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Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

Hi,

is there a way of using the CURA software on a Leapfrog Creator printer?

It seems i can install everything, but the heaters do not seem to respond.

Something that i have missed?

The printer is being used for educational purposes, as well as the CURA software. Would be nice if i ware able to get them to work together.

Thanks.

Rudi

 

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    We aren't leapfrog experts - you need to find out what gcodes set the heaters for the leapfrog. Then for now manually edit the gcode file (it's just a text file - easy to read and edit). Then after confirming that it works you can let us know in the forums what gcode controls heat and to use the gcode. Normally according to this:

    http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code

    M109 S210 sets the nozzle temp to 210C

    some printers use M104 - but for Marlin that's bad because it returns right away and doesn't wait for heatup. M109 waits for temperature to be reached before continuing printing.

    M190 S50 sets the bed temp to 50C

    (similarly M140 sets the temp and doesn't wait)

    and

     

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    Hello,

    I'm a French user of Cura 15 (and previous..) on a Leapfrog Creatr Dual.

    Cura is the only Software I can use On the Leapfrog for Production ( I greatly thank's the Ultimaker Team, who stay in the RepRap Spirit..).

    I show you the specs.

    System Win 7 - 64bits.

    Last Arduino Drivers

    the USB on my machine is on Com 8 / 115.000 bauds.

    Gcode : Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter).

    I use the Printer with ABS from Color fabb, the results are ok for me ( for my use..)

    For Colorfabb ABS and mechanical Part:

    Layer : .25

    Shell : .70

    Width top / bottom : .75

    Fill : 80%

    Temps : 232°C

    Bed Temp : 80°c

    Brim : 10 turn...

    Dia filament : 1.75

    With 95%

    Advance Conf :

    Dia Nozzle : .35

    Retract speed : 40

    Lenght : 4.5

    Quality :

    1st layer width : .2

    Width line for 1st layer : 100

    Speed :

    Pos. Speed : 60

    1st layer : 20

    Fill. speed : 60

    Top / Bottom Speed : 30

    Ext. Shell : 40

    Int. Shell : 60

    You can see some printing with the printer on : www.b3ddesign.com

    the large FDM part are printing with the Leapfrog, as the engine manifold and some other parts...

    No Warping is very difficult to obtain, you need to "close" the printer to maintain the temp.

    To fix on the bed I'm using Blue Tape, very good.

    don't hesitate contact me on our web site for more information.

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    Hi archigraphe,

    could you please share Machine settings for Cura to be able to work with Leapfrog Creatr HS (the settings for adding the printer).

    Thank you!

    Gianmarco

     

    Hello,

    I'm a French user of Cura 15 (and previous..) on a Leapfrog Creatr Dual.

    Cura is the only Software I can use On the Leapfrog for Production ( I greatly thank's the Ultimaker Team, who stay in the RepRap Spirit..).

    I show you the specs.

    System Win 7 - 64bits.

    Last Arduino Drivers

    the USB on my machine is on Com 8 / 115.000 bauds.

    Gcode : Reprap (Marlin/Sprinter).

    I use the Printer with ABS from Color fabb, the results are ok for me ( for my use..)

    For Colorfabb ABS and mechanical Part:

    Layer : .25

    Shell : .70

    Width top / bottom : .75

    Fill : 80%

    Temps : 232°C

    Bed Temp : 80°c

    Brim : 10 turn...

    Dia filament : 1.75

    With 95%

    Advance Conf :

    Dia Nozzle : .35

    Retract speed : 40

    Lenght : 4.5

    Quality :

    1st layer width : .2

    Width line for 1st layer : 100

    Speed :

    Pos. Speed : 60

    1st layer : 20

    Fill. speed : 60

    Top / Bottom Speed : 30

    Ext. Shell : 40

    Int. Shell : 60

    You can see some printing with the printer on : www.b3ddesign.com

    the large FDM part are printing with the Leapfrog, as the engine manifold and some other parts...

