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by Chaco
December 7th, 2016, 11:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reducing Layer Blobs
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: Reducing Layer Blobs

I have found what i think was the problem. And i am comfident it was the stock hot end . The heatbreak part of the extruder is too big and too much filament was too soft... I am using an E3Dv6 now and these blobs are gone. Not to mention i did use wipe settings, and retract a bit more and faster now...
by Chaco
December 7th, 2016, 11:06 pm
Forum: Other Slicing programs
Topic: CraftWare slicer
Replies: 11
Views: 3896

Re: CraftWare slicer

i love Craftware, i find it to be just as good as S3D, i just wish i could host print to my reprap i3. :(

but if i want easy to remove supports, or good quality. this is my go to slicer
by Chaco
December 7th, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: General 3D Printing Conversation
Topic: Welcome, where are you from?
Replies: 55
Views: 16062

Re: Welcome, where are you from?

OH resident, but originally from Puerto Rico.

Hictop i3, E3Dv6 upgrade.
by Chaco
December 7th, 2016, 9:58 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: HICTOP - Software
Replies: 46
Views: 18850

Re: HICTOP - Software

my Hictop came with the red board, 1.3

So you need to have the RAMPS 13 EFB selected
by Chaco
December 7th, 2016, 9:56 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Firmware Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 - My Latest Version
Replies: 69
Views: 25325

Re: Firmware Marlin-1.1.0-RC6 - now running

I just got my config settings moved over to RC8... currently printing off it... lets see how it goes.
by Chaco
December 4th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: HIC i3 Calibration
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: HIC i3 Calibration

Ill start one. Recently i upgraded to E3Dv6 and bowden. Some online resource said to cut filament flush at end of bowden tube, push 100mm, measure extreuded amount with calipers, and adjust your steps until it matched. Well, im here to tell ya, that doesnt work 100%. I was very under extruded. For e...
by Chaco
November 30th, 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Modifications
Topic: My hardware Mods
Replies: 0
Views: 960

My hardware Mods

Yes, just showing off my 3DP-08 printer mods for you guys So i gotta say i am still not regretting my purchase of this cheap printer at all. I still think its a great way to learn how printers work and become good at it. So my mods? Not that many. BuildTak Bed Surface E3Dv6 full hot end Bowden feed ...
by Chaco
November 30th, 2016, 7:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help with a lifting brim, please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3606

Re: Help with a lifting brim, please!

Yes, one thing i have learned is that the first layer matters and its the most important one. No good first layer = failed print! So i print currently over glass.... 2 reasons 1- i use a think layer of glue stick on the glass, and never get any lifting layers 2- the first layer is butter smooth on t...
by Chaco
November 30th, 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Uploading/flashing Marlin to your Hic i3 (or other)
Replies: 36
Views: 17468

Re: Uploading/flashing Marlin to your Hic i3 (or other)

Hi Benko I am no expert, as i am still newbie by all means... but i have learned a lot!!! Specially recently when i had to calibrate E steps for my new E3Dv6 hot end i upgraded, along with a bowden setup. I have successfully calibrated now my E steps, and even changed some of the default acceleratio...
by Chaco
October 10th, 2016, 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Modifications
Topic: Replacement Control Board
Replies: 7
Views: 3870

Re: Replacement Control Board

glad ur back in business.... i feel the same as you... like i know the stock hictop board "get the job done", but would like to know more about what other alternatives are out there on boards that are better quality. if mines were to fry today, i would likely just buy the same again just to get me b...
by Chaco
October 10th, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: HIC i3 - current firmware development information
Replies: 152
Views: 40949

Re: HIC i3 - current firmware development information

Hello gentlemen I do plenty of my own research, but can someone help me overcome a road block? Could someone point me on the right direction please? So a few weeks back i got the RC6 from here, edited the whole config.h to meet my printer and flashed it. I gotta admit, it all worked great. But last ...
by Chaco
September 24th, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: Software and Firmware Discussion
Topic: Mendel inductive sensor z-probe
Replies: 7
Views: 3400

Re: Mendel inductive sensor z-probe

marknemo on my hictop u have to replace the switch with the sensor. So it uses the same plug on the motherboard. The firmware on the motherboard does need to be updated. HICTOP gave me one, that works fine, but i can tell accelerations are super high I took Chip's and edited it to make it work on mi...
by Chaco
September 23rd, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reducing Layer Blobs
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: Reducing Layer Blobs

I have been playing with 40 & 45mm speeds... so far so good, blobs are a bit better..... helps that i got Craftware to work again on SD cards... had a problem there for a min where it will stutter on first layer and make blobs,.. seems gone for now. I really liking craftware as their supports tend t...
by Chaco
September 19th, 2016, 8:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reducing Layer Blobs
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: Reducing Layer Blobs

Thanks for the feedback. ill give it a shot and see
by Chaco
September 18th, 2016, 8:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Reducing Layer Blobs
Replies: 8
Views: 4855

Re: Reducing Layer Blobs

Thank you kindly, I have learned a lot lately for sure. You fine folks sure have a lot of knowledge, and i just want to learn the "dont's" from the best :)

I just trying to keep my prints from showing this ugly vertical scar along the layers

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