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by Hugs
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Dual extruder firmware upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Re: Dual extruder firmware upgrade

(If I don't have to do this to use the dual printer, then that solves my problems) You do indeed have to flash the firmware with that version enable the second extruder and make it visible to the software. After downloading this and opening it with the Arduino IDE (tested in 1.6.13 and 1.8.3) To my...
by Hugs
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Hole with Threads and Supports
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: Hole with Threads and Supports

Just my $.02 but I wouldn't focus on printing the threads. I'd take the 1st option, rotate it 180° on the Y-axis to eliminate all support and make much smaller pilot holes for proper reaming and tapping. You're not using Slic3r so I don't know if Cura or S3D has a similar feature...but in Slic3r, I ...
by Hugs
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Heat Set Insert for Ikea Camera Mount
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

Re: Heat Set Insert for Ikea Camera Mount

CCRN wrote:I am not familiar with heat set inserts or where to get them locally. Fastenal?
McMaster-Carr has them. The heating irons and tips are on the right-hand columns of each size.
by Hugs
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

Does the MG Octoprint Plugin offers any functionality for M2 users who are already running Octoprint? The obvious big thing is being able to set starting height and level the bed from within OctoPrint. Leveling with the plugin is a different method using an interesting print pattern instead of just...
by Hugs
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

I just installed the OctoPrint plugin and two quick notes for anyone wanting to try it out: If you have the Cyborg Theme plugin..disable it. If you don't, you'll get black text on a black background. It also changes some UI colors to orange. I didn't poke around on how to skip it, but as soon as you...
by Hugs
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jogging axes on the M2 overrides end stops?
Replies: 6
Views: 3343

Re: Jogging axes on the M2 overrides end stops?

From my reading of the M2 firmware source, the endstops are *only* used for homing and aren't checked during movement commands: //=========================================================================== //=============================Mechanical Settings=========================== //==============...
by Hugs
Thu May 25, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Best modeling software for my business
Replies: 3
Views: 2720

Re: Best modeling software for my business

If you're starting with 2D, one option is to use Inkscape and OpenSCAD. Here's a quick demo I posted a while ago: http://forum.makergear.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4599#p29786 That example started with a scanned image but if you're already in Inkscape, you have all the drawing and text tools right ther...
by Hugs
Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 V4 Starting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Re: M2 V4 Starting Issue

Can you post the first bit of gcode from one of your problem prints? It sounds like after the initial prime/purge/wipe there's a retraction that may be a bit too much. So the filament is retracted after the wipe and has to make up for it when it starts printing. For example, here's a snippet from on...
by Hugs
Wed May 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The State of the Gear
Replies: 106
Views: 34895

Re: The State of the Gear

sprior wrote:Finally, does this mean that the bed leveling wizard has been ported to be a plugin for OctoPrint (is this what makes the "MakerGear version of OctoPrint"?) If so, is that plugin available for those of us already using OctoPrint?
I'd love an answer to this one too... Hopefully it's "yes and yes"!
by Hugs
Mon May 15, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Bridging Quality has gotten really bad
Replies: 5
Views: 3415

Re: Bridging Quality has gotten really bad

tofu702 wrote:I can't help but think something odd is going on with my printer.
Another thing to check is your filament diameter and make sure it hasn't deviated too much from when you initially installed it an dialed it in.

I've had to modify my extrusion multiplier mid-spool on at least one occasion.