Having figured out where the heatbed failed on the Prusa i3 Mk3 printer it’s now time to re-wire it. Hopefully in an improved manner.Continue reading Prusa i3 Mk3: Rewiring the Failed Heatbed
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.Continue reading Heated Bed Cable Replacement on the Prusa i3 Mk3
IGUS’s Drylin bushings (RJ4JP-01-08) worked installed in the Prusa i3 Mk3 printer. And they would probably still work to an extent if I left them installed.Continue reading IGUS Drylin Bushings Removed (for now)
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.Continue reading Igus Drylin Bushings: Replacing Bearings on a 3D Printer
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 much of an issue with it’s functionality. That’s barring wildly out-of-diameter filament widths (1.9mm+ instead of the spec 1.75mm).
However, there seem to be some teething problems with the software design. One of the issues I’ve come up with on that end is the auto detection and alignment of the MMU 2.0 carriage.
On start the MMU 2.0 seems to be detecting the right end of the carriage too soon. Then it hammers against the left side of the carriage when the MMU 2.0 moves back. It’s using resistance on the stepper motor driver and appears to be very sensitive.
I’ve posted two videos, the first of it working properly and the second of the failing carriage detection. If you’re curious about the MMU 2.0 or are trying to check if what you’re own printer is doing is normal here you go.