Duet Wifi on a Lulzbot Taz 6???



  • I own a Lulzbot Taz 6 printer which does it's bed leveling using 4 touch points on the 4 corners of the heated bed. This is done using the nozzle of the printer and it makes an electrical contact to the metal touch plates. My question is, is there a way to use the Duet Wifi board mesh leveling using this type of setup at the 4 corners?

    I think it's pretty much just completing a circuit similar to what an endstop switch does when homing an axis.

    I don't know much at all about the technical side of 3d printing so I wanted to reach out to the community to see if this is even possible with this mainboard.

    Thanks for your time.



  • Yup, very possible, Fusion3 F410 does it the same way.



  • Keep in mind, with the current Marlin Branch, if the contact does not work, it goes to the Wiper Pad for Re-Wiping.
    Not sure if this is possible without any modification to the Duet firmware or if this is required at all.
    And you may think about adding a safety-feature that the Nozzle will not rammed into the Metal-Plate as Filament is blocking the contact.

    Probably a IR Sensor or BL Touch could work here.

    Another option could be to have FSR installed where the Metal plates are, this would also enable the option to use a thicker Glass Bed.

    I know about JohnSL's FSR Board which supports only 3 FSR.
    Does anybody knows by heart a Out-of-the-Box 4x FSR Solution?

    In worst case, this can be done using some Attiny / Arduino etc.
    The Source for Johns Board is available and I'm pretty sure, adaption should be easy.



  • @crynool My issue is that I'm not a programmer by any means and from what I keep hearing, hasn't there have been many issues using a BL-Touch with the Duet.

    I'm pretty much new to 3d printing as of this year...I purchased my Taz 6 first and then got an Ender 3 to mess around with after that. I'm looking at convert the ender 3 first to a Duet Wifi which should be rather simple..then possibly the Taz 6. That's why I'm putting feelers out about bed leveling the taz.

    Do IR sensors work with glass? I do have PEI on both my printer's glass but didn't know if the semi-transparency would be an issue?

    Thanks for your suggestions.


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    Many users are running BLTouch successfully with Duet. the few that have problems are mostly using BLTouch clones rather than the real thing.

    The IR sensor works best with non-transparent bed surfaces. PEI and glass are both problematic. One of my printers uses 3mm glass and the IR sensor works reasonable well on it, but I never coat the glass with anything.


 

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