Tevo Tornado BLTouch Mount Updated

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Tevo Tornado BLTouch Mount Updated by dfmsguitar Nov 25, 2017
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I updated the BLTouch mount that I originally created for the Tevo Tornado.

A couple of beneftis:

  • The wire routing hole is made to fit the dupont connectors without having to remove the wires
  • There's a hole that will let you access the screw for the X carriage wheel without having to take off the mount.
  • The mount fits a lot better now
  • The distance from the nozzle to the tip of the BLTouch is the same, so no need to change the firmware.
  • Also updated to add a hole so you can adjust the calibration screw on top of the BLTouch itself. - I'll leave both versions, but you'll probably want to print this one.

Installation instructions video below:

Thanks to thisiskeithb for the suggestions.

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Just wondering. Installed my BLtouch today, but is it necessary to use the springs?
I think the BLtouch is mounted to low to make the bed leveling work? Correct?
Please advise, as I can't get the BLtouch to work properly.
The " bed leveling feature" from the 1.1.6 Marlin is performing the 16 point grid but I think the Z level stops too soon, as the nozzle is still 2-3 mm away from the bed. Taking out the springs should make it more leveled ?

You need to get your z-offset set. Watch the youtube video.

Other than that I don't see the reason for the springs.

I don't understand why your using springs?
can you not adjust the bracket to fit correctly?

As is already have cable support and very santisfied, i would like to ask, if you can combine your fantastic mount with this support https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2585340 so it looks like this https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2648908 ?

It would be perfect if the holder itself could be angled about 30° left- and backwards towards the extruder.

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alternative a version 3mm shorter would help :)

According to BLT mounting instructions (https://store.timeshell.ca/image/cache/catalog/product-50/$_12%20(3)-500x500.JPG), the vertical distance between the base of the BLT body and the tip of the nozzle should be 8.3 +/-0.2. After installing this mount I find that the distance I get is 2.9mm so I am 5.4mm too low. Besides the ideal distance, being too high is better than being too low since the aforementioned situation can be fixed by adding spacers.

if you look at the official ANTCLABS instructions, their diagram shows the tip of the probe being 2mm above the tip of the nozzle. https://plus.google.com/113792662927481823969/posts/i7N4MzQBGmi


Thank you for the great mount. I followed everything in your video, but now when I try homing the printer for the first time, the Z axis does not stop and it keeps going down and digging into the board.

any suggestions?

Did you install the springs between the BLTouch and the mount? Try raising your Z axis up about 100mm then homing all. When it starts lowering the z axis in the middle of the bed, push the pin of the BLTouch up by hand before it gets close to the bed. If it stops moving, moves back up and starts moving down again then your bltouch is probably too high up so your nozzle hits the bed first. If it doesn't stop moving down, then turn off your printer so it doesn't crash into the bed again, and double check all of your wiring.

Do you have info on how update the framework to work with it ?

The video in the description explains how to install a BLTouch and update the firmware, and it provides firmware that will work with this mount

Hi, your design is missing an orifice in the middle to calibrate the BLTouch. If you look at other designs, you will notice that this third orifice in the middle is slightly wider than the other two orifices (3.5mm) that holds the BLTouch, so a screwdriver can go thru it.

Thanks for the tip! uploading an updated version now.