RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #125, on November 6th, 2011, 07:27 AM »
Quote from firepinto on November 5th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM
Hi Nate, did you finish the vic bobbin?:cool: I am going to post a video of the progress I have made on my printer, got the stepper drivers adjusted, had to take the Z axes lead screws off and chase the threads, :(  lubed them to, they were hanging up, so I did that then readjusted everything again. Got all the movements moving smoothly, very quiet :D . Next thing calibration :D :cool: almost got it :D :P.  I want to thank you for all your help Nate, I really appreciate it very much. Oh, also I had one of the Wisconsin beers you like, starts with the letter L, can't remember the name, but it was sure good, just the kind of beer I like, well thanks again.:D
Hey Jeff, I didn't quite get it done yet.  It's taking me awhile to draw all those little supports in it.:-/  I may get the large bobbin done and tested tomorrow.  The little one is more tricky.  
Glad to hear ya getting closer!  I kept finding more areas that needed adjustment or smoothing out too.  Seems like lots of kinks to work out.  I have mine taken apart trying to get a new lower bed i printed installed.   I might have to change out my smooth rods, I got linear bearings that still ride ruff on the rods.  I was thinking about the stainless threaded rod, stainless doesn't like to slide on stainless.  Maybe some brass nuts would make a smoother action.  :huh:
Glad to help out :-) I think these printers will make our lives much easier.    I get new ideas every day of simple things i could print out.:cool:

Nate
Hi Nate, I'm sure you are right on the brass nuts for the lead screws, :D many years back, :huh: I worked on 5 gal bucket paint shakers, the clamp mechanism had two lead screws with 2" long brass nuts, one on each side of the bucket, attached to the clamping plate that would come down on the lid of the 5 gal bucket, once the clamping amperage was met the bottom of the machine would shake the inner frame that the bucket was clamped in, it would shake then time out stop shaking and raise the clamping plate. I might have to try the brass nut trick if I have any more problems, but for now they are working perfectly. :cool: Hope you get yours back together soon, :D thanks.
RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #126, on November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM »
Hi Nate, tried to download from thingiverse and I get a box saying "Invalid Public Key Security",  " this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate trust list " , Have any Ideas as to what is going on? I have signed in or logged in. Also don't  know if I have sfact installed, how would I find out if I have it installed or installed correctly.  I have all my axes calibrated, E is not, I want to do a dry run, hotend off, no plastic being extruded, just to see how everything moves and is running, can you possibly shed some light on this? Thanks.:D

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #127, on November 7th, 2011, 06:41 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Nate, tried to download from thingiverse and I get a box saying "Invalid Public Key Security",  " this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate trust list " , Have any Ideas as to what is going on? I have signed in or logged in. Also don't  know if I have sfact installed, how would I find out if I have it installed or installed correctly.  I have all my axes calibrated, E is not, I want to do a dry run, hotend off, no plastic being extruded, just to see how everything moves and is running, can you possibly shed some light on this? Thanks.:D
Hmm I haven't had that before.  Your downloading an STL file?  Maybe check your browser security settings?  The files you downloaded for Sfact get put into the Skeinforge folder that is inside the pronterface folder.  Sfact can then be run from the settings menu on the top of pronterface.  You won't need to adjust any settings in sfact just to test your motor operations, since you wont be extruding. :)

