Back from vacation… So.. I wound up sending my ramps 1.4 back to Ultimachine and they fixed my problem. They fixed it for me no-cost.. I’m suspecting it was part of my own stupidity that led to this failure, so I made it a point to order some parts I needed to get this thing going again. I needed some Kapton tape and they didn’t have that but some other stuff in stock. So I got that instead. Ultimachine has taken care of me, and I appreciate that…
When I put things back to together, I couldn’t get the extruder to heat up. I tracked it down to a broken thermistor wire. Luckily I got 2 qu-bd extruders in the kickstarter so I have a backup thermistor on hand. I was impatient so I didn’t Jb-weld then thermistor to the block. I did wrap it up real good though with the tape I just bought.
Before I went on vacation, I expanded my laptop to 4-gig from Fry’s. I was doing some stuff in free-cad and the weirdess thing happened in freecad. I wound up using the constraint solver and I adherently created a difficult to solve constraint. My laptop basically crashed. I thought linux didn’t do that sort of thing. This is new behavior for my laptop..
The reason I bring this up, is that I was trying to print this http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12856