I had my first ever print run out of filament today. Usually I’m much more consciencous about keeping on top of it, but the print without going to the basement aspect that octoprint + abl obviously has me being lazy and I didn’t check the spool properly.
Off I went on a quest to add automatic filament runout sensing to the X5S running smoothieware.
Continue reading “Filament Sensing – X5S & MKS SBase”
In the ongoing quest to waste mountains of PETG I’ve made some further amendments to the hotend design I’m using.
Continue reading “Further Hotend Developments”
One of the things I’ve been promising myself to do with my printers for a while is to get them properly lit. My workspace is in the back corner of the garage, and I spend a huge amount of time working under a small tasklamp.
Gogo gadget LED Strip!
Continue reading “Automagic lighting for the X5S”
In my last post I had decided to stick with 3 point levelling. Although that seemed to be working for smaller prints, I was having spots with really poor adhesion on the outside edges of the bed. Presumably due either to flexing up/down or irregularities in my glass.
As a consequence I’ve switched back (at least for now) to full grid levelling. It adds about 3 minutes to the start of the print, which isn’t unreasonable.
Continue reading “Further adventures in bedlevelling”
So, my printer now has automatic bed levelling. Aren’t I swish!
Continue reading “Auto Bedlevelling – the final part.”
The quest for a better bed leveling solution continues!
Continue reading “Bed Leveling – 3 of N”
So, version 1 (the carriage) was too involved. V2 (Just the mount) kind of worked but was too small. Was V3 just right?
Continue reading “Bed Levelling 2 of N”