Filament sensor (on MINI) & Octoprint  

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martin.h27
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Hi, I'm now to Octoprint, and I was curious what I need to do to make it use the optional filament sensor that comes with the printer. Will it work 'out of the box', do I have too configure something, or I'm I out of luck?

 

Thanks!

Best Answer by cmumford:

From the 4.1.0 release notes: "Note: While printing over the serial line, the printer ignores the filament sensor, even when properly connected. However, it works for the filament change. The developers are working on a fix for the upcoming firmware release." (link)

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Posted : 12/07/2020 10:11 pm
robee
(@robee)
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I don't think you need to do anything, I think as long as you enable it in the Prusa Mini's own menu then the Mini will pause the print if it detects the filament has run out. Make sure you have the latest firmware, which already lets you pause a print from the Mini itself.

Posted : 14/07/2020 12:04 am
peter.maga
(@peter-maga)
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@robee

Hello, I just experienced, that the filament sensor does not work with Octoprint. Fortunately I have noticed it and saved the print.

I have no idea, if it should work with Octoprint. Can anyone help?

Posted : 17/07/2020 8:59 pm
shamanz123
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@peter-maga

I had the same problem today. Octoprint never acknowledged that I ran out of filament. Filament sensor works fine when printed from usb.

Posted : 17/07/2020 10:52 pm
cmumford
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From the 4.1.0 release notes: "Note: While printing over the serial line, the printer ignores the filament sensor, even when properly connected. However, it works for the filament change. The developers are working on a fix for the upcoming firmware release." (link)

Posted : 18/07/2020 4:53 pm
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peter.maga
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@cmumford

Thanks for your reply. 

Posted : 18/07/2020 5:01 pm
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