Tips for 3D Printing

Calibrating e steps

By jpeacock | Feb 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Measure 120mm of filamentRun G1 E100 F100Measure how much was extruded and subtract from 120Get the current e steps by entering M503Calculate the following: 100 / measured distance * current e steps = new estepsIf your new e step is say 95.23, set the new e step with M92 E95.23 then M500 to save to…

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How to: Pause & Resume Prints in OctoPrint

By jpeacock | Feb 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you’re printing a long print or low on filament, you may need to swap spools mid-print. Be prepared with the following GCODE. In OctoPrint, go to Settings -> GCODE Scripts and add what’s below. After print job is paused Before print job is resumed This will pause your print and move the extruder to…

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Printing the Petsfang Bullseye

By jpeacock | Jan 2, 2019 | 1 Comment

If you’re looking to start upgrading your Ender 3 or CR-10 the Bullseye is definitely a great choice. There’s no need for extra parts other than screws which you can grab from the hardware store or eBay. Screws needed (6) 3mm x 12mm Socket Head Screws (4) 3mm x 10mm-16mm – This is optional because…

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Ender 3 Recommendations

By jpeacock | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Ender 3 is possibly the best printer for the price point. You can find it anywhere between $160-$240 depending on how fast you want it shipped. Amazon can get it to you in 2 days with Prime for $240 or GearBest has a perpetual deal at $179. Recommended Modifications Essentials First, check out this video…

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Disable Webcam Autofocus

By jpeacock | Oct 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Great find from @littleferris. Connect to your OctoPrint through ssh and run the following. Once you have the right focus setup, add it to the bottom of ~/.bashrc.

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GCODE for After a Print is Aborted

By jpeacock | Oct 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

By default when you cancel a print, OctoPrint will just stop the print and the nozzle will stay where it’s at, melting the failed print. To fix this, add the following to OctoPrint by going to Settings -> GCODE Scripts and add the code to “After print job is cancelled”. This will move the gantry…

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Installing OctoPrint Stream

By jpeacock | Oct 4, 2018 | 1 Comment

The default streaming page for OctoPrint, which you can find locally here, is just a basic HTML page that outputs your stream. If you want to update it a bit, you can try a custom layout I’ve made on GitHub. To install, ssh into your OctoPrint with ssh pi@octopi.local then run the following commands. Now you…

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Recommended OctoPrint Plugins

By jpeacock | Oct 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

OctoPrint is great out of the box for managing your printers but here’s a list of plugins I use to make it even better. DiscordRemote I use DiscordRemote to send notifications to separate channels on my personal Discord server. It also gives you the ability to use slash commands to get the /status, a /snapshot,…

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