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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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TMC2208 drivers - Microsteps configured incorrectly

I've just installed two TMC2208 drivers on my RAMPS board. I followed a very good step by step tutorial and after some issues, I got it nearly to work. One problem I still have is that when I tell the ...
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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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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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Endstops will not trigger using Marlin Firmware

I have an old Solidoodle 2 that I bought broken from a garage sale that I am converting to use RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin Firmware. All the motors work correctly, I am just having issues getting the ...
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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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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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How to use a multimeter to test how many amps RAMPS is pulling?

This is in with my other question about components and the other question about electricity; how can I check to see how many amps are being pulled? Can I check a component at a time to make sure I'm ...
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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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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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Z motor not moving during auto home

My Monoprice maker select recently fried its melzi board. So I went out and purchased a ramps 1.4 kit. I've wired it all up and Flash the firmware with marlin(most recent build). When it boots up ...
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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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Using an Arduino Mega with burnt voltage regulator

Due to a not-given compatibility with Makerbot mechanical endstop wiring (and carelessness on my side) I ended up burning the voltage regulator on my Arduino Mega 2560. Now, powering the Arduino ...
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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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RAMPS won't PID tune and shows unreal temps

About two days ago, I started seeing that my hotend was heating up erratically. I first noticed this while printing a part in PETG and the temp jumped to 260 °C. I shut down the printer at that ...
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Upgrading to silicone heat bed, will it burn my house down?

I'm looking into upgrading my heated bed and replacing it with a silicone bed. I know nearly nothing about electronics, so I would like someone more knowledgeable to confirm if what I have theorized ...
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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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Is Arduino Due a worth buy as controller electronics for deltabots?

Over the times I hear people saying delta inverse kinematics push atmega2560 to limits. I see in my local supplier Arduino Due and RAMPS-FD is the cheapest 32bit alternatives. But there's not much ...
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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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Configuring BLTouch with Marlin firmware

Has anyone configured BLTouch with Marlin firmware? I could only find videos about older firmware version. I followed this document. To avoid causing any damage to the printer, I removed all ...
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Should I comment out the code for what I am not testing when loading the test firmware for Ramps 1.4?

You may want to use this code to test all the electronics before installing any of the suggested firmwares. I'm planning on: Flashing the test firmware onto the Arduino Mega 2560, then unplugging ...
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Is there any opensource software that controls the RAMPS RepRap board directly from the computer?

I'd like to find an opensource software that communicates directly with the RAMPS board (or any other 3D printer driver) without using the arduino... It doesn't matter if it runs on Windows or linux ...
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What does Marlin's G30 code do?

I'm using Marlin 1.1.0RC8 to control an MPCNC, using a RAMPS1.4. We've just added a touch-plate to do Z-probing, which works nicely for a single probe (I just want calibrated height for variant bit-...
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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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Filament starts extruding as soon as hotend reaches melting point

I have a homemade 3D printer running on ramps 1.4 When i start a new print and the hotend reaches melting point of PLA, the PLA start coming out of the hotend. This goes on for as long as the ...
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Step motors vibrate, don't move at all (Prusa I3)

Recently, I changed my RAMPS 1.4 card (because there was a problem with the power output).So I bought this new one, and an Arduino Mega.I didn'T change the code (Marlin 1.3.3).I used the same ...
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Where did I go wrong by trying to add an extra motor to my board?

I'd like to add an extra motor to my board and I'm not sure where I went wrong. The motor will be used to spin a rotating wheel/carriage of potential hot ends to switch to. Because it's just a motor ...
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How to test Arduino Mega, RAMPS 1.4 and Full Graphic Smart Controller LCD?

