Repetier-Host start/stop gcode for TAZ

Chris Anderson/ September 7, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Here is my Repetier-Host start and stop gcode settings that I am using for my home built TAZ.  Using these settings in the new Cura Engine slicer – love it!  These commands can be used on other printers with some minor tweaks.  Key features is the system does not zero the Z axis on x/y 0/0 but moves a little

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100K Thermistor Types and the Sprinter/Marlen firmware values

Chris Anderson/ August 15, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 2 comments

Configuring Marlin and Sprinter firmware It is important to select to correct thermistor values in you 3D printer firmware setting in order to get proper temperature readings an therefore get good prints.   In order to do this both Marlin and the Sprinter firmwares used by RepRap 3D printers have pre-defined Thermistor indexes.  As a user you only need to select

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Filament lengths – 3D Printing

Chris Anderson/ August 12, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Filament Lengths based on 1 KG roll PLA Density: 1.25 g/cm^3 Volume: 0.80 cm^3/g or 800 cm^3/kg 1.75 mm filament length for 1 kg spool: ~ 330 meters / ~ 1080 feet 3.00 mm filament length for 1 kg spool: ~ 110 meters / ~ 360 feet ABS Density: 1.04 g/cm^3 Volume: 0.96 cm^3/g or 960 cm^3/kg 1.75 mm filament

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3D Printer Ooze

Chris Anderson/ April 16, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

I hate dealing with a printer that has ooze problems.  I have one now that will NOT stop oozing on my.  This is a new build – TAZ – that other than the ooze issue is working well but this issue is causing my prints to look terrible.   Here are the specs of my printer and some of the

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DRV8825 Microstep Chart

Chris Anderson/ April 10, 2014/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Took me a while to find this info so I figured I would share!   STEP MODE MODE0 MODE1 MODE2 Full step (2-phase excitation) with 71% current 0 0 0 1/2 step (1-2 phase excitation) 1 0 0 1/4 step (W1-2 phase excitation) 0 1 0 8 microsteps / step 1 1 0 16 microsteps / step 0 0 1

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