Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monoprice MP Select Mini Notes



Got my Select Mini running, here's some notes.

My Simple Guide

  • Everything pretty much worked out of the box.  Don't need to start modding right away.
  • Print the cat model on the supplied SD card.  Should work well.
  • My SD card was a bit sketchy.  Sometimes the printer couldn't read it.  I replaced it with another SD card.
  • The Monoprice links were terrible for Mac.  I set everything up as per the next section.
  • Sometimes the power supply is bit sketchy.

My Mac Configuration

Install Cura, and add Bob's files to the appropriate places in /Applications/Cura.  You should see the Mini as a printer option in Cura, with 100 micron and 200 micron configurations.

Update: Cura 2.4

Install Cura 2.4 and before running:

cp github/mp_select_mini/resources/definitions/mp_select_mini.def.json /Applications/Cura240.app/Contents/Resources/resources/definitions

Bob uses 220 degrees, I'm experimenting if 215 might be better for my setup.

Resources

http://malyansys.com/en/?page_id=315
http://wiki.malyansys.com/doku.php?id=firmware_update_procedure&rev=1465820046
http://mpselectmini.com/start
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HJaLIcUD4oiIUYu6In7Bxf7WxAOiT3n48RvOe5pvSHk/edit#

GCode

http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code
http://mpselectmini.com/extended_g-code_table



Reviews

http://hackaday.com/2016/06/13/review-monoprice-mp-select-mini-3d-printer
http://johnbiehler.com/2016/06/05/monoprice-maker-select-mini-3d-printer
https://all3dp.com/monoprice-mp-select-mini-3d-printer-review
http://www.thetylergibson.com/3d-printing-for-the-absolute-beginner-monoprice-select-mini-2


Groups
https://www.reddit.com/r/MPSelectMiniOwners/


Mods

http://www.thetylergibson.com/monoprice-select-mini-part-2-flashing-the-firmware
http://www.thetylergibson.com/monoprice-select-mini-part-3-tuning-and-slicing
https://hackaday.io/project/12184-monoprice-mp-select-mini-e3d-hotend-adapter

Related

http://octoprint.org
http://www.protoparadigm.com/
http://kliment.kapsi.fi/printrun/

PID Settings

# set printhead pids
M301 P36.00 I0.012 D72.00 C0.12 L2
# set bed pids
M304 P106.56 I0.024 D96.81
# write parms
M500
# print parms
M503

Interesting GCode

G28         ; home
M190 S60    ; Wait for bed temperature to reach target temp
M104 S195   ; Set Extruder Temperature target and continue
M109 S195   ; Set Extruder Temperature and Wait


Some snippets for init/deinit

Start:
----------------------------------------------------------------
G28 ;Home
G1 Z15.0 F6000 ;Move the platform down 15mm
;Prime the extruder
G92 E0
G1 F200 E3
G92 E0
----------------------------------------------------------------


End:
---------------------------------------------------------------
M104 S0
M140 S0
;Retract the filament
G92 E1
G1 E-1 F300
G28 X0 Y0
M84
----------------------------------------------------------------

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