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Title: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 08, 2020, 03:48:53 PM
Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5

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Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: chilliefly on March 09, 2020, 11:15:06 AM
anyone know how much faster "Added BLTouch High Speed" is? I just completed 1.4 over the weekend with great prints so wondering if i should update :)
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: yopero on March 09, 2020, 05:46:17 PM
Steve, thanks for 1.5 I am still testing and still do not know if it is my setup or there are some weird things happenings when printing from the usb port of the printer which do not happen when using a host like repetier.
Even tough pid settings are in the eeprom when printing from the usb port it takes like 5 minutes for the extruder to start heating and sometimes even it tries to extrude without reaching the required temperature. thank god for the guard against dry extrusion.
I will dig a bit more and report back tomorrow

@chilliefly I have not had time to time out the probing but it feels like half the time.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 11, 2020, 02:44:13 PM
This will be down to your gcode start script.  You have two gcode commands, one is to heat extruder and wait.. the other is to heat extruder and continue. M104 and M190 ring a bell but I'm away at the moment so cant check
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 18, 2020, 03:30:23 PM
anyone know how much faster "Added BLTouch High Speed" is? I just completed 1.4 over the weekend with great prints so wondering if i should update :)

First I want to thank you for this :)

I did my "Mod" right now and got stuck at the point of Homeing in your guide.
X and Y are homeing as intended but if Z is starting, the printhead moves to the middle and then up. After this it stays there and an error with BLtouch is presented on the display with a text that I should use M999 to start again.

What could be the problem?

I have V4 and turned the pin 180 degrees on the mainboard.

Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 18, 2020, 04:04:12 PM
Hi, if it's moving up then the pin is showing triggered all the time.  Try flipping around your connector again and see if that sorts the problem out. :-)

Also, might as well update to 1.5 whilst you're at it ....  lol
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 18, 2020, 04:29:49 PM
First time user of BL-Touch on my first printer :)

The LED is red all the time and the pin is up. That's what you mean right?

Will try out turning the connector? Shouldn't it be the same to turn the yellow brown red wire to achieve the same?


OK: rotated the connector and now the BL-Touch is lighting up red and then red/blue and if I hit the home button it makes "click click click click..." but the error on the display is the same?

Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 19, 2020, 03:24:58 PM
hey again, made some photos for the right connection (I hope).

The last 2 should show the 2 possiblities. The last one makes the probe lighting up red and on homeing nothing happens.
The other one turns on the blue LED as well and the pin is out/in/out/in/out... on homeing (like on the vid).
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 20, 2020, 06:35:51 AM
You haven't plugged in the black wire to the Z-max socket by the looks on your mainboard.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 20, 2020, 12:26:20 PM
God damn... That was the problem ofc...
The problem was sitting right in front of the printer :)

Thank you very much. As you saw on my pictures I'm using an other mount for the BL-Touch because I'm using a 5015 fan.

Have to figure out how to fix the Touch beeing outside of the bed on the right site (looking from in front of the printer to the back).

EDIT: Ok done as well :) Working as intended now. Changed X/Y Offset with terminal of octoprint.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 20, 2020, 02:06:27 PM
Superb, glad you sorted it.  Yes, for others you can use the M851 Xxx Yxx Zxx to set the offset for the BLTouch and then do a M500 to save it to the eeprom, then a M503 to check it's been saved.

So....
M851 X20 Y-3 Z-1.52   
M500

I know you've already done this, but posted for others :-)

Good news and happy printing....

Steve
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 20, 2020, 04:23:01 PM
May I ask if you implement linear advance at some time?
Got realy good results with marlin 1.1.9 and activated LA and a calibrated extruder.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 21, 2020, 07:36:33 AM
Hi, yes its enabled but set to zero.. so you can just send some gcode commands to enter your value. I'm interested in how you get on, not had time to play with it myself.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 21, 2020, 11:23:03 AM
Oh nice one :)

Because I don't want to spend time on the firmware code and don't know at this point what I have to look for to check it myself I just asked ;)
I got realy nice results. Going to calibrate the extruder now and then go over the linear advance feature!

