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  • #98205

    Kelly D
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    I’m going to use this thread to commit myself to small victories. I have too many projects on the go and need to check some off the list. This weekend’s goal – to finish the Octopi Setup on my MP3DP. [ EDIT – goal accomplished. Side goal added to list below. ]

    There. I said it. Now let’s see what the weekend brings!

    Other projects include (in no particular order):
    Wire and Enclose Relays for OctoPrint on the MP3DP
    RetroPi Arcade Cabinet
    Laser Ventilation Plumbing
    Arduino Motion Control Setup for my Stop Motion Software [EDIT – Done! Thanks to the brilliant minds at V1!]
    ZenXY
    Sailboat Rewiring (might need a couple weekends)
    Ender 3 Lack Enclosure

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    #98227

    mulze32
    Participant

    As Jocko would say “Get After It”. Post pics of progress for accountability.

    #98258

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    My goals for today, More coffee. I will then stay in this chair all day (minus bathroom breaks from said coffee) and check this thread every five minutes to see if you accomplished something.

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    #98262

    Barry
    Participant

    I got my hair cut.  Also realigned my z axis on my printer.  Waaay better!  I was getting layer lines before, not they’re barely there, and much closer together.

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    #98267

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    You combine some of tgmhose projects, like the arcade and the ender 3 enclosure or the zxy and the boat.

    These projects are all pretty much on my project list. My goals today is to take a hike with the kids (check) then weasel out to the shop and work on my table saw and replace cords on my handheld power tools.

    #98270

    Barry
    Participant

    You combine some of tgmhose projects, like the arcade and the ender 3 enclosure or the zxy and the boat.

    These projects are all pretty much on my project list. My goals today is to take a hike with the kids (check) then weasel out to the shop and work on my table saw and replace cords on my handheld power tools.

    You don’t look like Marius…

    #98284

    Kelly D
    Participant

    My goals for today, More coffee. I will then stay in this chair all day (minus bathroom breaks from said coffee) and check this thread every five minutes to see if you accomplished something.

    And herein lies my biggest challenge with so many things on the go. I get sidetracked so easily. Inspired by @david and his 3d carves from STL files I dug up a couple from online (Cults3d.com) and have set the machine up and it’s running. Now to open the OctoPi box……

    Maybe we’ll get TWO photos out of this first day of the weekend. (touch wood)

    Quite often when I’m carving (no matter the day of the week) I get that ‘Working for the Weekend’ song stuck in my head. Not that I’m working for the weekend – it’s usually at times when I feel like my life is one big weekend when I’m carving because I love it so much. I’m a lucky man.

    Who am I to keep the joy all to myself….

    #98381

    Barry
    Participant

    I got the print bed to my printer about as parallel as I can with the tools I have(44 year old eyes and a lot of swearing).

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    #98388

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Now what fancy tool is that you’re using there?

    #98390

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Wow, no more than 0.03mm off, 0.056 total deviation is crazy good in my book!

    #98398

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    I think that’s a plugin for octoprint.

    #98399

    Barry
    Participant

    Now what fancy tool is that you’re using there?

    Duet based core xy printer.  It’s the mesh leveling script, but since we use a mic 6 ground aluminum plate for the print bed, we just do a 4 corner mesh to see how perpendicular the bed is.

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    #98478

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Ugh. I’ve been thwarted by the Raspberry Pi. I can’t remember the username and password for my OctoPrint login so now I have to backtrack a bunch to get back in so I can install the relay plugins. The question is do I go ahead and tear if off the MP3DP or do I spend some time looking for my notes where I must have written down the oh-so-clever username and password combination? I hate password management about the most.

    #98481

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    The default ssh username and password is pi and raspberry. You could log in via ssh, then you could edit ~\.octoprint\config . It stores the password encrypted, so you can’t just look at it. I think there must be a way to just get the original config back though, so it would ask you for a password again…

    Does your browser remember the password?

    #98482

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    You could also edit the .octoprint/config by pulling the sd card and editing it on another machine. It would show up on one of the partitions as home/pi/.octoprint/config.

    #98483

    Jeffeb3
    Participant
    #98486

    Kelly D
    Participant

    I thought based on the fact that I could run OctoPi (see the status, camera feed etc) that it was logged in but apparently it wasn’t. I tried the stuff above but the passwords were not valid so I either really locked it down or I’m just an imbecile.

    A good learning opportunity- I’m reflashing and starting over. And taking notes! Hahaha

    #98488

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    A good learning opportunity- I’m reflashing and starting over. And taking notes! Hahaha

    Good choice. It gets faster each time.

