As the topic indicates, I'm thinking of changing the motherboard in this X-Max to something else.
I'm pretty much over the Chitu (should be called Shitu) board that's in it, its noisy, its locked down, Octoprint doesn't work well with it and I cant use Klipper.
I have spare Bigtreetech E3 RRF board, it can run Reprap, Marlin and Klipper, I think before I start to mod any more hardware in this printer, I would like to see how well it can actually perform with a nice control board in it.
Would anyone like me to post pics and a how too on this?
I will most likely replace the mainboard, install a RPI 4, camera, and a RPI touch screen for Klipper, along with a BL-Touch, and a Gyro sensor.
I've been using Cura on Linux for a long time with my X-max. (The Ulitmaker modern version of Cura) It works. But yesterday I booted Windows and printed some things using QidiPrint. I used the same basic settings for temperature, layer height, infill. The QidiPrint prints were noticeably better, especially the supports and first layer.
Not sure how I can replicate that in Cura. Copy every single setting over by hand I guess. Any ideas? thx
I'm having some uneven extrusion that I suspect might be filament dragging on the feeder setup. How do you guys have yours setup? It comes with a long tube and a short tube for where the filament goes through the body. One end has a metal bushing. I used the long tube with the metal end towards the outside of the printer.
I'm curious what everyone's X-Max is running firmware wise. Qidi tech support told me I was on the latest, but my machine was built early 2019.
Version information can be accessed from the System->About menu.
Mine is currently
UI: Blue+ 1.0
- Added firmware package as received from Qidi support. I would recommend saving your current configuration with the M8512 command first instead of running their stock, just to make sure your settings don't change.
Instructions from Qidi:
Please put these files on the USB drive home page, do not put them in the folder.
Power off the printer,then insert the USB drive,reopen the printer.
1.print the "update.qd"file. It will restart the screen and makes " di
2.print the "UI_4_3-Single.bin" file
3.print the "wifiUpdate_full_V10.0.12.bin" file
4.print the "PLUS X-MAX Config.gcode” file