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by drmacro
Thu May 22, 2014 5:33 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

I have the later A101-1 with the controller fully enclosed. I'm familiar with the arduino and it's use. Other than searching the forum, is there a instruction write up some where that details the process of updating the firmware? And, is the code for uploading the firmaware part of the firmware down...
by drmacro
Wed May 21, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

Hmm...so it has to be a specific windows version of the Arduino IDE?

What does one do in Linux?

Mac
by drmacro
Wed May 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

Umm...that firmware section would in which of the several thousand files on my PC?
;)
by drmacro
Wed May 21, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

So one thing I've not searched yet: If I change the lead screw I'll end up with a different thread. What/where do I change the settings for that?
by drmacro
Tue May 20, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

Hmm...I suppose the linear rails would be nice. Even better if I happen to have a set kicking around in the parts bins in the dungeon...but alas, no. :D The loaded nut seems like the right way to go, I actually have some precision lead screws with loaded nuts in the dungeon collecting dust, I'll hav...
by drmacro
Mon May 19, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Wavy vertical surfaces

Yes, after I posted I did more googling and found it probably is z-wobble. I will try the layer thickness. This is a AO-101, stock. There is no noticeable play in the left Z, but the right Z has obvious +/- Z play. it appears to be slop between the nut and threaded rod, not the nut and the carrier. ...
by drmacro
Sat May 17, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: User's Gallery
Topic: Wavy vertical surfaces
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Wavy vertical surfaces

Hi, When I print the vertical walls of the object are wavy. like this: ------| -------| --------| -------| ------| -------| --------| -------| ------| -------| --------| -------| Where each "|" represents a layer. This happens uniformly over the entire object on inner and outer walls and on all side...
by drmacro
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: AO-101 & AO-100
Topic: blobs and partial skirt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

Re: blobs and partial skirt?

This is getting frustrating. Now I get no adhesion what so ever. The skirt is actually nothing for most of the first loop then oozes a bit and is dragged across the working area when it starts the second loop. Then the ooze that got dragged gets caught in the beginnings of the raft. The plastic just...
by drmacro
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: AO-101 & AO-100
Topic: blobs and partial skirt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

Re: blobs and partial skirt?

Oh...and is the nozzle supposed to ooze while it's heating to set point?
by drmacro
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: AO-101 & AO-100
Topic: blobs and partial skirt?
Replies: 9
Views: 3776

Re: blobs and partial skirt?

It sounds like your first layer height is not set right. Skirt is used to make sure that the hot end is primed with filament and smoothly extruding before it moves onto printing the actual part. The first 25% of my skirts are always a little sparse, but then transitions into a smooth extrusion, sim...