Category: 3D Printing

  • Configuring Marlin 2.0 for an Ender 3/Pro and BLTouch

    Setting up Marlin is fiddly at the best of times. Having to revise your configurations every update certainly doesn’t help. This is a no nonsense, simple guide (and note to self) to configuring Marlin 2.0 for the Ender 3/Pro with BLTouch ABL sensor. I’m using an SKR v1.4 Turbo. The same applies for the original […]

  • How to set your 3D Printer Z-Probe Offset

    Getting your Z-probe offset right is really important. It tells your printer what the physical difference is between your probe and the print nozzle. Get it wrong, and you’ll either start printing in midair (bad) or hit the print bed with the nozzle (very bad), Setting your Z-Probe Offset is easily done in OctoPrint or […]

  • Semi-Automatic Bed Leveling

    If you have a digital bed leveling sensor like the BLTouch on your 3D printer, you can use it to manually level your bed to near perfect, and leave the sensor to pick up any remaining slack during your prints. The following instructions are for Marlin firmware. Set the bed temperature to your usual print […]

  • Optimise your 3D Printer Extruder by calculating your E steps

    E steps tell your firmware how many steps your extruder stepper motor needs to move to extrude one millimetre of filament. On a cheap 3D printer, like the Ender 3, this will not be factory calibrated based on your individual motor, and even if it were you’ll need a value to enter when configuring your […]