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by willnewton
Fri May 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 21
Views: 7933

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

As mentioned you can do both monitoring and running with Octoprint. To clarify my situation, I have an M2 with a dedicated computer that I run off a KVM switch. It just needs a watcher, so I use MotionEyeOS. I have an MPCNC that runs solo on Octoprint for 3D printing and laser engraving. I also have...
by willnewton
Fri May 11, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy
Replies: 21
Views: 7933

Re: M2 octoprint on Pi what to buy

One of those starter kits off Amazon is fine along with the Raspi cam. My Pi and printers are connected to each other through an ethernet or wireless hub. I think mine are all Canakit Raspi kits, which I got from Amazon. I have three Raspi. Two use MotioneyeOS as print monitor cams and one uses Octo...
by willnewton
Mon May 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post production media blasting
Replies: 1
Views: 1607

Re: Post production media blasting

I haven’t tried it, but I do have an abrasive blast cabinet. It uses sand, not plastic though. I wonder what will happen. I suspect it will shred the print, but will try it on something. In the meantime, you may want to try this. It works very well. https://www.smooth-on.com/product-line/xtc-3d/
by willnewton
Sun May 06, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: crackes
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: crackes

It looks like you are having a problem jumping over a space in the printed item. It is possible that an area of your print has a corner that is lifting up and it is bumping your print head. Is the trouble spot a thin wall or have sharp edges? This can cause bumping. If you are using Simplify3D, then...
by willnewton
Fri May 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 11728

Re: Forum Upgrade

Hah, did not even notice that. That is it!

I am an admin on a phpBB forum as well, but it runs underneath a software package provided by the hosting service. I went to go check there, but we don’t have that drop down available to us.
by willnewton
Fri May 04, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 11728

Re: Forum Upgrade

Josh, can you please re-enable “Read new posts” and “Read unanswered posts”.

I do not have time to search every subforum in this forum for new posts and count on those features to find out what is going on and who has been left behind quickly.

Thanks
by willnewton
Tue May 01, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: crackes
Replies: 12
Views: 4424

Re: crackes

You might want to put up a picture. That would help.

Slow down your speed and give the nozzle temp. a bump up.

If the item is large then you may want to try thicker layers and more perimeters.

Hard to know without seeing it.
by willnewton
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3 Manual Translation Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: M3 Manual Translation Review

Arrgh, Cap’n Pollack, have ye no manuals writ for Pirates !?!?!

:lol:
by willnewton
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Problem in large print
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Problem in large print

Are those lines diagonal? Are they occuring at the entry/exit points on the layers where the head is moving to a new perimeter or layer? Sure, you can have an imperfect surface, but that ridge is a bit extreme. As Ed says, you have a bit much plastic coming out. Also, check the print preview careful...
by willnewton
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Synthetic Grease vs lithium
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Synthetic Grease vs lithium

The factory grease I got with my M2 looks like a white lithium grease to me. It does collect stuff, but since it is exposed, it is very easy to clean the lead screw by pressing a paper towel against it while you zero out the Z. Of course, no liquid oil should be used, as it can get down in to the mo...