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by dragonator
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Props in progress
Topic: The Turret
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: The Turret

Movement W86etRMzjak (Sorry for the vertical video) I finished wiring the open and pan motor. It took a while because I also got a new 3D printer while doing this. The guts of the movement is the pan/open mechanism. The whole mechanism pans, and inside is a scissor mechanism that opens and closed th...
by dragonator
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Props in progress
Topic: The Turret
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: The Turret

A month later, this post schedule is getting out of hand. I will post the past month in a few separate posts, else this post will be too long. I spent the past month doing several things. Mostly rewiring the main body and printing the left shell of the turret. Today is the left shell. A bit of backg...
by dragonator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Plan B
Topic: Problems with SD card
Replies: 8
Views: 1081

Re: Problems with SD card

If you clean the head again and it is a different nozzle it might still be clogged. The printheads can be a bit tricky if they are older. You can also try a different printhead to verify. If it really is only nozzle 6 and nozzle 6 every time, it might be a connection that is off. What connection or ...
by dragonator
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: The Z400 adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 767

The Z400 adventure

The sequel to https://ytec3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5627 . I now own a Zcorp Z400, given to me by Wonko (Many thanks). It currently resides at my local hackerspace, the Tkkrlab, where I hope to restore it to a working condition. IMG_20190303_172047.jpg I will give a TL;DR here, but below I wa...
by dragonator
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: PowderMaker1 3DP printer
Replies: 15
Views: 1594

Re: PowderMaker1 3DP printer

That is looking really nice. It looks very solid. The thing on the printhead looks like an ink buffer. Is that correct or is that something else. What printhead are you planning on trying first?
by dragonator
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking the Xaar 128 printhead
Replies: 275
Views: 111973

Re: Hacking the Xaar 128 printhead

Looking very nice. No obvious blurring or missing lines. Is the speed currently limited by anything or are you printing at this speed because it is easier for now. I am not really familiar with the damper. What is it's purpose. Is it there to smooth out the flow of ink you are pumping to the printhe...
by dragonator
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Props in progress
Topic: The Turret
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: The Turret

A few more weeks, a few more progress. DSC02308_LW.jpg I first tore out all of the wiring that was in the turret. This was a mess that I did not even want to fix. I then started to rewire the turret (this time with an actual design beforehand). The basics are still the same. There is a 12V/30A power...
by dragonator
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: giving away my ZCorp Z400 for free
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: giving away my ZCorp Z400 for free

Dibs
by dragonator
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85
Replies: 115
Views: 19624

Re: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85

Is the hole you pointed to in some way connected to the printer? I suspect the bellows exist to pressurize the ink (or maybe even to create a vacuum), but that would only be possible if that hole is connected to the printer in some way. In any other way it is pretty similar inside to most other prin...
by dragonator
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: 3DP printing
Topic: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85
Replies: 115
Views: 19624

Re: Hacking cartridge HP 84/85

That is not what I expected to be on the inside. When you add ink or water to it, does it fill the plastic bellows or go past it. I expect that the ink needs to be on within the black plastic body with the printhead on it and not within the clear bellows to work, but I have a bit of difficulty under...