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by tribetype40
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES - SOLVED

Hopefully a Solution here... looks like i have a dodgy USB cable. I've swapped it and the laptop can see the printer and have now completed the firmware update on v1.8. Thanks for all the help! why the usb cable would go bad at the same time I update I have no idea, bad coincidence, and the first ev...
by tribetype40
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

the drivers for the arduino weren't installed on the new laptop so thats why it didn't see it on the com port. after installing I tried the firmware update and the progress bar came up and sat at 50% for a while then I got the same same error message. so ive tried two versions of software 1.7/1.8 an...
by tribetype40
Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

so... still not good. it would appear that since trying to update to 1.8 some thing has happened which means the computer and the arduino wont talk to each other. The original laptop sees it on com5 and tries to talk to it takes a while to go from grey to active options (but only preview not print),...
by tribetype40
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

Thanks Mike I'll give it a go,

I connected the laptop to the internet for the first time in a good 18 months (i kept it off intentionally) and its currently doing a million updates so maybe that will help as well..

I'll let you know how I get on!

Cheers

Doug
by tribetype40
Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

Hi Robert, Thanks for the ideas but I had tried this. I can see the progress bar flash up in the background and get to 50% then I get the error message to check the log. Still no ideas, wish I didnt bother 'updating' as I cant seem to get 1.7 software anywhere?? its not on the site anymore it seems....
by tribetype40
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

Hi, Thanks Travis. yep its been working on the laptop for years! latest update is it did eventually show the layout, slice etc weirdly unplugging and re inserting the usb cable seemed to snap it out of what it was hanging for. These is a long wait before it does anything but it refuses to see and co...
by tribetype40
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation
Topic: UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

UPDATE TO 1.8.3 ISSUES

Hi, not been on for a while so been updating my software to the latest which installed on the desktop without issue however the laptop I have running the machine hangs once the program is launched. All the options file slice layout etc are greyed out and then clicking anything give me a 'not respond...
by tribetype40
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89472

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hey All, just a little feedback post.... I received my Alu VAT the other day and have to say big big Kudos to Kirk... this is a lovely piece of work and a very nicely thoughtout and complete kit + the great youtube vid of how to cover the VAT. I followed the easy instructions and within 2 hours was ...
by tribetype40
Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Scan to print, nice result!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Scan to print, nice result!

When they were 3d3solutions they were great, using there software had a sort of 'family' feel. You could often email the team or directors etc and get really help full support or answers to questions directly. They were recently bought by Lmi and since then I get passes to my local reseller. I also ...
by tribetype40
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89472

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Can you stick me down for one please, let me know when they are available..?

Cheers
by tribetype40
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Scan to print, nice result!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Scan to print, nice result!

Yep!
by tribetype40
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Scan to print, nice result!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Scan to print, nice result!

Hey mike,
It's a bit 'homebrew' but the software is flexscan3d. 5mp machine vision ccd cameras and high res projector.
by tribetype40
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Scan to print, nice result!
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Scan to print, nice result!

Hey guys been busy using the B9 alongside my scanning work and it keeps on surprising me and my customers so thought I'd post a few pics..... Scan, [IMG:tunvagel]http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll211/douglarkin2002/Bird%20Scan%20and%20Print/Birdscan.png[/IMG:tunvagel] Original and sca...
by tribetype40
Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Second even most detailed print :)
Replies: 65
Views: 15820

Second even most detailed print :)

You make sence there.... I have got it on my hands!!
Back to red and cherry for the next test. cheers
by tribetype40
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Second even most detailed print :)
Replies: 65
Views: 15820

Second even most detailed print :)

HI Tim, Have/did you cast any jewelery with you red cyan mix. I've have a couple prints go to a caster and they didn;t burn out well at all and ruined his cast. He was investment casting them. I've asked him to send some photos but in the meantime I figured try and find out how you got with casting ...
by tribetype40
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B9 Stopped working?
Replies: 2
Views: 978

B9 Stopped working?

Sorted ! the donut operator (me) failed to notice he'd wound the z access up to the top, tripping the limit switch! lol... running nicely now!
by tribetype40
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B9 Stopped working?
Replies: 2
Views: 978

B9 Stopped working?

Ok, swapped the power unit for a different one with same input and outputs and the same. the VAT and Z axis now are dead. Using the terminal to control the B9 it will turn the projector on and off but all motor controlls are dead! I have prints to be ready for a customer on Monday so could really do...
by tribetype40
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: B9 Stopped working?
Replies: 2
Views: 978

B9 Stopped working?

Took a successful print off this morning, restarted software and it updated, then printer was unresponsive? the light in on the pcb but its as though theres no power to move the steppers? related to software update or power supply. I've not checked the Power unit yet but thought I'd post incase onyo...
by tribetype40
Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89472

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Looks like my plsatic vat is on its way out... I'm nursing it along but I will defo be up for one of these, possibly 2. Do you have any idea of cost to ship to the UK?
Cheers
by tribetype40
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!
Replies: 501
Views: 89472

GEN 2 ALUMINUM "KAT VAT" coming soon!

Hey that looks great... ! "Pimp my B9"

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