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Ultimaker 2+ Connect - Pause at layer Script, sort of


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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker 2+ Connect - Pause at layer Script, sort of

So, basically I needed a pause at layer script for my Ultimaker 2+ Connect, to be able to start printing in a different color from a specific layer.

Well, as the Connect is a very closed product (for a reason, but I believe it is too closed tbh!), there are no pause functions available, no material change etcetera.

 

So I decided to take the FilamentChange Script and created my own emulated pause script, that simply moves to a certain location, makes some box shapes and in the mean time you can pause the print and after the resume the printer head resumes to the saved position. Let me know if you want the code, it seems to work quite well for my purposes.

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2+ Connect - Pause at layer Script, sort of

    So, I finally have a Script that works for me and probably you will laugh 😉

     

    So I have a Blink Camera in my Cellar where the Printer is at. It has motion detection, so I thought: let's just turn the lights of the printer off at layer 1 and then on at a certain layer where I am about to change Material for double color prints.

    To my enjoyment I can say it works and I get a notification from my camera when the lights go on, so I then rush to the Cellar, wait a bit before my Pause code runs and then push the Pause button on the Ultimaker.

    Now my question: if I create such a creative solution, then why the ... can't you guys at Ultimaker just simply create a Pause at layer function? It is totally easy, just a custom M command to pause and done, I hope you guys will implement this, so I don't need my weird workarounds for functionality for an expensive printer that cheap printers already implemented a long time ago. Thanks 🙂

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