Endstops = Homing

Posted by ShadowRam May 15th, 2013

With the Endstops all in place, this means I can actually ‘Home’ the printer. This means instead of just manually telling it where to go, the machine can now know where it is in relation to everything else, and move on its own.

After some monkeying around with the software to get it to ignore the fact that there isn’t a printing head on it at all, I was able to make it do a Phantom Print.

What the printer thinks it is doing is creating a 20mm calibration cube. You will notice it do the outer edges first, and then zig-zag on a 45deg angle to create the interior fill of the cube. You may also notice the Z-axis isn’t moving, more on that in the next post.

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