Ok, I'm spam if you say so, but why? Is there an explaination? I got the impression that anyone could write here and have read dozens of iterations of people building their machines. I'm just sayin. Seems if the philosophy is to get a reprap in every home you shouldn't be shutting people out like this. Every home does not have an engineer in it.
- Yes, that's true. RepRap is for everyone. Deleting spam is usually a 1-second decision, because there's currently so much of this. As you probably can imagine, I'm sometimes (hopefully rarely) simply wrong. Can you elaborate a bit what exactly got deleted? Deleted pages can be restored, but there is no deleted user page for this account. --Traumflug 11:08, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
It seemed that folks are keeping a log of their progress here. I, perhaps, used too many words. I like to think of myself as a writer. I do go on sometimes if not most times, however, most of what was written is now lost because this is where I wrote it! It's no problem or worry. I really like the philosophy of your group.
I bought a used machine. It turned out to be from MakerFarm and has Gen6 electronics. That's starting to feel like another strike against me! I'm a newbie, what can I say.
I tightened, tweaked, and calibrated (with calipers), then downloaded the software from the MakerFarm site. I got pronterface, Slic3r, and Arduino. Have run the 20mm x 20mm calibration box. It didn't come out 20x20 exactly, but it did turn out! That was pretty cool!
I then ran into wiring problems. It has optical switches for end stops. The z axis broke a lead. I ordered some new ones and got the wrong parts. Reordered and got the right ones. Installed one and was back in business. Then while leveling with the now functioning z axis the x axis end stop came unwired! Coincidentally I had purchased two new end stops but when I put the other new one in it simply didn't work. Either I bought a dud or the electronics have bitten the dust.
That's where I am as of Today, 8/30/2013. It's ok if ya call this spam and delete it. I can try again when I have better news to report! I can certainly imagine there being a lot of spammers out there. I don't want to be considered one of them. As I understand it you do this voluntarily. Thank you for your time and energies. As I said, no worries, ok?