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #128, on November 8th, 2011, 05:58 PM »
Quote from firepinto on November 7th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Nate, tried to download from thingiverse and I get a box saying "Invalid Public Key Security",  " this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate trust list " , Have any Ideas as to what is going on? I have signed in or logged in. Also don't  know if I have sfact installed, how would I find out if I have it installed or installed correctly.  I have all my axes calibrated, E is not, I want to do a dry run, hotend off, no plastic being extruded, just to see how everything moves and is running, can you possibly shed some light on this? Thanks.:D
Hmm I haven't had that before.  Your downloading an STL file?  Maybe check your browser security settings?  The files you downloaded for Sfact get put into the Skeinforge folder that is inside the pronterface folder.  Sfact can then be run from the settings menu on the top of pronterface.  You won't need to adjust any settings in sfact just to test your motor operations, since you wont be extruding. :)
Ok Nate, I found out what was going on, now trying to load a stl file from thingiverse into pronterface and this is what pronterface is telling me,  Please copy Skeinforge into a directory named "skeinforge" in the same directory as this file. So can you translate this for me and tell me what to do with it :blush:, I can go into pronterface settings and I see and can click on sfact but it gives me the same dialog, so I don't think I have sfact installed or installed correctly, can you help, sorry I am so close, thanks.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #129, on November 8th, 2011, 06:38 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 8th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 7th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Nate, tried to download from thingiverse and I get a box saying "Invalid Public Key Security",  " this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate trust list " , Have any Ideas as to what is going on? I have signed in or logged in. Also don't  know if I have sfact installed, how would I find out if I have it installed or installed correctly.  I have all my axes calibrated, E is not, I want to do a dry run, hotend off, no plastic being extruded, just to see how everything moves and is running, can you possibly shed some light on this? Thanks.:D
Hmm I haven't had that before.  Your downloading an STL file?  Maybe check your browser security settings?  The files you downloaded for Sfact get put into the Skeinforge folder that is inside the pronterface folder.  Sfact can then be run from the settings menu on the top of pronterface.  You won't need to adjust any settings in sfact just to test your motor operations, since you wont be extruding. :)
Ok Nate, I found out what was going on, now trying to load a stl file from thingiverse into pronterface and this is what pronterface is telling me,  Please copy Skeinforge into a directory named "skeinforge" in the same directory as this file. So can you translate this for me and tell me what to do with it :blush:, I can go into pronterface settings and I see and can click on sfact but it gives me the same dialog, so I don't think I have sfact installed or installed correctly, can you help, sorry I am so close, thanks.
You need to have a folder created "skeinforge" inside the Printrun folder, if there isn't one already.  Copy the Sfact files you downloaded into this folder.  Pronterface thinks Sfact is the same as Skeinforge.
 I just got an Ubuntu install done on a virtual machine on my XP laptop using VMware Player.  It was much easier to install python and printrun just by copy/pasting the scripts they provided on the wiki into the Ubuntu terminal.  It downloaded and installed everything on its own.   I attatched a screen shot of my Printrun folder contents..

Nate

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #130, on November 8th, 2011, 08:31 PM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 04:28 AM by Jeff Nading
Quote from firepinto on November 8th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 8th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 7th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 7th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Nate, tried to download from thingiverse and I get a box saying "Invalid Public Key Security",  " this file is invalid for use as the following: Certificate trust list " , Have any Ideas as to what is going on? I have signed in or logged in. Also don't  know if I have sfact installed, how would I find out if I have it installed or installed correctly.  I have all my axes calibrated, E is not, I want to do a dry run, hotend off, no plastic being extruded, just to see how everything moves and is running, can you possibly shed some light on this? Thanks.:D
Hmm I haven't had that before.  Your downloading an STL file?  Maybe check your browser security settings?  The files you downloaded for Sfact get put into the Skeinforge folder that is inside the pronterface folder.  Sfact can then be run from the settings menu on the top of pronterface.  You won't need to adjust any settings in sfact just to test your motor operations, since you wont be extruding. :)
Ok Nate, I found out what was going on, now trying to load a stl file from thingiverse into pronterface and this is what pronterface is telling me,  Please copy Skeinforge into a directory named "skeinforge" in the same directory as this file. So can you translate this for me and tell me what to do with it :blush:, I can go into pronterface settings and I see and can click on sfact but it gives me the same dialog, so I don't think I have sfact installed or installed correctly, can you help, sorry I am so close, thanks.
You need to have a folder created "skeinforge" inside the Printrun folder, if there isn't one already.  Copy the Sfact files you downloaded into this folder.  Pronterface thinks Sfact is the same as Skeinforge.
 I just got an Ubuntu install done on a virtual machine on my XP laptop using VMware Player.  It was much easier to install python and printrun just by copy/pasting the scripts they provided on the wiki into the Ubuntu terminal.  It downloaded and installed everything on its own.   I attatched a screen shot of my Printrun folder contents..

