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AutoMaker 4.02.00 bugs (UI Lights/Bed Temperature)  

Kaz
 Kaz
(@kasper-larsen)
New Member Customer

Hi,

I've just setup my Dual Head again :) and found a few bugs in AutoMaker 04.02.00

Platform : Both Windows and MacOS latests with and without Root.

Bug 1: Bed display while printing - yellow info box with Target temperature and possibility to update (advanced) - does not update when bed set temperature change. So if material is set to 110c first and 100 after - the yellow Bed only info box will still show 110 - and not change to 100 as it should. The multi temp window changes fine (Heads/Bed/Ambient)

Bug 2: Turning on / off of Lights  - first time you press it does NOT invert the current selection (toggle) If lights are on and you press "Lights button" - nothing happens. 2nd time you press it turns off. I guess it is hard coded to being "off" from beginning despite printer lights are on?

Feature Request: Show Lights (and Head Fan) in different colour dependent if it is ON or OFF.

Feature Request: Make WHITE light the default print light - blue light is really bad when camera is connected. Blue light should really indicate that printer is safe to open (Blue = cold) - and would it be possible to have modulated lights ? (turn intensity up/down?)

Now off to clear out extruder 1 for usual stuck material somewhere :(

 

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Topic starter Posted : 10th January 2021 10:54 am
BHudson
(@bhudson)
Former USA Robox Support Moderator

Bug 1: Print Adjustments Bed Temperature Display: Confirmed behavior. 

Bug 2: Behavior is by design. The ambient light control toggles colored to off to white. If your ambient light color is set to white the button will toggle white - off - white, which will appear to be white - white - off, or that the first toggle doesn't do anything.

The Light button isn't a toggle. It is a menu so the color of the button to enter the menu can't change since it is always active. The user will need to look at the lights to see if the change has been made. This operation is the same as the eject filament button, however, the eject filament button will gray out when no filament is loaded. The lights are always adjustable so the menu button will remain white. If you would like to clarify your request please do so. 

The ambient light default color will likely remain blue as blue is the Robox brand color and it is made so the user can set the light to white, both temporarily and permanently. The ambient light is not intended or advertised to indicate temperature and is used for machine identification for users with more than one machine and for error state indication. 

If you have consistently stuck filament in your extruder it is likely that you aren't storing your filament correctly and it is swelling from the heat. You must keep your filament away from the ambient air when not in use and must store the filament at 20% relative humidity or less or you will get issues, especially with ABS and PLA. If you see this behavior with properly stored and dried filament and it is consistent over all types of filament you are likely seeing a problem with the extruder module and will need to get support assistance to resolve the issue.

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Posted : 10th January 2021 7:05 pm
BHudson
(@bhudson)
Former USA Robox Support Moderator

You won't get #1 or #2 - the Robox Dual design doesn't allow for those changes and there are no plans to change the design of that printer. You will be looking at a new model in order to get these features. 

Brittle filament is wet filament. I have three Dual units and I have no filament feed issues except with wet material. 

I have run approximately 33 miles of filament through my Robox printers, so I have a little experience with them. Consistent material feed issues due to material breaking is the material, not the printer. I have run carbon fiber and filled filaments that are both brittle and stiff through that same curved filament path with no issues. Your material is the problem. 

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Posted : 12th January 2021 2:18 am
Kaz
 Kaz
(@kasper-larsen)
New Member Customer

For some reason my forum msg above is still awaiting moderation..

Anyway - another "bug"

When running Root with camera - the camera is not visible if you have advanced settings enabled. The remote window with Camera image gets pushed below the visible part (dependent on screen resolution) - especially if you print dual material (the dual material settings window is very "deep" and push camera very low - mostly below the "visible" range on my screens (1440 pix MacOS)

Since there is no real reason for the picture of the printer in the middle - can't AutoMaker make better use of the screen so have 3 columns information vs the current 2? - or allow for "custom" sorting of the info windows - so one could put the camera on the left hand side vs now always on the right hand side?

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 13th January 2021 11:27 am
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