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I ended up having to super glue the cable down to the board (this is all on the camera circuit board, I’m not talking about the ribbon cable going to the RPi). It kept popping out and I was getting “Camera Not Found”.
WARNING! Evidently the Flexplate textured surface is not for PETG (assuming you can get your temps up high enough for PETG; I replaced my power supplies with bigger ones). But if you do — don’t ruin your flexplates my trying to print PETG on them. Oh well! Maybe someone can learn from my mistake.
UG! How many more things can go wrong.
CHECK YOUR CAMERA SENSOR to ensure it actually stuck to your board. If it pulls up and you see “3M” that’s the stick tape you need to pull the 3M off of and stick it down to the board.
Unfortunately for me, I did all the steps below and it fell off as I was tilting my base to work on the RPi plugs… which if you’re using a 3B+ evidently their mini-USB angle plug faces the other way… then it uses the main power which I’ve switched over and am waiting thinner wire so right now it is VERY hard to shove any more wires into. Grrr. Quite the adventure building this.
Argh! Just now assembling my Octopi camera and realize the “left” side of my bed should have the holes in which is where the camera should go. Doh. I really don’t want to reassemble all that, especially when it is actually printing pretty well and hearing about everyone else’s issues. I’m going to try and mount it on this side, but guess it won’t be great view, doesn’t appear to actually block the gantry or anything.
New version of Configuration.h has this:
#define BED_MAXTEMP 70
The version before that I was using was 55. Changing to 70 and I can now set Bed temp to 60 degrees instead of 45.
Bed seems to be stuck at 45-degrees maximum. Even from SD card.
For the bed, the terminal command states “set to 60 degrees Celsius” but the status line in Pronterface says B:45.00 / 45.00. I think this is a Pronterface problem. Tried setting to 110 as well, same thing. Says 45 and stops at 45 even when set to 110. This is Pronterface/Printrun 2.0.0rc5 for the Mac, which is all that will work macOS Catalina.
I think the Red filament is damp or something. The blue seems to do fine (though still oozes).
So, what if you don’t have a nice straight stream of filament flowing… instead it just kind of bunches up in a ball? Eventually it falls down, but doesn’t look like a nice straight stream by any stretch. Also seems to keep oozing out. If I do 10mm instead of 5mm it seems to work better, except for the oozing after it is done.
Agreed, all of the sudden it seems I should have done this already and I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere. The “updated” step doesn’t really talk about what I’m doing to install this either. What is the brass screw nozzel on here too? I take it I take that off, but missing a step somewhere.
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