[KwartzLab] 3d printer progress
doug at moens.org
Wed Aug 24 17:57:54 EDT 2011
This works with the Tech Zone monolithic electronics, which we do not have:
The sprinter firmware only works with all-in-one controller boards,
whereas we have 2 separate controller boards (one for the extruder,
one for the other stuff).
On 24 August 2011 14:03, Ben Brown <ben at generik.ca> wrote:
> Why don't we try the sprinter firmware then? The modifications to the
> electronics are minimal and it's apparently compatible with the Gen3
> On 8/24/2011 1:12 AM, doug moen wrote:
>> I tried printing the MakerGear "bracelet" pattern, using the gcode
>> conversion web site recommended by our vendor TechZoneCom.
>> It did not print correctly, there were a couple of problems.
>> Kevin watched the print screw up with me, and noticed that there were
>> some motor feed problems with the extruder, and diagnosed them by
>> looking at the gcode. We established that the gcode interpreter in our
>> firmware is not interpreting gcode correctly, in accordance with the
>> specs on reprap.org (M108 has a totally screwed up implementation).
>> The biggest problem was the Y axis screwing up, similar to what
>> happened to Ben's print. We didn't get to the root of this problem,
>> but Kevin suggested that the gcode interpreter could be at fault, as
>> I interpret this as meaning that a firmware upgrade is in order, and
>> that the various modern printing software packages that we've uploaded
>> recently are unlikely to work. Until the firmware is upgraded, the
>> original Mendel host software is the only thing we've had any measure
>> of success with.
>> For future reference, we are using these electronics:
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