Still playing with the new toy, picked up a small TFT2.4 also.
This TFT2.4 is quite an innovative product! It can emulate an LCD12864 AND also be a touch TFT…
Plan is to get this running together then shove them in one of the printers….
Haven’t really done much with the printers this past few months, kinda overwhelmed with other stuff in life …slowly starting to tinker again,
Someone on facebook suggested that the stock wanhao Firmware doesn’t handle leveling propertly. They’re right
given the 1000’s of people having issues getting the D9 to print properly, there does seem to be something fundamentally wrong with the printer….
In your Cura / startup script, find G28
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Haven’t even fully assembled the thing yet and I discover there are many upgrades
many very cheap!, A few expensive, many quick, a few slower…..
I do however own a few Ikea Lack Tables
and being a little dissapointed that my D9 was just too big to fit inside, I’m probbaly going to knock up a small stacker with my 3020 and ender 3! ………..when i’ll actually use all this crap for making stuff for the kids to play with, who knows!, still, the ‘possibilities’ are keeping me sane right now!
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Well, after endless weeks of frustration with the D9 and extrusion issues, I’ve gone and done a few things
Purchased a silly amount of ‘spare parts’ at ridiculous prices from random chinese websites – it’s like Christmas! every day!, there’s steady stream of small boxes and packages arriving. I’ll have enough bits to build a couple of spare printers soon…….
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Been a few months of non-tinkering really, Just had a heck of a time getting anything useful printing in the D9………..Finally solved that issue – combination of badly cut PTFE tube and poorly machined throat caused major under extrusion and, well, that combined with two kids, a wife working away often meant zero time to actually tinker……
Anyways, in that ‘why the hell shouldn’t I go buy something that ‘just works’..’
I saw the Snapmaker 2 on kickstarter and got the old braincells working,
I have at home currently several devices that are taking a bunch of space
So after seeing the kickstarter I Decided to try to sell the 3020 on Facebook marketplace
After several dozen people “interested” and several hundred messages, I now fear for the future of the human race having any semblance of collective intelligence and have decided to keep the 3020T
Revisiting my earlier adventures, The CNC, being a parallel port version won’t run on windows 10, nor will that little dongle thingy I purchased
So, I purchased a new little dongle thingy –
It’s a rather clever little GRBL shield Which doesn’t have any Driver chips bulit in! it just wiggles the relevant data lines of the DB25 port in the back of the CNC controller…..
It’s alive again!……now back to the fun of calibration and figuring just how to use it, whilst allocating my decreasing waking hours to having fun tinkering…….
My printer / PC should be back up and running on the weekend, based on some feedback from a trial tester, I’ve modded the brackets a little – namely to improve the ease of removing of the supports in the stepper motor part , and increasing the height a little for the idler mount on the right…
Some more tweaks will happen before I get to properly print and test, then I’ll upload
Above shows the lines inserted in the NEMA17 stepper motor mount. This should negate any need to use supports
Continue reading “Wanhao Duplicator 9 – New X Axis parts coming – Part 2”
It’s been a busy personal and work life for the past few weeks so it’s been difficult to ‘tinker’……….I have however made something new!………….. Continue reading “Wanhao Duplicator 9 – New X Axis parts coming”