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by AJM
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Load/Unload timeout setting
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Load/Unload timeout setting

Vicky, thanks. That fix would be okay. This is not to argue, but just to note: If the maximum value is 999999 minutes (694 days), then that practically negates the need for enable/disable setting. Presumably this setting is for safety and more reasonable number might be appropriate, such as 9999 min...
by AJM
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: N Series
Topic: Load/Unload timeout setting
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Load/Unload timeout setting

Just reporting a bug for version 1.1.0.1021, firmware 1.1.6-frs. Settings, More settings, Advanced Settings, page 2, Load/Unload timeout setting show the time in minutes, yet it wants the entry to be in seconds even though it is apparently in minutes. PICT0014.JPG PICT0019.JPG The maximum number of ...
by AJM
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Touchscreen Firmware 1.0.0 issues
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Touchscreen Firmware 1.0.0 issues

These are not necessarily new, but still around issues... 1. Firmware update should indicate the current and new version numbers *before* starting the process instead of at the end. Right now, it displays the license agreement first and then there is no stopping after agreeing to it. 2. Firmware upd...
by AJM
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament runout sensor kills printing -- fixed
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Filament runout sensor kills printing -- fixed

John, you are right. Mine was installed a few millimeters higher and that created a sharper bend in the guide tube which created more resistance. It was mounted higher for a couple of reasons: 1. I had made holes in the chassis to be able to see the LED indicators. Kind of silly to hide indicators! ...
by AJM
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament runout sensor kills printing -- fixed
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Filament runout sensor kills printing -- fixed

John, The path was enlarged as well as chamfered using the tool you had mentioned. Some filaments go though fine, but the stiff ones come off the reel with curvature and do not go through the long restrictive path of the sensor. Enlarging, not chamfer, is what helped the most for me, but still not e...
by AJM
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Filament runout sensor kills printing -- fixed
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Filament runout sensor -- worse than the cure

I made the modification to enlarge the opening and the path, yet the sensor is causing more trouble than it is worth. 1. It still adds significant resistance in pulling the filament and increased the chance of breakage at the extruder motor. 2. The filament scraping, however slight, accumulates near...
by AJM
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Safety check for stuck sensor switch
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Safety check for stuck sensor switch

It has to be done before the print starts to avoid damage. Perhaps move to about (10,10,1) immediately after homing and before the actual print. Such a small move should be enough to open the switches and minimize damage to the mechanism in case of a problem. Check to make sure the switches have ope...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Slice and upload with one click
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Slice and upload with one click

When starting to slice, the "Select Template" screen gives option to "Close" or "Slice". It would be really super if there was an addition button called "Slice and upload" which slices, then uploads the gcode to the default printer. This saves having to click ...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Safety check for stuck sensor switch
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Safety check for stuck sensor switch

The Y-axis home sensor got stuck in closed position on my N2, so the printer started printing from the wrong position and caused a damage. Not sure if this is a software or firmware change, but it would be good if a check can be put in place for all these sensors to make sure the state changes to &q...
by AJM
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Deleting the delete confirmation in IdeaMaker
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Deleting the delete confirmation in IdeaMaker

Deleting an object on the print bed always require an "OK" confirmation which is a pain.
It would be nice if it did not ask it because there is not much sense in doing this extra work.
You can always Undo or control-Z to recover the object, so why make us go through the extra step?
by AJM
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 20
Views: 5972

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

Vicky, look at the picture you sent, then look at this part of the same figure 3. 4606ff77-50d3-437b-9300-3e6f0f38a1f6.png Your picture shows which orientation is correct, and the connector key lines-up. The slot on the male connector is on the top and the female connector on the left also has the k...
by AJM
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay
Replies: 20
Views: 5972

Re: Filament Run-out Sensor Shipping Delay

Please confirm that it is run-out sensor that is defective and not the thermal protector. This is because the instruction for the thermal protector which you linked seems to be wrong. Figure 3 shows how to orient the connectors, yet the second part of the same figure shows the male connector reverse...
by AJM
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: [FEATURE][IM-3.0.4]Temperature Control List format change
Replies: 1
Views: 377

[FEATURE][IM-3.0.4]Temperature Control List format change

Title: Temperature Control List Description: Change in the format Version: 3.0.4 Operation System: Windows10 Reason: Easier entry, easier reading, and making more sense The "Temperature Control List" is a nice feature, but it is not easy to use and a pain to read it easily. 1. The layer sh...
by AJM
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Importing filament profile
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Importing filament profile

If I change a nozzle from, say, .4mm to 1mm, then I have to change the Printer Type profile to match its Nozzle Diameter. In fact there is a problem in that the same diameter applies to both nozzles even when 2 extruders are specified. It would be easier if the setting was in the filament profile be...
by AJM
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Obj file not rendering correctly
Replies: 1
Views: 359

Obj file not rendering correctly

Title: Obj file not rendering correctly Description: Obj file not rendering correctly Version: 3.0.4 Beta Language: English Operation System: Windows 10 GPU: n/a 32bit or 64bit: 64bit Screen Resolution: n/a How to trigger the bug: Open thing_v2.obj from https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2687241/#fil...
by AJM
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Importing filament profile
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Importing filament profile

It appears that ideaMaker still does not easily support changing physical nozzle sizes (like 1mm and 2mm nozzles). So I create a new printer type with all the same values as the standard N2, but with different nozzle sizes. Problem #1: None of the filament profiles show up. Okay, the extrusion width...
by AJM
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Feature requests, ideas, wishes
Topic: automatic shutdown at end of print
Replies: 25
Views: 2874

Re: automatic shutdown at end of print

For about the same price as Fritzdect200 you could get an old Vera (or most any) home controller and a smart outlet. Each additional outlet is about $30, so it immediately becomes cheaper when used with more than one printer. It does not have the problem of unwanted shutdown (like during firmware up...
by AJM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image

I could not get around the error message without moving the whole object back without the XY bounds. . It should not generate that message for XY out-of-bound when it is below the bed. It is convenient to just print the top portion of an object when a print fails, because then I can lower the alread...
by AJM
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image
Replies: 5
Views: 749

Re: Incorrect "Model out of range" error, and bad image

Negative Z is okay. It is the X and Y that is wrong. If you take your example boat and move it so that the chimney is at the very corner and the boat body is outside the bed, then lower the boat below the bed so that only the chimney is above the bed, then that should slice even if the boat body is ...
by AJM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Indication of currently printing file
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Indication of currently printing file

In the touch panel menu, Print, where the files are listed, it would be nice if it highlighted the currently printing (or last printed, if not currently printing) file. It is easy to forget which file is being printed when it could have come from local storage, USB, or SD card. Even if you print onl...

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