Questions tagged [arduino]

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Unable to upload Marlin 2.0 to Melzi 2.0 board

I need to set the HOME_POS manually since it isn't printing in the center of the bed. But whenever I try to upload it to the Melzi 2.0 board I get an ...
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TMC5160 Overheating

I am trying to do a project using stepsticks to drive stepper motors. I am currently testing the wiring of stepsticks on a breadboard using a stepper from CD driver and an old laptop charger. I ...
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Bricked Mks Rumba+ Board after Power Supply Trouble

this is my first time posting on this forum, so bear with me: This is my first attempt at a RepRap project, and my go-to board has been the RepRapDiscount MKS Rumba+, since I wanted to have ...
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Can't upload Marlin firmware to 3D printer because of “error: reinterpret_cast from integer to pointer”

When trying to upload Marlin firmware to my printer I get this error: error: reinterpret_cast from integer to pointer I'm using Tevo Tarantula with board MKS Gen ...
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Closed-loop stepper motors

I am thinking to use closed-loop stepper motors to prevent step loss and make the machine more accurate. What options (preferably low cost) are there for: ...
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Error: 20, non stop, while connected to Pronterface: no G-code uploaded yet

I am trying to make a pen plotter from scratch. I hooked up two scanners to form X and Y axis, and using a CD drive to lift the pen. I connected everything to Arduino Mega 2560 and RAMPS 1.4 shield ...
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Using stepper motors with integrated controllers

I just scavenged stepper motors from an old laser printer. These have integrated controllers. I'd like to use them without dismantling the controllers. I currently have 4, 6 and 9 wires stepper motors....
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Some steppers only rotate one way on RAMPS 1.4

I have a RAMPS 1.4 tester code for Arduino MEGA, only need stepper motors and drivers connected. The code in a working setup moves steppers in both directions but in my setup does something wrong: ...
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GRBL: inaccurate on X axis by ~4 mm on 400 mm

This is GRBL-related. I have a laser-engraver type machine, Chinese, ~550 mm X axis, aluminium extrusions, 2mm-pitch T belt, Nema 17H3430 motors, one mechanical homing switch for X, Arduino-based. ...
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Using extruder motor as 4th axis

I am currently working with a hobbyist robotic arm (uArm Swift Pro) which runs a modified version of Marlin 3D printing firmware. The arm can be used as a 3D printer as well thus it has an extruder ...
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Controlling a 3D printer with another Arduino device over serial

If this is a silly question I apologize but I am trying to establish a serial connection between a 3D printer (Ender 3) and an Arduino Nano over the USB port. I am able to connect the 3D printer to ...
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How to make physical buttons send G-code?

I want to hook up an Arduino to my Creality printer running Marlin firmware, such that I can have a few physical buttons mounted on the machine that will execute commands such as preheat, home, ...
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Correct wiring Arduino Uno and GT2560 to install bootloader

Can anyone help me with the correct wiring between an Arduino Uno and a GT2560 board to install the bootloader using the Arduinio as the ISP. I'm trying to follow this video https://www.youtube.com/...
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Reprap RAMPs over heating issues

So I've got a couple problems, to begin I'm using the RAMPs 1.4, generic Arduino mega with Marlin, generic stepper motor drivers, a generic power supply. Nothing is special or even out of the ordinary....
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Export firmware as a .hex

Because .hex files can be installed without any need of an Arduino (serving as an ISP) to flash the firmware on Creality machines I was wondering, if firmware ...
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What is the benefit of the Arduino schield based electronics?

Some electronics come as a single PCB. They have CPU and everything on just one board. Other electronics are a shield for an Arduino. So these are always two boards. The Arduino and the other PCB. ...