3D-printer

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There is a Mendel90 printer at LAG, we don't know what is the actual name / model of it.

Currently we use the Repetier software to control it.


Printer is currently not working, to get it to work:

- Printer is working, but needs to be calibrated properly (Z axis)

- There is the software (Repetier and Octoprint)on the lag laptop, please do not replace that with windows!

- The extruder is a "J-Head" with a Ceramic 30W? heater
- The control board is a "Melzi ardentissimo" / "Melzi 1.0/2.0 eBay Hybrid" (http://reprap.org/wiki/Melzi)
- It is currently running some v1.? of the Marlin firmware (https://github.com/reprappro/Marlin)
- It should be possible (and maybe good?) to upload the Repetier firmware, but we have to create a proper config.h file for it (wizard: https://www.repetier.com/firmware/v092/)

- repetier firmware has support for automated Z-probing
- we could try to build a Puck probe like this: https://dzevsq2emy08i.cloudfront.net/paperclip/technology_image_uploaded_images/25392/default/Z_probe_0016.jpg?1472490924