Difficult to diagnose without seeing a picture of the first layer on the build plate.
Mentor For FRC Team 1989. Retired (unfortunately for health reasons)
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3DP Hook test and more
Build season in full swing here we are testing a 3DP hook. after the teacher all the kids got a turn in testing it too
Here is the hook after the test
Here is the frame partially assembled
frame size is about 30x30 inches
Printer: Anycubic Chiron
Slicer Prusa Slicer
Print settings for .8 nozzle. .88mm outside perimeter, 1.35mm all other perimeters 6-10 perimeters depending on part (Printing solid no infill all layer lines no air gap) Vol. E limited at 16.5 mm3/sec Nozzle 255 bed 105
You are looking at a little over 3kg of HIPS in the pictures Here is one of the parts being printed
This one is about 9 in square
RE: Change Home X,Y and Z
Home on a printer is usually defined in the firmware. So if you issue G28 it goes to its firmware home position which is defined by its limit switches and the firmware knows if it goes left,right,up,down,fwd,back to got "home". So you can't redefine home unless you change the switches and firmware (DON't unless you got a real good reason and really know what you are doing) After the printer is "home" you then can use G0 Xnnn Ynnn Znnn where nnn is a coordinate to go whereever you want
So for example my CHIRON homes at -5,0,0 so outside the build plate. Now there is a small chance to mess up in case the Z stop is below the build plate and I find it less of a problem to maybe slightly scrape the build plate as i watch the first layer instead of having a crash so I do something like
g1 x-5 y0 z5
and then after some other stuff
G1 x0 y0 Z0
to start my purge
But every printer is different so when playing with Gcode you got to make sure you account for the mechanics and program accordingly
RE: Infinite recharge
Full extrusion ahead - all of our printers busy turning about 3kg of HIPS into the basic bottom part of the frame also known as the skateboard. This particular part when finished will consume about 530g of HIPS and mate a toughbox mini gearbox and a 6 inch wheel to the rest of the Frame. CAD and STL and lots of other stuff here
The current frame is in the Frame05F directory
The robot is 125 lb without bumpers and battery about 155 with battery and bumpers.
You can use pretty much any material you want. We decided to 3D Print most of it - about 20kg of filament worth. Wish us luck
RE: Why No support for Anycubic?
Probably not all of them For a while they had a special going where you could create a profile for a machine they did not support and send it to them and they gave you something but that feels like ages ago. So some of the profiles might have been created by someone like you and me. Creating a profile is not that tough. Go and define the bed and print areas, and the home position and write some start and cleanup gcode. I made a profile for the Chiron. For the mega you probably could start out with an ender or a CR-10 or prusa and change the bed size and make sure the leveling probe is set to manual
RE: Why No support for Anycubic?
Probably cause they don't sell it. For me Prusa slicer works best with the anycubics - We got a couple of Chirons. There are some serious advantages to go that way. Max Volumetric E, using veriable layer width, Adaptive slicing. The only redeeming feature MC might have is the bed leveling if you cant figure out the native one. But you will get much better results with any other slicer. You also do want to print on the Anycubics with the SD card, If you print from the SD card things like filament out etc work. The anycubic is not set to talk back to MC so if filament runs out MC will just keep sending and sending and your print fails. Also never load MC on a computer connected to the anycubic while it is printing as MC will rudely kill the print. If you want a terminal or run something from your PC for whatever reason then use pronterface. MC looked like a good idea but its lacking in execution and slicing never seemed to be a priority. So It might be a good slicer if we crank up the delorean and go back in time. Its a shame IMO.
RE: MatterControl wont connect to Anet A8.
@thejasonplayz I don't have an A8 but for the printers I have it was in the manual that came with it. Most likely either 250,000 or 115,200 etc there should be a drop down with options and if you dont have the info you might have to just try. And most likely its either com3 or com4. You could set up a new printer and start experimenting with the options