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by twocycler
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: UP BOX & UP BOX+
Topic: UP BOX just arrived
Replies: 56
Views: 43841

Re: UP BOX just arrived

Hi Bruce,

Can you tell us what improvements are in 2.14 and now 2.15? Are these just specific to the box? It would be good to know since they are not on this site and there are no blog updates.
by twocycler
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: extruder block temperature errors
Replies: 19
Views: 20864

Re: extruder block temperature errors

In my experience, when the head hits the model it is because the model has warped, lifted, or has layer delamination so that one corner of the model becomes higher than the previous layer height. I really don't know what to make of all the problems that you have had with your mini. I bought mine dir...
by twocycler
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: WORKING: SOFTWARE TEMP MOD - ADJUSTABLE LAYER HEIGHTS !
Replies: 142
Views: 145340

Re: WORKING: SOFTWARE TEMP MOD - ADJUSTABLE LAYER HEIGHTS !

Let me say that I think the program is great and kudos to the guy who wrote it. It really enhances my understanding of how the Up software works. I think having the quick and easy ability to alter temps is fantastic and I cant wait to experiment with this. Having said that, I am curious if after exp...
by twocycler
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 96222

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

I second Julia's thank you. :D I am glad to see something new generating interest in the Up brand of printers. Jason, can you tell me which filament the bottle is printed with?

Thanks,

Rocky
by twocycler
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime
Replies: 116
Views: 96222

Re: New desktop 3D printer from Tiertime

The print head has a black cover, but looks like a different design. The build platform is thick...ceramic maybe? It looks like there is a large diameter X axis rod near the front door. Cant see any power or interface connectors. Just some vague observations from the youtube video. :?:
by twocycler
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice
Replies: 33
Views: 25192

Re: Just bought a 'for parts' UP mini printer -need advice

I have a Plus as well as a mini. I use an 80C thermostat chip on the mini and only use Up filament. As long as my mini prints are under 100MM, I never have any problems with the thing. I think I have gotten a total of two jams in the mini and that's it. I don't understand all the negativity about th...
by twocycler
Wed May 07, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: How to get good results with Taulman 618 (DRYING TIPS?!!!!!)
Replies: 6
Views: 8307

Re: How to get good results with Taulman 618 (DRYING TIPS?!!

My experience with 618 was exactly the same as yours. Initially it printed great, but now its all steam and bubbles.
by twocycler
Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quant 3D is coming ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 10478

Re: Quant 3D is coming ;)

Interesting. They show $44.99 for ABS and $1649 for the Plus 2. I wonder where this leaves Afinia? How long before everyone has a rebadged Up! printer? :D
by twocycler
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Type of connector used on extruder fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 5179

Re: Type of connector used on extruder fan?

It's a JST XH 3P connector.
by twocycler
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

Ahh so your now accepting temp variable input in the form of a command line argument? The one time I tried to run your old script on a W8 machine I got an error returned from pyUSB. I have not had time to mess with it further. I want an executable windows gui version of this...and a pony. :lol: Iron...
by twocycler
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

I wrote commercial software in C and 68K assembly language for a machine called the Amiga a very long time ago. These days I just ponder the existence of the 3 gigabyte operating system and the obfuscation of the brilliance of modern processors by the molasses like OS' they are forced to run, so tha...
by twocycler
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

Yeah, not surprised the USB IDs are the same, the printer identifies itself via USB anway. If you have a mini, I imagine the first step you'd be trying would be to get the bed to 100º. I did a test (still running it in fact) of 105º, and it made it. Good luck running that under windows, from what I...
by twocycler
Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

Hey, nice work (even if you didn't even have to get out of your chair)! Now I will have to run that script on my W8 machine. I just scanned the USB from W8 and it looks like the Plus and Mini use the same VID and PID codes.
by twocycler
Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

First we have to find if it's actually using this setting for anything or if it's just informational. Second it's still not quite as useful as a print mod which you can use while printing - high on first layer for adhesion, lower for easy raft removal up to first print layer then high later for hig...
by twocycler
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

[quote="sfinktah"]Lets simplify this a little. There is a distinct possibility that you are not considering, and that is this: The temperature is not sent as part of the print job. It is stored in flash once, and the software doesn't update that flash unless required - or perhaps only when you chang...
by twocycler
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: UP Plus
Topic: Platform is a little flimsy
Replies: 15
Views: 11831

Re: Platform is a little flimsy

This is a bit trickier than it first appears. The thicker the metal on the platform, the greater the platform mass. This will lessen the maximum platform acceleration as well as putting a greater strain on the stepper motors. It seems it's about finding that sweet spot between acceptable rigidity an...
by twocycler
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D Printed Mold
Replies: 4
Views: 3916

Re: 3D Printed Mold

I use 3D printed molds for casting silicone. I print in .15-.2MM in fine detail. The parts have tiny ridges, but it doesn't really detract from our application.
by twocycler
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

Ding ding ding! Thanks Roller, it seemed to me that the software does an ID check and then enables another drop down menu option. Why make it harder than it has to be, right? Hardware wise I don't see any reason the Mini should not be able to do 0.15MM layers, but lacking capability this gives more ...
by twocycler
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Form Futura Flex EcoPLA
Replies: 18
Views: 18611

Re: Form Futura Flex EcoPLA

It looks like you printed a face mill! Nice nail color too! :D
by twocycler
Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Look! My Mod
Topic: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...
Replies: 170
Views: 143248

Re: Custom MCU-module for UP! Mini...

I would be curious to try changing the ID bytes in the rom code for the model type. If you reflashed the Mini rom so that the ID was for a Plus, would it print with 0.15MM layer height? 8-)