Questions tagged [diy-3d-printer]

Questions related to 3D-printers, that are either not manufactured on a commercial scale and assembled by the end user, or are designed and built by a non-commercial entity.

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Pronterface won't connect to Printrbot Simple metal with error message

I am using Ultimaker Cura to try and get my simple metal back up and running again. It is the strangest thing as this thing has printed decently for four years with just one calibration being the ...
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Path of a nozzle crosses over itself

I built my first printer couple of days ago. I started printing small models (20x20 mm max.) and everything was alright at first. However, when I tried to print a bit larger models, I started ...
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Geeetech Prusa I3 Pro W. Cannot update firmware

Initially when I built it, it turned on and the LCD worked. I had an issue with the Z axis but I think that's unrelated to my current issue. The next day when powering on the LCD just showed black ...
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Extruder motor not functioning after G29 command

On my anet A8 3 printer, running skynet. When I do not use the G29 command, Auto Bed Level, the printer won't print and just extrudes plastic in mid air. But when I do use the G29 command it will home ...
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Top-Down SLA Printer Bulging Issue

I have designed and built a top-down SLA 3D printer that uses a 405 nm 500 mW laser along with some galvanometers. I filled the vat with glycerin and then topped it off with about 2.5 cm of resin. I ...
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Problems with the right Z axis

My 3D printer was working perfectly, but one day I put it inside an acrylic box and put it to work, that was not a good idea, because the Z axis grabbed the box, after that, the Z axis started to ...
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Ender 3 Layer Shifting

I recently got an ender 3. It was working well for 2 prints. I managed to print two small items which were upgrades for the printer (filament guide and cable clip). Following this, I tried to print ...
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New RAMPS 1.6 not working

I just bought a new RAMPS 1.6 shield to replace my old RAMPS 1.4 shield. The problem is that it's just not working, the motors don't move, heatbed/nozzle don't get heated. It was all working with the ...
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Roll back from Marlin 2.0 to manufacturer closed-source firmware

Because I needed to insert nuts in my prints and therefore G-code instructions in their file, I upgraded my printer firmware to Marlin as in here : At the beginning I ...
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Why does my TMC2208 only rotate my stepper motor in one direction?

I have two TMC2208 stepper drivers, both with the exact same problem. They both only allow the motor to rotate in one direction. They are currently used inside a CoreXY style 3D printer. In my case, ...
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Firmware upload

I have a 3d printer without a firmware. It's a Wanhao Duplicator I3. I try to upload a version, but I have a little problem, at uploading on melzi board, it's a V03 version. I try this tutorial : ...
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Automatic leveling of the bed does not work

I am trying to run the G29 G-code for my 3D printer to automatically level the bed of the printer. Every time I try run the G-code my printer just beeps and nothing ...
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Considering size of smooth rod

I am making a DIY 3D printer based on the Prusa MINI. I want to ask what smooth rod size is great for a printer with a 20x20x20 cm print volume. I am planning on using a 8 mm rod for the z-axis and 6 ...
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Hack IKEA Trofast drawers

I'm looking to hack an IKEA Trofast storage unit. It's 3 drawers high (10 cm for each drawer), I would like to make it 6 drawers high, with thinner drawers (4 cm for each drawer). Which means : ...
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Print wrap up and bends

I have the Bibo 2 3d printer that has two print heads which is nice, but I couldn't never get it to print good. I did level the plate, I did buy new filament (I am using Amazon PLA), but I couldn't ...
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Identifying and Replacing Capacitor

So during one of my initial experiments I accidentally blew up one of my capacitors. Everything else works on the board except the motor control with the blown capacitor so I'm going to replace it. ...
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Using a grow box filter and fan as a cheap 3D printer filter

Anybody consider using a Grow Box Fan and filter inside an enclosure. They come cheap with 200 cfm fan and aluminum carbon filters. https://www.amazon.com/iPower-Inline-Variable-Controller-Ventilation/...
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RAMPS 1.4 LED 2 blinking when trying to heat up bed

On my i3 clone I've been trying to add the Anycubic i3 Ultrabase to my RAMPS 1.4 board and after adding the necessary configurations in the Marlin firmware I can heat up the bed. The issue is that it ...
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How to fix a Duet3D board on an Ender 3 frame pausing mid-print

I have just installed a Duet3D Wifi 2 on an Ender 3 Pro. I sliced my first print using Cura and uploaded it via the web interface. It prints fine, except that it pauses for 10 seconds several times ...
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Help needed implementing Bear Upgrade

I am attempting to build a 3D printer using the Bear Upgrade for guidance. In this moment, I am implementing the X-Axis. The X_end_idler consist in two parts, the idler and the belt tensioner, as you ...
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Stepper motors not working when connected to RAMPS 1.4

Stepper motors are not working when connected to RAMPS board in the X,Y,Z pins. I used A4988 drivers and the Arduino board is an original version. I checked the input voltage to the RAMPS board, it's ...