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Marlin: How to print to terminal to debug?

I am looking for the equivalent of System.out.println() or Console.WriteLine(), but using ...
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Different direction for two extruders

I am building a 3D printer using 2 extruders which will mix and print fluid-like inks. Is it possible to let both extruders turn in opposite directions at the same time, that is in 1 line of G-Code? ...
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The bed of my Ender-4 does not go down during printing!

I am using an Ender-4 with MKS Marlin Firmware and an MKS Rovin V3 Motherboard. It took me a long time to get Marlin set up correctly, but now I am apparently on the way. I calibrated the bed and to ...
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Marlin 2.1 reboots before printing model when power recovery is enabled

Ender 3 Pro with Creality 4.2.7 board. Just flashed Marlin 2.1. Enabled POWER_LOSS_RECOVERY Problem: The printer will successfully go through auto leveling and the clean/prep line on the left side. ...
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How to change the time format on LCD screen in Marlin 2.1?

How can I replace the line in the time display with a dot? Using Marlin 2.1
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Connecting controller fan on RAMPS 1.4 for Marlin

I have radial fan with 2 pins connector and always kept it connected to GND/5V pins (marked J5 at the left bottom on pinout ...
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Marlin 2.0.x bugfix: how do you define a specific driver to be used when driving a specific stepper?

I'm using a TriGorilla 2560 and Marlin bugfix 2.0.x, and two stepper motors that I'm using as two Z-axes For some reason, both Z ports, and the E1 port are being driven by the same stepper driver The ...
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Bulging on distinctive lengths along the X-Axis (on all layers)

I have massive print-quality issues on my Anycubic Vyper. As you can see on the first, third and fourth image, there is some sort of bulging or shifting happening. The issue seems to be related to the ...
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Prints end after 3 or 4 layers after upgrading stock FW to Marlin 2.0.9.3

Finally upgraded my old stock Marlin Firmware to Marlin 2.0.9.3 (current latest release). I'm using Cura 5.0 as my slicer. Printer is a Folgertech Prusa i3, acrylic. It was working fine but I wanted ...
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Sensor can not read temperature

I have MKS TinyBee board recently purchased. The temperature sensor reading gives either 'Err' or '0'. I have tried all possible sensors in the Marlin table configuration, but still none of them ...
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Thermal Runaway issues on Ender 3 Pro even after replacing thermistor and heater cartridge

I have an Ender 3 Pro with the BTT SKR E3 V2.0 mini with Marlin firmware 2.0.8.2.x. I am trying to print PETG, which requires decently high temperatures. I initially replaced the stock board after a ...
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I have a Ender 3 S1 Pro and can't restart a print after a pause at height

My printer (Ender 3 S1 Pro) only has a touch screen. When I use the pause at height command, the print pauses properly. However, the screen only displays stop and pause "buttons". Neither of ...
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Ender 3 v2 X-axis home fails

I have a problem. I upgraded my Ender 3 v2 for direct drive and added CR Touch. Updated software to bugfix-JyersUI v2.0.1. Now if I turn on my printer first homing X-axis moves to the left clicks one ...
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G29 Error results in SLOW Probe fail! - Triggered early

I am having an issue with my BLTouch when autoleveling. It fails and I received: SLOW Probe fail! - Triggered early. However, it seems to work correctly with G28 (...
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Marlin + BLTouch layer compression

I have an Ender 3 Pro which I recently added an SKR Mini E3 v2.0 with Marlin and BLTouch. I have run into an odd issue where roughly the first 10 mm of the print are compressed into ~7 mm of Z height....
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Remove irrelevant menu from Marlin 2.0

I'm using a Velleman K8400 with a Velleman LED strips. The strips aren't able to adjust luminosity only color, so the Custom Lights menu item is irrelevant to my printer. How do I remove the menu item?...
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Program Creality v2.2 board to use HEATER1 transistor for HEATER0

My CR10-S5 with Creality v2.2 mainboard recently suffered from the hotend heater transistor (MOSFET) failing short. After taking a look at the board, I tried to be clever and use the ...
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Why is my PSU turning on and off automatically?

