Questions tagged [endstop]

Switch used to let the controller know the printer has reached the end of its travel in the home direction. Also known as a limit switch.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
15
votes
6answers
26k views

Which endstops are most precise?

I have seen mechanical (micro switch), optical and magnetic(magnet + hall sensor) end stops. Are there any differences in how exact they switch at the right location? If so which are the most ...
6
votes
2answers
264 views

Does moving the z-endstop upwards affect the maximum height of the printable object?

As moving the endstop upwards reduces the range of the z-axis, I was wondering whether it reduces the maximum height of the printable object, by the distance the endstop was moved. Or is this somehow (...
3
votes
1answer
847 views

Unable to install auto-bed levelling sensor into my Anet A8

I've been trying to install an inductive sensor for auto-bed levelling into my Anet A8 and I'm having a few issues. I have been using the wiring diagram provided by Solid Ground Electronics in one ...
2
votes
2answers
550 views

Issue with Z homing on Ender 3 Pro with Marlin

I've just changed the motherboard on my Ender 3 Pro with a MKS GEN_L v1.0 and flashed the latest Marlin version on it. I've calibrated my bed manually using the default XY and Z auto home commands on ...
5
votes
1answer
122 views

What is this part and does it have to do with my my z-position is messed up?

I recently bought my first 3d printer, a monoprice maker select v2. After a couple of print jobs, this piece fell out. I have no idea where it came from. But afterwards, I notice that my Z-...
4
votes
1answer
290 views

Connecting Sain Smart Mechanical End Stops to Ramps 1.4?

I have Sainsmart Mechanical End Stops, and I'm building a Prusa i3 Rework. I've recently gotten the x-axis to move, but it needs to stop when it gets to the end and it does not do that; I end up ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Home E / extrude until endstop is triggered

I'm working on something that I'll share once it's done (then hope it's not a disaster and actually useful to someone). It requires a stepper to rotate a part by a certain amount of degrees, which I ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Tevo tarantula Z- port burnt

I burnt the Z- port for the Z endstop. Can I use the Z+ port? I'm using Jim Brown's Marlin firmware. Any help to change that is highly appreciated. I know nothing about code. Sorry for my ignorance. ...