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by dragonator
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS

It depends a bit. Do you need a linear encoder or a rotary encoder. My optical linear encoders have yet to give me much trouble. I know these are also in my Zcorp printer. If you insist on having a fully closed encoder, search for "incremental rotary encoder" and you will get plenty of closed rotary...
by dragonator
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS

Plaster does compress. I do not have hard values, but it is more than 10%, maybe even more than 25%. In double piston machines this is mitigated by compressing the powder in both pistons. One thing that does worry me a bit is if the powder will actually fall from the bottom of the funnel. My experie...
by dragonator
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS

Still here, just working on some things that do not really warrant posting.

The forum does this every now and then. Some good discussions going on for weeks or months, and then mostly silence for another few months.

That is a great looking design. What are your current print dimensions?
by dragonator
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85
Replies: 162
Views: 47427

Re: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85

I made a connector that holds pogo pins. I will also make an ink supply and a suction cup, and then I can test whether I can send lines to it.
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by dragonator
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85
Replies: 162
Views: 47427

Re: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85

I do finally have the time, and now that you have shared this, I finally bought an HP84 myself. I do hope I can find a few days around Christmas to mess with this. First thing I will make is a connector so I can wire this up.
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by dragonator
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85
Replies: 162
Views: 47427

Re: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85

Thank you for sharing this. I will see if I can replicate this over the next few weeks. You have made a nice summary. For sharing code, you can zip it and add it as an attachment. We might not be able to read it in the forum, but we can at least use it. Looking at the voltages, I have to assume that...
by dragonator
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking the HP45
Replies: 550
Views: 344510

Re: Hacking the HP45

I have not been working as much as I wanted on the Oasis project. Now that the turret is done, it was planned that I was going to work on HP45 related work. However, responsibilities and other smaller projects took the majority of the time. I have done some work again. I have made a controller that ...
by dragonator
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS

With that I can give pointers: https://ytec3d.com/the-z400-blog-part-8/#comment-52407 In the comments here, Ezrec has give some pointers, and he has a webpage http://www.evillabs.net/index.php/ZCorp_Z310%2B#Materials I have compiled a small list here: http://ytec3d.com/plan-b-printing-materials/ Las...
by dragonator
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS
Replies: 32
Views: 2498

Re: New project powder 3D printer ZEUS

Powder composition would not change printer design (much). The bigger issue is that how well your printer prints REALLY depends on your powder and binder. There are a few people who have done work, and you can hope that it will work instantly, but most likely you will need to tweak the powder or bin...
by dragonator
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking the HP45
Replies: 550
Views: 344510

Re: Hacking the HP45

I do not have time to change it. That does not mean it cannot be changed. If you want to mark a product, you will need to know where it is. Currently, my controller needs an encoder, but in principle, you could just tell it that it needs to print at say 50mm/s, and then tell it to start printing. Ho...