Nate
I have looked in all the files, I have nothing like that,:huh: I guess I need to delete everything and start over,:( I don't even have the red p any where,:blush: I feel like giving up,:( don't know what is meant by "You need to have a folder created "skeinforge" [ how would you do that ] inside the Printrun folder" :huh: Sorry Nate, I just don't get it.
RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #131, on November 9th, 2011, 04:17 AM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 04:23 AM by Jeff Nading
Well Nate, I'm not giving up, I have had some sleep, it's a new day. How do you copy a screen shot so I can show you what I have?

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #132, on November 9th, 2011, 01:07 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Well Nate, I'm not giving up, I have had some sleep, it's a new day. How do you copy a screen shot so I can show you what I have?
lol Jeff! Don't delete and start over. You have the hardest parts done. :P  To take a screen shot you can press the "print scrn" key on your keyboard.  Then open up your favorite paint program and click on Edit, then Paste.  Your screen shot should show up there, then just save it.
Don't worry about the red p icon file, nothing ya need to do with that.  To create a new folder called skienforge, right click in the folder that the pronterface.py file exists.  Then click New > then  folder.  Name it skienforge.  Then copy and paste your Sfact files into that folder.  
The important part is that pronterface "looks for" the Sfact files in a specific folder named skeinforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py exists.  I hope this helps ya out, send a screen capture of your pronterface/printrun folder and one of where your Sfact files are if not. :cool:

Nate

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #133, on November 9th, 2011, 03:37 PM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 03:50 PM by Jeff Nading
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Well Nate, I'm not giving up, I have had some sleep, it's a new day. How do you copy a screen shot so I can show you what I have?
lol Jeff! Don't delete and start over. You have the hardest parts done. :P  To take a screen shot you can press the "print scrn" key on your keyboard.  Then open up your favorite paint program and click on Edit, then Paste.  Your screen shot should show up there, then just save it.
Don't worry about the red p icon file, nothing ya need to do with that.  To create a new folder called skienforge, right click in the folder that the pronterface.py file exists.  Then click New > then  folder.  Name it skienforge.  Then copy and paste your Sfact files into that folder.  
The important part is that pronterface "looks for" the Sfact files in a specific folder named skeinforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py exists.  I hope this helps ya out, send a screen capture of your pronterface/printrun folder and one of where your Sfact files are if not. :cool:

Nate
Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?

Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 03:37 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 01:07 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 04:17 AM
Well Nate, I'm not giving up, I have had some sleep, it's a new day. How do you copy a screen shot so I can show you what I have?
lol Jeff! Don't delete and start over. You have the hardest parts done. :P  To take a screen shot you can press the "print scrn" key on your keyboard.  Then open up your favorite paint program and click on Edit, then Paste.  Your screen shot should show up there, then just save it.
Don't worry about the red p icon file, nothing ya need to do with that.  To create a new folder called skienforge, right click in the folder that the pronterface.py file exists.  Then click New > then  folder.  Name it skienforge.  Then copy and paste your Sfact files into that folder.  
The important part is that pronterface "looks for" the Sfact files in a specific folder named skeinforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py exists.  I hope this helps ya out, send a screen capture of your pronterface/printrun folder and one of where your Sfact files are if not. :cool:

Nate
Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #134, on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 04:34 PM by firepinto
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #135, on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 05:42 PM by Jeff Nading
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P

Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #136, on November 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM »Last edited on November 9th, 2011, 06:49 PM by Jeff Nading
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P

Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Well Nate I am my own worst enemy,:huh:  I miss spelled the word skeinforge, I had the ei backwards, but now that I found that, here is the newest screen shot.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #137, on November 9th, 2011, 07:36 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Well Nate I am my own worst enemy,:huh:  I miss spelled the word skeinforge, I had the ei backwards, but now that I found that, here is the newest screen shot.
Did you copy the Sfact files into the new skeinforge folder?  You should have copied the files that are inside the ahmetcemturan-SFACT folder i see in the picture.  You don't want to copy the ahmetcemturan-SFACT folder it's self, just the files that inside it.  Can you send a screen of your skeinforge folder?

