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by ednisley
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How many amps for old style 12v M2?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: How many amps for old style 12v M2?

be prepared for a 24v upgrade I don't know how much current the stock 24 V heater draws, but the total will be near the upper limit for a laptop supply. If you don't have small children underfoot, a real power supply might make more sense than a laptop supply. The minimal protection over the AC ter...
by ednisley
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: How many amps for old style 12v M2?
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: How many amps for old style 12v M2?

found an unused laptop PSU rated at 19v 4amps First rule of fixing things: ya gotta have stuff! [grin] it appears that 4 amps is sufficient Power supplies these days know how to protect themselves from overloads, so when it seems to be perfectly happy, you know it is! Because you've depleted your p...
by ednisley
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Firmware and Octoprint Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Firmware and Octoprint Updates

you have actually set up an SDCard image without MakerGear's version of Octoprint and it all works? Yup, on a somewhat hacked M2 with updated firmware Prusaslicer: https://softsolder.com/2019/03/07/3d-printing-peculiar-octopi-problem/ https://softsolder.com/2019/10/04/makergear-m2-octopi-camera-mou...
by ednisley
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Firmware and Octoprint Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1635

Re: Firmware and Octoprint Updates

it will break the machine. That is just so much bullshit . What it will do is break their ability to bail you out; no small consideration for tech support. Because it's just a Raspberry Pi, all the configuration (and everything else) is on its MicroSD card. You can install + tinker a new Octopi on ...
by ednisley
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Installing an E3D V6 today, what do I need to know?
Replies: 5
Views: 3981

Re: Installing an E3D V6 today, what do I need to know?

I think the V4 hot end is just not up to the job. It's likely something else, because, well, "it works for me" printing exclusively eSun PETG for the last half-dozen years … Admittedly, I'm compulsive about the setup, but the V4 (and the M2, for that matter) pretty much just work without much atten...
by ednisley
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woops, what happens with my printer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Woops, what happens with my printer?

can't remember when I cleaned the XYZ axes None of us can, because the only time we clean things is when they stop working … [sigh] what that weird sound is That's what a stepper motor sounds like when the rotor has lost sync with the driving pulses. It doesn't do any damage, it just serves as a cl...
by ednisley
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Woops, what happens with my printer?
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: Woops, what happens with my printer?

not been used for a few months Aaaand is in need of routine maintenance. Clean all the sticky gunk and fuzz off the Z-axis leadscrew & guide rods, then lube per the instructions. Make sure you can turn the Z-axis leadscrew by hand with the same effort from top to bottom and back again; if it's noti...
by ednisley
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Resonances in X & Y Axis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Resonances in X & Y Axis?

after I tightened the X-axis belt Here's the thing: you can see differences you can't measure . At that scale, anything you change will produce a visible difference, but without actually doing anything. Remember, it all comes down to gooey plastic squished into place against not-so-gooey plastic; a...
by ednisley
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Resonances in X & Y Axis?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Resonances in X & Y Axis?

without long vertical sections Take a look at the infill pattern: those lines likely mark where the infill meets the perimeter, perhaps affected by perimeter speed. You may get different (not necessarily better ) results by laying infill before perimeter or the other way around. More perimeter thre...
by ednisley
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Prusaslicer 2.x
Replies: 50
Views: 12196

Re: Prusaslicer 2.x

stop printing 6 layers up Click the Cut icon over on the left, uncheck Keep Upper Part, click-n-drag the cube in the middle to suit, click Perform Cut, and it's done. PrusaSlicer - cut model.png it certainly isn't as obvious, flexible or powerful as in S3D On the other paw, it's under relentless co...