I measured your 3mm plate. The one I printed is only 2.85mm thick. That's not what it should be right?

Can you tell me if I have to set the Z offset to plus or minus to get the BL touch in the right place?

Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 21, 2020, 11:48:18 AM
It should be fine, as long as it clears your print and drops below your nozzle when printing that's all it needs to do. I think tolerance is something like 2 - 3.5 or something like that depending on which version you're using.  It might be because it's being too squshed on the first layer.. It also depends on what layer height it was printed at as well.   But, no worries it won't affect anything.

Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 21, 2020, 12:22:00 PM
Ok :)

Extruder calibrated, now printing the test cube 25x25x25 for Extrusion multiplier :) After this linear advance will be set up.

What I found out so far for now is that the first layer is realy, realy thin extruded (no changes to my Simplify3D Profile is done at this point belonging to this). Will change the nozzle as well later, beeing still on the original nozzle and got a plated and a hardened steel one laying around.

The nozzle should be the problem but maybe the hight adjustment? It is realy realy sticky to the printbed with such a thin first layer (got a filaprint plate).

EDIT: Some photos to demonstrate. The parts around the printhead itself are all printed with linear advance. For my needs an impressive quality. Sure there are guys out that got better ones but I was amazed after coming home and saw those prints :)
Especially take a look at the photos of the skirt and the first layers... have to fix something here :)
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Petermcm_ni on March 21, 2020, 03:47:50 PM
Hi Steve would you be able to send a link of the little clip cover you used on the base of the x1 to allow access to the tft plug.

Many thanks in advance
Pete
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 21, 2020, 05:39:18 PM
Nicedevil,  you need to change your z offset.  When it starts printing again click in the more menu and you will see babysteps. 0.025mm, just click the up one a few times until you're happy. You do this when it's printing.. so really easy to adjust and it also saves this value so you don't have to do it again :-)

Pete,  not at my PC but I'll have a look if I still have it for you to upload.  Will be tomorrow now.

Thanks,

Steve
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 22, 2020, 05:43:04 AM
Hey Steve,

did the calibration and adjusted the Z-Offset now. But it seems that the BL-Touch measurements won't help at all :(
Here you can see a screen of a testing cross what teaching tech is using for his first layer adjustments.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 22, 2020, 07:44:55 AM
Its had to tell from photos..

Is that the standard bed you are printing on?  I still think you are to close from the photos. ,Also, try with a different filament.

Does your gcode have a g29 in it?
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on March 22, 2020, 08:06:40 AM
Hey Steve,

I have G29 in it ofc :) Already tested with different filament (also PETG, that is the orange one).

It seems that my extruder got a problem. Did a recalibration test of the extruder.
And now it doesn't grab 100mm of filament... just 73mm. After calculation of the e-steps i got around 610 instead of original 445. That doesn't make sense that there is such a big deviation!

I disassembled the whole printhead and cleaned everything. Everything looks fine, nothing broken etc.
Could it be that the nozzle and the heatbreak got a problem?

EDIT: Ok Steve, maybe the problem is solved now. Did whole reset (not that I did it more than one times before) with m502 and started from scratch again... Now the extruder calibration works. I only need 494 E-Steps and not 600 or more and the first layer looks much better :)
Will upload a photo after it finished the X... in the top left corner is the only spot that I'm not happy with now, but maybe I can fix it as well in the next days, it is a location where I don't print that much :P
Maybe for others: Starting from the top left corner to the middle... you can see the difference between the Z-Offset calibration during the print :)

EDIT2: Last photo => back to quality where I'am happy with (left old, right new) :) Thank you steve for all your help!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Petermcm_ni on March 25, 2020, 04:28:07 PM
[quote

Pete,  not at my PC but I'll have a look if I still have it for you to upload.  Will be tomorrow now.

