Tevo Little Monster converstion - Printing/Zprobe issue?
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I am slightly stuck, I have read the gcode wiki and watched a you tube video on the conversion of this printer. To be honest the mechanical part was straight forward but the config leaves me somewhat confused. I followed the article on the BLTouch and this helped wire it up and get it to function tremendously.
But now I am getting confused
Steps so far:
The probe works fine, it deploys measures the bed and then will probe the area to create a grid. This has been consistent for the past 3 days. Today all three axis towers homed perfectly, then did the initial probe (G28). It went to build the grid and put the nozzle into the glass as the probe did not trigger.
When the probe was working the printer did start to print, and at this I am confused as the printer seemed to be printing at the wrong height, like it was out by 5mm or so.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have looked at the documentation and cannot understand what I am missing.
; Configuration file for Duet Ethernet (firmware version 1.17)
; executed by the firmware on start-up
; generated by RepRapFirmware Configuration Tool on Mon May 22 2017 22:56:20 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
; General preferences
M111 S0 ; Debugging off
G21 ; Work in millimetres
G90 ; Send absolute coordinates...
M83 ; ...but relative extruder moves
M555 P1 ; Set firmware compatibility to look like RepRapFirmare
M665 R155 L397.19 B155 H520 ; Set delta radius, diagonal rod length, printable radius and homed height
M666 X0 Y0 Z0 ; Put your endstop adjustments here, or let auto calibration find them
M208 Z0 S1 ; Set minimum Z
M574 X2 Y2 Z2 S1 ; Define active high microswitches
M558 P1 X0 Y0 Z0 H5 F500 T6000 ; Set Z probe type to unmodulated, the axes for which it is used and the probe + travel speeds
M557 R150 S30 ; Define mesh grid
M307 H3 A-1 C-1 D-1 ; reserve pin 21 for M42 or servo use
M558 P9 H3 F1200 T5000 ;P9 is a key BLTouch Value
G31 P25 X0 Y20 Z1.5 ; Set Z probe trigger value, offset and trigger height
M557 R150 S30 ; Define mesh grid
M569 P0 S1 ; Drive 0 goes forwards
M569 P1 S1 ; Drive 1 goes forwards
M569 P2 S1 ; Drive 2 goes forwards
M569 P3 S1 ; Drive 3 goes forwards
M350 E32 I0 ; Configure microstepping without interpolation
M350 X32 Y32 Z32 I1 ; Configure microstepping with interpolation
M92 X160 Y160 Z160 E837 ; Set steps per mm
M566 X1200 Y1200 Z1200 E1200 ; Set maximum instantaneous speed changes (mm/min)
M203 X1500 Y1500 Z1500 E1500 ; Set maximum speeds (mm/min)
M201 X1500 Y1500 Z1500 E1500 ; Set accelerations (mm/s^2)
M906 X1800 Y1800 Z1800 E1500 I30 ; Set motor currents (mA) and motor idle factor in per cent
M84 S30 ; Set idle timeout
M143 S285 ; Set maximum heater temperature to 285C
M301 H0 S1.00 P10 I0.1 D200 T0.4 W180 B30 ; Use PID on bed heater (may require further tuning)
M305 P0 T100000 B4607 C8.950070e-8 R4700 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 0
M305 P1 T100000 B4138 C0 R4700 ; Set thermistor + ADC parameters for heater 1
M563 P0 D0 H1 ; Define tool 0
G10 P0 X0 Y0 Z0 ; Set tool 0 axis offsets
G10 P0 R0 S0 ; Set initial tool 0 active and standby temperatures to 0C
M550 PTEVO Little Monster ; Set machine name
M540 PBE:EF:DE:AD:FE:ED ; Set MAC address
M552 P0.0.0.0 S1 ; Enable network and acquire dynamic address via DHCP
M586 P0 S1 ; Enable HTTP
M586 P1 S0 ; Disable FTP
M586 P2 S0 ; Disable Telnet
M106 P0 S0 I0 F500 H-1 ; Set fan 0 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
M106 P1 S0 I0 F500 H-1 ; Set fan 1 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
M106 P2 S0 I0 F500 H-1 ; Set fan 2 value, PWM signal inversion and frequency. Thermostatic control is turned off
; Custom settings are not configured
M501 ; Load saved parameters from non-volatile memory
Tef9 last edited by Tef9
So I had a chance to do some more testing and refine what I am actually doing and what is not working.
Turn printer on
Connect via Ethernet
Home printer - this also started failing again (despite my earlier report of successes). It has failed only twice since and usually over larger distance distance.
home again just to be sure
issue command G01 Z5. this sends the 3 towers to a Z height of zero. Currently its not...so use a piece of paper to drop the z till it gets too 0
Use G92 Z0 to set the Z height
Go to Z10 and find the trigger height of the probe using G30 S-1
Change the line in the config.g to reflect point 7's value
Run auto calibration, which homes fine
Auto calibrate tries to touch off the probe and never makes it to the bed, resulting in a failed trigger error.
Having set the Z to 0 and checked the probe trigger height, I am somewhat confused. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
When doing initial auto calibration on a delta, you should set the dive height (M558 H parameter) to a high value such as 30, to allow for your initial delta parameters being inaccurate. See https://duet3d.dozuki.com/Wiki/Calibrating_a_delta_printer.
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Such a simple change. This seems to have cured the issues, there were other problems as I also found that my slicer gcode was affecting the Z height.
I am now printing Lets see what happens I have a test cube running but will take a little time as its 100mm x 100mm x 21mm