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    Z-auto align is a very nice feature. It works...

    Z-auto align is a very nice feature. It works very well with UBL too.

    Another thing in Marlin you might like is the ability to speed things up a little bit (change filament, print, etc) by setting...
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    It doesn’t intrude into the print volume. Just...

    It doesn’t intrude into the print volume. Just makes the Bowden shorter.
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    If you can use Nylon+Carbon Fibre or Nylon +...

    If you can use Nylon+Carbon Fibre or Nylon + Glass Fibre, then it actually makes the printing much easier. Those can typically be printed without an enclosure and at reasonable temps (245-260/85).
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    Belt tensioner I think.

    Belt tensioner I think.
  5. If you've got a computer plugged in, or can run...

    If you've got a computer plugged in, or can run and view Gcode through the screen, M119 will show the state of endstops.
  6. Iirc 2226 are functionally the same as 2209. Just...

    Iirc 2226 are functionally the same as 2209. Just a repackaging.
  7. Here's the "join the dots" version....

    Here's the "join the dots" version.
    https://marlinfw.org/docs/basics/install_platformio.html
    https://marlinfw.org/docs/basics/auto_build_marlin.html...
  8. Yeah, there is. There should be an option in the...

    Yeah, there is.
    There should be an option in the menus, usually under "motion" or something similar, which homes all axes.
    The Gcode for that is G28.

    Be careful when you run that command. Make...
  9. Visual Studio for editing/prepping Marlin....

    Visual Studio for editing/prepping Marlin. Pronterface is just a serial connection tool to talk to your printer. Repetier host is combined interface/server/etc software for running printers.
    The...
  10. Visual Studio is the IDE/compiler. it's used for...

    Visual Studio is the IDE/compiler. it's used for all sorts of things, but one thing it's well set up for it compiling Marlin.

    If you haven't compiled Marlin before I wouldn't start with this...
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtZPNZ5xks This...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDtZPNZ5xks
    This video shows the G34 auto alignment. This can actually be done without any Z-limit switches, just using the BLTouch. Mine is setup to use just a...
  12. The sapphire plus may include independent z...

    The sapphire plus may include independent z drivers and dual endstops (though that is version dependant). That should make tramming the bed very simple using either g34 and the bltouch, or the...
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    Zortrax or Voron would be top of my list....

    Zortrax or Voron would be top of my list. However, most enclosed printers that can get to the right temps (so no ptfe lined hotend) will be pretty similar. The very best would be ones with a bed like...
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    I've heard of something similar with another...

    I've heard of something similar with another Tron. Incorrect pins on fans is pretty common, but usually switching them around is the simple fix. I wonder if the Tron boards are missing some form of...
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    It's quite common for these cheaper printers to...

    It's quite common for these cheaper printers to have the fan terminals reversed. Pop the crimps for the fan's plug out, reverse them and see if that works.
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    Nifty. Consider buying the rods. Dowel and...

    Nifty.

    Consider buying the rods. Dowel and other materials will likely be quicker and stronger than 3D printed parts. For the dodecahedral balls, I'd usually use a tolerance of 0.05 - 0.075mm for...
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    Two things to do. Check the PTFE tube inside the...

    Two things to do. Check the PTFE tube inside the nozzle. It may be getting cooked and worn out. Then check that the extruder fan is running (at full speed) while printing. I didn't think this was...
  18. Hard to tell, but looks like high spots on the...

    Hard to tell, but looks like high spots on the bed. Maybe back off from the bed a touch.
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    38 watts shouldn’t be a problem. E3d actually...

    38 watts shouldn’t be a problem. E3d actually switched to 30w so they don’t melt the aluminium heatblock in case of runaway, and they’ll still cruise past 300°C.

    What happens if you run the...
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    Possibly not too useful, but I did have a printer...

    Possibly not too useful, but I did have a printer that had a firmware bug that would screw up the PID if the X and Y axis steps/mm were adjusted.

    This may be similar, where the wrong variables are...
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    Ok. May have an idea which can get this type of...

    Ok. May have an idea which can get this type of file printable. The issue with the file is non-manifold surfaces embedded within walls, underground, etc. However, the land/feature surface of the file...
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    It’s definitely in the cura settings. You may...

    It’s definitely in the cura settings. You may have to tell cura your printer has a heated bed before they are visible.
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    The way to do that would be to adapt something...

    The way to do that would be to adapt something like the Pat9125 from Prusa. The code already exists, and you don't need an encoder wheel. Just place a bearing against the filament and read the...
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    I actually designed a simple filament sensor that...

    I actually designed a simple filament sensor that will trigger on oversized filament (or kinked ends of filament as commonly found one sun spools). May be worth a shot if the smart filament sensor...
  25. Easiest way to mount a direct extruder so you...

    Easiest way to mount a direct extruder so you don't lose any space is to stick the motor and extruder up high, above mounting plate, with a short length of PTFE to get to the hotend.
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