[EMS Discuss] Printrbot Status Update

Sun Aug 4 11:15:57 PDT 2013

The wiring in the hot end is somehow wrong.  Wires that should be connected
are not, and wires that should not be connected are.  This is a regression
-- it was working correctly last time I touched the wiring.  So I'm more
than a little confused.

I may have burnt out the second controller figuring this out.  It still has
working USB, so I don't know for sure yet.

On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> As in still has wiring issues after you put the new board in? Sorry to
> hear that....
> On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Thanks, Mark.  This is good news.
>> My printer is still down, BTW.  Still has wiring issues.
>> On Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN
>> > wrote:
>>> FYI:
>>> Over the last 5 weeks or so, largely thanks to Clif, we've got this
>>> printer back to "functional". I updated the firmware, tightened a few
>>> screws, and got the last of the abs that came with it onto a reel. Clif
>>> tightened up the belts, added a fan, replaced the power supply, coated most
>>> of the bed with plastic, installed the necessary software on the EMS
>>> computer, and calibrated. Last night and this morning, I printed a
>>> replacement tension idler and replaced that (cracked) piece.
>>> The tension idler came out nearly perfect, but the test "snake" I did
>>> today suffered from y-axis drift - looks like it still skipped a cog off
>>> the belt at one point. I suspect that is at least partially due to the
>>> complexity of that pattern. So - use at your own risk - which was and will
>>> always be the rule - but I'm declaring the printrbot back online.
>>> If you're used to using Rick's MakerBot, there will be a little bit of a
>>> learning curve on software, but it's pretty easy. Use Slic3r to convert
>>> your .stl to .gcode, and then use pronterface to control the printer. Brief
>>> directions are posted on the bulletin board.
>>> Happy printing!
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>> --
>> Bob Miller                              K<bob>
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