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How to set Z-probe boundary limits in firmware when using automatic bed leveling?

In setting up a probe for automatic bed leveling, the limits of the probing area must be entered in the firmware of a 3D printer. When using a sensor, how do you define the bed limits for the sensor ...
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Inductive Sensor in 24 V machine?

I am getting a 24 V based Ender 3. From the factory, it has an aluminium bed. So I also put this LJ12 A3-4-Z/BX Inductive NPN NO 4 mm with 6-36 V operation current into the box together with ...
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Specifying Z offset in Marlin firmware

I need to set a Z offset for the Flying bear P902. I calculated the offset (-2.98). But, every time when I try to input this using the LCD screen of my 3D printer, the value jumps to either -2.99 or -...
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How to configure Cura to run the Z probe before heating

I'm using Cura as my slicing/printing software and I just started using the BuildTak printing surface. The BuildTak is damaged by pushing a hot nozzle into it and my printer's (Robo3D R1+) ...
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Bed leveling method not working with Repetier firmware 0.92.9?

I homebuilt a delta 3D printer (like Kossel mini) with a Z probe near the hotend with manual deploy and RAMPS 1.4 board: I configured the Repetier firmware with the online tool; All my endstops (...
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Unable to install auto-bed levelling sensor into my Anet A8

I've been trying to install an inductive sensor for auto-bed levelling into my Anet A8 and I'm having a few issues. I have been using the wiring diagram provided by Solid Ground Electronics in one ...
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Using auto-bed leveling, do I need to initiate G29 before every print?

Various methods to scan the top surface exist to improve the bed adhesion to prevent prints to come loose from the bed during printing: e.g. BLTouch and clones or inductive and capacitive sensors/...
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3DTouch sensor fails after probe deployment and triggering

I'm using a 3DTouch sensor (from Geeetech) on a self-build CoreXY printer (HyperCube Evolution). The sensor worked perfectly until not being used for a month. The symptoms are that it fails to deploy ...
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Marlin NOZZLE_TO_PROBE_OFFSET with glass

In my custom printer I have probe and nozzle at same height and configured Marlin this way: #define NOZZLE_TO_PROBE_OFFSET { 43, -20, 0 } On the bed I've a 2&...
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Can I use a 12 V single channel optocoupler module in a 24 V machine?

I have a Tevo Tornado Gold 24 V. I want to use this LJ12 A3-4-Z/BX Inductive NPN NO 4 mm with 6-36 V operation current as a Z probe. I do not want to fry my machine by putting in 24&...