Thanks,

Steve
[/quote]

Cheers Steve much appricated ✌
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Petermcm_ni on March 26, 2020, 06:34:07 AM
Hey Steve would it be possible to include pid tuning in your V1.6 when you are releasing ?
Cheers
Peter
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Mutoniatus on April 02, 2020, 01:22:25 PM
I had issues after installation with the BLTouch on my Sidewinder X1 V4 with the probe not touching the printbed and putting out the error message "Error:Printer halted. kill () called!" when starting to set the z-offset. In some instances it does seem to do the initial probing correctly and also the auto-leveling, but when I start the print, the z-axis moves up, then down and just stops mid-air and once again puts out the error message above. On some occasions however, the probe manages to touch the printbed. I also noticed, when I turn off the printer, and use the home button, the gantry also mostly stops in midair without the BLTouch touching the printbed, once again putting out the error message. In other cases I get the error message "Probing failed" when trying to do the auto bed-leveling.

Does anyone else experience issues like this? I have not found anything useful relating to this error online :(

At first I thought, maybe its due to the fact Im using a 3DTouch rather than a genuine BLTouch. I still tried a bunch of different things, as I also considered it could be a loose contact due to the seemingly random outcomes. I disconnected all the cables, checked the wiring, plugged everything back in (I did this probably around 5-6 times now), to no avail. I tried a bunch of different firmware versions which stated to be compatible with the waggster mod but none made a difference. I followed all the steps in the tutorial from the beginning over and over again, which also didnt change anything. So today, my genuine BLTouch arrived in the mail and I immediately switched it out. Nothing changed, which was super frustrating. At this point, Im about to give up.

Any suggestions on what might cause the issue would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 02, 2020, 01:34:22 PM
You could try flipping BOTH 3 pin connectors. So the one on the board and the one at the extruder.  Some people are finding it's shorting out on the other pins on the mainboard.  So if you flip them both then report back :-)
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Mutoniatus on April 02, 2020, 05:02:28 PM
Thank you, I actually tried every combination, once getting an error message "Error:!! STOP called because of BLTouch error - restart with M999", once the BLTouch was blinking red constantly and unable to deploy and the third time no leds turned on at all. Turns out it was already connected the right way (connector on extruder was already flipped as previously suggested in the comments of your youtube video).
Weirdly, the error message "Error:Printer halted. kill () called!" didnt appear anymore after I returned the connectors to the positions I started out with. I do remember this happened before, so it mightve been a loose connection or short after all?

Now when I try auto bed-leveling, on random probing points the extruder moves towards the printbed but just stops mid-air before reaching it and continues with the next probing points, which leaves me with a mesh thats completely off and much worse results than not using a BLTouch at all.

What the hell is going on  :-\
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on April 05, 2020, 08:48:59 AM
Hey Steve,

in the downloaded zip isn't the prusa_slicer profile included anymore. It is still listed in your description.
Maybe you got time to fix the descritption ;)
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: simoxx96 on April 12, 2020, 07:31:24 AM
Hi everyone i need the prusa slicer config bundle. where can I find it? in the waggster mod v1.5 there is no file  :(
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: marcomomsen on April 12, 2020, 07:32:26 AM
Download an older version, it is in there.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 17, 2020, 05:31:43 AM
Download an older version, it is in there.

Oh, sorry I must have missed it.  I'll stick it on the list for the next release
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: furious1y on April 23, 2020, 03:18:54 AM
Wow, just got around to this from v1.4, you weren't kidding about the speed of ABL. Did it have a load of waits in there for testing or something?
With 1.4 I'd also get thermal runaway errors for the bed heating occasionally, especially when warming from cold - like the temp wasn't reaching the range quick enough, so will report back if still get it now that I've tuned the bed after this 1.5 install :)

Thanks, and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 24, 2020, 05:40:57 PM
Let me know how you get on :-)
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Pointy on May 13, 2020, 04:06:55 AM
Hi,

First off thanks for taking the time to share this mod, with the video and excellent PDF instructions, I was quite confident of being able to install the BLTouch.

I finally fitted mine yesterday and the whole process took many hours thanks to various issues, starting with the simple task of taking the base off, only to find 3 of the hex bolts had been rounded by whoever assembled it. Anyway I eventually got it done and I also fitted a switch in the LCD power line so I can easily flash the firmware in the future.

