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by shasselberg
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print
Replies: 28
Views: 8144

Re: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print

New observation on an old problem. In the past this has been blamed on everything from bad sd card, usb cable, power fluctiontions, etc. Everything short of phase of the moon. Quick summary -- I've gotten new sd cards, don't print via usb, got ups backups, yet we've continued to have these rare, int...
by shasselberg
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print
Replies: 28
Views: 8144

Re: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print

Printers just stop. Maintain temperature. Controls responsive. No error message. Have replaced some sd cards, but still occurs. Rare and intermittent, so who can say. Others in thread experience same thing while printing over usb. The cord and the computer are blamed. Power fluctuations are also bla...
by shasselberg
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print
Replies: 28
Views: 8144

Re: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print

This has happened a few more times. We have four TAZ 5's in our Makerspace, several have done it, all printing different files from different SD cards. Not from computer over USB.
by shasselberg
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Updating TAZ 5 Firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Updating TAZ 5 Firmware

So I have gone to this page

http://download.lulzbot.com/TAZ/5.0_0.5 ... Q2/Marlin/

and see several hex files. What is the difference?

They all say 1.0.0.1. So is that the most recent?

Are there release notes as to new features or bug fixes with updates?
by shasselberg
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print
Replies: 28
Views: 8144

Re: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print

I had talked to tech support awhile back and they tried to blame it on bad SD, bad USB, bad power, bad gcode from a bad model.
by shasselberg
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Updating TAZ 5 Firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Updating TAZ 5 Firmware

Is there a tutorial somewhere how to update TAZ 5 Firmware? What is the latest version? Where do I download from and how do I flash? I am trying to see if this will fix the problem I am having with the printer randomly freezing mid-print, but I'm also curious in general. My printers are currently on...
by shasselberg
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print
Replies: 28
Views: 8144

Re: TAZ 5 Stops Mid-Print

I have had this problem recur on a different machine, different stl, different gcode, different sd card. I am hard pressed to say this is anything but a software/hardware issue on the lulzbot.
by shasselberg
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2640

Re: Filament Storage

Well I got some of these https://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-21-Cup-Dry-Food-Container/dp/B003EYUZJU/ref=pd_lpo_79_lp_t_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=N2A4MQFZR6BKXYS08K9K but only paid $7 at my local wall mart. I'll throw in a dessicant pack. I'll definitely use it for nylon, and might do some experimenting ...
by shasselberg
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2640

Re: Filament Storage

Has anyone used a product called The Filament Safe?

http://www.perceptioneng.com/supplies/filament-safe-kit

Looks like the exact solution I'm looking for, since I want the filaments to be on display as well. Might be overkill, and can be expensive if you need a lot of them.
by shasselberg
Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Filament
Topic: Filament Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2640

Re: Filament Storage

Thanks for the advice. While not the pacific rainforest, I am in the very humid southeast, but in an air conditioned building.

If Nylon absorbs moisture that quickly, is it a problem to have it on an open machine during a lengthy print?

And why isn't the manufacturer more forthcoming with advice?