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starbuck last won the day on July 4 2018

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  1. starbuck

    Texas A&M MakerPlace & the Ultimaker S5

    Hey @geert_2! The mats I ended up buying were these plain 1/2" thick EVA foam mats. All of the printers are on top of them now. They certainly made an improvement of tiny vibrations of other printers over having nothing there. Here's a picture I just took after I moved the printer from where it normally sits. My only issue now is the fixtures that all of the printers sit on need to be updated to more industrial, sturdy materials. After that the foam mats should have a greater effect on the vibration dampening since the fixtures will not be moving around as much, if any. Cork sounds like it would be an good choice. In my situation, getting around 100 sq ft of the stuff might prove expensive. The EVA foam mats were like $100 or something, I've slept since then.
  2. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    I like your thought process here! Checking the Z position would be very helpful. Perhaps I can make a second script to "run once" and double check the values during a test print (calibration cube type thing).
  3. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    Yes, I think I know what's going on. It's the (x,y) position of the head in the corner there. I mean the physical position of where the Ultimaker head parks, not the tall 1x1mm dummy object. I wonder if the coordinates are exactly the same as mine or if something like firmware or Cura versions change it. Here's how to test it, During the first couple of layers of your print, run this python3 test.py: https://github.com/starbuck93/um3timelapse/blob/master/test.py after editing IP_ADDRESS in the script to be the IP address of your printer. While the (benchy, calibration cube, whatever) print is running like you have set up in the screenshot, the test.py script will output X and Y coordinates of the head. When the head is parked in the corner waiting for PrintCore 1 or 2 to reach the correct temperature to resume printing, check what the X and Y coordinates are. When I was testing, I saw the same coordinate set around 3 times in a row. After that, in timelapse.py, go edit the location_check function (link to github) to have the X and Y coordinates you discovered with the test.py script. For UM3 I found test.py output x213 y189 and I also saw x209.375 y193.0 several times too. I ended up with 213,189 in mine, but yours could be different.
  4. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    Yes, I believe it does. It sounds like you might be using windows? You can either copy the ffmpeg.exe to the same folder as timelapse.py you can edit timelapse.py to include the full path to ffmpeg around line 126 starting with ffmpegcmd ffmpegcmd = "B?path\to\ffmpeg.exe ...rest of the line stays the same" Or you can add ffmpeg to your PATH. (something like this https://www.java.com/en/download/help/path.xml)
  5. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    Hey @PaulMiles! Here's the information in your error message that's important: ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'requests' To fix that, I'd use python-pip to install the package called requests like this pip install requests or "pip3" if just plain "pip" doesn't work for some reason. pip3 is the python3 specific version.
  6. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    The latest code is on GitHub here https://github.com/starbuck93/um3timelapse. Use the "Clone or Download" green button and then click "Download ZIP". Or "Clone" it if you're so inclined! Go ahead and unzip it where you downloaded it, probably in the Downloads folder, or your Desktop or wherever. After that, go to the unzipped folder, and at this point it depends on your operating system. For Windows I'd say to run `cmd` and then all you'd do is `cd` to the unzipped folder and run `python3 timelapse.py 1 video.mkv` and let it run! It handles the frames automatically so you'll never see a folder full of pictures and the video is saved in the same folder you run the python script in. That would be really cool. I suspect there would have to be support for saving to the USB stick as there is not much onboard storage for these types of things!
  7. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    @cloakfiend yep! It uses the built-in API to access the required information including the camera. The original code just has a time delay for when it takes pictures to build the timelapse, but I wanted the head to move out of the way too. So I looked at the X and Y position when the printer changes printcores and does its thing and told my forked code to watch for that exact position. Therefore whenever the printcores change, we take a picture and build a timelapse! Setting it up to work on any given computer should be fairly easy. I'm using a Linux server (Raspberry Pi) so it was not hard for me to set up. All you need to do is install Python 3 (latest) and install ffmpeg for your system. Then run the script on the command line with the IP address of the printer, the number of seconds of postroll you want (probably 1) and the output file like `timelapse_1.mkv` or something.
  8. starbuck

    Ultimaker 3 Octolapse-Style Timelapse

    The print time is increased by the nozzle switching. I increased an 8.5 hour print to 9 hours by adding the ghost tower for extruder 2 in the corner. I feel that is an acceptable amount of time for the reward. I haven't had any nozzle clogs yet but I've only done this a handful of times already. I suspect you're correct and that the 2nd nozzle will clog after a little bit of time doing this. Also, I've added support for the Ultimaker S5 as well and I'm testing that right now with the print I mentioned above!
  9. Hey everyone! I was inspired by a Facebook post to fork unlimitedbacon's Ultimaker 3 timelapse Python code to create an Octolapse-style timelapse. The Facebook post had printed hardware, a bluetooth shutter and a smartphone mount to do it. I used their idea and made it work by using the position that the UM3 parks in when switching nozzles. Octolapse is a piece of software that links into Octoprint to move the print head and/or bed out of the way to systematically take a series of pictures to make a timelapse. If you don't know what Octolapse timelapses look like, here are a few examples! https://www.instagram.com/adamsprints/ https://www.instagram.com/wildrosebuilds/ Check out the GitHub repository to see how to set it up. I don't go into too much detail about installing, but this thread might help more. If you have questions, I'd love to help out. Here's a video of how well it works! I think this was the 2nd iteration of the script after I forked it. It's a little bit more refined now. Feel free to clone the repository, submit pull-requests and check out the timelapses! https://github.com/starbuck93/um3timelapse Thanks for reading!
  10. starbuck

    S5 - Print Core BB hitting buildplate

    @kmanstudios You're exactly right. I meant to say that the manual leveling process would loosen the screws and therefore raise the build plate a bit. The point is to get rid of a lot of slack in the bed so the automatic leveling process won't scrape against the glass.
  11. starbuck

    Contents of S5 USB stick

    As far as I know it's just a simple test model to show that the printer works on arrival and can do some geometry.
  12. starbuck

    S5 - Print Core BB hitting buildplate

    I think I ran into this issue on one or two UM3s. I tightened the build plate leveling screws all the way down/tight then ran the manual leveling script and that seemed to fix it.
  13. starbuck

    Vinyl Cut "S5" Stickers

    One thing I noticed when I got the S5 printer in is the missing "S5" behind the build plate. It's even missing in Cura. Almost like they meant to leave it out ? So I decided to cut out my own! Here are some pictures of the result. It's obviously not color-matched as I think the "Ultimaker" wording is screen printed. I just used shiny silver vinyl. If I get comments irl about it I'll probably change it, but I'm going to be the only one who notices that it's even there right now. Thanks for checking it out! ? S5 Logo.zip
  14. starbuck

    Er19 Er18 Er15 - new printer please help

    Perhaps it's the gold pins that connect the PrintCores to the back of the print head? Use a flashlight to check those out real good.
  15. starbuck

    Post your latest print!

    Latest print over the weekend! Took 1 day and 18 hours to print these trophies at .15mm layers. Here's the time-lapse video and a snapshot. Printed with Gold Happens on the Ultimaker S5 with a 0.4mm PrintCore. https://photos.app.goo.gl/oXysdaCuLJUymwMK8

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