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    well sometimes the gods smile on you.
    Cases just arrived and after unticking both y axis - text both displays and prints normally.

    But when you go into tool-options it says I'm using a non-right handed coordinate system.
    weirdos.
    I'm more than happy with widdershins if it works :-)

    yeah, that is ticked - otherwise it gets confused between which orinter you're using. Or something like that. That's always been ticked, as far as i can remember.

    So basically what obviously happened was when it updated to version 3 - it automatically ticked the invert y axis box. Seems a bit bizarre to me.

    But working now anyway :-)

    Right off to build a system.

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    I got the same error message.

    Found out the cost to make custom length diagonal rods. $50 will get you 24 traxxis rod ends, some 4mm x 20mm set screws and six 6mm x 4mm x 400mm carbon fiber tubes.
    Last edited by number40Fan; 07-17-2017 at 07:43 AM.

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    Surely you need 6 tubes.
    how much more expensive are carbon rods over aluminium. I've got no issues with the aluminium rods.
    And how about magnetic sockets and bearings ?

  4. #224
    Yeah, that was a typo. Fixed.

    Not sure I'd trust a 4mm aluminum rod that long, plus they would be solid and weight more. It does look like it would cost more too.

    Mag balls, you'd be looking at redoing the effector and carriages.

    Thanks for the files.

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    Did you give the marble run another go? Suppose it could have been the board overheating?

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    not yet. Keep forgetting to bring a new sd card into the workshop.

    The mirrored weirdness continues. Printed a couple of those plastic strut nuts. Thought this is odd they are the wrong way round.
    Had look at thingiverse page, had look at s3d preview. s3d has reversed the y axis.
    I mirror the mesh they look right.
    They printed brilliantly and i've got a bag of m3 nuts.:-)
    Tell you what that filament that came with the printer is really really good stuff.
    Might buy a bulk batch from reprapmall.
    Think if you buy 8 rolls it's free postage. Plus they've got the good metallic stuff as well. The aluminium one is just like metal.
    Nah no free postage :-(

    So I can have mirrored prints with text, or non-mirrored prints but with mirrored text.
    is that in any way logical ?
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    Ah the strutnuts print fine , but are too thick too fit in the struts and turn to lock.

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    Do the m3 nuts fit in tight? Might have to scale it down a smidge. I looked at the file you sent me for Alexa. I didn't see anything wrong with it as to why you are getting the reversed images.

    Going to email you something to try.

  9. #229
    I think you can skip the file I sent. If I don't have the Flip Build Table Axis "Y" checked, then it gets mirrored in the S3D preview. But, I don't have the Update Machine Definition checked in the G-code tab either, probably because went through the manual building of the "machine".

    You'll need at least one "Y" checked, whether that is in the G-code or in the Options menu.
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    It's something to do with version 3. before that I had no problems. And it's not just on the delta either.
    The flashforge shows reversed text but prints fine.

    Yeah the nuts need to be about 1mm thinner to actually turn in the channel.
    Other than that, they look great and are certainly strong enough to hold most things. Printed at 0.2. 3 minutes per - saves 20p per knut :-)
    Damn fine idea.

    I loaded up the basket at reprapmall with about $100 worth of filament, but wanted another $74 for postage. Which begs the question how the hell do they offer free postage on the printers ?

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