New to 3D

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turtleman
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New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:11 am

Well I just got my M2 used printer from Makergear. So I got the LCD screen but do not see a port to plug it in to. Any help why they would let me order it and not need it? Some of the things needed to be done also were not included. Also can I use my tablet instead of my lap top? Thank you

Gwhite
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Re: New to 3D

Post by Gwhite » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:45 pm

The LCD uses 2 cables that go to the inside of the main electronics box.

Installation instructions are here: http://makergear.wikidot.com/m2-lcd-panel

airscapes
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Re: New to 3D

Post by airscapes » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:54 pm

turtleman, I just wanted to make you aware if you are not already, 3D printing is not plug and play. There will be a few months of frustration (I just got my M2 last Feb) with everything you need to figure out and lean. Good luck and be prepared to have your free time consumed! :D

turtleman
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Re: New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:30 pm

airscapes wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:54 pm
turtleman, I just wanted to make you aware if you are not already, 3D printing is not plug and play. There will be a few months of frustration (I just got my M2 last Feb) with everything you need to figure out and lean. Good luck and be prepared to have your free time consumed! :D
yup got that, just new to it and I did get it plugged in, just had to think and look. Thanks

airscapes
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Re: New to 3D

Post by airscapes » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Feel free to pm me if you run into issues. If you are using simplified 3D I highly recommend joining their forum and reading all of their docs and watching the videos in the support area. The Slicer is the hardest thing to get a handle on. The m2 is a solid machine that will do what it is supposed to without issue. Setting the starting height and leveling the bed is the hardest thing to deal with on the M2.

turtleman
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Re: New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:53 am

airscapes wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:39 pm
Feel free to pm me if you run into issues. If you are using simplified 3D I highly recommend joining their forum and reading all of their docs and watching the videos in the support area. The Slicer is the hardest thing to get a handle on. The m2 is a solid machine that will do what it is supposed to without issue. Setting the starting height and leveling the bed is the hardest thing to deal with on the M2.
Thanks, and yes I am going to use Simplified. The trouble right now is I left the paper work at work and can not load Simplified. Thanks

turtleman
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Re: New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:16 pm

I DID SOME SAMPLE PRINTING WITHOUT MY SIMPLIFY THIS WEEKEND AND IT DID TAKE TIME TO FIGURE IT OUT BUT I DID IT.

turtleman
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Re: New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:03 pm

Well I have made some samples and want to connect to my lap top but get it. Any help would be great. I just have trouble unzipping and to load what I need to start.

Thanks Tom

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Re: New to 3D

Post by makeal » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:06 pm

turtleman wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:03 pm
Well I have made some samples and want to connect to my lap top but get it. Any help would be great. I just have trouble unzipping and to load what I need to start.

Thanks Tom
What are you trying to unzip and load?

turtleman
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Re: New to 3D

Post by turtleman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:32 pm

Well I do not know whick printer I have but I can not contect from my computer to the printer. I have a used printer from Makergear a M2 and I need to know what I can do to up load drives and get printing from my lap top.
ANY HELP PLEASE


thanks

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