~Russ

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #138, on November 10th, 2011, 09:25 AM »
this thread has more Smiley :) icons than i have ever seen! lol GOOD WORK! ~Russ

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #139, on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #140, on November 10th, 2011, 03:21 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
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Here is what I have Nate, I tried right clicking on pronterface.py  the word new is not there to make a new folder, see screen shot. What if I were to rename sfact " skienforge " and drop it or paste it into pronterface.py?
Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D
lol oops I completely missed that post.  It looks like you have all the stuff in the right spots.   I'll compare it to my machine when I get there.  I haven't seen errors like those before.  I did have some trouble running pronterface from a shortcut on my Ubuntu install.  Some things couldn't load.  Maybe try double clicking directly on to pronterface.py instead?

Nate

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #141, on November 10th, 2011, 04:12 PM »Last edited on November 10th, 2011, 04:12 PM by Jeff Nading
Quote from firepinto on November 10th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
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Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D
lol oops I completely missed that post.  It looks like you have all the stuff in the right spots.   I'll compare it to my machine when I get there.  I haven't seen errors like those before.  I did have some trouble running pronterface from a shortcut on my Ubuntu install.  Some things couldn't load.  Maybe try double clicking directly on to pronterface.py instead?

Nate
Thanks Nate I'll try that right now
Quote from firepinto on November 10th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
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Here is another screen shot.
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D
lol oops I completely missed that post.  It looks like you have all the stuff in the right spots.   I'll compare it to my machine when I get there.  I haven't seen errors like those before.  I did have some trouble running pronterface from a shortcut on my Ubuntu install.  Some things couldn't load.  Maybe try double clicking directly on to pronterface.py instead?

Nate
Thanks Nate I'll try that right now
RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #142, on November 10th, 2011, 05:26 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 10th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D
lol oops I completely missed that post.  It looks like you have all the stuff in the right spots.   I'll compare it to my machine when I get there.  I haven't seen errors like those before.  I did have some trouble running pronterface from a shortcut on my Ubuntu install.  Some things couldn't load.  Maybe try double clicking directly on to pronterface.py instead?

Nate
Thanks Nate I'll try that right now
Quote from firepinto on November 10th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 9th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Hey Jeff, don't right click on pronterface.py it's self, you want to click on an open area in the folder that pronterface.py is in.  I edited the screen you sent and attatched it.  
The idea is to have a folder named skienforge that is in the same folder that pronterface.py is in.
Ha thanks Nate, I owe you big time for all your help, I'll try this right now:D :cool:  thanks.:P


Here is what I get now Nate, 3 screen shots.
Ya Nate, # 7 of the paint screen shots is the skeinforge folder, the last word in the address is skeinforge, and the folder is open to show you what is in it, thanks.:D
lol oops I completely missed that post.  It looks like you have all the stuff in the right spots.   I'll compare it to my machine when I get there.  I haven't seen errors like those before.  I did have some trouble running pronterface from a shortcut on my Ubuntu install.  Some things couldn't load.  Maybe try double clicking directly on to pronterface.py instead?

