
by charles.yates
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

If you're just doing a simple plane cut, you can do it without any additional software. Just duplicate the object, rotate one 180 around x or y, and drop both below the plane of the bed to the same cut line. A little simple arithmetic may be involved. Is that a Simplify3D thing? Not sure if you can...
by charles.yates
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

You can't tell anything from the height of the cube other than that your Z setting is very slightly off. Measure the walls , as described in that link. Yeah - had misrembered the height test - was just a quickie over lunch time with no time to double check :). Anyway, I did the test and it mostly f...
by charles.yates
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

Is that... better? It's hard to tell what's going on. It does look like you're over extruding somewhat. Your support walls shouldn't have those striations and weird bulges. Definitely better, yeah - it did complete at least :), but the wings came out frayed (left and right extremities completely go...
by charles.yates
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

Curiouser and curiouser... This was my first attempt :D. Charizard-oops.jpg After checking some of the things which jsc advised - improving adhesion (I put down new kapton as it's normally been enough), calibrating the extruder , and using his model, I've arrived at: Charizard-yay.jpg Many thanks fo...
by charles.yates
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Hitman
Replies: 51
Views: 12120

Re: Hitman

Bratag wrote:[quote="charles.yates"Split the model right down the center and print each half laying flat - way less support and more area to apply the support to where it is needed. Then just glue them together.
Also worth a shot :) - thanks for the suggestion.