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by BSE_Ted
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Arms...
Topic: TrickLaser Ball-Cup Arms
Replies: 34
Views: 7623

Re: TrickLaser Ball-Cup Arms

Installing the little nut into the carriage tensioners was driving me crazy. Cleaning out the little slot so that the fastener would fit in was next to impossible, and jamming the fastener in only to have it get stuck 9/10ths of the way is infuriating. As with most of my moments of clarity, I realiz...
by BSE_Ted
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: K250VS
Topic: Belt tension for 250 BSE
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Belt tension for 250 BSE

I think the dampers have to go in order to get the tension higher and keep the drive pulley aligned. I can't see upgrading the printer brain so soon after buying it, so I'll put up with the whine for a bit. By the time the Smoothieboard V2 comes out (2018 or '19 perhaps?) I may be more inclined to u...
by BSE_Ted
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Azteeg X5 Mini
Topic: PG35L cooling - reduce fan noise
Replies: 2
Views: 2153

PG35L cooling - reduce fan noise

I just configured the cooling fan on the PG35L to be controlled by pwm on from the Azteeg board. Previously I had the fan connected directly to the PSU and running at full power, which is noisy. The following was suggested, but perhaps not endorsed, by Brad. First, in my Smoothieware config file I s...
by BSE_Ted
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: K250VS
Topic: Belt tension for 250 BSE
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Belt tension for 250 BSE

Sweet.

Any opinions about the Astrosyn anti-vibe blocks? At 48Hz worth of tension they're already putting the motors at a slight angle and that angle will increase a lot for every little bit of extra tension.
by BSE_Ted
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: K250VS
Topic: Belt tension for 250 BSE
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Belt tension for 250 BSE

I'm just about to install the Trick Laser arms on my 250BSE and now that I'll have an easy way to adjust tension on the belts I was wondering what type of belt frequency I should be aiming for? My belts with the original mag ball carriages are ringing at around 48Hz, which is high for the D300 but p...
by BSE_Ted
Wed May 31, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: MagBall Arms
Topic: Advantages?
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Advantages?

There is a great page in the RepRap Wiki about all the linkage types: http://reprap.org/wiki/Joints_for_Delta_Printer
by BSE_Ted
Tue May 16, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Slicers
Topic: Which slicer are people using
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: Which slicer are people using

The experiments continue: I turned off Slic3r's retraction which replaces all the Slic3r retraction g-code with G10/G11 for triggering firmware retraction/recovery. In the Smoothieware config I set: extruder.hotend.retract_length 0.4 extruder.hotend.retract_feedrate 25 extruder.hotend.retract_recove...
by BSE_Ted
Mon May 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Slicers
Topic: Which slicer are people using
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: Which slicer are people using

I've looked in the g-code for my prints and there are no G10 or G11's to trigger the firmware retractions. Switching from slicer to firmware based retractions does give me the opportunity to change the feedrate at which the extruder drives the recovery, in Slic3r there is only a single feedrate. As ...
by BSE_Ted
Mon May 15, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Slicers
Topic: Which slicer are people using
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: Which slicer are people using

This started as a question about slicers, simply because in researching the issue I found several people that had downgraded Slic3r to combat the small blobs. I agree that this is an atypical print, but I have had the same issue with things as simple as calibration cubes. As I said before, I think t...
by BSE_Ted
Mon May 15, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Slicers
Topic: Which slicer are people using
Replies: 18
Views: 2986

Re: Which slicer are people using

So after a bit of testing -0.04mm of extra restart seems to be a good compromise. No gaps from the restarts, and no blobs on the surface of the print. You can see the wipe on the retract merges well with the start position of the layer. This was taken with a little usb microscope, which lacks any de...