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by GrueMaster
August 16th, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura defects in print
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Cura defects in print

Have you tried an earlier version of Cura, see if it is a new issue? I often bounce between versions on Linux (made easy by their complete lack of an installer for Linux - just a runtime image). I have also seen new issues with 3.4.1. For example, my first few layers seem to be created in a concentr...
by GrueMaster
August 14th, 2018, 9:47 am
Forum: Other Slicing programs
Topic: Triangulatica
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Triangulatica

I see nothing here to download (download link is recursive to the front page). Also, their $9999 annual subscription pricing is a show stopper for hobbyists.
by GrueMaster
August 9th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: RepRap Printers
Topic: Cura - Rafts
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Cura - Rafts

Ugh, that is such an old version. Why not use Cura 3.4.1 (or at least something far more recent)? There has been major improvements all around.
by GrueMaster
August 4th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.2.21 stretches X in gcode
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Cura 3.2.21 stretches X in gcode

Think I am missing something here. I use Cura 3.4.1 (and have used 3.2.1 in the past) to connect to Octoprint with no problem. Are you using Octoprint to do the slicing? If so, that is using a very old CuraEngine (prior to Ultimaker taking over development). Recommend just slicing on PC and sending ...
by GrueMaster
August 4th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Finally got to test my new replacement printhead kit
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Finally got to test my new replacement printhead kit

I have been printing fairly well for the last few weeks. Finally had the print bed dialed in so that all I needed was to give it a nice alcohol rub before printing and everything came out great. Until tonight. For some reason, the print I started came loose from the bed, and what was supposed to be ...
by GrueMaster
July 31st, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's a bit too quiet in here...how is everyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: It's a bit too quiet in here...how is everyone?

I'm too afraid to print anything, due to the heat.
melting-skull.jpg
by GrueMaster
July 27th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Noob with tons of questions
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Noob with tons of questions

Amazon has a few Hictop printers, mostly CR10 series (CR-10 for $439). I also don't recommend the $300 price range, as they can be more of a PITA and a waste of money. For example, when I bought my 3DP-17, I bought my son an M3D (his choice). His printer ran 1/4 speed of mine, and lasted 120 days be...
by GrueMaster
July 27th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Noob with tons of questions
Replies: 19
Views: 330

Re: Noob with tons of questions

I'm surprised LePaul hasn't chimed in yet. He has several different printers (including the Tevo). Personally, I have both the Hictop 3DP-17 and the Hictop CR-10S. I have found Hictop to be a really good company to work with. They replaced my 3DP-17 mainboard no questions asked, and gave me a free p...
by GrueMaster
July 4th, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.4 is out
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Cura 3.4 is out

That seemed to do it, thanks. Still frustrated that I have to reconfigure printers with each release. They haven't quite gotten the old config importer working properly on Linux. It fails randomly. I tried deleting all of the 3.4 settings and restarting multiple times, each time failed something dif...
by GrueMaster
June 30th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Cura
Topic: Cura 3.4 is out
Replies: 9
Views: 1053

Re: Cura 3.4 is out

Ugh. First it complained about my pla profiles. Now it won't see my octoprint systems. Printer configs are there, Octoprint plugin is installed (although I don't see any indications for it other than it is listed as installed).

Back to 3.2.1 I guess.
by GrueMaster
June 22nd, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Cura
Topic: don't succeed to have my model printed
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: don't succeed to have my model printed

I don't think I have ever seen a print that small on an FDM printer. Maybe a SLA printer.
by GrueMaster
June 15th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Creality Cr-10s Help Please
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Creality Cr-10s Help Please

Have you tried reprinting a known good print from your SD card? Have you tried printing from USB? You said your bed doesn't heat up. Have you tried to heat the bed manually from the controller menu (Prepare->Preheat PLA->Preheat PLA Bed)? How does the wiring on the bed look? Do you have the highly r...
by GrueMaster
June 8th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wireless Printing and Controllers
Topic: Resume 3D print
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Resume 3D print

Likely works similar to Octoprint in that the print is sent from the device to the printer. If you print from SD, some printers can resume directly from their control menu (if enabled in firmware). I have had to resume a print once from Octoprint, and I was able to do so by editing the gcode file, d...
by GrueMaster
June 6th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wireless Printing and Controllers
Topic: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)

These are the same batteries used in most UPS power supplies. A small UPS would hold it for ~3-4 hours (maybe longer). The hard part would be efficiency. You would need a 12v-19v adapter (iGo used to make one for laptops), otherwise you would need a 12vdc-110vac inverter, then use the NUC power bric...
by GrueMaster
June 5th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: Wireless Printing and Controllers
Topic: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Setting up Octoprint on the Raspberry Pi3 (video)

Your R2 unit is big enough, maybe you can use a battery from a UPS. You can start by running your NUC through a Kill-a-watt to read how much AC draw it is pulling. Better yet, just learn Python and switch to a Raspberry Pi. Easy to power, light weight, powerful enough to run all of your functions. A...

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