Calculating your Z-Index Offset

Just a quick post to talk briefly about setting your z-index offset.  It is fairly straight forward as long as you get the right positive and negatives figured out.  I have made a handy worksheet to assist with it. The worksheet can be found: Here in word Here in pdf   All you have to do is: Download and print the document, one page full size Run a G28 command on your printer. Make a mark that corresponds to your sensor In your config enter the appropriate values Blue is…

Hictop with auto-level crashes into bed.

Endstop Crash

Hictop Printers Crash into the Bed You just bought your printer, you spent several hours assembling and slaving over the somewhat vague instructions.  Now you are ready to fire it up. You hit the power and whirr whirr…something is happening….its moving down towards the bed…Hey wait….Stop!! Grind grind buzz buzz  KILL SWITCH!! Yeah, that happened to me, and from the sounds of my owners group it happens to others as well. If you have a Hictop printer with Auto level, there is a fairly easy thing to check.  The Z-Axis…

Adding BL-Touch to a Hictop 3dp-17

Hello all, tldr; Click here for the instructions I have wanted to add a glass bed to my printer but have been held up because the standard z-axis proximity sensor for the Hictop series of printers is based on sensing the aluminum in the printer bed itself.  Glass is invisible to this sensor so the result is your nozzle crashing into your new glass bed risking catastrophe. BL-touch seems to be the sensor that all of the cool kids are using to do their auto bed leveling.  The Bl-Touch actually…

Hello World!

The code for Hello world app.

Hello all and welcome to my site. My intent here is to have a place to voice my ramblings, my discoveries and things that I have learned in whatever my latest obsession is that I will want to remember for future me to refer back to. I will be sporadic and will be posting in fits and starts as time allows and as I find interesting things to post. If you like something drop me a line and let me know. If your a bot looking for links for your…