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E3D v6 Information, Installation Guides, and Review

Discussion in 'Mods and Upgrades' started by Mike Kelly, Oct 23, 2014.

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  1. Drakeh

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    Well the 40w cores are better than what E3D sells :) Higher wattage is a win too.
     
  3. JoshYourITGuy

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    Yes, 24V would be your issue, half the heat,,,

    Also, in firmware, Configuration.h
    #define TEMP_SENSOR_0 5 //robo - Changed from 0 to 5 for E3D V6
     
  4. zolagg

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    Thanks for the great write up. The problem I'm having is that my hot end does not fit tight when everything is assembled. I have the robo plus version with the sliding bracket to lock the hot endagainst the extruder but when I tighten the screws the hot end still wiggles and can be rotated.
     
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    Zolagg you have a robo r1+ then and you need a printed quick release plate that is thicker. You can put layers of tape on your current quick release until it holds tight then print a new one and replace.
     
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    Ok great info. Thanks for the help. Reprinting one with the printer all taken apart was not a good option for me. I will definitely use the tape!
     
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    If I have a R1+ and I use all the same existing robo components on the e3d do I need to make the arudino code changes?
     
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    You can't reuse the thermistor. I suggest buying the stud thermistor. If you do that and don't need to adjust your max temp then no firmware change. If you use the e3d stock thermistor there is a change.
     
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    New e3d v6 hot ends come with a cartridge thermistor now. So a little different than the old style that came with them and easier to install. So no need for the stud anymore really.
     
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    I was just going to use my robo thermistor. Is there any adjustments from the larger fan on the hotend?
     
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    The stock fan block won't work so you'll need to pick another part cooling fan option. Plenty on Thingiverse to choose from. The larger hotend cooling fan requires no changes to the firmware.
     
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    Hello there! I am still somewhat new to 3d printing. I could really use some help. I followed the instructions on installing the e3d v6 on my Robo 3d. I also updated the firmware. Everything seems to be plugged in but not working properly. I am using Mattercontrol. What is not working: Manual movements (but the home buttons work), preheatings, and printing (of course). I am getting an error: "Your printer is reporting a hardware Error. This may prevent your printer from functioning properly. Error Reported: Extruder switched off. MAXTEMP triggered!" Please help :)
     
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    MAXTEMP is a problem with the thermistor.
    It is not connected and reading correctly.
    I forget if MAXTEMP is shorted or open (MINTEMP is the other, whichever MAXTEMP is).
    Disconnect the thermistor from the RAMPS board and read the resistance across it (everything un-powered of course). It should be reading about 100k.
     
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    I just replaced my e3d v6 with a new onemail after a very bad clog and the new one has come with the cartridge style thermistor, my old unit used the stud thermistor. Do I just go back to the stock thermistor settings or keep the ones the I added for the stud?
     
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    Yes the cartridge is the new norm. You change the firmware to have the below in configuration.h. At least that is what is being called out in the updated assembly guide. Make sure to do a PID tuning once you are done. I believe this is true from their documentation, but haven't had a new one to try yet. Maybe @Printed Solid or @elmoret can say for sure if I am wrong on this.

    #define TEMP_SENSOR_0 5

    EDIT: Yes I did confirm that the new cartridge thermistor is a Semitec 104GT thermistor and the above is correct. Cheers.

    http://e3d-online.com/E3D-v6/Spares/Thermistor-Cartridge
     
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    From @Printed Solid on another thread. I think this is very helpful for Robo users to know...especially for R1+ users. Big thank you Matt for the lesson on this. I think it will help clear up questions some have going forward with the upgrade.

     
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    ok, i think i did it by also selecting search all sketch tabs but now this happens:


    Arduino: 1.6.11 (Mac OS X), Board: "Arduino/Genuino Mega or Mega 2560, ATmega2560 (Mega 2560)"

    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:2564:0: warning: "X_MAX_PIN" redefined
    #define X_MAX_PIN -1
    ^
    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:445:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition
    #define X_MAX_PIN 2
    ^
    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:2565:0: warning: "Y_MAX_PIN" redefined
    #define Y_MAX_PIN -1
    ^
    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:451:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition
    #define Y_MAX_PIN 15
    ^
    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:2566:0: warning: "Z_MAX_PIN" redefined
    #define Z_MAX_PIN -1
    ^
    In file included from sketch/Marlin.h:23:0,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:30:
    sketch/pins.h:457:0: note: this is the location of the previous definition
    #define Z_MAX_PIN 19
    ^
    sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:2113:36: warning: invalid suffix on literal; C++11 requires a space between literal and string macro [-Wliteral-suffix]
    LCD_MESSAGEPGM(MACHINE_NAME" "MSG_OFF".");
    ^
    In file included from sketch/SdFile.h:27:0,
    from sketch/cardreader.h:8,
    from sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:44:
    SdBaseFile.h:38: error: 'structfilepos_t' does not name a type
    structfilepos_t{
    ^
    sketch/Marlin_main.cpp: In function 'void set_bed_level_equation_lsq(double*)':
    sketch/Marlin_main.cpp:842:36: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to 'char*' [-Wwrite-strings]
    planeNormal.debug("planeNormal");
    ^
    exit status 1
    'structfilepos_t' does not name a type

    This report would have more information with
    "Show verbose output during compilation"
    option enabled in File -> Preferences.
     
  18. danzca6

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    Oops...you somehow got rid of a space between struct and filepos_t. That might have been from you searching for fpos_t with a space in front and replaced with filepos_t without the space.
     
  19. crazyshakespeare

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    Than s for your help danzca6...hopefully i didn't just brick my printer...after fixing the above issue, I completed and uploaded....Once completed i unplugged from the computer and turned the printer on....my LCD display is now just showing 2 rows of black squares
     
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    I also do a M502 command followed by a M500 after a firmware update. Try that and see what happens. Also, what LCD do you have? If it is the Full Graphics you needed to set that in the new firmware. It defaults to the XXL LCD display.
     
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