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by John Mc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: What does Z-offset do?
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Re: What does Z-offset do?

Auto level on the Taz doe not actually move your bed to level it. It's more like a "virtual" auto-leveling: It probes the 4 corners and measures each height, then calculates what the bed heights should be across the printbed, and applies a correction factor to the print head as it moves across the b...
by John Mc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Setting zoffset in cura
Replies: 2
Views: 957

Re: Setting zoffset in cura

Is this post by Rhoderman the one you were thinking of? I bookmarked it, since I knew I'd forget how to do it.
by John Mc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: I want to control my Mini with a Raspberry Pi, but I am not sure what model and accessories to get
Replies: 29
Views: 8094

Re: I want to control my Mini with a Raspberry Pi, but I am not sure what model and accessories to get

OctoPi ships with a stripped-down version of the operating system known as Raspian-Jessie-Lite. As mentioned earlier, there is no "desktop" or GUI, but once you are set up, that doesn't matter, since you are accessing OctoPrint via a web browser running on your computer. It's tempting to add the des...
by John Mc
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: I want to control my Mini with a Raspberry Pi, but I am not sure what model and accessories to get
Replies: 29
Views: 8094

Re: I want to control my Mini with a Raspberry Pi, but I am not sure what model and accessories to get

The kit I bought was CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 with clear case & 2.5A power supply . It's very similar to what kcchen_00 linked to, but with the addition of a clear case (yeah, I know I could have printed one, but it is a nice case). You want a GOOD quality micro SD card. I use Sandisk Ultra or Sandisk...
by John Mc
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: How can I encourage my printer to color inside the lines?
Replies: 5
Views: 2879

Re: How can I encourage my printer to color inside the lines?

Actually, 2.85mm is sort of a default estimate of what is commonly the actual diameter of "3mm" filament. One of the first things to do with any new spool of filament is to measure the filament diameter in several places over a meter or two. I generally check a spot, rotate my micrometer or caliper ...
by John Mc
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Printing Mini Spare Parts?
Replies: 20
Views: 8764

Re: Printing Mini Spare Parts?

THere are STLs and Gcode on Lulzbot's site for the "beefy idler" and latch as well.
by John Mc
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: Printing Mini Spare Parts?
Replies: 20
Views: 8764

Re: Printing Mini Spare Parts?

Lulzbot's g-codes are optimized for use with ABS. If you are printing from a stock Mini, using ABS, (and especially if - like me - you don't yet have the experience for advanced tweaking of settings) go with the g-codes. They've already done a good job of tweaking settings for good results.
by John Mc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: LulzBot TAZ
Topic: Print lifting off bed
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Print lifting off bed

I've never found cool ambient temperatures to be much of an issue with PLA. I ran a bunch of prints with no problem on a Mini with no enclosure in my 50˚F basement.
by John Mc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: PTFE tube in extruder body?
Replies: 14
Views: 3740

Re: PTFE tube in extruder body?

piercet wrote:... Also I'd be concerned your cooling fan is nonfunctional.
and remember, sometime those small heatbreak cooling fins can be spinning, but not moving air. It doesn't take much to mess them up.
by John Mc
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: LulzBot Mini
Topic: beware windows updates
Replies: 5
Views: 1503

Re: beware windows updates

I thought Windows 10 didn't let you disable the updates (at least not the Windows 10 Home version).