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by John Mc
Sat May 06, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Tearing the PEI right off the Bed
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: Tearing the PEI right off the Bed

If your prints are sticking that firmly, can you bump up the Z offset a bit?
by John Mc
Sat May 06, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Original Taz 6 single 2.1 head, no e-steps sticker
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Original Taz 6 single 2.1 head, no e-steps sticker

Mine was off as well, along with Z-Offset. Latter isn't as important, after messing with feeler gauges, I set it to -1.250 and forget it. I ended up very close to your setting, but got there from a different route: Mine came set at -1.35 from the factory. Prints were sticking to the bed way too har...
by John Mc
Sat May 06, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Software
Topic: "Lulzbot-ized" version of Cura 2.x?
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

Re: "Lulzbot-ized" version of Cura 2.x?

Thanks. I think I'll wait a bit before really getting in to it, since I'd be running it mostly on a Mac.
by John Mc
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Lulzbot Mini USB Support
Replies: 19
Views: 8874

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

If you have an ohm meter or continuity tester, you may be able to figure out which wire goes where with that, rather than having to cut into the USB plug case. You will need to figure out something for a strain relief, however. Without it, those wires will pull out or break more easily than the USB ...
by John Mc
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Lulzbot Mini USB Support
Replies: 19
Views: 8874

Re: Lulzbot Mini USB Support

Soldering is not difficult to learn, but if you haven't done it before, I would not make installing a new part on a circuit board your first project. If the board itself is not significantly damaged, soldering on a new USB socket should be a straightforward job for anyone with even a little experien...
by John Mc
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: "Lulzbot-ized" version of Cura 2.x?
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

"Lulzbot-ized" version of Cura 2.x?

Is there any word on when a "Lulzbot-ized" version of Cura 2.x (along with 2.x print profiles) is coming out?
by John Mc
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Removing a Stuck Print
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Removing a Stuck Print

That's interesting, Gary. I haven't done a whole lot of printing with ABS. I'll have to take a closer look next time I do so. I also thought I read somewhere that ABS will not stick to PLA and vice versa. if that's the case, ABS residue might cause adhesion problems if you are laterprinting with PLA...
by John Mc
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Removing a Stuck Print
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Removing a Stuck Print

Thanks for your suggestion Tim Now you really got me thinking. Since I'm using glue stick, maybe just a squirt of water would do the trick. That may help, since it will start to dissolve the glue, hopefully weakening the bond. Alcohol tends to wick better than water, however, so if the water does n...
by John Mc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Original Taz 6 single 2.1 head, no e-steps sticker
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Original Taz 6 single 2.1 head, no e-steps sticker

You need to make sure the idler arm tension is set correctly for the e-steps calibration: crank it down too much, and you can cause the stepper motor to skip, too little and the filament can slip. Also, you'll get much more accurate e-steps calibration if you slow the extrusion speed down to about 4...
by John Mc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Removing a Stuck Print
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Removing a Stuck Print

It does sound as though your z-offset may be set a hair too low, sticking your print to the bed too much. If you want to try to adjust this, here are some directions. I'd suggest starting out my moving it up 0.1mm and see how that works.

z-offset adjustment