Unfortunately, my extruder 8825 driver ended up fried. I guess this might have damaged the Arduino Mega and RAMPS Board. I tested the Arduino Mega and I'm pretty sure that it is fried too, so I ...
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Steps per mm of extruder are incorrect after rebuilding

I have got a problem that after upgrading my printer to an aluminum frame my extruder went from around 400 steps per mm at 16 micro steps (which did match the manufacturer's recommendation perfectly) ...
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Heated Bed not heating on original Prusa i3. Using a Ramps 1.4 EFB

So as the title said my heated bed stopped heating mid print. I'm pretty confident the bed itself is not the problem as I've ran continuity tests from the wires and a resistance check (which showed ...
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Plug sdramps module and Anet A8 LCD together into RAMPS smart adapter

I want to upgrade my Anet A8's motherboard (the stock one is broken anyway, see: Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!) to the RAMPS 1.4, without having to get a new LCD/microSD ...
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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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Z axis issue with Ramps 1.4

I just installed a Ramps 1.4 board on to my Anet A8. Everything worked as it should except for the Z axis motors. The Ramps board I have contains two headers for each Z axis motor. When both motors ...
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Do the TW, THW and THHN or THWN wire insulation types matter in terms of powering RAMPS 1.4 or the MK2a Heat Bed?

I'm still looking at wires for my Prusa i3, to go between the power supply and RAMPS 1.4, and the power supply and the MK2a Heatbed. I also recently found a 400 ft. Wire Storehouse that I bought ...
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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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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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Running laser on my printer

I am trying to control a laser with the fan (D9) and ran into problems. So I tried P44, no good then P6 also not good.\ What my problem is I am trying to "burn" a group of vertical lines spaced about ...
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Why did my power supply fuse blew out on my Anet A8?

So yesterday I got my power supply in the mail and I thought, let's check it out! I put all the wires in correctly (as shown in this YouTube video, Anet A8 power supply unit fuse blown, I just ...
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How to connect a NEMA 17 stepper to RAMPS 1.4?

I have an NEMA 17 stepper motor 17HS4401 and a RAMPS 1.4 driver unit. The motor pinouts are: ...
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Cooling fan spins extremely fast, noisy on startup

I have built a 3D printer from parts. It is using a standard 12V power supply, an Arduino Mega 2560 replica and a RAMPS 1.4 board. The hotend cooling fan is connected to the 12V-AUX pin (the one right ...
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Arduino WEMOS and RAMPS

I'm thinking of buying an Arduino WEMOS1 as I am tired with SD card fiddling. As the ESP8266 chip has 32 Mb (~4 MB) flash memory, I am hoping to be able to push most of the G-code files ...
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Printrun doesn't connect when 12 V is on

I'm able to connect to Arduino+RAMPS through USB. I can even check end stops with M119. However, if I plug it to the power supply, my MacBook goes crazy and restart ...
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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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How do I calibrate temperature control in a Repetier firmware?

I have built a 3D printer using RAMPS 1.4. I am trying to raise the hotend temperature over 180 °C. But I can hardly get to 100 °C in 60 minutes. I applied power directly to the ...
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Stepper motors are not working when connected with RAMPS 1.4

ISSUE: Stepper motors are not working when connected with RAMPS 1.4. OBSERVATION: The LED lights(LED 2,3,4) in the RAMPS 1.4 is not powering up. PRACTICES: I use Arduino Mega 2560 and installed ...
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MKS board losing power after endstop installation

I just bought an MKS gen v1.3, and everything on it works fine except for when I plug in the endstops. My X endstop works perfectly in every endstop outlet, but when I plug in my Z and Y endstops, the ...
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Laser Engraver with Smoothie, RAMPS 1.4 or AWC708C?

I have an old laser engraver that runs from Windows 98SE and DOS-6. Yup, still works fine but a pain as I regularly have to open it up and unplug and re-seat all the ribbon connectors. Fifteen of them ...
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RAMPS 1.4 losing power with more than 3 drivers mounted

I am rebuilding the electronics for an old Reprap with a RAMPS 1.4 setup. If I plug in just the Arduino/RAMPS board into either 12 V or USB then it starts up fine, I can see this when I have ...
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Z axis at print is lower than when I home

I replaced the controller board in my Monoprice Select Mini with an Arduino/Ramps setup and compiled an uploaded Marlin 1.1.0-RC8 to run it. I've got most everything calibrated and working with one ...
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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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When building the ramps 1.4 is it safe to use small wires to jump the 5A, 12V power input over to the 11 Amp input

The idea is so you only need two long wires going from the power supply to the electronics boards. I'm sure I saw this done in a tutorial somewhere, but I can't for the life of me find the source. ...