We're working through A LOT currently and request that people be patient whilst waiting for the rest of the Dual Switching Extruder instructions and files.
We're aiming to have them up by the end of the week at the latest, please keep an eye on the build manual page and forum for updates.
When I first installed the arm, everything worked for maybe about 30 minutes. Now, when I power it up, the arm doesn't move at all on power up. If I choose to move the arm to hotend 2, it works just fine, but if I try to move back to 1, it doesn't move.
And now it is dead.
So I got a servo from RC car fortunately, it works fine but opposite way. When I choose 1, it turned left.
How do I can change the direction?
I'm building the dual extruder and all the steps seems to be correct until I tried to test the servo. So it seems you all got problems with the servo being dead(probably including me) or not correctly calibrated in configuration.h. There is a best answer here from @Molotov suggesting changing the limit values and there is also a very good explanation by @denishungnguyen (i think?) in Guide/DSE+Stage+07 step 4 and I will probably go for that.
I will by trying to fix it in the coming days and I wanted to ask ppl how is it going with the DSE? Do you like it? doesn't work? Last time someone made a comment about it is from months ago.
Also if there is an obvious fix please share it or make the changes in the firmware, till this day it hasn't been updated in the builds neither in the instructions.
Has anyone made successful prints with there dual extruder
my servo worked a few times the died.where can i buy a new one as i'm still waiting for previous replacement parts ordered about a month now.if parts are sent is there not a tracking number with them?>
ok i bought a Futaba S3155 servo. its far less torque than the Tower Pro that was supplied. it does seem to have enough torque to actuate the extruder. though the lower torque may prove a longevity issue.
the problem i'm having now is the servo acuates to positions 2 and 3 but not position 1. the carriage lifts and lowers for the z offset. yet no servo actuation to switch hot-ends.
note on the servo its not a direct replacement. its a mini so i've made a adapter plate out of some kydex i had.
DSE Backplate dimensions and drawings for all of the other metal parts can be found in the downloads section of the site in the open-source documents folder.
We're aware of a few people are having issues with their servos and are looking into offering/recommending an upgraded version.
i did the upgrade offirmware now nothing works.what do i do next.
same issue dead servo. would like needed specs for sourcing a quality replacement
A number of us are having issues with temperature probes when we've got the 2nd head thermistor in play. In Assembly and DSE forum boards.
Edit: May be dodgy thermistors it seems.
Firmware installed successfully and my servo seems to be working at the moment, however the head crashes into the octoprint camera during AutoLevel...
The servo is not working. Everything else is working correctly, but the servo does not move. It doesn't move when turning the printer on, or when pressing any of the "more" buttons, 1, 2, or 3. Would this be the servo, or the control board?
That great now if they would only send the missing parts I was told would ship out three week ago. Still have a useless printer. At least I can’t install the firmware. At the rate they been resolving issues I’ll have a working printer by summer. Still can’t figure out why there was no firmware at launch, which was also late. Should’ve had an extra two months to square away the firmware. when they supposed had a working prototype, granted the design change from the prototype to the actual product. We should have had something even if it need adjustments.
Files appeared in section DSE Stage 06 - Firmware and Motion Checks. Now to load them into printer!
Rest assured we're still here and just working through a lot of things, we're very close (next few days) to having all of the instructions/software up for the Dual Switching Extruder. It's just taking us a little longer to prepare. The silence is temporary, our focus at the moment is 100% on the DSE. We're updating the Dozuki page regularly. There should be a total of 10 stages, we're expecting to get to 9 today and the 10th tomorrow/day after. Once all of the instructions are up software files will be released. After that we'll be focussing entirely on forum/email/missing part support.
An update would be nice... Even if not to release the software, but to tell us a revised ETA or just give a status update. Again, I realize there's much work to be done, and no one is a miracle worker that makes something appear from nothing, but with a printer that is as of now dysfunctional unless I disassemble and reassemble to what is supposed to be a downgrade it would be a good gesture to give a little bit of information as to what is being done.
Well I've grown impatient. Initially I built the single hot end and extruder setup. Having bought the fully upgraded 2S,. I knew something was not right. Searching around, I found the Dual Switch Extruder build. So, I tore apart the single hot end setup. And set out to build the dual switching setup. Completed it. Finding there was missing instructions on the servo arm. I assessed my leftover and spare parts. I used a leftover bearing sandwiched between (2) M3 washers attaching them to the servo arm with a M3x18 screw. The screw was a bit long. But, didn’t seem as though it would interfere with any operations. I finished the build and after a few wiring hiccups, I have what I believed was a ready to run 3D printer. Only to find that the software/firmware was failing me. As I said i’ve grown impatient. So now i’m taking apart the dual switching setup to re-build the single hot end setup. And to say the least i’m a bit frustrate. Some flagging indicating the printer would be a paperweight until the software/firmware was updated if a person built the dual switching setup, would have been nice. But with a deadline come and passed without any further information. I feel reverting to the single hotend setup is my only option.
I am slowly building my 2s and being zen about it.
Thank you for the reassurance. I don't wish to rush you any further, I was just looking for some information as to what needed changed. If it's more than just a few lines in a source file or two, I can understand advising people to hold off and not try it themselves. I'm a programmer by profession though, so I was hoping for a little more information.
What exactly needs to be changed as far as firmware and files in order to get the dual extruder working? It's simple enough to finish the build mechanically with the missing instructions (all that appears to be left out is the servo arm), but the printer does not expose options for the other hotend or that servo. The makertech version of cura does not have the dual switching extruder as an option for this printer either. I know you're working through a lot, but it's a little frustrating to have it built (and not be able to have the regular single extruder built simultaneously as they share parts) and not be able to print anything for lack of software...