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by Hugs
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: lcd install instructions
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: lcd install instructions

Mine came with the ribbon cables already attached to the Rambo board. I just had to plug in the cables to the display itself but it was clearly marked:
LCD-display.jpg
Did you check the wiki page already? http://makergear.wikidot.com/m2-lcd-panel
by Hugs
Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Using Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 8694

Re: Using Windows

Nofear202 wrote:I downloaded Arduino 1.8.1 program.
You need to use an older version: 1.5.5. That's the tested and recommended version.

https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftw ... ases#1.5.x
by Hugs
Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best software to print from a networked M2?
Replies: 7
Views: 5216

Re: best software to print from a networked M2?

I probably will be using Simplify3D but not exclusive. Someone with S3D will have to confirm, but it is probably not compatible with the Windows printer driver in this way. so why not this app could install for a regular low watts dedicated nettop cpu format running a stripped down Windows 10. and ...
by Hugs
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best software to print from a networked M2?
Replies: 7
Views: 5216

Re: best software to print from a networked M2?

does the M2 appear as a shared 3D printer device in window No, the RaspberryPi becomes a server on your network that you connect to via its web interface. Or, you send files directly to it from your slicing software (Simplify3D, Repetier, Slic3r, etc.). It is not a shared printer in the same sense ...
by Hugs
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best software to print from a networked M2?
Replies: 7
Views: 5216

Re: best software to print from a networked M2?

Your best bet is a RaspberryPi 3 running OctoPrint. You can run it wired or wireless.

You don't need a lot of horsepower to do the actual printing as it's just serial communications feeding the G-code to the printer and receiving status from it.
by Hugs
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?
Replies: 11
Views: 6788

Re: Do I need the bed factory applied Kapton for PLA?

[...] 2) Save money by not having to purchase more Kapton tape. 3) Applying Kapton tape is difficult so why do it if I don’t have to. Here's something to think about on the Kapton front: You can get 8" rolls. Don't even bother with the 2" tape that came with the printer. An 8" x 36yd roll is about ...
by Hugs
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Repairing an 8mm movie projector
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

Repairing an 8mm movie projector

I'm always on the lookout for old projectors when I visit thrift stores. Last weekend I happened upon a Kodak Instamatic M80 Super 8/Regular 8 projector in great shape for $20. But it had one common failure: The snubber/damping arm had disintegrated. I found a video on YouTube showing a working proj...
by Hugs
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The MakerGear Website - input requested
Replies: 81
Views: 60953

Re: The MakerGear Website - input requested

Lateralg wrote:"What's Next" from MakerGear would help with decisions on whether to wait for MG's next printer
Any business should be leery of saying too much about future plans. Read about the Osborne effect
by Hugs
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: M2 Dual Extruder
Topic: Dual extruder, buy now or later?
Replies: 14
Views: 10011

Re: Dual extruder, buy now or later?

I recommend *not* going all-in with the dual right away. I got my M2 in March and waited until November to upgrade. As Ed said, there is so much to learn if you're new to 3D printing you'll want to be comfortable with the basics (and beyond basics) of a single extruder. Most of my prints are replace...
by Hugs
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining .STL files
Replies: 12
Views: 5636

Re: Combining .STL files

Here's a slightly different solution for you using OpenSCAD: difference() { import("hm-case.stl", convexity=3); translate([50, 50, -1]) linear_extrude(height=10, convexity=10) { projection(cut=false) import("small GT.stl", convexity=4); } } Produces this: Buzz.PNG How did you create the original STL...