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For questions related to the RAMPS controller board - The RepRap Arduino Mega Pololu Shield, or RAMPS for short, is an expansion shield for the Arduino Mega designed to fit the entire electronics for a RepRap 3D printer in a small, low cost package.

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What is an A4988 "twinner"?

As alluded to in this comment, under the question, Using dual Y stepper drivers on Marlin / RAMPS 1.4, there is a concept of an A4988 "twinner": I am rather building an A4988 "twinner&...
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Is my RAMPS 1.4 board fried?

I was adjusting the current on my Pololu stepper drivers when I accidentally fried two of my stepper drivers when I accidentally shorted the contacts with my multimeter probes. When I changed the ...
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DIY 3D printer Z-axis problems

So I have a homebuilt 3D printer. I was testing the axes and all of that, suddenly the Z-axis stopped working. I changed its connection to a different axis, and it's working, but when I bring it back ...
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Can I plug in Arduino Mega USB input (to supply power) and RAMPS 1.4 power input at the same time?

Can I plug Arduino Mega USB input (to supply power) and RAMPS 1.4 power input at the same time? This is because when I plug the PSU into the RAMPS 1.4 alone, the LCD keeps restarting and it just gets ...
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Can I connect a PSU with a higher current rating than RAMPS 1.4 can handle?

I have a 12 V/30 A power supply. Will a RAMPS 1.4 shield burn if I use that power supply with it?
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What is the maximum input ratings for current, voltage and power for RAMPS 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6?

I need to know the maximum input for current, voltage and power for: RAMPS 1.4 RAMPS 1.5 RAMPS 1.6 I want to build a DIY 3D printer. RAMPS 1.6 can deliver only 270 W. but if I total my heatbed + ...
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Pin layout of RAMPS Plus2 board?

I've temporarily acquired two different 3D printers that I'm helping someone reassemble. They are delta style printers that at one point worked great. They were being stored in a large community ...
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Stepper motor moving only to one side after reset

I come through this post, rescue a problem with my printer. It uses Arduino 2560 Mega, RAMPS 1.4, and Marlin 1.1.9, which had configured it left it working as follows: on the RAMPS the Y-axis is ...
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RAMPS 1.6 VCC and 5 V jumper issues

This is a bizarre issue. Everything was working fine until a month ago. I upgraded to RAMPS 1.6 after my 1.4 board decided it wanted to go to the big chip in the sky. I ordered a kit to replace the 1....
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Marlin RAMPS 1.4 reboot problem while printing via SD card

I have a custom 3D printer with RAMPS 1.4 and Arduino Mega 2560 (clone). I installed Marlin 2.0.7.2 firmware and I tested all the motion and heating parts individually and all of them work fine. Also, ...
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Will RAMPS able to control 4 stepper motors

I am making a DIY 3D printer based on the Prusa mini. So, I doubt whether RAMPS can control only 4 stepper motors as it has slots for 5 stepper motor slots and one will not be used in my case. If I ...
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Can I mix TMC drivers with A4988 on the same RAMPS board?

The closest thing I can find is this wiki page that state DRV8825 and A4988 can be mixed. However, the TMCs seem different, requiring more connections and offer more features, so I wonder if they can ...
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Printer not processing G-code properly?

I have 3 printers, all Anet A8 with RAMPS 1.4 boards running identical firmware. One printer, however, has a Bowden extruder setup and RepRap 3 pin limit switches. Otherwise identical to the other 2 ...
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Enable pins with RAMPS and M542T stepper drivers

So, I've been building a very sturdy 3d printer (also in the future hopefully a cnc router), strongly based on this: Arduino Controlled CNC / 3D Printer Hybrid I'm using a RAMPS (1.4, will upgrade to ...
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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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Upgrading printer controller

I purchased a (very) low tier printer a while back, and now I am looking to start upgrading. First on my list is to upgrade the controller1). My initial plan was to upgrade to an Arduino Mega with a ...
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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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Replacing RAMPS 1.4 for 1.6

During the assembly of my printer, I accidentally shorted the RAMPS 1.4 board, looking for a replacement I found the RAMPS 1.6 which would eliminate the need for a MOSFET power module. My question is,...
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Digital vs. analog pins

In the RAMPS v1.4 board, it seems like the X, Y, and Z motors all use at least one analog pin, while the extruder motors are entirely digital. See just the top left block of this photo: Is there any ...
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Short circuit on RAMPS 1.6 board?

I have a RAMPS 1.6 board. After soldering my stepper drivers, I probed them for bridging and found a short where none should be. Digging deaper into it, my multimeter shows continuity between the 12V +...
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Configuring of MKS_GEN_L V1.0

I've bought a new "MKS GEN_L V1.0" and I'm trying to configure it with Marlin 1.1.X. I changed motherboard in configuration.h from previous: ...
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Arduino Mega 2560 + RAMPS voltage on GPIO pin

I am using an Arduino Mega 2560 and RAMSP 1.4 shield with Marlin firmware to control my machine (not exactly a 3D printer). Marlin has G-code: M42 P20 S255 ==>...
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