Nate
Thanks Nate I'll try that right now
Say Nate when your axes move away from home, are they moving positive millimeters on negative mm's, mine go positive. So say I move the Y axis away from home, to do this I have to click on one of the Y+ buttons, or to return towards home click on one of the Y- buttons. All the axes go to the home stop when I click on the home button. Is yours configured the same way or is it reversed? Tried using the pronterface.py file and not the shortcut, same thing. Thanks.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #143, on November 10th, 2011, 06:00 PM »
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Say Nate when your axes move away from home, are they moving positive millimeters on negative mm's, mine go positive. So say I move the Y axis away from home, to do this I have to click on one of the Y+ buttons, or to return towards home click on one of the Y- buttons. All the axes go to the home stop when I click on the home button. Is yours configured the same way or is it reversed? Tried using the pronterface.py file and not the shortcut, same thing. Thanks.
Hey Jeff, the axes should work just like your saying.:cool:  I don't know whats going on with your skeinforgeeee. lol I have a better idea though.  I zipped up my printrun folder with my Sfact all in it already.  These are the files I've been using so they shouldddd work for you.  Just unzip them to a new location and give my  pronterface.py a whirl.:)

Nate

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #144, on November 10th, 2011, 06:46 PM »
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Say Nate when your axes move away from home, are they moving positive millimeters on negative mm's, mine go positive. So say I move the Y axis away from home, to do this I have to click on one of the Y+ buttons, or to return towards home click on one of the Y- buttons. All the axes go to the home stop when I click on the home button. Is yours configured the same way or is it reversed? Tried using the pronterface.py file and not the shortcut, same thing. Thanks.
Hey Jeff, the axes should work just like your saying.:cool:  I don't know whats going on with your skeinforgeeee. lol I have a better idea though.  I zipped up my printrun folder with my Sfact all in it already.  These are the files I've been using so they shouldddd work for you.  Just unzip them to a new location and give my  pronterface.py a whirl.:)

Nate
Say Nate it worked :D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::P:P:P:P:P:P, I did a dry run, it worked great, so all I need to do is check the step settings calibration, or do I, this is printrun/pronterface not sprinter right, so my calibration should be what I uploaded to the arduino, that's cool, :cool::cool::cool: Ha Nate, your the man, I can't thank you enough, If you need another casting let me know. Here is a screen shot.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #145, on November 10th, 2011, 06:59 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 10th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 10th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Say Nate when your axes move away from home, are they moving positive millimeters on negative mm's, mine go positive. So say I move the Y axis away from home, to do this I have to click on one of the Y+ buttons, or to return towards home click on one of the Y- buttons. All the axes go to the home stop when I click on the home button. Is yours configured the same way or is it reversed? Tried using the pronterface.py file and not the shortcut, same thing. Thanks.
Hey Jeff, the axes should work just like your saying.:cool:  I don't know whats going on with your skeinforgeeee. lol I have a better idea though.  I zipped up my printrun folder with my Sfact all in it already.  These are the files I've been using so they shouldddd work for you.  Just unzip them to a new location and give my  pronterface.py a whirl.:)

Nate
Say Nate it worked :D:D:D:D:D:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::cool::P:P:P:P:P:P, I did a dry run, it worked great, so all I need to do is check the step settings calibration, or do I, this is printrun/pronterface not sprinter right, so my calibration should be what I uploaded to the arduino, that's cool, :cool::cool::cool: Ha Nate, your the man, I can't thank you enough, If you need another casting let me know. Here is a screen shot.
lol Good to hear Jeff!  Yep all your calibration settings didn't change, they are all safe in the Arduino.  

Nate

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #146, on November 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM »
Nate are you going to upload a video on the bobbins,:cool: and the new bottom plate you installed?:D Also, what temp is you hot end set at for pla, I think I am going to have to increase the temp on mine one or two degree's, increase the steps on E to put out a little more plastic filament. I printed a few parts last night, extrusions are a little thin. My home built hotend works great. I ordered abs filament and a few other parts just to have on hand, also to build another hotend for the next machine. Once I get my machine adjusted I'll start on the heated bed and see how that goes, thanks Nate.:D

