The Prusa i3 Mk3 has had a heatbed failure. The problem’s diagnosed and we’re re-wiring the bed to get it heating properly again.
Category: Prusa i3 Mk3
Prusa Research’s i3 Mk3 printer is their latest offering. It culminates their best efforts to create a balance of cost and performance.
The Prusa i3 Mk3 is a cartesian printer with a full range of sensors. It runs on a Atmega processor. And the i3 Mk3 has an optional MMU 2.0 module for swithing between up to five filaments during prints.
Heated Bed Cable Replacement on the Prusa i3 Mk3
Recently the heated bed failed on my Prusa i3 Mk3 (from Prusa 3D). But on the up-side it wasn’t the bed itself, but the cables. So I seized the opportunity to make a video of the troubleshooting process. There’ll also be a follow up video on what replaced the original cable.
IGUS Drylin Bushings Removed (for now)
Counting the IGUS Drylin bushing test as a success I’m moving back to bearings. For now. Here’s why.
Igus Drylin Bushings: Replacing Bearings on a 3D Printer
My Prusa i3 Mk3 printer’s LM8UU bearings were acting up. It could’ve been an issue with the installation. Or they might’ve just been junk out of the box. Regardless, it’s time to replace them.
With three Igus Drylin bushings in-hand I’ve decided to swap those in on the printer, at least temporarily.
Prusa i3 Mk3 MMU 2.0 Banging on Start
If you haven’t seen it yet Prusa’s i3 Mk3 MMU 2.0 printer module offers up multi-material printing using five pre-loaded filaments with a single extruder. The magic happens with a fairly ingenious filament selector module hanging out above the printer proper. And it works. The selector is adequate at selecting filaments and I’m not seeing…