Using Cura to Calibrate Your Auto-Leveling Probe - Printrbot Play

NEW USERS: If you ordered an assembled Printrbot, it was already calibrated during testing before shipment.  Unless your nozzle is scraping the bed, try a few test prints before attempting to calibrate the probe.

Click here for the full guide or download the "Using Cura to Set Up Your Auto-Leveling Probe and Create Your First Print" PDF directly below the article.

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    Giovanni Zotti

    How do you MOVE the stuff up, down and so on? It still remains in the top position, dropping from the very high the filament, like a spider. It doesn't lower its position. Is it broken?

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    __Vinz__

    Hi,

    Sorry, there is too little info to help you here: what do you mean by 'the stuff'? Is it the hotend carriage?

    Could you describe what you want to do, what you actually do and what does not work?

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    Giovanni Zotti

    The filament doesn't stick to the floor of the printer.

    I have solved the issue related to the Z axis movement. It didn't move because the metal vertical bar was unscrewed, so the hot end didn't rise. But now that I have tighten that bar the hot end can move up and down.
    Now the problem is that the filament extruded don't adhere on the floor and all I can produce is an inform mass of roasted PLA. Somebody has told me to use G-Code to regulate the height of the hot end of the printer, to be at the right altitude in the right moment, but I don't know nothing about G-code. Can you help me, please?

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    __Vinz__

    Hello again,

    Thanks for adding more precisions. I am glad you solved your Z axis issue.

    If you do not have enough adherence to the print bed, you need to follow the steps above to calibrate the auto-leveling probe so that adhesion is correct. You can find a video of the same instructions on Youtube, just keep in mind it uses the old Repetier and not Cura (but the method is the same). It indeed uses a few G-code instructions to do the job but those are easy (the more difficult part is correctly assessing whether you get enough stickyness, the video helps with that).

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