XYZ – Belt Tensioning

App for tuning: I use this app for tuning the belts: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stonekick.tuner For XY! Try using the note A1to B1 as a start and tension from there. Remember that too tens belts are worse than loose Try to get both sides same note but it is more important that the Read more…

Worm Gear Upgrade

High End Worm Gear There is an alternative worm gear set that works well on the V-King. It’s more expensive than the stock worm gear set, however you can expect a higher quality product, resulting in more consistent layers The worm gear set can be found on Misumi. You need Read more…

Component Order List

B.O.M Explained – “Bill Of Materials” There have been some questions about what to choose when using links in the BOM. I will go through the various components in this article This is a list with links to products if available – These are the stock budget componentsLink to PDF Read more…

The Bowden Path

The Bowden Tube The path for guiding the filament from the extruder to the hotend is a standard PTFE/Teflon tube at 2mm ID 4mm OD for 1.75 mm filament I recommend approximately 80 cm of ptfe for this path The Rod To hold up the bowden tube and cablingĀ  while Read more…

X-Idler Placement

How to place the idlers on a CoreXY 3d Printer? So since we are dealing with smooth and toothed idlers it is important to place them correctly inside the X-Idler brackets on the X axis Here is how it looks like seen from the motor side of the printer – Read more…

End Stops

Optical Endstop Setup The same should apply to other type of 3 wire endstop like mechanical ones Make sure V from end-stop goes to 5V on board, G to GND and S to Dx (x is a number on the pinout) Endstop and Flag Placement  

Solid State Relay

Solid State Relay – (DC-AC Switch) The solid state relay (SSR) is a switch we use to turn the AC mains current that goes to the silicone heatpad on and off You run what normally goes to the DC heatbed to the DC side of the SSR. This current will Read more…

Marlin Firmware Setup

Firmware setup for RAMP-based boards For the stock setup we use the MKS Gen L  controller board with Marlin firmware You can see the configuration on YouTube here The Marlin firmware in the repository is set up to use: Stepper Drivers X stepper driver – TMC2208 Standalone Y stepper driver Read more…