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Add touch control to your printer for cheap!

Smartphone controlling Prusa i3

Do you struggle to control your printer with this small knob and low resolution LCD screen ? Or maybe you are tired with this blocky user interface that it offers? I will tell you a secret – you can control your printer with your old smartphone with OTG (On The Go) function. Install simple app and you can perform any…

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3D Printing – behind the screen

Conductive mess

{:en}We design something digging into the depths of our imagination, feed into some flashy software and obtain stunning prints. But how much are we aware of what is going on behind these processes? Let’s explore. CAD design As already known, the first step of any 3D printing process begins with designing a part in a computer aided design (CAD) software….

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SD-Card Vs. Repetier Host

Best way to send G-code to your 3D Printer. Note: This analysis is based on my experiences with Repetier Host and the Wanhao Duplicator i3 V2. Other programs and printers may work differently. But, there are no large differences across budget printers in this analysis. TL;DR of course an Ultimaker will act differently that the printer I use. Two months…

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G-Codes – Wiki

Gcode

About G-Code At the basic level, G-Code is the language by which people tell computerized CNC /3D Printer machines how to make something. G-Code is the instruction code that tells a 3D printer what to do. For example, the G-Code G0 X10 tells the machine to move the current tool to X position 10. Marlin’s GCode is loosely based on…

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Autotune PID what it is and how to use it

Autotune PID is a feature that is included in Marlin and most branches of it to help determine the best settings for the hot-end temp control. So what does it do? Well simply put it heats up the hot-end and cools it several times to determine the optimum setting for the heating element part. PID tuning refers to a proportional-integral-derivative…

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3D Printer AUTO-CLEANING! | A must have!

In this tutorial you will learn the basics about scripting in G-CODE, and how to make a nozzle cleaning + Moving bed forward after print scripts. Before we begin, what you will need: Basic knowledge of g-codes (if you don’t, check my another tutorial about g-codes CLICK HERE ) A fully operating 3D printer Some “wasted” space on your bed…

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3D Printer G-CODES – The newbie guide!

How can a g-code help me to make better 3D prints? and how to use it? In this tutorial you will learn the most useful commands, and also how to use it! Please, keep in mind that this tutorial designed for Marlin / Repetier firmwares, it is not guaranteed to work with another firmware, What is a G-code? G-code (a.k.a…

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