February 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm #26650
Sometimes. But not always.February 3, 2017 at 6:55 pm #26652
z is pretty dang close.
x and y are a bit fat..February 3, 2017 at 7:14 pm #26655
Looks like you’re making progress!February 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm #26663
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.February 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm #26665
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.February 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm #26672
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.February 3, 2017 at 8:54 pm #26675
Isnt that what you said to do a few posts back?February 3, 2017 at 9:12 pm #26678
Plug the fan in to the power supply or the power supply side of the green connector.February 3, 2017 at 9:14 pm #26679
Yeah, its twisted to the wires coming off the power supply and inserted in the green connector with it.February 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm #26725
What do you guys think about this ramps case? Anyone using a case for the ramps?February 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm #26726
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.February 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm #26729
Well I got this printed in stage one of wire clean up.February 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm #26730
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….February 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm #26731
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.February 4, 2017 at 5:21 pm #26732February 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm #26733
Awesome! thanks.February 5, 2017 at 7:34 am #26744
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.
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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.February 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm #26790
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?February 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm #26800
Are these the right pins for the ramps? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CGWVFWW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A28PCZ3GGXGBESFebruary 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm #26808
Those are the pins I used. You will need a crimper. They don’t crimp with just pliers.February 6, 2017 at 2:33 pm #26829
Awesome, Ordered them and a crimping tool.February 6, 2017 at 5:36 pm #26837
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:
February 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm #26841
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.February 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm #26917
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,February 7, 2017 at 6:41 pm #26918
Those threads came out pretty amazing. Cool looking part as well.February 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm #26919
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.February 8, 2017 at 12:44 pm #26953
I suggest never buying filiament from orb polymer. So far it’s been a terrible experience dealing with their customers service.February 8, 2017 at 1:44 pm #26956
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.
ZFebruary 8, 2017 at 7:37 pm #26988
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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