My Ultimaker S3 printer doesn't have soft PLA as a material selection. It would be nice to update the library. Is that possible? Otherwise, I need to learn how to successfully create a need entry. Can anyone help with that?
So, I was following the instructions to update the firmware, however, when I Cura's Automatic Update prompt came up it said my firmware update version was UNKNOWN, so I grabbed the .hex file for the version the latest version from GitHub (probably my mistake), and told it to update. Immediately my Mac USB disconnected and the Cura said the printer was no longer connected. The LEDs went green then red and it stayed in that position for a long time. So, now my Sigma won't boot and when I try to turn it on the right extruder goes left and hits the other extruder and starts making noise. Any chance there is a way to manually update the firmware without Cura? I cannot connect Cura to the machine anymore it won't recognize the Sigma. I am stuck and opened a support ticket with BCN3D. Any advice.
In answer to my own question...
While attempting to hot tighten, I had the parts laid out and plugged in, but not assembled inside the print head when I got the error.
In desperation, I assembled the print head on the printer, and then started up printer. Found Home, raised the print head 60mm and over on the X axis until I could fit the wrench (about 150mm or so). I raised the temperature and no error thus far.
Lesson learned, hot tighten on the TAZ 5 fully assembled.
It looks like you may have already reached out to us on our support email but to touch base on what you have here. I would say that it is likely an incorrectly installed FEP sheet in the vat, we have noticed this out of the first batch and as we continue to record data on the Moai 200 we will send the information back to Peopoly for adjustments in their production. For now, I would say to disassemble the vat and clean out all the resin with water and alcohol, from there reassembling the vat with one of the replacement FEP sheets included in the accessories.
In the device manager of your computer, what exactly is being shown on COM Port 5? Does it show a printer or board version or is it just a COM connection?
Did you also set your Baud rate on the software to match that of the new board?
I do not follow, if you change the value this should adjust the starting point, there should be no resetting other than inputting alternative values.
You could reset using these functions if you needed to.
@livid said in Has my board died?:
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While I am not too familiar with that printer I would say that it is possible that the touch screen could have the control board embedded directly and this might be the cause of your issues. I would check all connections on the printer control board and touch screen and from there see if you can get a replacement board.
It is possible that this is a grounding issue as some touch screens on printers have had the same issue's and I found more often that if the screen was not broken it was simply not grounding it's self.
Again, all shots in the dark here but maybe a good starting point.
I apologize for the delay here on the response, any chance you forgot to link the name of the board you are using to try and flash?
In my experience the flashing of a board from the Arduino software is fairly straight forward so it may just be a simple setting that has been missed.
We do have a helpful guide here if you would like a good starting point.
Thanks for posting, but I am not sure what the issue you have encountered is, maybe I am missing something but I need to know what the problem is exactly.
It also looks like you are using something other than Arduino for pushing the firmware, maybe try that and see how it goes?
At the moment as you have found, we do not have a profile for the Tornado. unfortunately I do not yet have a guide on setting up a profile for alternative machines but it is fairly simple when you look at it.
Essentially you need to set up a new printer with the Other/Other option and set the Baud rate in the slicer to be able to connect to the Tornado. From there it is all about configuring the printer in the slicer and running tests.
If you run into any problems you can ask me and I will answer them as best I can.
I wanted to kick in here and see if I could be of assistance. First off, @Framemanager, a few things with the first being, are you sure your Baud rate is actually set to match the printer. It looks like 25000 is the setting for the Mega. If this was not set correctly then you might not be able to send a command. To set it you can follow this gif!
From there you should be able to run the "Extrude command" from the extruder option at the top of the screen.
Let me know how that goes!
It is tough to say what the exact problem is going based off of one picture but I will give it a shot. The first question I have is, have you been watching to see what the printer is doing during the print? I know we can see the exact output of the printer but if you watch it, do you hear anything or seen anything out of place?
If you were to print a cube you would be able to measure out the exact X and Y dimensions which would help with finding the solution.
I have not cracked open a Finder in a good long while but I recall them having some couplers holding the X and Y axis rods on the motor shafts, these could be loose. So lets see what the Cube shows and from there we will know a bit more.
Thanks for dropping into our forums, I would actually recommend dropping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org as our sales team will be able to assist you in determining the best machine for you with consideration of shipping cost. We can check the shipping cost of the machines as we determine the best suited one for your use.
Depending on volume of print area you are looking for we have a rather good range of printers for someone who is looking for more of an advanced setup. Not to be too biased but the Pulse printers are really nice and a good value for their cost. Not to mention that you can customize it to fit your needs so long as you stay in the same build form factor.
Let us know what your requirements are, I hope we are able to find a good fit for your needs!
Sorry for getting over to this one so late but hopefully this information can be used be other people in the future to resolve the same question.
So while we do not have a profile for the Geeetech machines we do allow for the creation of other profiles. Normally I recommend to set up the printer as being "Other" in both Make and Model and from there I configure the profile and rename it after.
You can find the printer setup by going to the "Hardware" Tab and clicking on the + icon next to "Printers".
That sounds like the Baud rate may not be set correctly, take a look in Mattercontrol and see if in the Printer Settings you can change the rate the be the same as in the S3D Profile.
You will find the Baud rate if you enable the "Printer Settings" in Mattercontrol and get this tab as shows below.
Unfortunately I an not going to be able to tell you what the Baud rate is directly so this one you may need to figure it out but luckily it sounds like the S3D profile has the right one at the moment.
Let us know what you find!
@gghouck said in Taz printer expansion project:
What you are attempting to do is the bane of desktop 3D printers. The larger the footprint on the bed, the more power you are going to need to be able to heat the bed. As a result, you will have to do a "bypass" on the bed heater and power that directly from a different power source. All of the logic will still go through the motherboard, but the power would need to be separate. Currently, there are no off-the-shelf boards that will allow you to run the power necessary to heat your bed through the board itself.
I know it has been awhile, but if you calibrate your extruder output, you will not have to putz with the extrusion multiplier. Plus, your model is quite under-extruded so you you may still be trying to find the right multiplier. Calibrate your extruder and then you can "fine tune" while printing. Also, make sure you have the nozzle diameter set to match the nozzle installed on your printer. Hope this helps if not too late.