I have 12 V/30 A PSU. I have also installed the firmware onto the Arduino Mega2560. But the problem is that the display on the LCD keeps turning on and off automatically (it's stuck on the Marlin logo ...
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CR Touch firmware NO Z-axis home Ender 5 Pro 4.2.7

I purchased a new 4.2.7 (256k) board for my Ender 5 Pro and added the CR Touch. I got everything connected and flashed the board with the "Ender-5 Pro- Marlin2.0.1 - V1.1.1 - ALT - TMC2235.bin&...
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Marlin, fans weird behaviours: two ports are reported on the printer display at 0% while they run at full speed, one port does not work

I'm using a Trigorilla 2560, here is the pinout and here you can find my Marlin root under a zip file the pin declaration to me does seem alright Basically, port0 ...
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Only Z offset for BLTouch?

I'm having a hard time getting my Ender 5 Plus (I'm using stock firmware 1.70.2 BL) trammed and in the pursue of that I decided to check my probe offset values. As it seems there is only a Z offset ...
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G29 difference between Q and D

I was wondering what the exact difference between the switches Q and D for the G29 command is? They seem to do the same: ...
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Which K-Value would you choose here for linear advance?

I'm new to 3D printing, but my printer supports Linear Advance. I heard that it offers improvements in print quality. I used Marlin Linear Advance Pattern Generator to generate a print with horizontal ...
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Print is rotated perfectly on bed, while straight in the slicer. X-axis moves slowly while printing a straight Y-axis line

I have a weird problem that I can't seems to find an answer for. I'm using SuperSlicer with my Ender3 + OctroPrint setup. The prints on the bed in SuperSlicer is perfectly straight However, it seems ...
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Can't connect PowerBelt3D Zero to Print Server

I have tried connecting via Repertier, Pronterface, and OctoPrint. All of them fail to get a response from the handshake attempts. The OctoPrint "AUTO" setting will automatically try all ...
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How to properly run a PID Tuning and update the firmware?

The Firmware Step-by-step guide remarks to only mess with PID-Tuning settings in the firmware when you know what you are doing. Apparently, defining those settings in the firmware is a somewhat ...
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3D Printing with malicious intent

I have a bit of an odd request. I am studying the vulnerability of 3D printers and would like to know if there is a way to disable the limit switches on, for example, an Ender 3 in the G-code. Ideally,...
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Z-axis lead screw not turning to adjust height when using auto leveling?

I have a 3DTouch with my Ender 3 3D printer with the Creality 4.2.2 Board. It is running a custom build of Marlin 2.0.9.2. As I have been watching my prints, I noticed that the Z-axis lead screw does ...
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What is the difference between Linear Advance and Pressure Advance

I've been trying to do some research on Linear Advance (LA) on Marlin and Pressure Advance (PA) on Klipper, and from my understanding the technology behind each is different, although also similar. ...
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The nozzle hits the bed and does not lift when I do G29 P4 to edit UBL mesh

I have an issue with my 3D printer which is operating on SKR 1.4 Turbo board and Marlin 2.0.8. I have a conductive probe and UBL is enabled. The mesh building goes fine and I have no issues with the ...
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Marlin 2.0.x changing order of multiple menu items

I am using an Ender 3 Max with Marlin 2.0.9.3 and I need help with changing the order of the main menu. I have found a post changing a menu, but not in a way I describe below. Here is the current ...
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Using the BLTouch to assist with manual bed levelling?

I struggle with paper levelling and find it to be excessively coarse and unspecific. I bought a 3DTouch, but I still need to make the bed generally level using the knobs. Otherwise, the print will be ...
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Why is my 3D printer making a loud knocking sound after installing BLTouch?

