Bed Leveling Plugin for Octoprint  

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gnat
 gnat
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A coworker just got his Octoprint plugin merged that assists with the process of bed leveling if you've done the nyloc mod: https://plugins.octoprint.org/plugins/PrusaLevelingGuide/

I haven't used it since I don't use Octoprint but figured others might be interested.

Full disclosure: He was inspired by the command line tool that I wrote to do it (he used one of my ideas, but none of my code): https://gitlab.com/gnat.org/g81_level_guide

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Posted : 18/12/2019 4:07 pm
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krb
 krb
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I couldn't find a way to leave a comment on the github repo, so two things:
1) Between the two of you, you have made bed leveling REALLY easy, thank you!
2) A question: Should I be doing the initial leveling (at room temp) with a steel sheet on or off? 

This post was modified 11 months ago by krb
Posted : 26/12/2019 4:23 pm
gnat
 gnat
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Posted by: @krb

I couldn't find a way to leave a comment on the github repo, so two things:
1) Between the two of you, you have made bed leveling REALLY easy, thank you!
2) A question: Should I be doing the initial leveling (at room temp) with a steel sheet on or off? 

I'm just glad my contribution helps someone beyond me. Thanks.

Leveling is always done with the sheet on, but you will have to remove it to adjust the bolts.

There is some variation regarding bed temp, but at least your final adjustments should be done with the bed at your normal temp. My process was to do the leveling cold until I got it where I wanted it. Then I brought it up temp and finished adjusting. Given how much change there was at temp I'm not sure if starting cold had much benefit though...

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Posted : 26/12/2019 4:44 pm
holmes4
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I used this yesterday and like it even better than the other method I had been using, which involved copy/paste of the G81 output to a web form.

Typical for these sorts of things, one starts to approach a really good result only to have the next run be far off. During the process yesterday I managed to get to .013, but then it jumped to .039. I got it back to .015 and called it a day.

Definitely run this with the bed close to your printing temp, as it will affect lots of things.

Posted : 30/12/2019 12:28 am
krb
 krb
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Agree, I did it cold at first and basically had to start over when I did it at my temp for PETG. I'd recommend people just do it hot. When I got close, I did end up doing a couple runs in a row while touching nothing to see if anything changed and it was really really similar for me. 

Posted : 30/12/2019 12:51 am
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