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by ketil
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing PLA Prints from Glass Bed?
Replies: 4
Views: 3173

Re: Removing PLA Prints from Glass Bed?

This is part of the reason why I don't use tape and print directly on hot clean glass. I find tape tears off almost every print and sticks to the part. Too much maintenance and bother for me :)
by ketil
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Y-Axis can't find zero right
Replies: 39
Views: 21047

Re: Y-Axis can't find zero right

After homing once, my experience is that the firmware ignores the endstop if you tell it to move to a negative coordinate, like -20, so it certainly doesn't stop moves off the platform. I've no idea why this is so, and when I get around to compiling my own firmware that's on my list of things to cha...
by ketil
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D printed robot gripper
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Re: 3D printed robot gripper

Nice!
by ketil
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Model / Object Sharing
Topic: Super fast flute
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Super fast flute

I designed a really simple flute that prints fast and makes noise. :) Also useful to play with "minimum time per layer" setting. I'm down to 3 seconds per layer when printing PLA with the fan on (slic3r's default is 15). http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:297867 http://thingiverse-production.s3.amazon...
by ketil
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing Filament Mid Print?
Replies: 15
Views: 8551

Re: Changing Filament Mid Print?

You can disable the timeout in your start.gcode with M84 S0. Reenable it in your end.gcode with M84 S300 if you want. I do both, and also have a button for each in pronterface.
by ketil
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: How-to/Guides/Tips
Topic: Pushing minimum time per layer
Replies: 0
Views: 1745

Pushing minimum time per layer

I print PLA and slice with slic3r, and have always just used the default of "Slow down if layer print time is below 15 seconds". I've been doing some tall slim models without infill and got sick of the wait, so I figured I'd try to push this. Right now I'm printing 100mm tall 6mm diameter spiral vas...
by ketil
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Twist vase
Replies: 8
Views: 4458

Re: Twist vase

No, but it's definitely on my todo list!! I don't have anything lint free available right now, and I did actually notice that the roll was a little dusty... So that's probably it.
by ketil
Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Printed Object Showcase
Topic: Twist vase
Replies: 8
Views: 4458

Re: Twist vase

Hey, I printed a twisted vase as well today. I designed it myself in openscad for practice (which was actually easier than anticipated), and I ended up printing a much bigger version than I intended, but here's a picture (with a spool for reference). Diameter is 10cm, height 18cm, plastic from Color...
by ketil
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 12
Views: 15668

Re: M2 Slic3r settings

@jsc, both ketil and kefir were taken on github, so I had to revert to kefir- even... Dissapointed with that, but hey, that's what I get for not being an early adopter! :) @j-rod, thanks, glad to hear it's of help. I'm happy to receive input if there's other configuration settings that improve on wh...
by ketil
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: M2 Slic3r settings
Replies: 12
Views: 15668

M2 Slic3r settings

I'll go ahead an post a link to my Slic3r settings for printing PLA on the M2 here as well: https://github.com/kefir-/M2-config There's also settings for Pronterface that set the right dimensions for the bed, and add 4 really useful buttons to calibrate (level) the bed: Cal Y- ,Cal Y+, Cal X+ and Ca...