Everything was working perfectly until I installed the BLTouch. After installing it every time I print it makes a loud knocking/clicking sound. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am using a Neptune 2 ...
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Ender 3 board 4.2.2 BLTouch 3.1 crashes into bed during autoleveling

I'm trying to install a BLTouch probe. I have an Ender 3 Pro with 4.2.2 board and I’m trying to connect a BLTouch 3.1 to it. I've bought a generic (but authentic) BLTouch instead of a Creality kit. I'...
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Switching computers for 3D printer

Does anyone know how to move a project I'm working on in VSCode on my Mac onto a different Windows computer? It's a Marlin firmware file using Auto Build Marlin and I want to move it from my main Mac ...
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MESH_INSET vs PROBING_MARGIN

I've been tinkering with my 3DTouch (basically a BLTouch clone) on my CoreXY and have been trying to set up UBL in Marlin. There are a few configurations I haven't been able to find any useful ...
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Marlin NOZZLE_CLEAN_STROKES half a pattern?

I have Marlin 2.0.9.2 configured to wipe the nozzle on a brass brush mounted to the side of the bed of my printer. It does 3 zigzag movements. It cleans up the ooze nicely from the nozzle BUT... the ...
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Enabling Pause feature on HBOT 3D 1.1

At work, I have an HBOT 3D 1.1 printer and I need to be able to pause my prints. I've tried all the usual G-code commands (M0, M1...
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Marlin firmware issues

So I'm working on building a Prusa i3 MK3 clone and all's gone well so far but when I make edits to the firmware and reupload it, the printer doesn't seem to be getting it. Like I changed the software ...
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Not resume after reheat M600 runout

After reloading the filament, I press continue to load the new filament and the printer does its job. But, if I need more time and the nozzle turns off, I can't do finish the print... Problem: I press ...
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What is ABL or UBL? Is this the same?

When looking at Marlin firmware or reading on leveling of the printer bed the term ABL and UBL are frequently used. What are ABL and UBL? Are they the same?
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I3 Mega, PROBE_MANUALLY with ABL

I created some Marlin versions for Creality and Anycubic printers. Now I have a problem and want to ask if someone can help me, give some tips or something else. Printer: i3 Mega Anycubic I use the 2....
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Extruder motor freezing

I recently upgraded from a Creality 4.2.7 controller board to a BigTreeTech SKR E3 Turbo and touch screen. When power is applied, the extruder motor turns slightly, then freezes and has a low humming ...
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Flashing a bootloader to an Ender 3 with an official Arduino Uno R3

I am new to flashing bootloaders and whatsoever. An "avrdude" error won't let me upload. I have an error whenever I try and upload it to the Arduino. This is what it gives me: ...
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Marlin firmware 2.0.9.1 for X5SA example : MM_PER_ARC_SEGMENT Compilation Error

I have a Tronxy X5SA printer upon which I want to install the latest Marlin firmware v2.0.9.1. I take the configuration example on GitHub for the X5SA printer and modify the lines in ...
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Tronxy X5SA not working properly after Marlin firmware installation

Yesterday I installed Marlin firmware, 2.0.x bugfix version on my Tronxy X5SA (v6). I did it in the way explained on GitHub, with Visual Studio Code, Platform IO, Marlin auto build. I applied the ...
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How to make Ender 5 use BLTouch probe for Z homing?

Backstory I set up the BLTouch module as explained in the guide that came with it - that included unplugging the Z axis switch, and replacing it with a pair of wires from the BLTouch module. I managed ...
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M503 command is reporting "Maximum feedrates" with duplicate and empty values: M203 X200.00 Y200.00 Z5.00 E Y1000.00 Z100.00 E5000.00

I'm pretty stumped on this one. Investigating an issue I was having with an OctoPrint plugin, I've come to realize my M503 command is reporting duplicate and empty ...
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How to add custom physical buttons to a 3D printer in Marlin software

I have a 3D printer with MKS Robin mainboard + TMC2209. How do I add a piece of code to Marlin, for example, to make a physical button to start preheating, etc. I would like to use the existing ...
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Creality 4.2.7 problem connecting to Windows

I've had an Ender 5 for quite a while and it has worked phenomenally, but recently I had encountered a MIN_TEMP error so I ordered a new hotend and Creality silent board. Because this is an Ender 5, I ...
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