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #147, on November 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM »
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Nate are you going to upload a video on the bobbins,:cool: and the new bottom plate you installed?:D Also, what temp is you hot end set at for pla, I think I am going to have to increase the temp on mine one or two degree's, increase the steps on E to put out a little more plastic filament. I printed a few parts last night, extrusions are a little thin. My home built hotend works great. I ordered abs filament and a few other parts just to have on hand, also to build another hotend for the next machine. Once I get my machine adjusted I'll start on the heated bed and see how that goes, thanks Nate.:D
I hope to soon, but my printer had many issues last night.  I have problems with my filament spools getting stuck and causing all sorts of problems.  I woke up this morning to the extruder stripping out the filement and printing ghost bobbins.:dodgy: I might have problems with my wades now.   I had to walk away from it for a day, ya know how it gets.:P lol I have an idea to make a tool to remove the print structure from the bobbin choke slots.  It will be all printable (I hope) except the steel "chomper" part.  I seem to have irritated some people over at thingiverse.com by posting the bobbins. lol They tried to tag them as a scam and said they should be removed. :dodgy:  We'll see what happens, but I'm irritated enough to make my own 3D parts archive on my own website.  I don't have time for .STL Nazis. :rolleyes: Plus I found a cool free 3D preview script to put on websites.:cool:

Yeah thin extrustions are probably a E calibration.  Also make sure you set the measured filament size in Sfact Quick settings.  Mine seems to always default to 2.8.   I've used the 185 pla default with good luck.  I've tried a few degrees above and below.  Depends on if you want to bridge any gaps.  Stay on the cooler side to make bridges so the extrusion don't sag.  2 degrees makes a huge difference.  Are you going to go with a smaller hot end nozzle on the new machine?

Jeff Nading

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #148, on November 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM »
Quote from firepinto on November 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Nate are you going to upload a video on the bobbins,:cool: and the new bottom plate you installed?:D Also, what temp is you hot end set at for pla, I think I am going to have to increase the temp on mine one or two degree's, increase the steps on E to put out a little more plastic filament. I printed a few parts last night, extrusions are a little thin. My home built hotend works great. I ordered abs filament and a few other parts just to have on hand, also to build another hotend for the next machine. Once I get my machine adjusted I'll start on the heated bed and see how that goes, thanks Nate.:D
I hope to soon, but my printer had many issues last night.  I have problems with my filament spools getting stuck and causing all sorts of problems.  I woke up this morning to the extruder stripping out the filement and printing ghost bobbins.:dodgy: I might have problems with my wades now.   I had to walk away from it for a day, ya know how it gets.:P lol I have an idea to make a tool to remove the print structure from the bobbin choke slots.  It will be all printable (I hope) except the steel "chomper" part.  I seem to have irritated some people over at thingiverse.com by posting the bobbins. lol They tried to tag them as a scam and said they should be removed. :dodgy:  We'll see what happens, but I'm irritated enough to make my own 3D parts archive on my own website.  I don't have time for .STL Nazis. :rolleyes: Plus I found a cool free 3D preview script to put on websites.:cool:

Yeah thin extrustions are probably a E calibration.  Also make sure you set the measured filament size in Sfact Quick settings.  Mine seems to always default to 2.8.   I've used the 185 pla default with good luck.  I've tried a few degrees above and below.  Depends on if you want to bridge any gaps.  Stay on the cooler side to make bridges so the extrusion don't sag.  2 degrees makes a huge difference.  Are you going to go with a smaller hot end nozzle on the new machine?
Sorry to hear of the problems you are having Nate. I have been printing and my hotend is also plugging up, I went from 185 to 189 degrees C, it helped but still not the way I would like it to be, I had forgotten about the sfact setting for the filament, I'll set it tomorrow.  I made a temporary support spool to help feed the filament, it seems to be helping as well. What the heck is wrong with those people at thingiverse, ya know, I have hit allot of road blocks from people when it comes to even talking about HHO, let alone posting something about it, that is why this site is so important, most people are lead around by the nose and don't think outside the box at all. On my next nozzle, I'll have to buy another tiny drill bit like a .35mm and make a smaller barrel to use the smaller diameter filament, I think that might be the way to go, won't know though until I try it. So what is the 3d script about, sounds interesting. Hope you can get your machine working well and you have my support what ever that is worth. Thanks Nate.

