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by MattNewman
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD
Replies: 34
Views: 8657

Re: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD

I'm still suffering in not having a replacement ramps yet (was supposed to arrive yesterday but then it was lost hopefully it doesn't get "lost" today as well). I'll have to dial things in fresh for ramps as my dolly build is currently powered by an anet board so my only testing with the TMC2130s is...
by MattNewman
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD
Replies: 34
Views: 8657

Re: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD

@SpeedGP basically yes, but my plan was to desolder the aux3 connector on the ramps and the LCD so I could put these extra long ones from a stacking arduino shield so it'd be a little cleaner. That ended up not working because the ramps started falling apart while desoldering (one of the SPI pins tr...
by MattNewman
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD
Replies: 34
Views: 8657

Re: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD

If anyone was wondering or stumbles on this later I reassigned the CS pins for X (X_CS_PIN) and Y (Y_CS_PIN) to land on AUX 2 instead, then moved the female connector from the LCD PCB and put it on the RAMPS board itself and put long through male headers on the LCD PCB so I could plug the stepper SP...
by MattNewman
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD
Replies: 34
Views: 8657

RAMPS, TMC2130s, and LCD

Has anyone documented how to use RAMPS with TMC2130s and an LCD yet?

Thanks,
Matt
by MattNewman
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: Mosfets vs relays
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Re: Mosfets vs relays

I would add that using a relay would not be ideal because of how the heaters work. It would be turning on and off frequently to maintain the set temperature. This would be annoying with a standard relay click each time. It would also be a bad thing if the relay mechanically wore out and got stuck in...
by MattNewman
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: Dolly extruder issues
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Dolly extruder issues

So on a whim before I saw your reply I tried loosening the idler springs a hair and just successfully finished a benchy test print so it seems it was that. As to the quality of Hatchbox, my experience with PLAs so far is whatever garbage came with my A8 to which Hatchbox is far superior and Polymake...
by MattNewman
Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Help requests / Purchasing assistance
Topic: Dolly extruder issues
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Dolly extruder issues

I've been trying to figure out an issue my Dolly i3 build. It works absolutely perfectly with Polymaker filament but the extruder will start skipping steps at random on any of my Hatchbox filaments. I've played with different temperatures and changed nozzles with no luck (but every time I switch bac...
by MattNewman
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Anet A8/cloned Prusa/ Tronxy etc
Topic: Things to think about if you are going to buy a Anet A8
Replies: 12
Views: 8042

Re: Things to think about if you are going to buy a Anet A8

I had a lot of problems with reliability/reproducibility of print quality. What's left of mine has become spares or parts to finish my Dolly i3 project which has already been more reliable. My advice to anyone with an A8 is don't trust it, I came home to mine once and found the hotend so hot it was ...
by MattNewman
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prusa i3 Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 4885

Re: Prusa i3 Power Supply

I've actually been looking at the NES-350-12 or doing the ATX computer power supply as I have a few known reliable ones laying around that would do the job. I was also going to go with the MiniRambo for the same reasons you did (though I need to replace a transmission now so it'll be while before I ...
by MattNewman
Sat May 27, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Prusa i3 Power Supply
Replies: 10
Views: 4885

Re: Prusa i3 Power Supply

Thanks! That is helpful

-Matt