Hypercube Evolution



  • It's only been a week since it's first print, and I still have a few things to sort out, tuning and what-not.
    But it's far better than it would've been thanks to David and other's who have answered my noob questions on here.
    I am so proud of this machine. I have never built anything that wasn't in a kit with explicit directions, so this is a feat for me.
    I have learned so much more than just 3D printing during it's planning and assembly.

    I am running an Atx PSU controlled by DWC, and it also powers LED's and a Raspberry Pi with a camera. So the whole business cranks up when I hit the ON switch on DWC.
    So far no smoke or sparks.
    Once I get the bugs worked out I want to concentrate on wiring management to clean up it's looks a bit. And I have one of David's Mini IR Height Sensors on it's way to my doorstep as I type this. I am hoping it'll take some of the fuss out of bed leveling.

    Again, thanks to all who have helped me with a few issues.

    EDIT: I don't know why the image isn't displaying, so here is a hyperlink if you care to view it.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zpuqb6n45655smd/20170711_214726.jpg?raw=1


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    I just changed ?dl=0 to ?raw=1 in your Dropbox image URL to make it work. That's a nice looking printer!



  • Hey buddy.

    Will look forward to hearing your progress as I'm building the same printer with a Duet Ethernet. I'm still awaiting some frame parts to build the main frame.

    I'm going with a Titan Aero hot end to start with which will be different and a BLTouch.

    Ian



  • When you think your setup needs wiring management you should see me printers, yours wiring already looks perfectly managed 😉



  • Thanks to all.

    David, Thank you and thank you!

    Coolice, it has had it's moments I wanted to turn it into an end table. Only because I am new to the 3D Printing scene and there aren't any explicit instructions on assembling this. But once it's together it is absolutely rock solid. Good luck with yours and if I can be of any help please don't hesitate to ask.

    MiR,
    Ha! I am sure if you have a wiring problem, all of the wires are easily accessible, whereas mine would take some disassembling first! 🙂



  • @Scottbg1:

    Coolice, it has had it's moments I wanted to turn it into an end table. Only because I am new to the 3D Printing scene and there aren't any explicit instructions on assembling this. But once it's together it is absolutely rock solid. Good luck with yours and if I can be of any help please don't hesitate to ask.

    Hey Buddy.

    Yeah it's a pretty big build for newcomers to 3D printing. This one will be my second, but I have converted my CTC to MKS Gen V1.4 controller and changed the hot ends/extruders so I learnt a lot from that. The mechanical and electronics side I am ok with as I'm an engineer by trade and deal with electronics on a daily basis, so I just need to get my head around the firmware side of things.

    I wouldn't mine seeing your Duet files if you get a chance please? I'd like to look at what you've setup and then figure out the why's to the various settings so I understand better what's going on.

    Ian



  • @coolice

    Buddy, I just now saw this response. For some reason I don't get notifications from this forum when someone responds. So I have to go looking for it. If you still need my config files, here's a link to a dropbox folder.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dcdczf5cq09cs39/AACBRIgNsmSG8-aGHlyy6l0ua?dl=0

    I included my config, bed, and homeall.g folders. If you need to see the others just ask.
    I tried to remember to change the description at the end of each line, but I might have missed a couple. For instance in the section I set the drive direction. I changed them so many times trying to get the axes direction correct, I might have not put the proper description.

    If you need anything else, please let me know.



  • Nice, I'm trying to figure out my endstops on mine.. Seems the LED is always on unless I slip something in between it to trigger it. I tried asking for help on fb group but I'd love to get some help if at all possible. I can't wait



  • That sounds correct to me. I just finished building my HEVO a few days ago. 🙂 I'm using optical endstops, and I'm pretty sure the LED is on all the time except when they are homed. Have you tried doing a home yet, or are you not quite at that point?


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    @gnatman:

    Nice, I'm trying to figure out my endstops on mine.. Seems the LED is always on unless I slip something in between it to trigger it. I tried asking for help on fb group but I'd love to get some help if at all possible. I can't wait

    That is the normal way round for optical endstops. Use S1 in your M574 command.



  • @dc42:

    @gnatman:

    Nice, I'm trying to figure out my endstops on mine.. Seems the LED is always on unless I slip something in between it to trigger it. I tried asking for help on fb group but I'd love to get some help if at all possible. I can't wait

    That is the normal way round for optical endstops. Use S1 in your M574 command.

    Thanks, I was able to get the x and y to trigger. it took me a little bit to figure out why they weren't doing anything before. basically I was having an issue where M119 wasn't showing it triggered. Once I looked more at the code and changed values here and there I finally got it working. Now I need to mount all of my endstops so that I can home the printer properly. currently I'm hitting home and stopping it shortly after with an object triggering the sensor.


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