RepRapPro Fisher Delta

This one is the first 3D Printer kit I bought out of curiosity. It took me past three days to build it. Now I have two Reprap 3D Printers. Bulbul Junior is out of commission due to serious problem of prototype parts I had installed. I’ll post the story later.

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Commissioning

The instruction assumes Windows user as usual for making the firmware microSD card. I only use Debian so I had to figure it out. Compared to few mouse clicks of file manager in Windows to do the job, it seems awkward and inefficient.

Check the micro SD card.
$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sdc: 3909 MB, 3909091328 bytes
102 heads, 37 sectors/track, 2023 cylinders, total 7634944 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes3:51:48 AM Disconnected.
3:45:20 AM G31
0
3:40:57 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:40:48 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: at max stop
3:40:38 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: at max stop, Z: not stopped
3:40:19 AM M119
Endstops - X: at max stop, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:38:58 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:31:01 AM Connection established!
3:30:54 AM Disconnected.
3:13:28 AM Connection established!
3:13:28 AM Page Load complete!
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 8192 7634943 3813376 b W95 FAT32

Mound the micro SD card.

$ sudo mount /dev/sdc1 ./sandisk/
penguin@theblue:/media$ cd sandisk/
penguin@theblue:/media/sandisk$ ls
penguin@theblue:/media/sandisk$ ls -lh
total 0

penguin@theblue:/media/sandisk$ df
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use%I intend to focus on setting up Fisher 3D Printer.
I intend to focus on setting up Fisher 3D Printer.
Mounted on
/dev/sda1 148256176 116094704 24623760 83% /
udev 10240 0 10240 0% /dev
tmpfs 791956 896 791060 1% /run
tmpfs 5120 4 5116 1% /run/lock
tmpfs 2495260 736 2494524 1% /run/shm
/dev/sda2 945144 70840 825460 8% /boot
/dev/sdc1 3809280 32 3809248 1% /media/sandisk

Copy the offical Fisher firmware files to the SD card.

$ sudo cp -R . /media/sandisk

Verify the files in the SD card.

$ ls -alR /media/sandisk/
/media/sandisk/:
total 196
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 Dec 24 2014 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 firmware
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 gcodes
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 macros
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 sys
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 www

/media/sandisk/firmware:
total 288
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 222472 Aug 5 02:59 RepRapFirmware-1.09c-dc42.bin
/media/sandisk/gcodes:
total 960
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 891169 Aug 5 02:59 Robot.g

/media/sandisk/macros:
total 5123:51:48 AM Disconnected.
3:45:20 AM G31
0
3:40:57 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:40:48 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: at max stop
3:40:38 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: at max stop, Z: not stopped
3:40:19 AM M119
Endstops - X: at max stop, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:38:58 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:31:01 AM Connection established!
3:30:54 AM Disconnected.
3:13:28 AM Connection established!
3:13:28 AM Page Load complete!
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 .
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 32768 Aug 5 02:59 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1465 Aug 5 02:59 bed4.g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1464 Aug 5 02:59 bed4.g~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1466 Aug 5 02:59 bed4meas.g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1466 Aug 5 02:59 bed4meas.g~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1728 Aug 5 02:59 bed7.g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 820 Aug 5 02:59 bed7hex.g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 824 Aug 5 02:59 bed7hexmeas.g
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 39 Aug 5 02:59 E motors off
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34 Aug 5 02:59 Extrude 5mm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 31 Aug 5 02:59 INITIALISE
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 123 Aug 5 02:59 Load filament

Unmount the SD card before commissioning

$ sudo umount /media/sandisk

Below is the console output Gcode commands I executed on Duet Web interface.

3:51:48 AM Disconnected.
3:45:20 AM G31
0
3:40:57 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:40:48 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: at max stop
3:40:38 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: at max stop, Z: not stopped
3:40:19 AM M119
Endstops - X: at max stop, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:38:58 AM M119
Endstops - X: not stopped, Y: not stopped, Z: not stopped
3:31:01 AM Connection established!
3:30:54 AM Disconnected.
3:13:28 AM Connection established!
3:13:28 AM Page Load complete!

So far the machine works fine which is rewarding, also boosting my confidence as RepRap 3D Printer builder.

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About janpenguin

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