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[UMO] new bUltimaker firmware release with Temperature & Fan tweaks


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Posted (edited) · [UMO] new bUltimaker firmware release with Temperature & Fan tweaks

I eventually took time to implement a long outstanding enhancement request in my firmware fork: temperature tweaks.

This feature allows you to tweak requested hot-end and bed temperature as well as fan settings by either a fixed value (override) or with an adjustment (offset).

Why would you want to use that? There is a very simple use case: let's say you have an existing GCode file you want to print, but with a different material.

You could stand by the printer and adjust the temperature and fan parameters on the fly, but it is not always practical if there are further changes in the GCode (it is typically the case for the fan, and it happens as well for the the nozzle temperature)...

Now you can just set the overrides and start the print -- e.g.:

 

  • Print 15°C warmer: "Temp. offsets -> Nozzle: +015
  • Bed at 80°c: "Temp. overrides -> Bed: 80"
  • Half of the fan settings: "Temp. offsets  -> Fan speed (%): 50

 

Note that:

 

  • Zero is zero -- You cannot override/tweak zero values (Off) from the GCode. We do not want to leave the printer active after a print is finished. This makes sense after all. The only caveat is for the fan: if the GCode continuously set the fan to 0, you will not be able to override it.
  • For all tweaks, 0 (Zero) means feature disabled (except fan ratio where it is 100%)
    If you want to have no fan on your print, set "Offset -> Fan to 0%", as "Override -> Fan: 0" means no fan tweak!
  • It does not make sense to have both override and offset for a device, so setting one automatically disable the other.

 

To illustrate with the above example -- we set the tweaks:

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As we can see this has no effect as the printer is idle

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We preheat for PLA (Should be Nozzle 210°C, Bed 60°C)

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But the tweaks change that to Nozzle 225°C, Bed 80°C:

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This feature as been tested on my UMO and UMO+, it is currently only in the experimental branch of the code and in the builder at https://bultimaker.bulles.eu/experimental/ (it is the only difference between the stable and the experimental version right now)

As usual, by default the builder only builds stock Ultimaker firmware, you need to enable any additional features

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Posted · [UMO] new bUltimaker firmware release with Temperature & Fan tweaks

Thanks for this update!! My 3 umo+ will be very happy with it! (Finally a easy way to calibrate the printers so they print at the same temps)

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