[Fab] help with the cupcakes
rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Aug 10 22:56:50 UTC 2012
Hi all, I'm at NB now and have not quite been successful in printing out
a small test object although I feel I'm so close.... Is anyone with
Makerbot knowledge still in SF and planning to be at NB on Monday or
Tuesday morning/afternoon, or possibly Sunday evening? (I'm speaking at
Dorkbot this Wednesday so have to miss that.) I know lots of ppl are at
Toor now so maybe I'll just have to wait another week.
Or if anyone has thoughts on what I should try, here's my current state.
I can get a print to print out (with a hack I probably should solve
better) but it doesn't stick to the platform, it just gums up around the
nozzle. With gcode generated with a different option set it doesn't
extrude at all...
I successfully installed replicatorG 0027 for Mac as instructed by the
NB wiki at https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Makerbot. After that, I had the
* machine on the right end, with "DIY" sticker, produced a "Toolhead 0:
Not Found" error. I did some minor messing around, checking cables and
so forth, but from my research the solution seemed to be to reinstall
the firmware... so I changed machines to the one marked
"NBURL.NET/ASSET001" (btw this nburl doesn't exist) which came up in
ReplicatorG as "NutJob".
* Was able to control the machine through the control panel of
ReplicatorG, heat up the print head and platform, move the axes around,
reset to 0, run test extrusions. I tried a print, and ran into the
problem where the machine got up to the warm-up position and just
stopped (I waited more than 7 minutes). It was exactly as described
I edited the PID settings as recommended on that page but it still hung
at the same spot. I tried commenting out the gcode line where it waits
for the head to heat up (for all my attempts I knew the head and
platform were hot enough because I checked using the control panel
immediately before starting the print). With that line commented out I
got behavior that looked like it was attempting a print, but the plastic
would not stick to the platform. I tried repositioning the Z axis 0
several times to get the head as close to the platform as possible but
it never stuck. I tried a raft... that started to stick a little but
then it all came up and gummed to the print head.
The gcode I generated using the base profile "SF35-cupcake-ABP". I'm
not sure what that means as this is an older version of ReplicatorG and
the replicat.org site documentation doesn't apply. I guess the SF35
refers to SkeinForge3.5 but I don't know about HBP and ABP. I tried
generating it using the "SF35-cupcake-HBP" settings instead, and got
different problems. After doing a successful test extrusion, the HBP
version ran through the motions in X, Y, Z axes but without extruding
I might attempt to combine the startup from HBP and the rest from the
ABP version but not now. Any advice anyone has is welcomed!
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