nickthetait (Nicholas Tait)
Software Engineer

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Recent Activity

Jan 11 2017

nickthetait created T635: Split configuration data for Dev and Build.
Jan 11 2017, 3:09 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait committed rCT28efb2453dd5: Update path to config file (authored by nickthetait).
Update path to config file
Jan 11 2017, 3:04 PM
nickthetait added a comment to T628: Doesn't print what is shown on model.

Aha! So there the geometry of this model needs fixing. The face at the bottom of the inner hexagon is pointing the wrong direction (up instead of down). Cura does not make this obviously apparent, but here is how to tell. This surface appears red when using the overhang view, meaning that it is upside down.

Jan 11 2017, 7:24 AM · Cura

Jan 10 2017

nickthetait created T632: Finish creating bed model for TAZ 5.
Jan 10 2017, 3:35 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T628: Doesn't print what is shown on model.

Sorry for my mis-diagnosis. I clearly do not understand what the real problem is. Could you describe in more detail? Is there a tangible or recent example that you can explain?
Yeah, go ahead and post the .stl. It would also help to have a photo of the printed part, so we can easily see the discrepancy. You can upload files/pictures by dragging them into the comment text box on this page.

Jan 10 2017, 3:32 PM · Cura
nickthetait closed T623: Lulzbot Mini/iMac USB printing issues as "Resolved".

Hey, no worries! Thanks for actually reporting back on the root cause. Hopefully your post saves someone lots of headache in the future :)

Jan 10 2017, 3:25 PM · Cura
nickthetait edited the description of T631: Update TAZ 6 firmware to OliveOil.
Jan 10 2017, 11:00 AM · Cura
nickthetait removed a project from T631: Update TAZ 6 firmware to OliveOil: Cura 2.
Jan 10 2017, 10:49 AM · Cura
nickthetait moved T631: Update TAZ 6 firmware to OliveOil from Backlog to v21 on the Cura board.
Jan 10 2017, 10:48 AM · Cura
nickthetait created T631: Update TAZ 6 firmware to OliveOil.
Jan 10 2017, 10:48 AM · Cura
nickthetait moved T630: [Fedora] investigate/improve stability of compiling Marlin from Wishlist to First stable release on the Cura 2 board.
Jan 10 2017, 10:34 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait created T630: [Fedora] investigate/improve stability of compiling Marlin.
Jan 10 2017, 10:31 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T623: Lulzbot Mini/iMac USB printing issues.

At this point I'd suggest using the same version of Cura on both systems. You are certainly allowed to use Cura v19.12, but newer versions fix a multitude of issues and have significantly improved profiles. FYI v21.03 was just released last week.

Jan 10 2017, 10:09 AM · Cura
nickthetait added a comment to T628: Doesn't print what is shown on model.

Yes, you have made it to the right place.

Jan 10 2017, 10:02 AM · Cura
nickthetait updated subscribers of T629: Control Button is Dead on click (no adjustment window).
Jan 10 2017, 9:53 AM · Cura
nickthetait placed T629: Control Button is Dead on click (no adjustment window) up for grabs.

For this type of problem I recommend that you contact our support department directly as they will have a much faster response time. Phone and email contacts are listed in the right side column of this page https://www.lulzbot.com/support

Jan 10 2017, 9:53 AM · Cura

Jan 9 2017

nickthetait added a comment to T492: Convert all existing print profiles to new format.

The basic conversion has already been done for one material (Polylite PLA) https://code.alephobjects.com/source/Cura2/browse/master/resources/quality/lulzbot_taz6/taz6-pla.inst.cfg It prints at comparable or slightly better quality than the existing Legacy Cura profiles, tested on Mini and TAZ 6.