    No Warping is very difficult to obtain, you need to "close" the printer to maintain the temp.

    To fix on the bed I'm using Blue Tape, very good.

    don't hesitate contact me on our web site for more information.

     

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    This is maybe an old topic, but I want tot share my settings for if someone strumbles on this page.

     

    Steps taken

    1. Generate Gcode by Cura with starting and end gcode presented below

    2. Open Notepad++ and remove all code (I leave the comments) that Cura creates before my comment ; My edit. This enables heating the print bed and nozzle simultaneous.

    3. Execute Gcode on Leapfrog.

     

    Cura printer profile settings

    I created a new printer setting called Leapfrog and used the following settings.

    [media=68396" size="medium][/media]

     

    Gcode

    Starting Gcode

    ; My edit

    M117 Heating... ;Put heating msg on screen

    M140 S60 ;Heat bed, do not wait

    M109 S210 T0 ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line

    M190 S60 ;Heat bed, wait till done

    G21 ;metric values

    G90 ;absolute positioning

    M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode

    T0 ;T0 is right extruder, T1 is left extruder

    M107 ;start with the fan off

    G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops

    G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops

    G1 Z30.0 F6000 ;move the platform down 30mm

    G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length

    G1 F200 E30 ;extrude some feed stock

    G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again

    G1 F6000

    End Gcode

    M104 S0 ;extruder heater off

    M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)

    G91 ;relative positioning

    G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure

    G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F6000 ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more

    G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

    G1 Z180 F300 ; lower platform

    M84 ;steppers off

    G90 ;absolute positioning

     

    Other GCode

    This Gcode uses the variables from Cura, however it is written for old Cura version, so you have to tweak it before it will work.

    ;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}

    ;Basic settings: Layer height: {layer_height} Walls: {wall_thickness} Fill: {fill_density}

    ;Print time: {print_time}

    ;Filament used: {filament_amount}m {filament_weight}g

    ;Filament cost: {filament_cost}

    M190 S{print_bed_temperature} ;Uncomment to add your own bed temperature line

    M109 S{print_temperature} T0 ;Uncomment to add your own temperature line

    G21 ;metric values

    G90 ;absolute positioning

    M82 ;set extruder to absolute mode

    T0 ;use first extruder

    M107 ;start with the fan off

    G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops

    G28 Z0 ;move Z to min endstops

    G1 Z30.0 F{travel_speed} ;move the platform down 30mm

    G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length

    G1 F200 E30 ;extrude some feed stock

    G92 E0 ;zero the extruded length again

    G1 F{travel_speed}

    ;End GCode

    M104 S0 ;extruder heater off

    M140 S0 ;heated bed heater off (if you have it)

    G91 ;relative positioning

    G1 E-1 F300 ;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure

    G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed} ;move Z up a bit and retract filament even more

    G28 X0 Y0 ;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

    G1 Z180 F300 ; lower platform

    M84 ;steppers off

    G90 ;absolute positioning

    ;{profile_string}

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    Hello,

    I am a teacher on a school. And whe are using the leapfrog dual 3d printer.

    Know i want to use the Cura 3. software. Can some help my to instal the right settings for this software so that i can print with this software on a Leapfrog dual printer.

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr

    Can anyone out help me to get my leapfrog up and running I have cura 4.6.1 I need to program with the right G-codes and also it ask for G-codes for both extruders and also the stepper on the filament feed is eating up my filament can anyone help me

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    Posted · CURA 15 on Leapfrog Creatr
    On 5/13/2020 at 8:18 PM, DDC53 said:

    Can anyone out help me to get my leapfrog up and running I have cura 4.6.1 I need to program with the right G-codes and also it ask for G-codes for both extruders and also the stepper on the filament feed is eating up my filament can anyone help me

    Your best option is to contact leapfrog. They are the ones that know their machine and should provide support for it.

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