firepinto

RE: RepRap Self Replicating 3D Prototyping Printer
« Reply #149, on November 12th, 2011, 09:52 PM »Last edited on November 12th, 2011, 09:56 PM by firepinto
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Quote from firepinto on November 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Quote from Jeff Nading on November 12th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Nate are you going to upload a video on the bobbins,:cool: and the new bottom plate you installed?:D Also, what temp is you hot end set at for pla, I think I am going to have to increase the temp on mine one or two degree's, increase the steps on E to put out a little more plastic filament. I printed a few parts last night, extrusions are a little thin. My home built hotend works great. I ordered abs filament and a few other parts just to have on hand, also to build another hotend for the next machine. Once I get my machine adjusted I'll start on the heated bed and see how that goes, thanks Nate.:D
I hope to soon, but my printer had many issues last night.  I have problems with my filament spools getting stuck and causing all sorts of problems.  I woke up this morning to the extruder stripping out the filement and printing ghost bobbins.:dodgy: I might have problems with my wades now.   I had to walk away from it for a day, ya know how it gets.:P lol I have an idea to make a tool to remove the print structure from the bobbin choke slots.  It will be all printable (I hope) except the steel "chomper" part.  I seem to have irritated some people over at thingiverse.com by posting the bobbins. lol They tried to tag them as a scam and said they should be removed. :dodgy:  We'll see what happens, but I'm irritated enough to make my own 3D parts archive on my own website.  I don't have time for .STL Nazis. :rolleyes: Plus I found a cool free 3D preview script to put on websites.:cool:

Yeah thin extrustions are probably a E calibration.  Also make sure you set the measured filament size in Sfact Quick settings.  Mine seems to always default to 2.8.   I've used the 185 pla default with good luck.  I've tried a few degrees above and below.  Depends on if you want to bridge any gaps.  Stay on the cooler side to make bridges so the extrusion don't sag.  2 degrees makes a huge difference.  Are you going to go with a smaller hot end nozzle on the new machine?
Sorry to hear of the problems you are having Nate. I have been printing and my hotend is also plugging up, I went from 185 to 189 degrees C, it helped but still not the way I would like it to be, I had forgotten about the sfact setting for the filament, I'll set it tomorrow.  I made a temporary support spool to help feed the filament, it seems to be helping as well. What the heck is wrong with those people at thingiverse, ya know, I have hit allot of road blocks from people when it comes to even talking about HHO, let alone posting something about it, that is why this site is so important, most people are lead around by the nose and don't think outside the box at all. On my next nozzle, I'll have to buy another tiny drill bit like a .35mm and make a smaller barrel to use the smaller diameter filament, I think that might be the way to go, won't know though until I try it. So what is the 3d script about, sounds interesting. Hope you can get your machine working well and you have my support what ever that is worth. Thanks Nate.
Hey Jeff, do you know what size your thermistor is?  There is a setting in Sprinter for that, which could throw off your temp range.  Plugging up means the nozzle is too cool, or to close to the bed(been there)  I've noticed mine gets a pattern in the print from where the nozzle is at the lowest temp before the heat kicks back on.  I wonder if there is a setting to reduce the swing of the temps.  If you check 'monitor printer' on pronterface you can see the temps changing.
The 3D script is just something that lets you see a 3D object on a website.  It lets you orbit, zoom, and all that stuff.  Something Thingyverse don't really have a lot of. :P  I'll have a small page done soon to show.  Maybe someday we'll have enough models to have a 3D warehouse here on open-source-energy? :cool:
I don't bother arguing with people that go out of their way to convince you that something can't possibly work - because they say so - and they are smarter.:rolleyes:  Their whole goal is to slow down your progress and turn people away.  If they know it don't work then why do they care if someone is wasting their own time?  Riddle me this!  :P

Nate