Jan 9 2017, 3:38 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait renamed T627: Mac OS X build from "OS X Build" to "Mac OS X build".
Jan 9 2017, 11:29 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait edited the description of T304: New UI colors/theme.
Jan 9 2017, 11:22 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait created T627: Mac OS X build.
Jan 9 2017, 11:04 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait renamed T443: Windows build from "Builds for all platforms" to "Windows build".
Jan 9 2017, 11:04 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait closed T307: [Debian] Automated Builds as "Resolved".
Jan 9 2017, 11:02 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait renamed T307: [Debian] Automated Builds from "Automated Builds" to "[Debian] Automated Builds".
Jan 9 2017, 11:02 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait committed rCTc11e5a80e17c: Update description to be accurate (authored by nickthetait).
Update description to be accurate
Jan 9 2017, 11:01 AM
nickthetait closed T583: Standardize start.gcode as "Resolved".

Completed through work done in
3288356bf479a4e84e386c4046ae9e4fced01ff8 to cba48f6dcd771ba27ba900186671473a2af74340

Jan 9 2017, 11:01 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait triaged T625: Merge 2.4 upstream as "High" priority.
Jan 9 2017, 7:19 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait moved T625: Merge 2.4 upstream from Wishlist to First public Beta on the Cura 2 board.
Jan 9 2017, 7:19 AM · Cura 2

Jan 5 2017

nickthetait committed rCT19840b15d78c: Add model for TAZ 5 style bed fingers (authored by nickthetait).
Add model for TAZ 5 style bed fingers
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTa57fb027cfe1: Update bed mesh for TAZ 6 (authored by nickthetait).
Update bed mesh for TAZ 6
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTad64a6c78d48: Update bed mesh for Mini (authored by nickthetait).
Update bed mesh for Mini
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTd2175010fb3f: Cleanup backplate images that were never used (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup backplate images that were never used
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT15ba0ea7898b: Cleanup (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTc6d09f2552fa: Refactor components into the generic openscad file (authored by nickthetait).
Refactor components into the generic openscad file
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT5d35a14120df: Create rough mockup of TAZ 5's bed (authored by nickthetait).
Create rough mockup of TAZ 5's bed
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT02555dc60f0f: Generate bed mesh for TAZ 5 (authored by nickthetait).
Generate bed mesh for TAZ 5
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT7700f4ec3d0b: Use the TAZ 5 bed mesh (authored by nickthetait).
Use the TAZ 5 bed mesh
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT208878c3f24d: Retire file that is no longer needed (authored by nickthetait).
Retire file that is no longer needed
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTaa44102b8cf5: Cleanup testing system (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup testing system
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTcf489bc3ce81: Use print_surface in Mini (authored by nickthetait).
Use print_surface in Mini
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTefff00257d98: Use wiper module in TAZ 6 (authored by nickthetait).
Use wiper module in TAZ 6
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT60811b8e3756: Use bed corner module in TAZ 6 (authored by nickthetait).
Use bed corner module in TAZ 6
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT5bd774721e79: Refactor bed corners to be more generic (authored by nickthetait).
Refactor bed corners to be more generic
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT6074027e33a3: Refactor bed corners to generic components (authored by nickthetait).
Refactor bed corners to generic components
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCTe8ccb9e229b3: Refactor designs for bed mesh (authored by nickthetait).
Refactor designs for bed mesh
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT88313523bb66: Use wiper/mount on TAZ 6 (authored by nickthetait).
Use wiper/mount on TAZ 6
Jan 5 2017, 3:53 PM
nickthetait committed rCT3288356bf479: Cleanup of start/end G-Code for TAZ 5 (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup of start/end G-Code for TAZ 5
Jan 5 2017, 10:09 AM
nickthetait committed rCT02d55baf3d20: Slap in typical start/end G-Code for TAZ 5 (authored by nickthetait).
Slap in typical start/end G-Code for TAZ 5
Jan 5 2017, 10:09 AM
nickthetait committed rCTcba48f6dcd77: Cleanup of start/end G-Code for Mini (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup of start/end G-Code for Mini
Jan 5 2017, 10:09 AM
nickthetait committed rCT226124664180: Cleanup of start/end G-Code for TAZ 6 (authored by nickthetait).
Cleanup of start/end G-Code for TAZ 6
Jan 5 2017, 10:09 AM
nickthetait edited Description on Cura 2.
Jan 5 2017, 8:17 AM
nickthetait edited Description on Cura 2.
Jan 5 2017, 8:07 AM

Jan 4 2017

nickthetait added a comment to T623: Lulzbot Mini/iMac USB printing issues.

