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G Codes and M Codes for 3D printing

          You can customize the beginning and ending code that your slicer adds to the gcode files it produces to automate certain tasks or produce a more desired behavior. Below are suggestions for these codes.

For a list of gcode commands and their usage continue to the bottom of the post.

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Dan Gould
How about printers that have dual extruder heads? Are there codes for those? Thanks Dan
Friday, 09 February 2018 13:49
Dan Gould
I think it would need to recognise T# as a Tool selection. More investigation needed by me I think. I'd like to modify my Tronxy X... Read More
Friday, 09 February 2018 13:53
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Flashing firmware on to stock TronXY X5S control board

          This tutorial will help you flash some real firmware on to your stock TronXY X5S control board, using a separate Arduino Uno board as the programmer. It’s not meant for any other board, period. Just the stock one specifically. No others. If you try it on a different board and it doesn’t work, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

It is also written under the assumption that you're running Windows. If you're on a different operating system you'll need to take the appropriate equivalent steps. If you don't know how to do that you'll need to find a different set of instructions. :)

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Scott Worthington
I posted a copy of my full firmware in the downloads area of the forum. so no need to edit the files or anything.
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 22:46
Norman Gilman
What advantages does this have over the stock 1.1.7 firmware currently on my new X5S?
Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:33
Scott Worthington
factory firmware is not a true 1.1.7. 1.1.8 has assisted manual bed leveling lot faster responce from the controls and reads the s... Read More
Thursday, 18 January 2018 17:38
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Tronxy X5S Build

What’s in the box?

 

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How to calculate power requirements of 3D Printer & safeguard Controller

          Most new users to 3D Printing buy a kit due to the low cost in owning one, however
most do not have any engineering background. This in it's self is not an issue as we
want to encourage new users to this fascinating hobby,
but can cause problems when users decide to modify or upgrade, repair their printer.
The power supply that come's with you printer has some marking on it regarding to the power "WATTS", however most will not show the most important factor the
number of "AMPS" the Power Supply will actually deliver......

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Stepper Driver Current Adjustment

           Well Seeing as How I’m new to writing articles like this and this is the first one I have had published anywhere I am going to take a second to introduce myself a little.

          My Name is Scott; I’m 38 married with four kids, and an Air Force Veteran, I have my associates and bachelor degrees. I also have an electrical and computer numeric controlled (CNC) background. I have two CNC mills as well as a CNC lathe and two 3D printers, which is what brought me here.

          Over the past few months I have started to see more and more questions about setting up and also tuning various 3D printers and their options. These articles will not be published in any order. They will cover whatever comes to mind at the time that I sit down to write. I tend to write the way I think and speak in my everyday life I am straight forward and NONE of that “you must do things this way”……. I will simply be writing how I do things right or wrong, it works for me and I hope it will work for you as well. 

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Norman Gilman
Very comprehensive article. Skimmed some as its getting very late here, but should certainly be useful. Keep 'em coming.
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 23:47
Scott Worthington
Thank you... That was the first of many hopefully I just have to get my head around the next one... but we will take articles writ... Read More
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 23:50
Jorge Andrade
Hi Scott, here is the translation on Spanish of your article. I tried to respect your style, and on the pictures i put a text box ... Read More
Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:10
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