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by GrueMaster
March 22nd, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Defeating the ABS curse.
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Defeating the ABS curse.

Tech Gorilla wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 9:16 pm
As you can see, I am on the second layer and probably out of the "It's not gonna stick" red zone.
Shhh, don't jinx it. I've had prints come up 40 layers into the print, and that's with PLA (the easy stuff).
by GrueMaster
March 19th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Changing Filament - Very difficult.
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Changing Filament - Very difficult.

While I don't have a FT printer, the principles are the same. I always extrude about 10mm before pulling the existing filament out. Whether it is my 3DP-17 (direct feed) or my CR-10S (bowden).
by GrueMaster
March 16th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Folger Tech Large Scale 3D Printers
Topic: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Here I go again...the FT-6 is here

Heh, the cats are like 'Its a box. I must jump in it.'
by GrueMaster
March 12th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer
Replies: 58
Views: 8595

Re: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer

you shouldn’t need to grant full admin rights to a tool just so it displays a simple file! Heh, I can fully relate. I am the maintainer of Win32DiskImager, and I have the same feelings about drag and drop. We added that before Windows 7 took off and removed that function (works if you run Explorer ...
by GrueMaster
March 12th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer
Replies: 58
Views: 8595

Re: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer

Why not install it in ProgramFiles? By installing it in %LOCALAPPDATA%, it is only available to the user that installed it. And is possibly why it fails to get recognized when rebooting.
by GrueMaster
March 11th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Updating Firmware CR-10 S5
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Updating Firmware CR-10 S5

Also, to find out what firmware you have, you can send gcode M115 to the printer. That 'should' display what version you are on. On my CR-10S, I get: Send: M115 Recv: FIRMWARE_NAME:Marlin 1.1.0 From Archive SOURCE_CODE_URL:http:// ... PROTOCOL_VERSION:1.0 MACHINE_TYPE:3D Printer EXTRUDER_COUNT:1 UUI...
by GrueMaster
March 9th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Updating Firmware CR-10 S5
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Updating Firmware CR-10 S5

For clarity, I am not vary familiar with the CR-10 S5 (which is the 500mm^3 model). AFAIK, all of the CR-10S series use the same control board. Firmware : Changing the firmware requires a little bit of programming knowledge, but it is not terribly difficult. The main thing is getting the settings ri...
by GrueMaster
March 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Not in sets? Really? Mine were a pair (of course the exact item I bought was a pair and is no longer available on amazon).
by GrueMaster
March 6th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: The MarketPlace
Topic: New Mark Forged Metal X and X7 for sale.
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: New Mark Forged Metal X and X7 for sale.

I don't think my wife would let me put this in the dining room next to my CR-10S. Of course, this unit would literally double the value of my house.
by GrueMaster
March 6th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Change Filament Option
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Change Filament Option

I don't rely on the firmware for filament changes. I add it during slicing in Cura. It takes a little work, as you need to know what layer to pause at, but it is very doable. The top on this dice tower worked perfectly for this. I have printed 5-6 of them in the last year for friends. The top filame...
by GrueMaster
March 4th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

Those little gadgets are interesting. Those along with a decent set of lead screws should help out. So far, this Hictop is getting it's butt kicked all over my print farm by my Ender 3. That machine is just built right. It's tweaked a little, but not a monster. It just prints well. This one....not ...
by GrueMaster
March 4th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Has anyone seen the new Duale?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Has anyone seen the new Duale?

Sadly, I never did get to order it then. When my stock sale finally came through, it wasn't available on Amazon and hasn't been since, and then my wife informed me we were going on a Southern Caribbean cruise in November. As my camera gear was more desperately in need of an upgrade, I did that inste...
by GrueMaster
March 4th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Bought a used Hictop 3DP17 from a local chap...

To get rid of the backlash, get a set of these . I installed them on my 3DP-17 and haven't had any issues since. Granted, my 3DP-17 hasn't been used in quite a while, as I mainly use my CR-10S. Less fiddly (and I just haven't had the spare time). I'm going to wok on getting it back online over the n...
by GrueMaster
March 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Creality CR-10 Large Scale 3D Printer
Topic: Finally got to test my new replacement printhead kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Finally got to test my new replacement printhead kit

It is the same assembly. The only difference is that it now has two wire plugs above the print head assembly. Since this post, I have had another minor disaster print, and was able to swap out the assembly in minutes. I now have 2 full backups for such situations (sadly both need to be cleaned befor...
by GrueMaster
February 22nd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer
Replies: 58
Views: 8595

Re: I wrote a bloat-free STL viewer

I'll probably look at a QT solution as that is what I am familiar with. I am the current owner of Win32DiskImager (although admittedly I haven't had time to do the next major round of updates in 2 years - time flies). Need to reinstall my Windows Development SSD in it's NUC so I have a Windows devel...

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