Thought I would make a thread to share pics of our progress so far. I can't finish wiring mine until Panucatt decides to ship out my controller and lcd... Email requests for updates have gone unanswered as well... So for now mine is fully assembled minus the extruder, and lights up at least!
Panucatt is very poor on keeping their website up to date or answering E-mail. It must be a part time business. Matterhackers also sells the Azteeg X5 mini v3 from Panucatt Devices; but not the mini LCD. Just in case anyone else needs one quick they just shipped mine with in 30 minutes from ordering it. I see you can also get the LCD on eBay here: goo.gl/MNK06h
Which LCD cable is needed the short or the long one?
I got it fully assembled and moving! I have to cleanup the wiring underneath now that I know it moves in the right directions. I ended up having to run my hotend bundle of wires down the inside. Wasn't enough wire left to connect if I went over the top and in through the back. Luckily I had some black nylon mesh wire cover I used on it. I also had to enlarge the hole on the back of the power outlet cover. I'll post more pics later tonight and maybe even a first print if I get time.
Well I don't think I'll get to printing this evening, but here are a few shots of the completed printer.
As you can see, I got the wiring all tidied up. I also mounted the solid state relay for my 120v silicone bed to the bottom. Only thing you see on top is 2 extra button heads. I also used a Sharpie to blacken the wire coating for the LED and end stop wires so they would blend in better.
Like I mentioned, I had to run my hot end wires through the inside because I couldn't get enough slack from them to go down the back.
However, that does keep the back of the printer looking very clean. The only wires there are from the extruder.
Now I just have to get the settings dialed in. I did find one problem though. My X axis end stop isn't working. It seems to be pressed permanently down. I have to pull it off and see if it can be fixed. If not, do you have any spares Andrew?
I've started configuring mine, and I found that in the config file, the Beta endstop was disabled with a '!' before the number value. if you open the file in a text editor, and search 'endstop', you'll find it a little over half way down. Delete the exclamation point, and they should all home. I must say though that when I did it, the Y was the one not working. It would just skip it, and home X,Z instead. Afterwards though, it will home X,Y,Z in that order. I think you may have the endstops switched on the controller. Andrew specified earlier in the thread that the Y controlled forward and back motion. Was that the one that wasn't working for you?
No. My X end stop switch is physically not working right. It will depress then become stuck. I can free it up, but it keeps happening. As for the y homing, should it be set to min or max? I changed it to max and that seems to actually work. That and removing the ! from the line of code.
I had a few minutes tonight so I played with the stepper wiring and got it homing perfectly. I tried a print but you can see it isn't the prettiest!
The first problem was I had 1 too many washers to lower the fan duct down and it was scraping the print. But during the print, I could hear the extruder grinding the filament at times. Not sure if the steps per mm need adjusting or what. With the glass bed I had to set my height to 254mm and then used the bed leveling wizard in simplify3d. I tweaked my original Eclips3d profile for the new version, so the speed is set pretty fast. I may need to lower it for testing and fine tuning for now. However I'm not sure why it was dragging the filament across the bed as it moved. Any suggestions? I have my retraction setup as before. Does it need to be more because of the bowden setup vs direct drive? Oh and this one is even quieter than my old Eclips3d!
P.S. Andrew, my X end stop switch is bad. It keeps jamming on. Can you send a replacement?