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merva

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Re: Crap hack. Bulk filament
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2014, 05:35:18 am »
Thank's dan,

Thank you again,  I tried what you said and you where Wright again,  I can see now the remaining time and then press stop - great

Going to print more now .....

Thanks'

daniel

e.g. about the switch - later

e.g.

 I was trying to put beck in empty cartridge the new amount ( I put the empty cartridge back  almost in the end of the process) but no success (it's not so  important as I have a new full which is doing the job to initiate the printing like you discovered)

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« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2014, 07:15:06 pm »
hi all,

sorry about the late replies. I ended up getting a new filament instead which seemed to do the trick! i think it is slightly thinner. Also, id recommend people going for the slightly more translucent filament as this is what worked for me.

Its printing fine right now.

Thanks for all the help dan, you really are a penny saver!

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« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2014, 10:16:47 pm »
Hi Storm.  What brand did you go with at the end.   
Best,  Bob

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« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2014, 05:41:29 am »
For the Ultimate Bulk Filament hack - check out this   ;D : http://cube3d.createaforum.com/general-discussion/frankencube-v0-1-its-alive!!!/

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Re: Crap hack. Bulk filament
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2014, 06:02:58 am »
Hi,
I went with filaprint, it's quite good. Just finished printing this morning and I am very impressed

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« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2014, 05:22:27 pm »
Hi all, I wondered something ::), I have cube 1st generation, firmware is 1.06. Does firmware 2.x.x mean that for cube 2nd generation ?
Can I use 2.0.8 for my cube ? ???
I have 2 cardridge, I had use them for trick 3d printer, but I did not take them off while printing, so when I try new print, cube says, " The cardridge is empty ". I have full cardridge so I'll try Dan's way, so I wonder, If I up/downgrade firmware to v1.00 can I use again them for start another print as a half load cardridge ? Or When start printing with full cardridge, and then take off it, is that printer write a new information to cardridge?
Sorry my English, I hope I could explain.
Thanks.


"" Jason says:
January 16, 2014 at 5:49 am
These are the hex files I’ve got for my gen1 cube: v0.24, v1.00, v1.06, v1.07 and v1.10.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By9lF8Q3EZlNeVdhZUZlV1kyS2M&usp=sharing

v1.10 doesn’t allow the cartridge swap trick. v1.07 does allow you to change cartridges, but doesn’t reset the amount of filament left in the ‘empty’ cartridge as outlined by Kevin and others. v1.00 does reset the filament amount, but has a bug that stops the ‘firmware update’ button working. If you use this one, you’ll have to do a factory reset to start the cube in firmware loader mode. (Hold the round function button on the front of the Cube and plug the machine back in while continuing to hold the button. Note: this will remove all your saved settings!)  ""
« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 05:30:48 pm by yimbiraralik »

Dan

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« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2014, 03:37:20 am »
Cant answer the question, but can say this; doesnt the cube 1 have a heated bed?  The Cube2 doesnt so im fairly sure you'd lose that functionality if you tried.    If it helps, the cube 2 uses the following chip : PIC32MX440F256H.  This is used on a number of *dunio boards.  Perhaps trying to to load firmware and following the load process from some of those boards will work?  That way you could add functionality to the board without having to build a frankencube???

dan
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yimbiraralik

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Re: Crap hack. Bulk filament
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2014, 08:01:03 pm »
Thanks your reply :) I got it finally. I rewrite as full with the printer. I used that way is,started with  full cardridge(very little print), stop, changed cardridge, and machine write to totaly empty cardridge as full :)
now I just need better slicer :(

Cubify cube gen1 firmware v1.06

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Re: Crap hack. Bulk filament
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2014, 02:04:47 am »
About a better slice, you should look into this thread :
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=fr#!topic/kisslicer-refugee-camp/ZMuIrtn5Mfo

You can use Kisslicer to slice a bfb file, than you can use Codex to encode the file to a CUBEPRO file and if you rename the file to CUBE you can print it.
The only thing is find the right lines to add to the header of the bfb file before encoding.

Here's the header of an original cube file decoded :
^Firmware:V1.10
^DRM:000000000000
^Material: 16.081
M227 P100 S100
M107
M204 S150
M104 S260
G4 P30
M228 P0 S100
M108 S25.0
#Vector T22
M103

I have a Cubex and I can't help you more than this, you have to do some tests to find the right lines to use into the header and the right parameters to use into Kisslicer.
Happy printing.

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« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2014, 03:20:32 am »
Now That! is a good hack.  Makes me wish my Cube Motherboard wasn't sitting in the bottom of my parts box.  Awesome work.  Thanks for sharing. 

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« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2014, 07:05:40 pm »
What am I going to have to do to get this thing to even extrude bulk filament.  I have tried adjusting the nuts but it feeds it then almost like it is to big for the hot end.  If I do manage to get it to go and then it cools its almost impossible to remove.  Do I need to make the hole in the head bigger?  How is everyone else getting this to work?

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« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2014, 09:46:31 pm »
Hi dude,
The problem for me was the filament itself. Is the filament your using pure white? Because I found going for a more translucent PLA seemed to do the trick

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« Reply #57 on: December 18, 2014, 03:37:47 am »
What am I going to have to do to get this thing to even extrude bulk filament.  I have tried adjusting the nuts but it feeds it then almost like it is to big for the hot end.  If I do manage to get it to go and then it cools its almost impossible to remove.  Do I need to make the hole in the head bigger?  How is everyone else getting this to work?

Get a thermocouple type K thermometer and report back the temperature of the hotend.  THey cost about $10 on ebay. Sounds to me like it's too cold.  Mine runs (ran) at 210 deg C

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« Reply #58 on: December 18, 2014, 11:53:01 am »
You are the man Dan!!! Got this thing working after only a couple hours of adjusting and cleaning out the head. I am using matterhacker black PLA and it seems to be very much compared to the cube filament. I would like to add a switch like yours but can you give a little more detail on how to do it?

Here is a picture of my setup. Thanks Dan!!!!

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Re: Crap hack. Bulk filament
« Reply #59 on: December 18, 2014, 12:50:48 pm »
We are getting a temp of 170C by touching the outside of the nozzle when loading and unloading filament.


What am I going to have to do to get this thing to even extrude bulk filament.  I have tried adjusting the nuts but it feeds it then almost like it is to big for the hot end.  If I do manage to get it to go and then it cools its almost impossible to remove.  Do I need to make the hole in the head bigger?  How is everyone else getting this to work?

Get a thermocouple type K thermometer and report back the temperature of the hotend.  THey cost about $10 on ebay. Sounds to me like it's too cold.  Mine runs (ran) at 210 deg C