Thanks for the screen-shots, those temperature graphs all seem fine.

Jan 4 2017, 4:06 PM · Cura
nickthetait created Hotend.
Jan 4 2017, 1:32 PM
nickthetait committed rUCffbc4657e0d8: Update deployment location for Mini (authored by nickthetait).
Update deployment location for Mini
Jan 4 2017, 7:12 AM

Jan 3 2017

nickthetait added a comment to T623: Lulzbot Mini/iMac USB printing issues.

Hi there and thanks for the detailed bug report!

Jan 3 2017, 2:42 PM · Cura
nickthetait edited the content of Feature Comparison.
Jan 3 2017, 1:13 PM
nickthetait edited the content of Current Stable Version.
Jan 3 2017, 12:46 PM
nickthetait edited the content of In-development-release-notes.
Jan 3 2017, 12:42 PM
nickthetait edited the content of Release Notes.
Jan 3 2017, 12:42 PM
nickthetait committed rCURA4d75427254de: Merge tag 'lulzbot-21.03' (authored by nickthetait).
Merge tag 'lulzbot-21.03'
Jan 3 2017, 10:06 AM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLADd82494551d4b: Rename fill in document (authored by nickthetait).
Rename fill in document
Jan 3 2017, 9:26 AM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLAD983e6d2a0894: Increment firmware revision number (authored by nickthetait).
Increment firmware revision number
Jan 3 2017, 9:22 AM

Dec 30 2016

nickthetait added a comment to T619: Not Responding.

Since you are running a TAZ, I would recommend running print jobs via SD card. Though not as convenient as direct USB, it should be more reliable and side step this immediate issue.

Dec 30 2016, 3:33 PM · Cura

Dec 29 2016

nickthetait closed T616: Debian i386 fails to build as "Resolved".

That seems to have fixed it

Dec 29 2016, 2:56 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait committed rUCb97009b4dd62: Update checksum for new MASTER USB drive Mini-1.04 (authored by nickthetait).
Update checksum for new MASTER USB drive Mini-1.04
Dec 29 2016, 1:20 PM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLADb8b22b10939b: Update Cura source and build artifacts (authored by nickthetait).
Update Cura source and build artifacts
Dec 29 2016, 8:38 AM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLAD67f70ac4acd2: Update Marlin firmware to v1.1.0.11 (authored by gralco).
Update Marlin firmware to v1.1.0.11
Dec 29 2016, 8:38 AM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLADf938aea8822f: Rename a few firmware resources for consistency (authored by nickthetait).
Rename a few firmware resources for consistency
Dec 29 2016, 8:38 AM
nickthetait committed rMINIGLADe7a3b1934513: Update Cura source and build artifacts (authored by nickthetait).
Update Cura source and build artifacts
Dec 29 2016, 8:38 AM

Dec 28 2016

nickthetait committed rTAZOLIVE8e181346d65f: Add more spacing around firmware write-in line (authored by nickthetait).
Add more spacing around firmware write-in line
Dec 28 2016, 2:54 PM
nickthetait committed rTAZOLIVE5201ca38044e: Update acceptance record document for oliveoil (authored by nickthetait).
Update acceptance record document for oliveoil
Dec 28 2016, 2:19 PM

Dec 27 2016

nickthetait edited the content of Feature Comparison.
Dec 27 2016, 3:16 PM
nickthetait closed T485: Protection against interrupting ongoing USB prints as "Resolved".

Sounds reasonable to me, going to mark this task complete.

Dec 27 2016, 3:16 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait closed T485: Protection against interrupting ongoing USB prints, a subtask of T594: Feature: print via USB, as "Resolved".
Dec 27 2016, 3:16 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T619: Not Responding.

I'll need to get a few more details to help figure out exactly what the problem is. Could you provide the following information?

