Is anyone still using this printer?

by supercowpoopman

I am just wondering if this printer is still being in use for everyone in this group? After getting better printers, I will say, mine has been moved to the corner of the bench, still used but rarely.

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Ramps 1.6 upgrade

by sturleyau

Colido control board stopped communicating so I decided to upgrade.
Has anyone got a Config.h for ramps 1.4 or 1.6 for this 3D printer?
If not can anyone tall me which 3D printer in the list of Ramps Config examples is the closest to the Printrite?

I have all the hardware connected and only need to program the Mega in order to finish the upgrade.

Please help.

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New Nozzle

by kurtvl2781


I've been lurking for a while, slowly learning how to use my printer and I have a really dumb question to ask. I know the Colido Printrite DIY comes with a .4 mm nozzle; can you change the nozzle to say a .2 or .3 and change it in the software?

If that was possible, wouldn't that give you finer (if not slower) prints?


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Setting up a DIY Colido on Macbook Air

by alphatauomega2002

Ok guys, I'm completely new to this. I downloaded the Repetier software from the website for the DIY printer, LED is flashing and Repetier says it is connected, but I cannot get the printer to do anything, I connect, the printer doesn't move. Trying to calibrate and set Home, etc. It says Unknown Firmware at the bottom. I cannot find any screens or help for a MacBook, so I'm lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Colido CoLiDo_DIY Mac Macbook Macbook Air Repetier
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Hot End Thermistor

by happless

Hi all. I am really hoping someone here knows what thermistor the hotend uses, as I have actually managed to kill mine. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Compiled printable upgrades

by Ralnarene

Is there a compiled list of the best 3d printable upgrades for this printer? I'm looking at bringing it online to add to my print capacity during the current situation, and I was thinking of having my other printer make upgrades while I'm assembling and calibrating this one.

In particular, I have a preference for stuff that I can hopefully make out of PLA and attach without having to order additional parts for now. I do have some screws, but I'm not sure they'd be the right size.

Second priority would be starting at the low cost end of upgrades that I would need to order parts for and move up. In particular, I think at the very least the z axis end stop sensor is faulty and needs a replacement so the nozzle doesn't keep ramming into the build plate.

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PrintRite-Cura Settings and other simple mods

by VexDetrause

Through trial and error I think I found a setting that I am satisfied with. Some tips and mods below.

My Printer! http://i.imgur.com/u6yiCCB.jpg

This is my settings. You can download and load the profile to Cura.

Bed Leveling:

  • The Print-Rite base will twist with uneven table so I bought Ikea's LACK and prop the table to the wall to decrease shaking.
  • I find that manually turning the right Z-stepper motor while the printer is OFF/unplugged is the easiest way to adjust the bed. Pic: http://i.imgur.com/FL4Eb0V.jpg
  • With the Ikea table I find the bed's front to back to be level most of the time. Sometimes I only needed to raise it by adding a post-it note thickness.

Bad Prints

  • I find that most of the printing mistakes is solved by slowing down the printer - 20mm/s.

Printer origin

  • The back left of the bed is the nearest to 0:0 and in Cura it's the black line XYZ indicator while slicing.

String of plastic at the start of the print (I'm still trying to fix this one by software or by a hack)

  • There is always a small string of plastic that would stick on the first layer. I usually just clean it out as it's printing out the brim.

Simple mods:
Bed: I feel like the screw heads on the original bed are a little depressed so I added a plywood that I know is flat then use the blue tape.

Z axis end-stop calibration screw: Because of the increase height of the plywood bed I needed to extend the z axis screw. I printed a standoff spacer or a cylinder, warmed it up with a heat gun then rotate the screw in. Viola! A threaded spacer.

Adjusted X and Y end-stop switch: I wanted for the 0:0 to be right on the corner of my bed so I moved the X and Y switch closer. I printed some switch holders and fixed it on the metal rods.

LACK Ikea table: The printer is almost as wide as LACK table so if you put an enclosure like I did it might be a tight fit. The concern is the Y stepper motor touching the sides.

Octoprint with Raspberry pi 2: Very convenient specially with a webcam.

So far no major mishaps yet with my printer.

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New Nozzle

by skrivarekonto

Hi, i want to change nozzle on my colido DIY, no modifications has been made to the hotend. I tried a Mk10 Hardened Steel, but it didnt fit. I can't find any information on the Mk of the standard nozzzle. Do any of you guys know?

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