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by tagscott
Wed May 01, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ4 bed not flat?
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: TAZ4 bed not flat?

I had similar issues with my Kittaz. I printed the Taz 6 parts and bought new 12mm rods and bearings to upgrade. The only addition you need is a replacement way to zero the z axis. I used a inductive sensor in a custom printed bracket on the x carriage.
by tagscott
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Running a 'Cold' Head
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Running a 'Cold' Head

I have a Kittaz that I want to operate as a plotter and later as a diecutter. I have designed a new head to hold a pen but if I disconnect the extruder head to swap out the new one I get a mintemp error. Is there a way to disable this or fool it so I can use the pen plot head with out having the ext...
by tagscott
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Add Aerostruder to Kittaz/Taz4?
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Add Aerostruder to Kittaz/Taz4?

Can it be done easily? The aerostruder is listed as for the TAZ 5/6 and the Hexagon hot end is listed for the TAZ 4/5. I found a thread (https://forum.lulzbot.com/viewtopic.php?t=2838) that lists the upgrades to move from a 4 to a 5 and all but one of the upgrades are about the hot end. I have alrea...
by tagscott
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Upgrade 4 to 6?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Upgrade 4 to 6?

I have a 4 and am having horrible problems with the z axis binding. I see that the taz 6 has a radically different setup for the z ends and x carriage. If I print new z tops and bottoms and x ends can I use the rest of my current parts (screws, rods, nozzle, etc) to upgrade my printer?
by tagscott
Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: check zstep without LCD
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: check zstep without LCD

Ive read the OHAI page on calibration and tried the M501 command it only replied "echo:Stored settings retrieved" This happened in both pronterface & cura
by tagscott
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: check zstep without LCD
Replies: 6
Views: 939

check zstep without LCD

I have the KITTAZ without the LCD screen and I have been trying to calibrate my prints and my Z is consistently low. I printed a 15mm cube and the height ends up a 14.14. How can I find out what my Zstep is and will adjusting that help my height issues?
by tagscott
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: What's different about the "Lulzbot Edition" version of Cura
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

Re: What's different about the "Lulzbot Edition" version of

I don't know about the differences in the soft ware but I have not had luck with the profiles provided for cura on the site. Hardly anything on the first layer would adhere to the bed. I had to convert & transfer settings from slic3r to get an acceptable print from cura.
by tagscott
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 3080

Re: Confusing slicer issues

I went through the both slicers, converted and transferred settings by hand from slic3r to cura and tried the print again. After about 8 hours i had a successful print. Apparently cura could work around the errors in the model but the default profile was not as well tuned as the slic3r profile.
by tagscott
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 3080

Re: Confusing slicer issues

I'm using slic3r version 1.1.7, which appears to be the latest stable version. I looked at the file through the view/cut option and saw a few weird artifacts on the bottom flat but it looked mostly like the model. I checked the resulting gcode on the gcode.ws site and it looks just like how pronterf...
by tagscott
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Confusing slicer issues
Replies: 11
Views: 3080

Re: Confusing slicer issues

I'll have to check & see which version of slic3r I'm using. I havent noticed a way to see the layers in slic3r but would load the gcode into pronterface and scroll through the layers there. I tried both the v2 & v3 of that part. Both gave me a similar looking shape. I tried slicing a different cover...