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by pleppik
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems
Replies: 12
Views: 11621

Re: Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems

The plot thickens.... On my last test, the printer stopped part way through with a "nozzle too cold" error, and I have not been able to get the nozzle to heat at all since then. This sounds like it should be completely unrelated to my axis-jumping problem, and normally I would suspect a broken wire ...
by pleppik
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems
Replies: 12
Views: 11621

Re: Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems

Hi! Fun Fact! If during the "slicing" part of the program of the software the user happens to slide the virtual part around in the build space the slicer will offset each slice creating a strange part, similar to what I see in your pictures. Could it be if you are using a "Mac" version and you happ...
by pleppik
Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems
Replies: 12
Views: 11621

Up Plus 2 extruder axis problems

My Up Plus 2 has been happily printing for about 14 months, and recently began doing this: Printer Problems.jpg Every so often the print head gets offset as it's printing, leading to a big misalignment with the layers below. So far I've: Tried printing different models Checked that the belt tension ...
by pleppik
Fri Jan 30, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a good 3d printer
Replies: 7
Views: 7211

Re: What makes a good 3d printer

Am I correct to assume that any 3d printer will produce decent prints if the print speeds are slow enough? Not necessarily so. There's a lot that can go wrong thermally and mechanically that printing slower won't fix. For example, if the hot end is designed wrong the filament can soften or melt too...
by pleppik
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Understanding UP! Rom file format ==> Need USB Capture
Replies: 39
Views: 34430

Re: Understanding UP! Rom file format ==> Need USB Capture

Given TierTimes obsessive desire to control how we use their hardware and software I wonder how long it will be before an update that a) removes the in-registry data and b) closes down this capability. It's such a shame that they spend so much time "defending" their software and don't invest that t...
by pleppik
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trouble remove supports
Replies: 2
Views: 3635

Re: trouble remove supports

Are you printing with OEM filament or third-party plastic?

Are you scaling the model down, or printing full size?
by pleppik
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consistent air prints
Replies: 14
Views: 14258

Re: Consistent air prints

The mysterious thing about this is why would you get a clog at roughly the same layer on each print. Normally filament jams are somewhat random, so there is something strange going on. As Drew said, if the problem is caused by having the build plate calibrated too high, then normally you get a jam i...
by pleppik
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Up Plusser 2 from Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 8068

Re: Up Plusser 2 from Amsterdam

Pleppik, thanks. How do I generate more suport? Use the space and area options under print options? Change the angle where it adds support, so that there's support underneath the entire structure. Right now you have support under the "V" and at the ends of the "V", but there's a couple of unsupport...
by pleppik
Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 100086

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

woofy wrote:It's not going to be available until "early in the new year".
That's new. Was that something they announced, or did you get an inside scoop?

The only official announcement I've seen is this one, which says November. But November is almost gone.
by pleppik
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 100086

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

In the official announcement for the Up Box, they said it would be available in November. We're rapidly running out of November. Any guesses that they'll put it up on the store for Black Friday? In years past, they've had Black Friday specials, so it seems natural to start selling the Up Box on the ...
by pleppik
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: New Uppers
Topic: Up Plusser 2 from Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 8068

Re: Up Plusser 2 from Amsterdam

Roller, thanks. You think the temp mod is neccesary for regular filament? I am having big roblems with PP3dp white. I had clogs, detach from printbed, tooth gear full with chips, you name it. Been trying to print this for days, to no avail. regards, Maarten The temp mod shouldn't be necessary for t...
by pleppik
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Edges are being replicated on the surface of the prints
Replies: 4
Views: 5136

Re: Edges are being replicated on the surface of the prints

This looks like "ringing," which is caused by vibration in the mechanical components of the printer when the print head makes a sudden change in speed or direction. You can reduce the ringing by switching to a higher print quality. The higher print quality settings slow down the print speed, which r...
by pleppik
Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: UP Software
Topic: FEATURE REQUEST - Material Calculation
Replies: 4
Views: 4766

Re: FEATURE REQUEST - Material Calculation

I'm pretty sure the calculation does include support material. That's because the material it says the model uses will change when I change the support settings. I've never checked the accuracy of the calculation in general. But I can think of a lot of reasons why your spool might be running out of ...
by pleppik
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the "reasonable" price for the New UP Box?
Replies: 9
Views: 6958

Re: What is the "reasonable" price for the New UP Box?

They announced a price of US $1,899.

Up to you whether that's worth it or not. To me, it seems really attractive compared to the Up Plus 2 ($1,649). I assume that the Up Plus 2 will see a price cut in the very near future.
by pleppik
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much plastic do you throw away?
Replies: 15
Views: 10958

Re: How much plastic do you throw away?

I'm not counting parts which printed perfectly fine but where the design wasn't right--often it takes several versions of a design I'm making before I have everything the way I want it. I am. The amount of scrap from support material or an actual failed print is fairly minimal, but It does not matt...
by pleppik
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: UP mini
Topic: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17
Replies: 18
Views: 18659

Re: Changing the UP Mini Nema 14 stepper to a 17

Part of the reason your NEMA17 is so cool is it will be a little under amped/torqued. Not a bad thing because it probably has as much torque on less current as the old 14 motor. Other people need to beware though not any NEMA17 may provide such good results. The one you posted has a quite a low cur...
by pleppik
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Power Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 6133

Re: Power Meter

DrewPetitclerc wrote:Very Nice!
Make it commercially available, easy to setup and I would buy it in a an instant!
Very Nice!
"Easy setup" is relatively speaking. This relies on data supplied by the eGauge, which has to be installed by a professional electrician.
by pleppik
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:38 am
Forum: Projects and Models
Topic: Power Meter
Replies: 3
Views: 6133

Power Meter

This is a dial which displays the electrical consumption and solar generation in my home in real time. Power Meter.jpg This takes data from our eGauge energy meter to get the current power being used in the home and the current power being generated by our solar panels, then uses an Arduino and a pa...
by pleppik
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Up Box at NY MakerFaire
Replies: 23
Views: 20816

Re: Up Box at NY MakerFaire

Thank you for the report and photos. Holy cow, that thing is huge!
by pleppik
Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 100086

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

For the BOX, as far as I know, there is no special measures to prevent ppl from doing small hacks like temperature mod or using third party filament. That's reassuring...Julia, I'm looking forward to hearing your impressions from seeing it in person. Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out how to convi...