Printer printing with z probe now, but I think config is a little hack
After getting some assistance prior (thanks everyone!) I finally got my probe working as a type 4 inductive probe (type 5 didn't work with G30 for some reason, but did work with Z homing). It doesn't do bed compensation - the heights are definitely off. But it seems to print on the bed perfectly well right now.
Because I think this thing is a hacky setup I wanted to know if there was a better way to set this up.
Full configs are shown here: https://gist.github.com/madebyjeffrey/0596c4252b6a38a72529adaa3090379f
I setup the probe with this:
M558 P4 I1 Z1 H4 R2 F180
G31 T4 P100 X-51 Y30 Z1.65
M557 X10:170 Y10:110 S20
Noting that I don't actually use the M557 because I am just using homing on Z.
When it homes, it does:
G1 Z-200 S1 ; move up to 240mm in the -Z direction, stopping if the homing switch is triggered
G1 Z4 F600 ; move slowly 4mm in the +Z direction
G1 Z-10 S1 ; move slowly 10mm in the -Z direction, stopping at the homing switch
;G30 ; lower head, stop when probe triggered and set Z to trigger height
(Should that use G30?)
In simplify3d, I tell it the bed is -0.18 relative to 0. (Global GCode offset, on gcode tab).
When S3d starts the print I have it do:
G28 ; home all axes
G29 S2 ;; clear any compensation
G1 E-5 F180
G1 Z30 F4800
G1 X0 Y0 F4800
G1 E20 F180
I would rather not have to tell s3d that my bed is lower than 0.
But with all these settings, it all appears to work pretty well. I would just like to have the most sane setup I can.
Any help is appreciated.
Wow you got S3D to work! I still can't. But then I still have issues just getting Repetier to work.
You are using a microswitch for Z homing. If you increase the Z parameter in your G92 command by 0.18mm, this should get rid of the bed height offset.
You can use the Z probe to do Z homing if you prefer, by using G30 instead of G1 S1/G92. See https://duet3d.com/wiki/Configuring_RepRapFirmware_for_a_Cartesian_printer#Homing_Z_using_a_Z_probe.