Getting Your D3D Printer Running

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Howto

  1. Download OSE Lulzbot Cura for your computer
  2. Download Arduino Environment - make sure you don't download the latest version but use version 1.6.8 - download here. Connect from your computer to the Arduino Controller on your D3D 3D Printer with a USB cable.
  3. Download OSE Marlin. Open it with Arduino Environment. Set the correct port (whichever USB port you are using) and board (Arduino Mega). Upload OSE Marlin to your D3D Printer Arduino Controller - which means that you are uploading the software to the Arduino of the Printer Controller.
  4. Download the OSE D3D 3D Printer Configuration Profile - File:D3DOriginal config.ini
  5. Open OSE Lulzbot Cura
  6. Download a sample print file, File:Hollow10.stl[
  7. Load this sample print file in Cura
  8. In Cura - go to the file menu: Cura->File->Open Profile... - and open the Configuration Profile by selecting the profile from wherever you saved it on your computer
  9. You are ready to print. Prior to printing, you should verify:
  10. Verify the motion d homing of the x axis by hitting Home X Axis button in OSE Lulzbot Cura
  11. Verify motion and homing of the y axis by hitting the Home Y Axis button in OSE Lulzbot Cura
  12. Verify motion and homing of the y axis by hitting the Home Z Axis button in OSE Lulzbot Cura. Before you do that:
  13. To pre-calibrate the Z - when homing the z axis - a piece of paper should just get caught between the extruder nozzle when the heat bed moves all the way up. This pre-calibration must be done with the heat bed and extruder turned on to the printing temperature. If your nozzle hits the bed, press the reset button on the Arduino controller board to stop the motion.
  14. Heat up the extruder to 205C for PLA
  15. Heat up the bed to 60C for PLA
  16. Load the filament by hitting the Extrude Button after you insert the filament in the extruder filament hole (extrude filament button will #work only when the extruder is up to temperature
  17. When all axes home properly, you are ready to hit print. The red heater lights will come on, and once at temperature, the print will begin - starting with the 3 point calibration

User Comments

Tell us if you have any problems getting up and running, and feel free to edit the above instructions.

  1. Trane -

We have finally managed to make the connection between our Windows 10 laptop and the Arduino. We successfully sent the "hollow10" file to the printer, and discovered that the zprobe is set too low, it's being dragged through the print. I will try raising it above the print flow. Facebook video link: [1].