I was hoping I could just edit my already tweaked 1.1.9 firmware but I was unable to get it working fully. I edited the configuration.h settings and swapped the x max/min pins in the pins_RAMPS.h file. It almost worked but was doing some weird things and seemed unreliable, I also didn't get the blue LED and at times had the red flashing issue. Without touching the wiring I tried your v1.5 firmware and it seems to be working perfectly. I am using a BLTouch v3.1 with an X1 V4 in case it is relevant.

I am wondering what changes between v1 and v1.5 would have fixed it...

v1.4
Turned off the LED pins as they were causing problems with the BLTouch Pins

I am not sure how you turned these off, as the LED was connected to D4,D5 & D6 (servos 1 & 2) and these are still defined in pins_RAMPS.h.

v1.5

Added BLTouch reset gcode command on start

I can see where the command has been added, but not sure if 1.1.9 has startup commands.

Added BLTouch 5v
Added BLTouch High Speed


I can see some settings relating to these in Configuration_adv.h but they are commented out. Do I need to look elsewhere?

Any suggestions, help or info much appreciated.

Regards,

Les

Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: furious1y on May 21, 2020, 05:17:12 AM
Just to reply back with my experiences with 1.5

So, it was down to the bed tuning - looks like 1.4 was not saving it, so when you had too much temp differential between current and target, it wouldn't get there in time and the firmware would stop the printer, with the thermal runaway error.

1.5 allowed me to tune and it saves, so it heats the bed in seconds rather than the minute or so it used to. Also, no more thermal runaways.

One thing I will comment on - after trying ABS with a bed temp of 105, I'm thinking that the thermal expansion is too much on my magnetic bed and PEI sheet combo.
After getting a major clog and constant under extrusion, I decided to check the ABL mesh generated. At 105C, I get a massive high spot in the centre of the bed. Like 0.6 to 0.7 higher than the edge where it does a wipe.
I'm thinking there's some kind of limit that the ABL is hitting, as I have to baby step at least 0.5mm higher when printing ABS otherwise I just get an extruder stall where it grinds the filament due to it literally touching the bed.

What do you think? Is such a thing in the firmware, so that it can only compensate a certain difference? Comparing the mesh stored to the mesh generated manually, I'm seeing that there is a slight difference in the high spot of at least 0.2mm.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Martin92 on May 23, 2020, 09:46:55 AM
Hi there,
having a pretty warped bed on my X1, I decided to go for autobed levelling. Performing the guide went relatively smoothly and my printer calibrates itself before every print.
I am currently facing two problems though:
1) High vibration especially during the first layer, I retightened the part cooling fan since this is a part I removed, but it only helped a bit.
2) With higher speeds (positioning with ~150mm/s, printing with 50 mm/s) the axis don't move smoothly anymore. Could it be that the original board can't handle the calculations anymore, causing the movement to slow down? I own a V4 Sidewinder, 3.1 BLTouch and original Board.

Cheers,
Martin
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on May 24, 2020, 03:53:44 PM
Hey Steve,

I upgraded to SKR 1.4 turbo now and all the guys are still using your guidelines to add Bl-Touch functionality for the X-1 :)
Pretty cool. Unfurtunately I got some problems with it now :( There are so many guys out that use 32 bit boards now with bl-touch and mine is doing problems :(

Could it just be that my sensors is just broken?

Take a look at my video if you got spare time pls. Take care of when the tip hit's the bed and when it just stops in the air and the LED won't light up red :(

Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: BaronVonPrints on May 26, 2020, 01:22:53 AM
So I've spent all day trying to set up my BL touch on my V4, and it is just is refusing to work. I've rewired it more times than I can count, both through the Led mount and just bypassing that to write directly to the board. No matter what I do, I get the issue where when I try to home, it homes x and y, then moves up a little, extends the probe pin and retracts it 3 times before giving me the error telling me to fix my issues and use M999 to reset. The Z acid never drops at all during this. Also if I go into my Serial monitor and send M119, it always reports Z as triggered, and when I extend with a M280 P0 S10, sending M119 immediately retracts the pin and reports a triggered Z. I tried using the Teaching Tech's firmware, and that works if I plug my white and black wires into Z MIN, but I would prefer to be on Marlin 2.0.x instead of 1.1.19. I've attached a pictures of my wiring and a video of the triggered behavior as well. (https://i.imgur.com/bKOf76a.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/CxhMB3y.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/5MJC5zS.jpg)

