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Handle and Camera Mount for Creality Ender 3 Modular R2 Y Carriage Plate

by gulfcoast_robotics May 3, 2019
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Is it supposed to print with a layer blocking the hole?

Of course, it was feature made intentionally for the purpose of printing it correctly without support. Just clean up the hole with hobby knife and part is ready.

What resolution and infill would you recommend for this?

As neither part is really stressed, nor do they have fine details, 20% infill at 0.2 or higher resolution would be a good medium setting for relatively quick print jobs.

Do you have a file handy to easily do 3 point leveling?

What type of file are you looking for? 3-point leveling is normally done by leveling the left side with 2 points first, then raising or lowering the opposite side to match. If we can provide anything to help with this however, please let us know.

Right, I was wondering if there was a gcode out there to get the hotend to those 3 points automatically like in this one with 4 point leveling.
CHEP_Ender_3_bed_level.gcode
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3235018/files

Also, you're just using the sheet of paper in between the hotend and the build plate to do this leveling, correct?

Ender 3 Bed Level

That seems like an overly complicated method of leveling the bed, but it could be adapted to 3 points if desired. Looking at the G-Code (it can be viewed in a text editor), the file is just moving the hotend to various points on the bed for you and then pausing between each move.

For 3-point leveling, start on the left side that has two corner points. Moving the nozzle between the two (front and back), level these against each other until the are close to being level. Now bring the single center point on the right side in to alignment with them, and then finish off by going back and fine tuning these 3 points in proximity to the nozzle.

As long as the bed is flat, this process should take less than 60 seconds to do. To answer your question though, we do use a sheet of paper like A4 notebook paper or post-it notes.

We'll try and get a video made soon, demonstrating the 3-point leveling process. It's really quite simple but seeing it being done will definitely make that more clear as well.

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Just curious why you chose an M6 screw/nut for the Camera mount and knob?

Will it work on the ender 3 pro?

Yes. Both - Y Carriage upgraded plate and add-ons will work on PRO.