Close



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1

    Doing Filament Change Command (M600) using limit switches

    Quote Originally Posted by AbuMaia View Post
    I don't understand how this helps with multi-colour prints. I just pause the print with an M600 whenever I need to change colours.
    When doing multi prints that interlock to form the whole. The other issue is, as I understand it, that M600 is only made to work with LCD panels and while I have one I never liked it and went back to the Linux box using Pronterface.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    2,117
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAlchemist View Post
    When doing multi prints that interlock to form the whole. The other issue is, as I understand it, that M600 is only made to work with LCD panels and while I have one I never liked it and went back to the Linux box using Pronterface.
    Here is a thread you might want to read:

    http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.p...ltipanel-Users

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Roxy View Post
    Here is a thread you might want to read:

    http://3dprintboard.com/showthread.p...ltipanel-Users
    After I posted I did a Google search for M600 gcode and up popped that thread from April I believe. I have to admit I got lost because I looked at the Marlin_Main.cpp and I see nothing locking me into the LCD panel but it sure seems like it would rock if it works.

    As I said I use Pronterface to print with but a lot of people seem to use Repetier and it has some nice things for dealing with this. Move the head up and out of the way and remove the filament, load in the new filament, and purge the head then continue printing.

    I am still wondering how people do multi interlocking pieces because the bed must cool down for the print to pop off and your G29 matrix is surely (I say surely because I have not tested this) off at that point. 50c vs 85-110c.

    edit: Oh, I almost forgot but I use a Ramps 1.4 board and I am not even sure what that board was/is in your write up/post.
    Last edited by DarkAlchemist; 11-02-2014 at 07:53 PM.

  4. #4
    Super Moderator Roxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    2,117
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAlchemist View Post
    edit: Oh, I almost forgot but I use a Ramps 1.4 board and I am not even sure what that board was/is in your write up/post.

    I wish I had a RAMPS board, but I have a PrintrBoard. However, that really doesn't matter. You just need to find an unused GPIO pin on your board and wire a switch to it (and declare that pin for use by the firmware). It is pretty straight forward to check if you have the switch wired up correctly. If you decide to do that, I'll help you get the M600 code working on your board.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Roxy View Post
    I wish I had a RAMPS board, but I have a PrintrBoard. However, that really doesn't matter. You just need to find an unused GPIO pin on your board and wire a switch to it (and declare that pin for use by the firmware). It is pretty straight forward to check if you have the switch wired up correctly. If you decide to do that, I'll help you get the M600 code working on your board.
    My ramps had no pins so I had to add them for the ABL but what a PITA getting all of those wires back on for the motors etc... I never added the ones that didn't have anything to do with the servo. Every time I take that off I always end up missing a wire when I put it back together.

    Why do I need to wire something else up to get M600 to work?

  6. #6
    Super Moderator Roxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    2,117
    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAlchemist View Post
    My ramps had no pins so I had to add them for the ABL but what a PITA getting all of those wires back on for the motors etc... I never added the ones that didn't have anything to do with the servo. Every time I take that off I always end up missing a wire when I put it back together.
    Every picture of RAMPS boards I've seen have lots of GPIO pins sticking up to put other boards on. If you don't have dual extruders, I would think there should be extra GPIO pins on the Arduino board that would handle that if it was plugged in. In that case, you just plug a wire like here and run it to a switch:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-Female...item4d1baa25fc

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAlchemist View Post
    Why do I need to wire something else up to get M600 to work?
    Because the Arduino can't read your mind and know when the filament change is completed. It needs you to tell it that everything is done and it can continue. If you wanted to be really lame, you could look at one of your limit switches for one of the axis instead of a new switch. But connecting up a switch is really pretty simple and a better way to go.

  7. #7
    I gotta tell you the only pins they give you on a Sainsmart board (never ever again will I touch Sainsmart and trust me I have talked to them they are a horrible company with horrible products but oddly their 2560 isn't bad at all) are the pins for the end stops and steppers and nothing else. Thank goodness the holes are there for the rest of the normal Ramps 1.4 pinout or I would have not been able to remove the ramps+arduino from the i3 frame then remove the ramps from the arduino then solder on the pin headers for all of the pins needed for the ABL to work. I did add all 4 places for servos (though only one is used) but anything else down the edge of the ramps is still missing. If I ever need to add something or take it off for any reason I am ready to solder on the rest of the pins.

    In Red is the LCD control panel hookup and in white are all of the missing pins.

    The first two white rings is what must be added for ABL and the last two are digital and analog pins I did not add.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Roxy View Post
    Because the Arduino can't read your mind and know when the filament change is completed. It needs you to tell it that everything is done and it can continue. If you wanted to be really lame, you could look at one of your limit switches for one of the axis instead of a new switch. But connecting up a switch is really pretty simple and a better way to go.
    That is precisely what I was talking about as this dude on Youtube had Repetier do that without any extra hardware or wires. What he did was press continue and it went back to where it was and continued and he said that was built in to Repetier. Well, that isn't in Pronterface sadly. Continue is there but it is a continue where you left off not a continue on a M600 going right back where it was and continuing with the new color.

  9. #9
    Super Moderator Roxy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    2,117
    OK... I understand your problem! You could try just heating up the one pin where you want the connection and inserting a wire like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/40pcs-20cm-M...item20ef967429

    But... If you want, we can make a small change to the firmware to watch which ever limit switch you want to use. What would happen is the printer would get the M600 filament change command and do its thing. After you get the filament changed and the nozzle purged of the old filament, you would press and release the specified limit switch. And everything would continue on its way. Do you want to try that?

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Roxy View Post
    OK... I understand your problem! You could try just heating up the one pin where you want the connection and inserting a wire like this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/40pcs-20cm-M...item20ef967429

    But... If you want, we can make a small change to the firmware to watch which ever limit switch you want to use. What would happen is the printer would get the M600 filament change command and do its thing. After you get the filament changed and the nozzle purged of the old filament, you would press and release the specified limit switch. And everything would continue on its way. Do you want to try that?
    Sure. Eventually I will get those other pins wired up with the header pins as I had to do for ABL but frankly I had it all installed and did a Homer Simpson DOH! when I noticed I had forgotten those digital and analog pins. With those added adding another switch would be easy.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •