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New controller board ?

by killerkane

I own an anet a6 and while testing a ne power supply I accidentally shorted the board frying it I need help choosing a new one I’ve been looking at duet clones the reprap ramps board kit on amazon and the BIGTREETECH Direct BTT SKR V1.4 Turbo I’d prefer not spending over 230$

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tmc2130 on skr v1.4 turbo for E0 motor will not move

by rlgjr562

I upgraded my Anet A8 board toward the beginning of the year to a BigTreeTech SKR v1.4 Turbo with TMC2108s and I have been fighting extruder issues most of that time. I heard that the TMC2130 was a better driver for the extruder so I thought I would give it a try. So I have TMC2208s on XYZ and a TMC2130 on E0. The 2208s are in UART mode and the 2130 is in SPI. I set up marlin and recompiled it. If I run M122 I think I get a good response.
The issue is I cannot get it to move the motor at all.

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Horizontal carriage for stock extruder

by Orallo

Hi everyone!

Does anybody know of a design to convert the Anet A8 from vertical to horizontal for the stock X axis carriage?

I think it would greatly improve stability and therefore the quality of the prints.

Thanks in advance,

Anet_A8 anet_a8_mods anet_a8_upgrade
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Anet A8 W5 clone upgrade to Marlin 2

by jdexter

I have one of the £70 Ebay A8 W5 clones. After sorting out a number of problems such as badly made off connectors, dry joints on motor connectors etc. It seemed to be working reasonably well but had one problem - the Z-axis seemed badly calibrated. It uses M8 screwed rod rather than the buttress thread of the more expensive version. I have now upgraded the firmware to Marlin 2 but the problem persists - If I tell the Z-axis to move 10mm using either the built-in display or Pronterface, the axis only consistently moves 1.5mm. (its not a problem of slipping joints). Before I upgraded, telling it to move 10mm in Pronterface would actually move the Z-axis 10mm so I couldn't understand why the jog move should be different, however, both internal and external commands now have the same result. I tried to alter the 'Default steps' item on Marlin, recompile and upload, but, for some reason, M501 still reports the previous steps per unit so recompiling Marlin does not seem to have changed anything.. Can anyone please tell me what I am missing or offer any other help. Thanks. John

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ANET A8 ULTIMATE Upgrade Guide

by petrzmax

Hello my friends!
My name is Artur and I'm a Mechatronic engineer. Over 2 years ago I have got my first 3D Printer - Anet A6. I was upgrading it and when it became almost perfect I have sold it because I got Anycubic I3 Mega for testing. Then I was upgrading I3 mega and I have made upgrade guide. There is a lot of knowledge which may help You get the best 3D printing results. You will find it here: http://bit.ly/2OVbu5Z

After this 2 years of upgrading and testing a lot of 3D printers I have decided to come back and make also Anet upgrade guide for You guys!
You can find this guide here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4113690

I hope that You found this guide useful and Your ANET A8 have become a lot better 3D printer. Have a good day and don't forget to leave a comment if it helped You!

Best regards from Poland,

ANET A6 / A8 ULTIMATE Upgrade Guide
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