That was last week, or before that, and all my hopes and goals for having a 3D printer and flat heat bed are apparently still dependent on other factors.
hphmm....Usually I'm writing about last week or whenever. But tonight I called it early...and yet it's
Getting this thing going after 4 years of collecting dust has been a frick'n classroom of blind kids on a field trip to the lazarium. What's the point?
I can deal with my printer homing to X170 Y222 or something. As long as it knows where it is.
A little un-evenness on the first layer, that can be worked around. Getting your print to stay, I can make that work one way or another.
I installed the arc welder plugin. And...where is it?
Searching the C drive, (UltraSearch) brought me too the Cura plugins folder and arcwelder.exe...double click and
Missing the "vcruntime140_1.dll" file...try reinstalling....blah, blah, blah...
the C drive, (UltraSearch) brought me too, "vcruntime140_1.dll"
Copy - Paste into the folder with arcwelder.exe and voila.
I can Find a way...
But this next shit that apparently has been getting worse or more pronounced...I have to go back to my first post asking " I should get another controller.. I mean should I get another controller?"
Well, what is it now?
Printing a large X first to make sure the bed is situated right has been getting harder to accomplish and now it just isn't happening. Getting product to lay down in the X0,Y0 and X300, Y0 quadrants is not happening.
I have gauged, measured, adjusted reset and shimmed...that did not go well.
AM I too close? AM I too far?
Using a piece of paper as it prints, was even more confusing because it should be streaming plastic on the paper unless it was too close. But then if it is too close, I would not be able to slip a piece of paper in there.
Deduction was telling me that, when the hotend was in a certain vicinity it would STOP extruding.
Is that possible? Well my printer homes to X.....not X0, Y0, Z0...well the Z is at zero.
SO before taking that ...no....too drastic. I conducted another test.
I disassembled the hotend exposing the extruder gear. Wrapped some blue tape around the extruder gear and started up the X print. Just let the nozzle and heat block drag around.
I was wrong!
It didn't stop extruding...it retracted....both areas.
Its not just the X print but my new...was hoping to be new brackets were doing the same thing.
Too much time spent getting to what looks hopeful and JUST to find out! it was all a rouge. Set up by the Cosmo's themself. Being in cahoot's with the Universe they have eternity to carefully plan, find and execute a menagerie of scenarios on there victims.
Solution: New controller.
Okay. Now that I had a chance to calm down..."enough", I remember that there is a unused stepper slot/port/area/thing-a-ect... not looking up the term right now. I suppose I should try using this to get a clearer idea of what may be wrong.
I just don't #!#!#! care. I don't just want this to work. it has to work to validate its reason for taking up room.
..more importantly, time.
Well gee, can't you just work on this later when you have more time? (This is what I am told)
The false idea that there may be more time later to do something is completely unfounded. The fact is, you will have less time later. It is a fact of life. Every day there is less time. Dimensionally and relatively.
The relative part is less understood...as to why it seems we don't have enough time or it appears to keep going faster as we get older.
Okay. This is straying off topic
When you were 5 years old, the days were long and the summer even longer. That year it took to reach 6 was a wopping 1/5 of your life.
When you were 20 and that year it took to reach 21......was a respectable 1/20 of your life.
When your 39 and that dreaded year it took to HIT 40. Yup. 1/40 of your life...and since time is an illusion, a human brain interprets the current moment from past data. And even that is less reliable than a memory card.
I gotta go and try to "NOT" touch that frik'n machine that has sucked up.....too much time... and of course sitting here depressingly depressing keys....