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by Tim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: thoughts on new M3 I dual
Replies: 12
Views: 7230

Re: thoughts on new M3 I dual

Sticking a screwdriver in the fan is a bad idea (and it happens in moments of inattention in spite of one's best efforts), but I would not expect a piece of wayward plastic to do more than just stop it. At any rate, I have printed for years and never had an issue with the electronics enclosure fan, ...
by Tim
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Extrude Motor Not working after 24v Upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Extrude Motor Not working after 24v Upgrade

Just a quick comment---if you have the original Z stepper motor, watch it very carefully. It gets very hot and the 24V upgrade will shorten its life considerably. If your Z stage starts slipping, then you will need to buy a new Z stepper. This may or may not happen to you, but it has happened to sev...
by Tim
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: M3 vs. M2 experience questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

Re: M3 vs. M2 experience questions

I can't speak for the pros and cons of the M3 but I'll just say that I purchased a 2nd-hand M2 and donated it to the math/science program at the local high school, and they couldn't be happier with it. Occasionally I get called over to service it (like I will be doing tomorrow), but overall they jus...
by Tim
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

Re: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(

Huh. I would not have expected the combination of WiFi and USB to make the machine completely unresponsive. Thanks for posting a follow-up with the resolution; that will certainly help users in the future if they run into the same issue.
by Tim
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(
Replies: 5
Views: 2570

Re: My M3ID appears to be dead :-(

The electronics board has three fuses, one large automotive one and two small surface-mount type parts in little sockets. I don't think that these have changed in the RAMBo revisions since the one I have. Remove each of these, starting with the automotive fuse, and check for continuity. If a fuse ha...
by Tim
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: thoughts on new M3 I dual
Replies: 12
Views: 7230

Re: thoughts on new M3 I dual

haithco1 wrote:I tried a few prints yesterday using the "duplication" FFF file in Simplyfy3D and it worked great.
So what happens with the purge and wipe for each extruder?
by Tim
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Fan only full-OFF or full-ON. Tried 12V, & 24V fans. Hm?...
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Fan only full-OFF or full-ON. Tried 12V, & 24V fans. Hm?

Really, the best solution is either to get 24V fans and wire them in parallel, or get a cheap adjustable-voltage buck converter and set it to output 12V, and wire the fans in parallel to the output of that. The buck converters are so small you can just wrap it in electrical tape and cram it somewher...
by Tim
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: thoughts on new M3 I dual
Replies: 12
Views: 7230

Re: thoughts on new M3 I dual

I might be talking out-of-school because I haven't printed anything in duplication mode but it looks like the fff file for duplication adjusts the size of the useable bed space so that you can not print a part that will overlap. Oh, that's a neat little trick. I didn't know you could change the bed...
by Tim
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews
Replies: 34
Views: 18734

Re: MAKERGEAR M3-ID reviews

wbp wrote:one of the biggest improvements I see over the M2 (which I had previously) is the cooling fans.
. . . which should be good news for M2 owners. It should be pretty easy to change the fan mount on the M2 to match the design of the M3.
by Tim
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: M3-ID
Topic: thoughts on new M3 I dual
Replies: 12
Views: 7230

Re: thoughts on new M3 I dual

Get the Simplify3D setups for the M3ID and use: "MakerGear M3 ID Duplication.fff" There's a g-code "M605 S2 R0 X100" in the script which causes both extruders to respond to X motion commands simultaneously, with an optional argument for the X offset between them. That's put in the starting g-code sc...