Hey guys
Building my herd list for 3D printers.
looking for Devs with a 3D printer and likes to share knowledge and Ideas?

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    Haxk20 did you get a notify now?
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    I got prusa i3 mk2 that I assembled myself from prusa parts.

    3d printing is funny, almost like paper and glue but without paper and glue is only on bottom.

    Take the one with big printing area if you want to print a shoe.
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    @vane Mine is an Anet A8, a copy of prusa lol
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    Creality CR10. Haven't had the time to get it going yet though :/
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    @ScriptCoded WOW that one is big...
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    @GyroGearloose Yup, and until December we're living in a tiny apartment. So right now it's standing in the corner of our bedroom, collecting dust :/
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    @ScriptCoded Oh... your moving soon, the right choice then...
    Too bad, I would love to get my hands on one like that...
    I'll probably end up making my own in a year or two lol :D
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    @GyroGearloose Yeah i did get a notify. And hey im only person in 3D printing group. HAHA
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    I got heavily moded Tevo tarantula. Pretty much the printer doesnt look like tarantula anymore other then the bed of course which will get update to mirror bed in soon future. And whats my experience so far ?

    Well first of all if you think you can live with manual leveling of bed then you are wrong. Once you try auto leveling you will not want to go back since its so freaking awesome.

    Other "mod" is octoprint which is awesome too and i dont have to get from my computer to start a print and just sent it in and boom its printing.

    I would totally replace those shitty inductive probes with BLtouch since its so much fucking better. Or i will mod it little more and will actually do leveling where when the end touches the bed that will be the sensor itself. Its simple and still the best of all of them.

    Next is to make the frame stable as fuck since my tarantula did have some issues with frame from start. Just printed brackets and damn its like a tank now.
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    All of those are printable mods since im kind of out of money right now because i need to go to school and well dont have time to do any job.

    But once i get some money surely double Z rod is a must.

    Carbon bed carriage is a must too while its expensive the shitty acrylic is just terrible and well i replaced it in first day with printed one.

    Its awesome printer but you need to give it some time and spent some time on printing mods for it. But the most noticable mod i did was simple as fuck and that was to tighten the belts on all axis to guitar string like. Its little trouble on tarantula but once you fix the X and Y carriage wheels where they dont touch the aluminium (Just printed a spacer for it) Quality of prints got up like in 200%.


    Tarantula doesnt come with one but its really needed and trust me you will notice it when you install it.

    Also flash the printer with marlin firmware since the stock one is old and sucks.
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    @Haxk20 Doing all that, thanks :D
    That gave me an idea for maybe an electric probe, using a sensor tip and aluminum bed (I think that is your Idea also)... Only needs a few wires, a 3V battery, and a led...
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    @Haxk20 Btw do you know of any tutorial to flash the bootloader to Anet A8 or where I can find it?
    I haven't found the how to yet and the Anet A8 comes without a fucking bootloader, so I can't flash marlin on it.
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    @GyroGearloose Yeah, I think I'll make it work :) But I've only played with it a little. And it was amazing
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    Besides https://www.thingiverse.com what other sites you recomend for prints?
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    @GyroGearloose Use arduino as the flasher and well idk how to connect it. I have flashed few arduino chips bootloaders but well this surely has different wiring and if you fuck it up something might go wrong. So just use Duckduckgo and search. And yes this was exactly my idea. the hotend will become probe and once it touches aluminum build plate it will triger it. It has disadvantage that when its dirty or plastic is on it it will never trigger and well it will crash hard into bed. Which is why everybody uses BLtouch since its the fucking best.
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    @Haxk20 Yes, I know I have to a programming as ISP, my problem is that I can't find how to connect to the fucking Anet... I know where the wires go, just not the order or where to pin them. :(
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    @Haxk20 well most pages are for bricked boatloaders lol but I think I found one... I already did that search but only now found this page...
    Let's hope I don't brick it...
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    I'm followling this tutorial:
    I'm stuck on step 4, it shows:

    With Arduino as ISP, uploading Marlin, error:
    avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
    avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt x of 10: not in sync: resp=0xd6

    Save bootloader, with Arduino as ISP:
    avrdude: stk500_recv(): programmer is not responding
    avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt x of 10: not in sync: resp=0xd6

    With AVRISP mkII:
    Uploading Marlin:
    avrdude: stk500_getsync() attempt x of 10: not in sync: resp=0x4a

    Is it possible the manufacturer protected the bootloader, or am I doing something wrong?
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    Ok, I got the bootloader in... but still can't flash marlin...
    getting a little crazy here...
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    Marlin is in...
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    BTW, if your printer doesn't have a embedded webcam, just buy a cheap p2p wifi Chinese cheap IPcam
    I have one looking at my printer while using my second monitor to see the feed.
    Also, a led lantern is a must-have.
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