Hopefully someone can help me, cause this has been incredibly frustrating! Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 26, 2020, 01:53:56 AM
Hey Steve,

I upgraded to SKR 1.4 turbo now and all the guys are still using your guidelines to add Bl-Touch functionality for the X-1 :)
Pretty cool. Unfurtunately I got some problems with it now :( There are so many guys out that use 32 bit boards now with bl-touch and mine is doing problems :(

Could it just be that my sensors is just broken?

Take a look at my video if you got spare time pls. Take care of when the tip hit's the bed and when it just stops in the air and the LED won't light up red :(

Morning, yes that does look like a faulty BLTouch but double-check your connection is good first for the white sensor wire.   How are you finding that board otherwise?  worth the upgrade?
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 26, 2020, 02:00:37 AM
So I've spent all day trying to set up my BL touch on my V4, and it is just is refusing to work. I've rewired it more times than I can count, both through the Led mount and just bypassing that to write directly to the board. No matter what I do, I get the issue where when I try to home, it homes x and y, then moves up a little, extends the probe pin and retracts it 3 times before giving me the error telling me to fix my issues and use M999 to reset. The Z acid never drops at all during this. Also if I go into my Serial monitor and send M119, it always reports Z as triggered, and when I extend with a M280 P0 S10, sending M119 immediately retracts the pin and reports a triggered Z. I tried using the Teaching Tech's firmware, and that works if I plug my white and black wires into Z MIN, but I would prefer to be on Marlin 2.0.x instead of 1.1.19. I've attached a pictures of my wiring and a video of the triggered behavior as well.
Hopefully someone can help me, cause this has been incredibly frustrating! Thanks in advance!

So looking at your photos and description you are doing everything write. My firmware only uses the Z Max pin to make it easy to wire up but it's easy to change to Z Min if you want to do that? 

If you look in the following folder.. Experts only (Firmware source)\Marlin-2.0.x\Marlin\src\pins\ramps
Open pins_RAMPS.h file and look for...
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      19
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      18
  #endif
and change the pin number around..
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      18
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      19
  #endif

Then you can test to see if you have a problem with the Z Max pin since you have it working on the Z min.

If the axis is always moving up then no matter what the Z is always triggered. So, you will need to look at your white wire and make sure it's a good connection.

Let me know how you get on...  happy to try and work through this with you.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 26, 2020, 02:05:58 AM
Hi there,
having a pretty warped bed on my X1, I decided to go for autobed levelling. Performing the guide went relatively smoothly and my printer calibrates itself before every print.
I am currently facing two problems though:
1) High vibration especially during the first layer, I retightened the part cooling fan since this is a part I removed, but it only helped a bit.
2) With higher speeds (positioning with ~150mm/s, printing with 50 mm/s) the axis don't move smoothly anymore. Could it be that the original board can't handle the calculations anymore, causing the movement to slow down? I own a V4 Sidewinder, 3.1 BLTouch and original Board.

Cheers,
Martin

Hi Martin,  150mm/s is really high and would cause problems with vibrations.  You could lower your jerk settings to see if that helps.  Are you using Cura to test?  This out of the box comes with really high settings due to it being made for the Ultimaker and it only having a lightweight head and non-moving bed.

I doubt the original board isn't up to it.. just try reducing your jerk, acceleration settings and see if that helps. 
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: nicedevil on May 26, 2020, 09:06:58 AM
Hey Steve,

I upgraded to SKR 1.4 turbo now and all the guys are still using your guidelines to add Bl-Touch functionality for the X-1 :)
Pretty cool. Unfurtunately I got some problems with it now :( There are so many guys out that use 32 bit boards now with bl-touch and mine is doing problems :(

Could it just be that my sensors is just broken?

Take a look at my video if you got spare time pls. Take care of when the tip hit's the bed and when it just stops in the air and the LED won't light up red :(

Morning, yes that does look like a faulty BLTouch but double-check your connection is good first for the white sensor wire.   How are you finding that board otherwise?  worth the upgrade?

