[sudo-discuss] sudoroom 3D printer is working!

Jake jake at spaz.org
Fri Feb 23 15:52:31 PST 2018

I uploaded the correct firmware to the machine (it was running firmware for a
machine with different physical attributes) and now it seems to print fine.

I didn't have the time to properly prepare the bed though, so there was some
non-adhesion, but the giant spool of filament is hooked up and it's ready to

cura-lulzbot slicer is installed on the computer there, and "sudoroom white
ABS" filament is defined and should work.  Pronterface (red icon) is the
program to use to drive the printer and run the gcode generated by cura.

don't do the SD card thing, it won't work and is terrible.



On Thu, 1 Feb 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:

> So I'm coming across something else that's weird. It's superextruding on
> the left side of a calibration cube... Thought I'd share with you. Any
> ideas?
> On Jan 29, 2018 00:51, "Jake" <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> that's great that you got it working! which filament were you using? we
>> have a
>> large spool of white ABS but the spool came apart.  if we fix the spool and
>> dust it off, it's still good.
>> the hard part of using big spools of filament is making sure that the
>> printer
>> has a straight path to pull from the spool, and the spool can rotate
>> freely.
>> i can help with this on Tuesday.  we already have so much filament, i don't
>> want to buy more yet.
>> -Jake
>> On Mon, 29 Jan 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:
>> Jake,
>>> I actually just got it working. I figured I’d just download the slicer
>>> and slice it on my computer and load it up to the SD card. I started a
>>> print but the filament snapped. I guessed that’d happen like it did with my
>>> other old filaments. It’s just something that happens. Want to go in on
>>> some filament or IDRK? How should we go about that? I mainly have 1.75 at
>>> my home.
>>> Paul Orozco
>>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>>> From: Paul Orozco
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:27 PM
>>> To: Jake
>>> Cc: sudo-discuss at lists.sudoroom.org
>>> Subject: RE: [sudo-discuss] Sudo Room 3D Printer Questions
>>> Jake,
>>> Hello, thanks for the replay. I do have experience with stuff like that.
>>> I actually have experience with stuff like that. I have my own shitty
>>> printer that’s a Tevo Tarantula; that one runs on Marlin (I think I
>>> recently uploaded 1.1.4). I’m still upgrading it though mechanically. I
>>> usually use Cura 3.1.0 for my slicer and have the usual Tarantula slicer
>>> for that. I also previously had an Anet A8 but that one was breaking down
>>> so often I ended up getting the Tarantula and sold my old one to a friend.
>>> I’ve heard different things about it including that it’s still broken or
>>> it’s fixed. Use the computer with a direct link instead of using the SD
>>> card. I was just looking for some kind of clarification. What kind of
>>> software you guys use to slice and all that good stuff.
>>> Thanks again,
>>> Paul Orozco
>>> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>>> From: Jake
>>> Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:02 PM
>>> To: Paul Orozco
>>> Cc: sudo-discuss at lists.sudoroom.org
>>> Subject: Re: [sudo-discuss] Sudo Room 3D Printer Questions
>>> Hi Paul,
>>> i'm happy to report that the nozzle heater resistor was recently
>>> replaced, so
>>> as far as i know there is nothing wrong with the printer except that it
>>> hasn't
>>> been used in a long time, so there's probably a lot of dust on the
>>> filament and
>>> the print bed, and maybe the nozzle is clogged.
>>> do you have experience using a 3D printer like ours, which is a TAZ 3
>>> running
>>> Marlin firmware?  I'm guessing it will take a little bit of fiddling to
>>> get the
>>> first prints to come out well.
>>> I'll be hosting Hardware Hacking Tuesday this week at 7PM and you're
>>> welcome to
>>> come then and try to use the 3D printer.  I can help a little bit while
>>> you're
>>> working on it, and there may be others who can help as well.
>>> -jake
>>> On Sat, 27 Jan 2018, Paul Orozco wrote:
>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I'm a little new and I'm just wondering what's the status of the 3D
>>>> Printer
>>>> over here. I've heard it's broken right now, so I'm wondering what it'll
>>>> take to fix it and be able to use it.
>>>> Paul Orozco
>>>> Cell: (916)337-7101

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