SgtFolley wrote:Two things I may add from my own newbie experience. The speed even when notched down from 4800 to 4000 is still fast, the motion of the print head will cause a lot of inertial movement: Make sure the work surface you are placing this on is SOLID. Rickety Wooden tables or folding tables DO NOT apply.
Excellent point, and one i forgot to mention! You do need to set this up on a real wood desk or a solid work table to keep from vibrating the whole house. (And scaring yourself half to death to boot!
Also, if your going to put kapton tape down on the assembled version please make sure you adjust the zstop. Out of the box for me when I went to print after carefully applying the tape it was so close the Nozzle cut thru it and i had to do an emergency stop
Yes, i need to change the order that appears in the write-up. Kapton first, then
set the Z-stop. (I'll drop in a note, i think most people will move directly from the MakerGear instructions to the Calibrations.)
My only wish is they included a tiny Allen wrench to adjust the zstop, my sausage fingers had a hell of a time trying to adjust it properly the first time.(quick trip to store fixed this).
Yep, forgot about that too. I used a pair of needlenose pliers.....I don't think there's a person on the planet who can loosen that nut by hand.
On Thingiverse, there is a file that just about everyone prints right off the bat - it's the "MakerGear M2 z-axis bolt nut tightener" by dryeti
.....you can use it to easily tighten/loosen the nut around that screw, and you will need it in the future:
(It was my first print with the M2, after a few hundred calibration squares.
the printer itself is amazing, but i have to say simplify3d was daunting. Would suggest you do a quick start guide for that one next
Chuckle! Jin has one posted on Github, here's the link:
Glad you got things up and running so quickly! Now the fun part really kicks in!