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Anet A8 Auto Level Sensor (Closer to Hotend)

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Anet A8 Auto Level Sensor (Closer to Hotend) by mikeyfulton Mar 5, 2017
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I have designed this auto level sensor so that it is closer to the hotend as my bed seems to be bent and doesn't really work well when the sensor is far away from the nozzle. It looks pretty tidy as well when it is tucked away as seen in the image. You don't need any supports! It doesn't take too long to print! I used simplify3d to slice this so I'm not sure what cura or any other slicers would be like. Anyway I thought I'd share it to help some other people out with the same problem.

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Anet A8

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No

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No

Infill:

50

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This is for 18mm Sensors?

My Wiring links

http://imgur.com/FdshZ1O
http://imgur.com/Waa4jtb

If the sensor lights up but the the printer doesn't recognise the metal, the sensor may be faulty. That happened to my first sensor so I bought another one. link to a pdf that I made a while ago is below that might be worth a read. It might be a little outdated but it worked for me.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzJhbIBcf3g3aV9TMTFYQjJQZjg

download the pdf in the file list and have a read.

define X_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER ?
define Y_PROBE_OFFSET_FROM_EXTRUDER ?

What did you use ?

It's been quite a while since I did this and I can't remember but I just played the settings until I got the hotend reasonably centered :) my old settings were on this pdf guide that I made

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJhbIBcf3g3SlcxVFNfWmdaLUE/view?usp=drivesdk

They were x = -43 and y = 0

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