What should I say... the board itself with the 32 bit... I don't know for real if it makes this big difference BUT... the easier way to connect TMC2209 with UART and sensorless homing... I think that is worth! And those drivers... man they are SO much more silent then the standard ones are... and those are silent if we compare them to older ones.

I'm just not sure why the Bl-Touch isn't working as it did with my MKS Gen L.

That blinking seems to be "normal" to some users... same frequency of blinking at all of them that got this problem. It isn't a problem at all, just annoying. Especially if you like to do a timelapse/vid.

Did I tell you that big difference of the drivers!!!?
just listen to them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGp5YJ1ljYU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGp5YJ1ljYU) take a note of my clicking on the wheel to a reference of the volumelevel....
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: BaronVonPrints on May 26, 2020, 02:36:26 PM
So looking at your photos and description you are doing everything write. My firmware only uses the Z Max pin to make it easy to wire up but it's easy to change to Z Min if you want to do that? 

If you look in the following folder.. Experts only (Firmware source)\Marlin-2.0.x\Marlin\src\pins\ramps
Open pins_RAMPS.h file and look for...
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      19
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      18
  #endif
and change the pin number around..
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      18
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      19
  #endif

Then you can test to see if you have a problem with the Z Max pin since you have it working on the Z min.

If the axis is always moving up then no matter what the Z is always triggered. So, you will need to look at your white wire and make sure it's a good connection.

Let me know how you get on...  happy to try and work through this with you.


Well, I got it to work right once doing this. But when I rewired back through the LED port and homed it, it ran right into the plate and didn't trigger. I tried M280 P0 S60, and now it is just reporting as always open. Ideas?
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: BaronVonPrints on May 26, 2020, 03:17:06 PM
So looking at your photos and description you are doing everything write. My firmware only uses the Z Max pin to make it easy to wire up but it's easy to change to Z Min if you want to do that? 

If you look in the following folder.. Experts only (Firmware source)\Marlin-2.0.x\Marlin\src\pins\ramps
Open pins_RAMPS.h file and look for...
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      19
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      18
  #endif
and change the pin number around..
  #ifndef Z_MIN_PIN
    #define Z_MIN_PIN      18
  #endif
  #ifndef Z_MAX_PIN
    #define Z_MAX_PIN      19
  #endif

Then you can test to see if you have a problem with the Z Max pin since you have it working on the Z min.

If the axis is always moving up then no matter what the Z is always triggered. So, you will need to look at your white wire and make sure it's a good connection.

Let me know how you get on...  happy to try and work through this with you.


Well, I got it to work right once doing this. But when I rewired back through the LED port and homed it, it ran right into the plate and didn't trigger. I tried M280 P0 S60, and now it is just reporting as always open. Ideas?

So redid my Z wiring, and now it registers as always triggered, except when the probe pin is deployed, then it registers as open? It will at least home like this, but I feel like there is still an issue somewhere here.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 26, 2020, 04:04:51 PM
No that's correct.  It only shows open when the probe is down.  When the probe is retracted it shows triggers. :-)  It drops the probe always for homing, once homed it doesn't need it again and remains up.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: BaronVonPrints on May 26, 2020, 08:25:10 PM
No that's correct.  It only shows open when the probe is down.  When the probe is retracted it shows triggers. :-)  It drops the probe always for homing, once homed it doesn't need it again and remains up.



Wondeful! Thank you so much for the help!!!!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: CJS on May 30, 2020, 11:47:46 AM
And it works - fantastic - thanks a lot  ;D

Please one remark: can you added in one of  the next versions the PLA-Preheating-Function in "more" - there is space for one more icon  ::)  and I miss it very much ...

