Automatic bed leveling helps improve first layer height above bed. That is very useful, because if the first layer does not stick, the rest of the print does not matter. It also lowers the bar for first times to get started, and it saves a bunch of time for old-timers that have moved their printer.
Redeem is quickly becoming the standard in 3D printer firmwares with self documenting G-codes and pre-processing path planner. Up until recently, two fairly standard features have had somewhat sub-par performance: PID auto-tune and automatic bed calibration. A recent poll on the Thing-printer G+ page revealed that these two things were on the top of list
The instructions for flashing a BeagleBone Black has long been in dire need of an update, and that day has finally come! The etcher.io (Etcher by RESIN.IO) is a beautifully designed app that runs on Linux, Windows and OS X alike and it does one thing: Burn images to SD cards. Since Kamikaze is based
Finally I've made good on my promise to finish Toggle version 1.0, which was actually a reach goal for Manga Screen :| Toggle is a user interface (UI) for 3D-printers meant to be run on the printer. It has been designed for Manga Screen, but should be portable to other screens as well. The new
Increased reliability with a filament sensor One of the most annoying things that can happen when printing with 3D-printers is running out of filament or a filament jam. Both are almost unavoidable. There is no infinite filament (yet) and even the best filament manufacturers some times end up with foreign objects in their plastic batches.
Finally a video that is specific to getting started with Replicape Rev B using the Kamikaze eMMC flasher! There is a new Kamikaze image out that addresses some of the issues that have become apparent after people started to get their capes. To name a few: If I access my printer on IP whatever, the
I've finally gotten around to testing the Reach A0 add-on board for Replicape A4A. This is a board that adds three more extruders to the two extruders that come with Replicape, for a total of five extruders. Any axis can also be configured in slave mode, in case you have multiple steppers pr. axis. The
Over the weekend, I've been working on some quite important features: Safety! The most important being disabling the heaters if anything goes wrong with the thermistor readings. It's boring, but it's necessary. Safety features does nothing to improve the print quality, but it might prevent your house from burning down. It's still necessary to
Most of the Replicapes from the Kickstarter has now been delivered, and people are starting to try it out and getting into configuration. Great, but not for everyone! A lot of people seem to be having trouble with the end stop configuration, so I made a video explaining how it works. It really not that difficult
In December, I made a trip to Shenzhen, the city where "all" electronics is being manufactured. The purpose of the trip was to give an insight into how the Replicape (and Manga Screen) is being manufactured. The video became the basis for update #5 in the Kickstarter for Replicape, so there is an intro and