Questions tagged [prusa-i3]

The Prusa i3 is the third iteration of Josef Průša's RepRap 3D printer design. This is an open source design, the tag should be used regardless of individual manufacturer (clarify in the question if it is useful to be specific).

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OctoPrint webpage freezes (Setup on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian)

I have been using a software called OctoPrint that allows you to control your printer in your Browser. For sake of simplicity I have used Octopi, a preinstalled image with OctoPrint, but now I would ...
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HE3D Prusa Z-Axis Motor Error

I have an HE3D Prusa XI3 that I have assembled but the z axis motors aren't functioning properly, they will whine instead of turn. They will turn if I use Z babystepping or position changes but will ...
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What is causing these artifacts when the extruder moves in one direction?

I have a Prusa i3 that I am mostly happy with. However, I am seeing these strange artifacts when the extruder moves along one axis in one direction - in particular from the back of the printer towards ...
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Auto Bed-Leveling with Inductive Proximity Sensors and Magnets

I recently decided to upgrade to auto bed-leveling using an inductive proximity sensor and an aluminum build plate on my Prusa i3. I also wanted to try to secure the build plate using neodymium ...
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Why does my PLA filament form a spiral shape and clog my extruder?

I'm using brand new PLA filament and am getting frequent clogs in my extruder. I've had this problem with 2 different filaments from 2 different vendors. It will be print just fine, then clog up. ...
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Prusa i3 Dual Extruder Setup Issues

I have a Folgertech Prusa i3, on a Ramps 1.4 with Marlin and I use Repetier-Host to control it. I am attempting to convert it to a dual extruder Bowden setup, and I can't seem to get the second ...
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Printer randomly stops, Is the power supply bad?

I have a prusa i3 with Mendel firmware and a RAMPS board. Recently it has been randomly stopping during prints. The LCD screen will lock up, the print will stop, and the heating elements will turn ...
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Seamless prints?

Is there a way to make all your prints seamless?? I know there was this program that printed a vase constantly changing the z axis making it seamless. Why cant this be done with regular prints?
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Prusa XI3 not printing correctly with Repetier Host

I have a HE3D Prusa XI3 Specs are linked here. Its came with a MK8 Extruder, and I ordered the 0.3mm nozzle with it. I have Repetier v.91 loaded onto the printer right now, and Repetier-Host v1.5.4 ...
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Which algorithm does Marlin use to create arcs?

I'm writing a paper about a plotter (I use a Prusa i3 with a custom "extruder" aka pen). And I'm supposed to write about the algorithms I/the plotter use(s). I tried reverse engineering, but since I'm ...
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Teflon tubing in nozzle throat coming out?

I have a HE3D prusa XI3 printer with an MK8 extruder. While printing or testing, the extruder makes a clicking noise as if the filament isnt getting hot enough to extrude. I began my investigation and ...
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Prusa XI3 Extruder Calibration

I have done the calibration for the x, y, and z axis and everything works fine there. However when I went to do the calibration for extruder things got a little weird. The original number programmed ...
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Is there a reason for the z-axis M5 drive nut to be super loose on the lead screw?

So I bought a prusa i3 kit from a company called folger tech off of ebay. I've built it and even printed out a few parts, but I noticed that a lot of noise seemed to be happening only while the x-axis ...
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Are the thermsistors identical for both the heatbed and the extruder head?

I'm aware of two thermsistors in the Prusia i3 Rework. Are they the same? And if not, how do you tell them apart?
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Beginner in calibrating HE3D Prusa XI3

This is my first time calibrating my printer and I'm not sure where to start. The printer is running Repetier v0.91 firmware that came on the SD card that came with the printer. Anyway, the question ...
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What kind of silicone glue should I use to attach my thermsistors?

I was watching a couple of videos about installing a Thermistor on the heat-bed and extruder of my Prusa i3; both videos mentioned that if I use either Sodium Silicate (Muffler & Tail Pipe Sealer) ...
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HE3D-XI3 3D printer Repetier software config help!

I am new to 3d printing and had bought my first 3d printer a couple of months ago. I have it all put together and the software uploaded to the Arduino. However, I need some help with configuration and ...
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parts for autoleveling Prusa i3

I am following this video series to add auto-leveling to my Prusa i3. https://youtu.be/awsI9bMndJA I have printed the parts I need and have the servo and ss-5 endstop in my cart at Amazon. What I ...
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Hictop 3d printer upgrades?

Where can I go to upgrade this printer? It's a hictop prusa i3 3d printer. Where do you buy heated beds suitable for ABS and PLA? Also, what kind of extruder do you guys think I should buy? This is ...
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Why does my MKS Base not recognize my thermistors?

I recently upgraded my Geeetech Acrylic Prusa i3 with a MKS Base V1.4 and it would not recognize the thermistors (100K {type 1}) even though they worked fine with the Arduino Mega 2560 with the RAMPS ...
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How do I wire the z-axis motors in parallel on the Prusa i3?

There is a little circuit board, or breadboard or something in the diagram of the wiring for the i3. And it's mentioned that the z-axis motors need to be wired in parallel but beyond that they don't ...
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How is a J-Head Extruder Head attached to the Prusa i3 rework?

I am building a Prusa i3 Rework, and I haven't been able to find out how to attach my J-Head extruder (see below), at the moment it's just kind of held there by pressure, but it seems there are two ...
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Tips for not burning out my Arduino Mega or catching something on fire when wiring a Prusa i3?

I'm reading about wiring up the electronic components to my Prusa i3 using an Arduino Mega 2650 and Ramps 1.4. I have step sticks, a heated bed, and a Switching Power Supply 12v Dc 30a 360w (more ...

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