Search found 459 matches

by GrueMaster
December 11th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Hictop 3dp11 Printer
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Hictop 3dp11 Printer

Moved topic to the Hictop general forum.

Welcome to the site. I too have a Hictop 3DP17 (very similar to the 3DP11). @Roberts_Clif knows way more about it though, but I will try to help where I can.

Biggest thing is to have patience.
by GrueMaster
December 7th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Where Do I Start?
Replies: 43
Views: 3610

Re: Where Do I Start?

I doubt it. The real issue remains: The arduino is still transferring via serial (like modem speeds serial). I think they top out at 115200 baud. Thats ~115Kb/s (bits per second). SD is usually between 10MB/s-80MB/s (bytes per second). I ran into this in my last job when I tried to develop a USB sti...
by GrueMaster
November 29th, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tis the Holiday Season...let's chat!
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Tis the Holiday Season...let's chat!

Yea, already have those tabs (and many others) open.
by GrueMaster
November 27th, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tis the Holiday Season...let's chat!
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Tis the Holiday Season...let's chat!

I'll be spending the weekend remodeling (the never ending project), and building a kubernetes cluster from spare systems (need to learn this system for work). Thinking about using some Raspberry Pi 4 systems for it. Will try with what I have first (mainly older systems).

Wheee.
by GrueMaster
November 26th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: MPK.V1 Controller
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: MPK.V1 Controller

I thought I had posted something about this a while back. I swapped out my original main board with a replacement I bought off amazon (original board stopped working for a couple of steppers iirc). Fortunately, Hictop also sent me a warranty replacement (took 3 weeks from China, Amazon took 2 days w...
by GrueMaster
November 22nd, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Off Topics!
Topic: Help creating vpn for octoprint (3d printing)
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Help creating vpn for octoprint (3d printing)

Yes, that is possible. But why not just put up a firewall for the whole house? I have an older low end desktop running IPFire with openvpn access from outside.I can connect to my systems from anywhere on my cellphone if I need to. As to the ISP router, I have it in pass-through mode, so ipfire is do...
by GrueMaster
November 13th, 2019, 12:09 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Creality Ender 3 Cura miscommunication
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Creality Ender 3 Cura miscommunication

Oh, that may be a different issue. Check that you are setting up the correct extruder in Cura (or whatever you are using). Also check that the temperature setting is correct for your print. You can check the gcode file that is sent to the printer, just look for 'M109 S###' (where ### is the temperat...
by GrueMaster
November 12th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Creality Ender 3 Cura miscommunication
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Creality Ender 3 Cura miscommunication

Sounds like the thermal sensor is broken. You should be able to replace it. I've had to replace several on my printers in the past. They are very delicate glass beads.
by GrueMaster
October 16th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Creality CR-10 S4 or Ender-5 Plus, Which To Get?
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: Creality CR-10 S4 or Ender-5 Plus, Which To Get?

Those are fairly different printers, with regard to print dimensions. That would be one of the first things I would look at. If you want to make larger prints, go with the CR-10 S4 (I have the CR-10S which is slightly smaller, but still larger than the Ender-5 plus). Both have similar ratings, both ...
by GrueMaster
October 11th, 2019, 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largest 3D Prints and Printer
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Largest 3D Prints and Printer

Wait, that doesn't look anything like a Benchy. :P

Really cool work, congrats! Are you going to share the stl?
by GrueMaster
October 5th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: How to reset HOME where it was before cleaning HotEnd ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: How to reset HOME where it was before cleaning HotEnd ?

It sounds like a misconfigured setting in your marlin configuration.h file. If you can get the source for both firmware versions, I would do a comparison and go from there. It isn't terribly difficult to work with (actually, the Marlin team did a remarkable job at documenting the settings).
by GrueMaster
October 1st, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Moisture Eliminators
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Moisture Eliminators

Erm, call me crazy, but if you have 3 year old filament, you aren't printing enough useless stuff. Get busy!

My friend turned me on to these. He keeps them in some of his cars that are in storage. They work great.
by GrueMaster
October 1st, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Printing Dishwasher Belt Pegs
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: Printing Dishwasher Belt Pegs

I have a few parts for my popup camper that I printed in PLA (haven't really tried any other materials yet). My tent peg is still functional after 2 seasons. The other thing was a ring adapter to mount my land line conversion kit (it was missing the ring - clearance table). I painted it to help seal...
by GrueMaster
September 25th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: RepRap Printers
Topic: reprap prusa i3 need help
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: reprap prusa i3 need help

It sounds like you may have a thermistor going bad. I have two printers, and the only time I had issues similar to that was when the thermistor was broken (still worked but as soon as I tried to adjust it, it shattered and came apart).
by GrueMaster
September 25th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Summer is Over
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Summer is Over

Wait, you guys had summer? Somehow I missed it.

LePaul, if your presentation includes a life size 3D printed benchy, we want pics. :P

Go to advanced search