Questions tagged [ramps-1.4]

For questions specifically related to the RAMPS 1.6 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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RAMPS 1.4, 1.5 or 1.6?

I'm about to build a Prusa i3 dolly. I am confused whether to use RAMPS 1.4 or 1.5 or 1.6. What is the big difference? Is it only the MOSFETs and the poly-fuses? If that is the case, would it be ...
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Controlling more fans with RAMPS board

I am using RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin. With Marlin, you can control a large number of fans with the M106 P<fan index> command. I'd like RAMPS to control some ...
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How to configure Marlin to enable auto-fans with dual extruder

I have successfully assembled my custom-built 3D printer and configured Marlin for two extruders and one heated bed. Here is a picture of the printer. My heated bed runs on a linear axis with ball ...
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How drastic is reversing the polarity of the power supply to a RAMPS board?

If I accidentally reverse the polarity of my power supply to the RAMPS board, what exactly will be damaged? Will it harm my: RAMPS; Arduino Mega; Stepper motor and/or drivers, or; Any other ...
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Can I use external stepper motor power and USB connection

I have a RAMPS 1.4 with Arduino Mega 2560 with 2 steppers connected to an external power supply using Polulo stepper drivers. The steppers are for X and Y axis movement. This external power supply is ...
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Arduino Mega voltage regulator overheats with RAMPS board

This is my problem: I'm assembling a 3D printer with the RAMPS 1.4 board and Arduino Mega. I have assembled the structure and the electronics (set drivers, placed the jumpers, connected stepper motors....
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Add a laser module to Reprap Guru Prusa i3

I have a Reprap Guru Prusa i3 v2 3D printer. Here is a link to the 192 MB manual. And here is the link to the resources page for the Reprap Guru. Page 58 of the manual discusses electronics. I ...
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When building a RAMPS 1.4 based printer, can I safely plugin just some of the components to test if they are working?

If I need to test out some of the components of a RAMPS 1.4 based 3D Printer, can I only plug some of them into the board (not all of them) and test them out? I'd like to test out the NEMA 17 motors ...
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Is this fuse a good choice for my Prusa i3's power supply and RAMPS 1.4?

Wondering if this fuse is safe to use in this switch/plug to turn on /off a 12V DC 30A Power Supply 360W Power Supply that will power a RAMPS 1.4 board for a Prusa i3 with an external led display that ...
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Marlin menu navigation slow while printing

My Kossel Mini printer (delta) has RAMPS1.4/Arduino Mega electronics configured to use a standard 20x4 LCD display with Marlin during printing. Often, navigating the menus during print can be ...
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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 ...
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After some time stepper motor is hot

I have three stepper motors. One Nema 17 - 2.4 ohm, the second smaller noname from color printer - 9.5 ohm and third the smallest noname from cdrom - 10.5 ohm. I have connected them to arduino mega ...
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Ramps 1.4 with a power brick

I'm currently designing a RepRap 3D printer that will not have a heated bed. I have heard that it is possible to use a power brick with commercial printers lacking heatbeds. Is this possible with a ...
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TMC2130 External VM RAMPS 1.4

I'm attempting to replace my DRV8825's with TMC2130's on a Prusa i3 rework clone, 12 V RAMPS 1.4, motor currents have been accounted for. Since they don't work as well with 12 V than with higher ...