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Calculate and configure Accurate E and Axis Steps for printrbot simple

The section we are concerned with, is the line that begins M92. This sets the number of steps which, in turn controls the print accuracy of a 3d printer. To Calculate Accurate Steps ( Distance to Travel / Distance Traveled ) * Number of Configured Steps For example, on the X axis (40 / 39.90) * 84.40. This gives new steps of 84.612 ( we only need a few… View More

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How to calibrate your 3d printer Extruder Steps

Step 1 Enter M501 in the control software of your choice. This will show the current stored settings on your firmware. The section we are looking for begins with, M92. This sets the number of steps which, in turn controls the accuracy of our printer. To Calculate Accurate… View More

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Purge and nozzle wipe starting gcode

Use this gcode to purge and wipe filiment before printing. Simplified version M107 ;turn off fan G28 X0 Y0 Z0 ;home X, Y and Z axis end-stops G29 ;initiate z-probing G1 X0 Y0 Z.10 ;move to corner of bed G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length G1 F200 E3 ;extrude 3mm of feed stock G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length Advanced wipe and purge M107 ;turn off… View More

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Making your printrbot metal simple a bit quieter

I've actually done this after a month after owning my PSM. It works and is very noticable. Make sure you check which board you have before making changes. Copied from: http://help.printrbot.com/Guide/Adjust+Motor+Current+(Printrboard+Rev+F)/153 Below is a copy for an easier read, but its for the Rev F version of the… View More

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Updating your Printrbot firmware to use e3d v6 thermistor

I wanted to update to the firmware on my printrbot simple metal to the latest as of this writing (August 7, 2015), for the Rev F version 5 boards on Mac osX. Here's a handy download of the simple metal hex file. There is a excellent write up on the whole process at… View More