Dec 27 2016, 3:14 PM · Cura
nickthetait edited the content of Feature Comparison.
Dec 27 2016, 3:04 PM
nickthetait created Feature Comparison.
Dec 27 2016, 2:42 PM
nickthetait added a comment to T616: Debian i386 fails to build.

Let's go for the statically linked option.

Dec 27 2016, 11:33 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait closed T608: Prevent print interruption by external applications as "Wontfix".

OK, going to abandon this feature due to being unfeasible.

Dec 27 2016, 11:32 AM · Cura 2
nickthetait closed T608: Prevent print interruption by external applications, a subtask of T594: Feature: print via USB, as "Wontfix".
Dec 27 2016, 11:32 AM · Cura 2

Dec 23 2016

nickthetait edited the description of T297: Feature: basic printer controls.
Dec 23 2016, 3:20 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a parent task for T618: Temperature management: T594: Feature: print via USB.
Dec 23 2016, 3:19 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a subtask for T594: Feature: print via USB: T618: Temperature management.
Dec 23 2016, 3:19 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait created T618: Temperature management.
Dec 23 2016, 3:19 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T485: Protection against interrupting ongoing USB prints.

Can you explain a bit more why you think OS protection is not needed?
If we ignore this item, is there anything remaining to do for this task?

Dec 23 2016, 2:51 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait assigned T616: Debian i386 fails to build to cj.

CJ, do you experience this in your test environment? Any ideas?

Dec 23 2016, 2:47 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait moved T616: Debian i386 fails to build from Wishlist to First public Beta on the Cura 2 board.
Dec 23 2016, 2:46 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T608: Prevent print interruption by external applications.

Hmm, this is starting to look unattainable.
Do you have any other ideas or options to try?

Dec 23 2016, 2:44 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait created T616: Debian i386 fails to build.
Dec 23 2016, 9:24 AM · Cura 2

Dec 22 2016

nickthetait edited the content of In-development-release-notes.
Dec 22 2016, 2:30 PM
nickthetait committed rCURA69deef6ad94a: Increment version number to 21.03 (authored by nickthetait).
Increment version number to 21.03
Dec 22 2016, 2:26 PM
nickthetait committed rCURAff30ff69d987: Update Mini to new firmware revision (authored by nickthetait).
Update Mini to new firmware revision
Dec 22 2016, 2:26 PM
nickthetait committed rCURAb872ef710a7a: Reclassify Laybrick into Experimental category (authored by nickthetait).
Reclassify Laybrick into Experimental category
Dec 22 2016, 2:26 PM
nickthetait committed rCURA658ce01ec897: Reclassify Nylon 618 into Experimental category (authored by nickthetait).
Reclassify Nylon 618 into Experimental category
Dec 22 2016, 2:26 PM
nickthetait committed rCURA896809910dba: Reclassify Laywood into Experimental category (authored by nickthetait).
Reclassify Laywood into Experimental category
Dec 22 2016, 2:26 PM
nickthetait committed rCBDa5787ac2317d: Add new firmware for Mini (authored by nickthetait).
Add new firmware for Mini
Dec 22 2016, 2:19 PM
nickthetait committed rCB5dd48e0a146f: Update version number for the first official build (authored by nickthetait).
Update version number for the first official build
Dec 22 2016, 2:01 PM

Dec 20 2016

nickthetait added a comment to T608: Prevent print interruption by external applications.

Try some more experimentation and see what you can figure out...
You might simplify things and prototype a little script. Something like this:

device = '/dev/ttyACM0'
put lock on device
connect to device
wait indefinitely

Then invoke it from two different terminals to test what happens.

Dec 20 2016, 3:39 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait added a comment to T485: Protection against interrupting ongoing USB prints.

Would it be possible to do something like this?

Dec 20 2016, 3:33 PM · Cura 2
nickthetait committed rUC062055becfb1: Remove now outdated usage instructions (authored by nickthetait).
Remove now outdated usage instructions
Dec 20 2016, 3:09 PM