Fishtacos MP3DP.

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  • #26650

    Mmmfishtacos
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    Sometimes. But not always.

    #26652

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    z is pretty dang close.

    x and y are a bit fat..

    #26655

    Matt P.
    Participant

    Looks like you’re making progress!

    #26663

    Matt P.
    Participant

    Can run cooling fan on 12V Aux pins on Ramps board. The board I received from Vicious had pins installed already. Some boards come without pins installed, but you can solder them in. Easier than plugging into green plug possibly.

    12V Aux pins

    #26665

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Yeah I looked for that, and that’s what originally had me confused, because I don’t have pins there. So I’d have to solder it up. I got it wired in the green plug right now and the part fan on d9. I might do that when I get the bird’s nest of wires worked out.

    Seems I have to do quite a bit of tuning, Maybe my belts may not be tensioned right, my layers don’t seem to be stacking right on top of each other. It’s not horrible, just a few thousands here and there. And the bed vibrates when it moves sometimes.

    #26672

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I wouldn’t do that…

    You do not want to pull more power through the green connector than necessary. It is highly under spec’d and you can easily run into issues.

    #26675

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Isnt that what you said to do a few posts back?

    #26678

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Plug the fan in to the power supply or the power supply side of the green connector.

    #26679

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Yeah, its twisted to the wires coming off the power supply and inserted in the green connector with it.

    #26725

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    What do you guys think about this ramps case? Anyone using a case for the ramps?

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:761806/#made

    #26726

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    That’s the case I’m using. It works, but I have nothing to compare it to.

    If you plug the fan into the green connector, then the power isn’t going through the connector to the fan, that’s what vicious is saying.

    #26729

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Well I got this printed in stage one of wire clean up.

    #26730

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I’m printing the new version of that right now….well just one with the wire hole on the left side instead. For the LowRider, just in case, never know what side you might want to use it on….

    #26731

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    I wanted to ask you if you could screenshot your slic3r setting for the MP3DP. Or is there away to just copy you’re setting to a file? At least that way I could have a good starting base.

    I’ve having some issues in print quality that I’m not sure how to fix, As this is the first time building a printer. My last one was pre made and calibrated from supplier.

    #26732

    Ryan
    Keymaster
    #26733

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Awesome! thanks.

    #26744

    Brian
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    I modified a case I found and split the top. I can send the file if you like. I forgot to punch out the power plug lol so it does need to be modified. But it worked ok for me.

    #26765

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Thanks for the offer, but I think I’m going to try the first box. I need to get some black pla/petg I have to much of one color going on right now.

    @vicious I ran you settings in slic3r and it’s working wonderfully. Print quality seems a lot better now. Thanks.

    #26790

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    This thing is kicking butt. It’s killing PETG, way better than my last machine. I just ordered some rolls of Orb polymer PLA. And I’m thinking I’m going to start on another MP3DP. I’m wanting to use birds eye maple, and maybe grey and black for the printed parts?

    #26800

    Mmmfishtacos
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    #26808

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Those are the pins I used. You will need a crimper. They don’t crimp with just pliers.

    #26829

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Awesome, Ordered them and a crimping tool.

    #26837

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    I think those are just the metal parts, you also need the housing. The housing is the same for the male and female pins.

    If you end up making a connection in the middle of the cable, like an extension for a stepper motor or something, since they aren’t captive, you can use some waxed string, and tie a tight knot. I like using waxed string to keep cables organized as well. It has the advantage over regular string, because it doesn’t come loose (with something like a square knot, anyway) and it has the advantage over zip ties in that it’s more flexible, and it won’t cut through insulation. I’m not at my machine, ATM, but here is a grainy picture that I have:

    #26841

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    I planned to just recycle the plugs that are on them. It’s pretty easy to get the pin out with out damage. I bought some premade endstop wires with the plugs on them and was able to save the other end that I didn’t need pretty easily.

    #26917

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    I thought I would post a print i’m working on. Just so people can see the quailty i’m getting out of this machine. It’s a bit bowed on the flat side but I don’t think there’s much that can be done about that.

    PETG,

    #26918

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Those threads came out pretty amazing. Cool looking part as well.

    #26919

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    Yeah, I was surprised about that bit. This has been a really great machine. I’m glad a built it rather than buy another premade one.

    It’s a spool holder, I’m printing the other half right now and I have 3 rods to print after that’s done. So I might have something to show on in the next day or so.

    Here is the link to the file is anyone is interested.

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1001312

    #26953

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    I suggest never buying filiament from orb polymer. So far it’s been a terrible experience dealing with their customers service.

    #26956

    Zeenon
    Participant

    I suggest never buying filiament from orb polymer. So far it’s been a terrible experience dealing with their customers service.

    Same experience with orb polymer, almost 6 weeks for three spools of filament. Finally shipped when I threatened to call the credit card company. Zero customer service and responses to emails/calls.

    Z

    #26988

    Mmmfishtacos
    Participant

    I just sent them another email. Told them I didn’t appreciate their receptionist and that if I didn’t receive a phone call or text by the end of the day tomorrow I would call my bank and have the transaction reversed. It would be one thing if they didn’t advertise one day shipping, but they do and they should stick to it.

    But in your case, 6 weeks? I don’t know how you put up with it for so long. Is the filament any good?

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