I actually like hearing the whir of the printer while it's working. Load your filament, and you should be in business. I had to remove the print nozzle and clean this out manually, but fortunately, the removable nozzle design made that process fairly easy. Huge community following and amazing reliability. For beginners, both of these 3D printers come almost fully assembled and can be printing in well under an hour. Despite these obvious realities, thousands of people have been working on 8-bit controller boards for the better part of a decade.
Hey wmilvxxx, I think you must have got a lemon. I powered mine up and set it to 100C and after around 85C it really starts to struggle to get any warmer. The manual print-bed leveling process described above didn't quite cut it. That said, I'm not sure you could get it to 100C without a lot of patience. Completely open source and prints amazing.
Reconnect with pronterface and run M503 once again, then verify the M301 and M304 settings from the output. It was smooth, precise, and almost beautiful to watch. Once the files have been extracted and the Cura installation is complete, the driver installation wizard will launch. Just print that and tape it to the back of your printer. You totally skipped the Fabrikator Mini at HobbyKing.
It then moves around and scratched the tape on the build platform. Other than price, is there advantage to the Mini over the Select? So in order to get a better idea of how the V2 performs, we ran it through our standard suite of benchmarks. For high quality prints, selecting. The factory bed was warped and could not be made level super important for good prints! Press the filament release lever and slide the feed tube a few inches away from the heatsink. There are problems with this printer.
The printer is sold out in the international warehouse china already. The V2 prints just as well and in some respects, even better than printers with far larger price tags. I did find that getting the all-important first level of the print right required some tweaking, though. The print area can sometimes be a bit constraining but it hasn't been a major issue in the year I've been using mine. Gunk will be pulled on tip. That being said, there are limitations to any printer, and some items from thingiverse may simply be unsuitable for this printer, for example overly complex or badly designed shapes with unreasonable support requirements, very fine supports, etc. You'll probably find the wires broken at several points if its like mine was.
Make sure that the nozzle doesn't touch the plate here. Hopefully one day I'll upgrade to something larger but for now this is the perfect 3D printer for myself and my kids. Build plate temperature should be 60c. Of course, you can mess around with all the settings for the model and printer but for this test I just left everything at default, with a light infill and normal quality. Move the hot end to the other three corners as well and check them in the same way. The hotter the thermistor gets, the less resistance it has to the flow of electricity.
Intro to gcode G-code is the common name for the ubiquitous numerical control programming language. After a couple weeks of printing random usually Star Wars-related objects we found on Thingiverse, we found that the Mini V2 is also quite reliable. You can also move and scale the model, but since it's not a full-on 3D modeling program, you can't create models from scratch. Home Depot or Lowes sells 2. Make sure none of the power connections are loose and verify the wall outlet is supplying power and any power strip you might be plugged into is also switched on and supplying power. Use the front panel controls to heat the hotend to 5-10 degrees hotter than what you normally print at.
This step is really simple. The minimum layer height is not 100 micron as the spec sheet says, but it can be taken as evidence Monoprice is underselling the capabilities of this printer. Peel off, clean up all adhesive residue and use 3M Scotch blue masking tape no gaps! Fusion 360 can do waaay more, but depending on what you will use your printer for might not even want or need to learn that and just stick to Thingiverse and Tinkercad. Getting the toolchain working on a Mac has been a bit frustrating but I got Cura 2 working by modifying the Prusa i3. You will find slicer configuration files for Cura and Slic3r and others. The printer comes with Cura which is a good splicer.
This can result in damage to the nozzle and build platform. I bought one of these on sale the other week. Change the settings to match those shown in the images below, then click Finish to continue. It also has a touchscreen, which is nice. To get them to stick, I had to turn the knobs slightly to adjust the print bed, then try a print and adjust again if required. Plate side of prints look much better, good finishing. In order to set these properties, we need to be able to talk to the firmware of our printer.
If it is all plugged in and you know it is getting power but you have a blank screen and no motor engaging sound when you switch it on I would think the problem is likely with the power supply and you need to contact customer support. Monoprice has caught your attention with two of the most affordable 3D printers on the market. To that point, we suggest some immediate upgrades for both of these machines. The Z axis is leadscrew driven with an M4 threaded rod. Monoprice stands behind their product, I've used their help a few times. Look up how to install Crouton. Again, this spec is somewhat average, but still not bad.