Jump to content

New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.


Recommended Posts

Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

I am just getting started for the first time using a Ultimaker 2Go that was donated to our school. It appears to be in working condition but have not loaded any filament as yet.

Going thru the printer menu the version is Feb 19, 2015,  Ver_15.02.1go.

No memory card was provided so I cannot complete the printer startup procedure.

I do have a couple of stl files to print so I also need some help with that too.

 

 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

    Congratulations!  That version of the firmware should be fine.  The last 5 years or so there were no changes even though the version number kept going up.  If you do decide to update the firmware then get the tinkerGnome version as it has many more features.

     

    I have 3 um2go's (and a UM3, UM2, and S5) and the "go"s are my most used printers.

     

    Make sure you get 2.85/2.9/3mm filament and not 1.75mm filament.

     

    Try to get as small an SD card as possible so 4GB to 32GB.  Higher than 32GB may or may not be recognized.

     

    Before updating the firmware, go into the menus and write down the usage statistics (meters of filament printed, hours printed).

    • Like 2
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

    Hi there.

     

    @gr5 said: "I have 3 um2go's (and a UM3, UM2, and S5) and the "go"s are my most used printers."

     

    For sure, the UM2Go is the printer that does the high numbers of objects needed -the smaller objects that's always are needed by people.

     

    Most of us know this, -and we do not understand why Ultimaker stopped producing this one -and there's still nothing that's matching the Go in mho.

     

    Well, good luck with the printer.

     

    Torgeir

     

     

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

    I have created a Ultimaker account and have tried to register my printer. My printer s/n starts with "UM2GO" which does not agree with the required format. Any suggestions?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

    I don't now anything about registering.  I haven't registered any of my printers.

     

    Do you have filament?  You can start off with some cheap PLA from eSun or Amazon.  Make sure it is NOT 1.75.  You want 2.85 or 3mm (3mm filament is actually 2.85).

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · New user needs help setting up a donated Ultimaker 2 Go.

    You cant "register" an UltiMaker 2 GO, it is not supported by Digital Factory as it has no network connection.
    Additionally you really cant register it for any warranty as it is long since been discontinued. 

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Our picks

      • Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4
        We are happy to announce the next evolution in the UltiMaker 3D printer lineup: the UltiMaker Factor 4 industrial-grade 3D printer, designed to take manufacturing to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Factor 4 is an end-to-end 3D printing solution for light industrial applications
          • Like
        • 2 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
         
          • Like
        • 26 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...