Thanks for all - you explained it in such a way, that an old man whose mother tongue is not english understood and implemented it - respect!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: spuds1 on May 30, 2020, 01:07:48 PM
Hey. Just wanted to say this is a fantastic mod that keeps the look of the printer stock. Just one issue for me. I use octoprint to stream gcode. Is there a way to get babysteps on the touch screen while using octoprint?
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: SilentSnake on June 01, 2020, 08:48:40 AM
I found a serious bug! Try following:
- Switch on Printer
- Tools --> Level
- Select Level Point "One"
- Go back in Menu an proceed to Submenu "Move"
- Move Nozzle 0.1mm up
From now on, be careful:
- Go back to Level and choose Point "Two"

Result: The printer does not go to origin, but crashes over the right end of the x axis and the pushes the nozzel directly into the bed. Full force, the rattles and makes a horrible noise ...
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: inaudible101 on June 01, 2020, 09:35:48 PM
Superb, glad you sorted it.  Yes, for others you can use the M851 Xxx Yxx Zxx to set the offset for the BLTouch and then do a M500 to save it to the eeprom, then a M503 to check it's been saved.

So....
M851 X20 Y-3 Z-1.52   
M500

I know you've already done this, but posted for others :-)

Good news and happy printing....

Steve

Hi!
I've been a long time lurker. I've been using the last few iterations of your firmware. I just replaced my cooling solution with a new option and used the commands you provided above, but when I use the touch screen to set the z offset it seems to still use your old x and y offsets for the bltouch. I have tried restarting the printer and clearing the eeprom and resetting the x y but I have the same results. I can confirm that the x and y are updated to the values I need using your command above or M851.

Thank you and I look forward to the next update!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Hohyss on June 26, 2020, 06:50:25 PM
Hello,

First, thx for your work, i installed a new BLtouch 2.3 from Antlabs and the installation is good.
When i use the auto level for BLtouch on screen all is good and the BLTouch go on with no issue.
But i have a big problem :
When i turn on the printer, and want to print something, the G28 command done and when the G29 command come, the head go to the full right and block (like the printer want to go more on the right)....I have to turn off the printer because it forces on the engine. :(
Do you have a solution ? Thx and sorry for my boad english.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: kalease on June 28, 2020, 02:58:59 PM
Hello-

Thanks for the great video tutorial and firmware mod. I'm coming from stock firmware and everything went without a hitch.

One thing I noticed however was that now when I print the outline of an object it adds a line or does print it straight. Here is an example of how it added a line. The first time it happened when I printed the calibration cube I didn't take a picture because I thought it was maybe a fluke. I'm not sure if this is something in the firmware or Gcode but I'm using the same startup Gcode as in the past, just added G29 to it.

Any thoughts on what could be happening here? See the red outline in the picture showing the problem.

Thanks
Kalease
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: Scarabeus on July 03, 2020, 10:32:20 AM
Hello,

I have also the problem that the x axis crashed in the right end.
I suspect that the home position is stored incorrectly. And then based on that the end of the x axis to the right is completely wrong.

I use octolapse and the function to place the head in the right. Before the mod this works fine. With the new firmware the print head crashs.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: bartdesign on July 05, 2020, 10:12:11 AM
First of all thanks for this great mod CdRsKuLL. I've installed it today and it works perfectly. My first layers have never looked this good.

The manual refers to the prusa slicer profiles, but i haven't been able to find these in the zip or the website. Can somebody point me in the right direction?
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: kalease on July 05, 2020, 09:38:50 PM
I've had a handful of x axis crashes to the right since installing. Any ideas on a fix for this?

Thanks
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: ddcarter3 on July 06, 2020, 08:35:28 PM
First off, thanks to Steve for making this available.
I tried to print the slider piece. But it looks really bad on the slide portion, like a spiral. I did a temp tower, calibrated extruded and the flow.
I am using eSun PLA+, 210/60.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: ddcarter3 on July 06, 2020, 08:39:31 PM
The real first photo.
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: ddcarter3 on July 06, 2020, 08:53:04 PM
Try one more time!
Title: Re: Waggster X-1 BLTouch v1.5
Post by: kalease on July 09, 2020, 03:29:04 PM
First off, thanks to Steve for making this available.
I tried to print the slider piece. But it looks really bad on the slide portion, like a spiral. I did a temp tower, calibrated extruded and the flow.
I am using eSun PLA+, 210/60.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks