Drawing With Your 3D Printer

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HI, i've made a how-to video on how to use your 3d printer to draw, there is no need for firmware change, just some minor gcode additions. hope you guys enjoy.

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    JaunS

    4 years ago

    Hello, I have built all the hardware: physical structure, and have completed in entering the GRBLtoArduino and all the software. I have used the Universal GCodeSender and has successfully interpreted the software for is says " Grbl 0.8c ['$' for help] ". I've soldered the stepper motors (for I'm using steppers from dvd roms) to some salvages wire from a printer I took apart. I installed some female sockets in order to connect to the male pins on the CNC Shield ver. 2.01 . The orange light from the arduino flashes and in the Universal GCodeSender ver. 0.8 completes the operation b/c is says " ok " . I have no idea whats wrong. I know the steppers work b/c ive used a 9v battery to pulse the motors and they do indeed pulse. Ive used a multimeter to check its resistance and it works. I've checked the current on the motors once connected to the cnc shield and there's current. I have tested if the drivers are in fact getting power and they are. I've attempted the code " x=100 " , " $7=225 " but no motor movement. Can ANYONE help me ?

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    novaspirittechJaunS

    Reply 4 years ago

    You need to home you printer before it will move

    Thanks!! here is a quick 15 seconds preview from my instagram https://instagram.com/p/4BMCo1NUCb/?taken-by=donnovations