    #98491

    Kelly D
    Participant

    It was a snap actually. I’m proud of myself. And I’ve got it all set, PSU plugin installed too! Now I’m trying to get OctoClient on the iPhone working. Is it known to be compatible? If I go to the web interface from within OctoClient it takes me to the V1Pi/CNCjs screen…..wait a sec……

    Okay! All set! I had to change the Hostname from v1pi.local to v1pi.local:4080

    Cool. Looks like my version of Cura can’t give me the INI files I need to send STLs from OctoPrint  but that’s fine. The exercise wan’t to start prints, it was to monitor them and be able to respond if things go awry.

    So not a complete success for the weekend goal but if the only thing remaining is splicing some power wires into the relays and plugging into the pins on the Pi I’d call this a successful weekend! I need to check my power supply to verify whether the LM2596’s are needed or not and that will tell me what sort of enclosure to whip up for them in Fusion. I think that can qualify as a NEXT weekend project. I sure don’t know what I have so many of them around here….must for for the CNCjs Pi that’ll surely come to a garage near me soon……

    #98516

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    There is a link somewhere to the old version of cura, but it’s really old. Besides, I think I change a setting or two every few prints so having just a couple ini files seems like a pain. There are some instructions for the sli3r integration. I have that on my todo list for v1pi, but I am having a hard time finding time for it. It’s going to be a few hours work just to build it with the new versions, but I do want to get 0.9.19 in there before too long.

    Good to hear it’s working for you. It really is neat software.

    I’m not sure which relay you’re using, but I do have some very old instructions on thingiverse. I am not using a plugin, just the pi and an external relay board.

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1428478

    #98527

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Worth it. Still a bit off the mark but totally worth the exercise. Rough cut, second roughing, and finish with a 30 deg V (kept breaking the 0.6 bits).

    Thanks again for the inspiration @david

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    #98532

    Edward
    Participant

    Are you doing an upright arcade cabinet or a cocktail one?  A cocktail RetroPi cabinet was my first real CNC project, RetroActive in Edmonton was a great source for buttons and whatnot.  Find a better glass cutter than I did.

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    #98535

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Are you doing an upright arcade cabinet or a cocktail one? A cocktail RetroPi cabinet was my first real CNC project, RetroActive in Edmonton was a great source for buttons and whatnot. Find a better glass cutter than I did.

    I have a feeling I’m going to build two. One – a traditional stand up cabinet and then a second, new age wall hung with a pedestal control unit. We don’t have room for the full stand up so it may live in the shop, the neighbours garage or just outside somewhere. Or sold as a carcass.

    I’ve seen that RetroActive guy’s site. Actually the printer I use prints all of his graphics. I’m dying to know how he got around / gets around the copyright issues on his units. Or maybe he just hasn’t been caught. Surely he can’t sell cabinets with the software loaded and running? Some conversations are best just not had.

    #98536

    Edward
    Participant

    I built this one for a friend in one of those, “Oh no, don’t buy one, I can make it for you.” moments of idiocy.  I think a wall hanging unit is the best way to go, less space taken up and you’re not limited to vertical games.  One that mounts to the front of a treadmill would be fantastic.

    #98545

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    What is a pedestal control unit?

    The emulators that run the games are free from copyright and don’t require breaking any laws. But to run the game, you have to get a copy of the code for the game. They call those “ROM”s. The roms can be made from games you own legally, as a backup (or at least that used to be the case). But what everyone does is just google the game name plus “rom” and download the game and a few viruses from the first hit. IANAL, but I think the websites delivering the rom are technically doing the illegal part.

    I want to make a tabletop one, and I would mostly like to share NES games with my kids. I can do that because I have no idea where a cabinet would go, but I have lots of tables!

    Putting on a treadmill would make me want to put a chair on a treadmill, or get a wireless controller 🙂

    #98560

    Kelly D
    Participant

    I call this a pedestal setup. Although I’d build something even less intrusive. More modern. I saw a gorgeous one not long ago. I think it was a commercial unit actually.

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    #98563

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    Hmmm. That is interesting. So a wall mounted on would be like a control shelf, without the cabinet below? That seems like a good use of space.

    #98564

    Edward
    Participant

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    #98568

    Kelly D
    Participant

    Yup. I find it funny that a lot of the wall mounted ones I see are still built / shaped / designed to harken back to the full cabinet design. Some of them look quite literally like the parts that were in the way were just cut off until the unit was close enough to the wall to not be too in the way.

    There’s an Instructable where the guy built in motion sensors that woke the machine up if you walked too close to it. LED lights would glow and then if it sensed it had drawn you in and you were still there it fires up the console. Super super cool.  And then you just walk away and it all quietly goes to sleep. It’s like the cabinet is alive. I’d LOVE to go that far and then install the damn thing at the end of my driveway so anyone walking by could stop and play. But then I might need to put a coin op actuator on it 😉

    Truth be told, my biggest fantasy is to build a functioning Zoltar machine for the end of my driveway. Mark my words – one day it’ll exist!

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    #98579

    Barry
    Participant

    I think that’s a plugin for octoprint.

    It’s fun to watch fix itself.

    And after it was finished,

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