Photon Mono 4K
Anycubic is a Shenzhen-based 3D technology company that specialises in making low-cost 3D printers. Anycubic’s philosophy is that 3D printers should be affordable and accessible to everyone as everyone deserves the freedom to bring their ideas, creativity and imagination to life.The company, therefore, strives to make 3D printing solutions available to users all over the world and thus to create freedom of design and application.
1. Download Anycubic Kossel Marlin
The Anycubic Mega X is built for massive build volume coming in at 300 x 300 x 305mm which is able to print models that a majority of 3D printers out there wouldn’t be able to manage. It’s a great choice for beginners as well as experts in the 3D printing field, so don’t feel intimidated by the size just yet.
Not only do you have build volume, but characteristics such as precision, accuracy and high quality really take this 3D printer at the forefront of the competition. The main trick up the Vyper’s sleeve is ANYCUBIC’s new auto-leveling technology that gets the entire package calibrated on its own.
Otherwise, there’s a pretty modest 245mm by 245mm by 260mm print area, which should be large enough to craft all kinds of different creations.
On top of being heated, the bed also pairs with a magnetic plate for easily removing finished models.
The screen features new UI interface, smooth and simple operation as well as English and Chinese switching. New UI; Large-size screen; Easy to operate.
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2. Download and install Arduino IDE
New Anycubic Photon Mono 4K (2021) - Unboxing and first prints.
3. Connect Kossel to PC via USB
Use the USB cable that came with the printer or a standard USB-B USB-A cable and connect Kossel to your PC.
Turn on the Kossel.
Go to device manager (WIN10 – right mouse click on windows logo, device manager) and you should see Silicon Labs CP210x device under COM ports.
4. Modify Configuration.h
Go to the folder you have downloaded Marlin to (Downloads usually) and extract zip archive.
For Marlin 2.0 go to Kossel-Marlin-2-0-x-LPomykal then to Marlin folder and open Marlin.ino in Arduino IDE.
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Firmware is prepared for a Kossel Linear Plus, but if you want to use it for a pulley version, just modify this one line.
Kossel Linear Plus – define it:
Kossel Pulley version – comment the line:
4.2. Autoleveling probe type
This is the standard autoleveling probe which comes with the printer since 2017.
If you have received another type (microswitch is different), your probe is probabably type 1.
If you have a multimeter, you can easily check that. Probe 2 is a NC – normally closed which means that it is normally switched on, so you will read a very low resistance or you can beep the contacts.
Choose the correct version probe version.
4.3. Bed type
Make sure you have chosen the correct bed type.
If you want to modify it, simply change:
#define ANYCUBIC_KOSSEL_ENABLE_BED 2 to:
0) No heated bed:
#define ANYCUBIC_KOSSEL_ENABLE_BED 0
1) Standard heated bed with a black sticker:
#define ANYCUBIC_KOSSEL_ENABLE_BED 1
2) Ultrabase + heated bed
#define ANYCUBIC_KOSSEL_ENABLE_BED 2
4.4. Printable radius
Here comes the tricky part:
Kossel Linear Plus comes with a heated bed with a 230 mm outer diameter.
Ultrabases for the Kossel are made in two outer diameters: 200 mm and 240 mm.
In my case I have a standard 230 mm heated bed with a mouted 240 mm Ultrabase and that means that my printable radius is: (240 mm – unreachable space (10 mm usually))/2 = 115 mm.
Please note that DELTA_* must be defined as a floating point number!
Do not forget to add .0 behind each value.
4.5. Rod lenght
Measure the correct lenght of your rods by disassebling and measuring them with a sliding meter axis to axis – hole diameter and correct the value
4.6. Probe edge
If your printer is probing very near the edges of the bed, you could modify this parameter.
It is a minimal distance of the probe’s microswich from the edge of the bed.
4.7. Safe zone – moving the head down after G28 – home
This variable causes the printing head to move approx. 50 mm down after homing at the end of a printing session.
If you are going to print tall models, please comment this line:
4.8. Maximum speed
A standard Kossel without corner reinforcements, belts well tensioned can do about 60mm/s max.
If you have these upgrades, you can easily achieve 100mm/s and even larger speed.
4.9. Maximum acceleration
You can define maximum acceleration values in this part of the configuration file.
Just keep in mind, that if you want to print with higher acceleration, the FW will not allow you to do that.
I consider these values as a “failsafe” against too high acceleration values.
4.10. Restore autoleveling
This is almost critical.
For anyone using another FW, check if this line is defined.
It ensures that after a reboot, the printer will still use values from your delta calibration.
There is also another solution:
Placing M420 S1 after G28 in start G code in your slicer
4.11. Homing speed
Homing speed is a crucial setting. It allows you to lower homing speed making homing and calibration more precise.
Instead of a fast homing and “crushing” into end stops you can slowly approach and trigger them.
4.12. Probing speed
XY_PROBE_SPEED – XY movement between probing points in mm/minute
Z_PROBE_SPEED_FAST HOMING_FEEDRATE_Z – slow probing speed is equal to HOMING_FEEDRATE_Z
Z_PROBE_SPEED_SLOW – slow probing speed set up to a one third of Z_PROBE_SPEED_FAST
5. Upload new Marlin FW
In Arduino IDE click on Tools and choose Mega 2560 as a board and ATmega2560 as a processor.
Pick the correct COM port (you can check that in device manager, com ports).
Click on Projects and upload.
Or simply use Ctrl + U shortcut.
The moment you see Upload complete you can disconnect the printer and calibrate your bed.
6. Delta calibration
This important calibration measures each end stop’s position and arm lenght.
Is also auto levels your bed.
7. Hotend PID calibration
You also should perform PID calibration to get rid of any thermal runaway problems.