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Help after swapping a board

by sunksubmarines

I originally had the anet long rectangular board, it eventually melted the hot bed wires and shorted the entire thing out. I bought a replacement board off of ebay for a anet a8 (square red board) Connected everything just fine but one problem I had was the Zaxis carriage would only go up and stop halfway up the printer. The screen shows it is at 240mm (max height of printer) but still stuck at halfway. I thought it would be my steps per mm but those settings look normal when I run M503. (shown below) Any help would be greatly appreciated to get this printer back up after a year.

< 11:31:54 AM: FIRMWARE_NAME:ANET_A8_20160525 http://www.anet3d.com/ VERSION:ANET V1.0 MACHINE_TYPE:ANET_A8 EXTRUDER_COUNT:1
< 11:31:54 AM: Printed filament:84.52m Printing time:0 days 21 hours 59 min

11:32:11 AM: N22 M503 *53
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 75 115200 Baudrate
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 129 84.519 Filament printed [m]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 125 79177 Printer active [s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 79 0 Max. inactive time [ms,0=off]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 83 360000 Stop stepper after inactivity [ms,0=off]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 3 100.0000 X-axis steps per mm
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 7 100.0000 Y-axis steps per mm
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 11 407.0000 Z-axis steps per mm
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 15 400.000 X-axis max. feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 19 400.000 Y-axis max. feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 23 8.000 Z-axis max. feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 27 100.000 X-axis homing feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 31 100.000 Y-axis homing feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 35 4.000 Z-axis homing feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 39 20.000 Max. jerk [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 47 0.300 Max. Z-jerk [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 133 0.000 X home pos [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 137 0.000 Y home pos [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 141 0.000 Z home pos [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 145 250.000 X max length [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 149 228.000 Y max length [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 153 240.000 Z max length [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 51 400.000 X-axis acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 55 400.000 Y-axis acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 59 400.000 Z-axis acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 63 400.000 X-axis travel acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 67 400.000 Y-axis travel acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 71 400.000 Z-axis travel acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 880 0 Autolevel active (1/0)
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 106 0 Bed Heat Manager [0-3]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 107 255 Bed PID drive max
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 124 80 Bed PID drive min
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 108 196.000 Bed PID P-gain
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 112 33.000 Bed PID I-gain
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 116 290.000 Bed PID D-gain
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 120 255 Bed PID max value [0-255]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 200 95.000 Extr.1 steps per mm
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 204 50.000 Extr.1 max. feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 208 20.000 Extr.1 start feedrate [mm/s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 212 1000.000 Extr.1 acceleration [mm/s^2]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 216 3 Extr.1 heat manager [0-3]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 217 230 Extr.1 PID drive max
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 245 50 Extr.1 PID drive min
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 218 7.0000 Extr.1 PID P-gain/dead-time
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 222 2.0000 Extr.1 PID I-gain
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:3 226 40.0000 Extr.1 PID D-gain
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 230 255 Extr.1 PID max value [0-255]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 231 -3000 Extr.1 X-offset [steps]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:2 235 -800 Extr.1 Y-offset [steps]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:1 239 1 Extr.1 temp. stabilize time [s]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:1 250 150 Extr.1 temp. for retraction when heating [C]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:1 252 0 Extr.1 distance to retract when heating [mm]
< 11:32:11 AM: EPR:0 254 255 Extr.1 extruder cooler speed [0-255]

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Filament is barely coming out. Advice?

by huerta6

I downloaded a file from Thingiverse to print on my printer and the filament comes out in little blobs with a lot of spacing. When I print the test file that came on the printer it prints just fine! I leveled the bed, changed the temp of the filament to 195 (PLA), increased the speed of which the filament comes out by a bit, cleaned the nozzle, and change the gcode. Still having this problem. My last conclusion is that there's something wrong wrong with my Cura settings. I am new to 3D printing and still getting use to Cura. This is very frustrating. If you have any tips please let me know!

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My Anet's and junk!

by morganlowe

OK so I am a pro. I do 3d modeling and engineering with Solidworks for the company I own.

We make "Adult Toys" Google it :p

Anyways! I have lots of Anet upgrades designed and I posted a few of the newer ones here. I will liink them all in though, someday.

You can check out my designs here: https://www.thingiverse.com/morganlowe/designs

Thank you!

I am not sure what I want to build next and am looking for ideas. Post something if you think I should make it! Feel free to ask me questions too.

Printer #1

1

Printer #2

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Igus filament?

by 3DTSUJ

Has anyone tested out igus filament yet I know its crazy pricey but itd be worth it just to print 8mm rod bearings..

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