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Add kangaroo paw machine profile to Cura
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Steven created this task.May 17 2019, 1:33 PM
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Steven reassigned this task from Steven to tutley.Jun 6 2019, 10:37 AM
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@tutley can you please put the current start and end gcode you are using and any other machine profile changes that are different from the Mini 2?

alexei moved this task from Restricted Project Column to Restricted Project Column on the Restricted Project board.Jun 6 2019, 12:24 PM
tutley added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:44 PM

I built the machine off of the Mini2 SL, but you could use SE or whatever

Machine setting changes:

  • Origin at center
  • build plate shape: elliptic
  • x width: 38
  • y depth: 38
  • z height: 10
tutley added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:46 PM

Start Gcode:

M82 ;absolute extrusion mode
M221 S100
;This G-Code has been generated specifically for the LulzBot Mini 2 Kangaroopaw
M73 P0 ; clear GLCD progress bar
M75 ; Start GLCD Print Timer
M420 S0 ; disable leveling matrix
M82 ; set extruder to absolute mode
G92 X0 Y0 Z0 E0 ; set position to 0

M117 Mini 2 Printing... ; progress indicator message on LCD

End Gcode:

M400 ; wait for moves to finish
G1 Z50 F1000 ; move extruder out of the way
M77 ; End GLCD Print Timer
G90 ; absolute positioning
M18 X Y E ; turn off x y and e axis
M117 Print Complete. ; print complete message
M82 ;absolute extrusion mode

tutley added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:47 PM

Note the machine changes for build plate size were set based on the small petri dish i have been testing with and these values may need to be changed later depending on the desired petri dish size

tutley added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:50 PM

also under hot end settings

Nozzle size is 0.16mm
And i noticed if you change material diameter the profiles disappear, including the one i build for using alginate (was built off of polylite PLA). So i have been leaving that at 2.85mm

karrad added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:51 PM

One thing we can consider to address the different petri dishes, is to make this a quick option in recommended settings.

Petri Dish:
Radius/Diameter [entry box]
Height [entry box]

This would allow whatever lab easy access to different sized petri dishes

tutley added a comment.Jun 6 2019, 2:52 PM

current profile settings

this was made using the older version of the extruder that had a pretty limited extrusion speed,
so likely we will be able to increase print speed by quite a bit, but this will need tested

tutley reassigned this task from tutley to alexei.Jun 19 2019, 9:05 AM
anolen added a subscriber: anolen.Jun 25 2019, 10:08 AM


Made on 3.6.12 Cuar with a modified Mini 2 machine (see above comment).

For intended use with Alginate substance.

@anolen @tutley Everything is incorporated on T7365 except the printhead settings, that will need to be manually updated for now. Build command line after deleting dist folder:

cmake -DTAG_OR_BRANCH=master -DCURA_TAG_OR_BRANCH=T7365 ../

I will update once I sort printhead settings out

Collagen profile has been tested. Changes from alginate profile are:
Line width - 0.16 (used a different size needle)
Infill Overlap Percentage - 50%
Flow/Initial layer flow rate - 100%

alexei closed this task as Resolved.Jul 8 2019, 10:23 AM

The current branch was merged to master. I will close this ticket, since it was about adding the printer to Cura.