UltiPlotter, plotter head for the Ultimaker2

Plotterpen to fit my Ultimaker2 modular printhead.

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WARNING !

IF YOU USE THIS HEAD WITH THE DEFAULT UM2 FIRMWARE IT WILL CRASH INTO THE FRONT OF THE PRINTER AT PRINTSTART !!

ALWAYS LEVEL YOUR BED AFTER A HEADCHANGE.

This Plotter fits the Ultimaker2 modular printhead.https://www.youmagine.com/designs/modular-printhead-for-ultimaker2-v2-2

Unlike in a normal ballpoint, in this thing you need to place the spring at the BACK of the pen.

I modified my firmware to keep away from the edges of the printer a few cm more during print start and bed leveling. This is where I learned how; http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/6436-more-information-during-print/?p=96906

use CURA to load a photo, total hight around 0.8, layers 0.1

Other settings after picture import;

Z hop 3mm

Cut off object bottom, play with this depending on the picture, look at layer view.

Nozzle size, this determines the distance between infill lines. From the 2 pictures included here one is at 0.4 nozzle, the other at 2.5mm

When starting the print, just dial bed temp and nozzle temp to 0 and the printing will start.

This article provides the use on a CURA setting file, but I did not use it; https://ultimaker.com/en/stories/view/99-transform-your-ultimaker-in-a-desktop-pen-plotter

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9a969d8440f88f838aef44095ac0d058?default=blank&size=40connyg commented ago

How is that extension screwed on, where are the screws going in on the bottom?

Created a laser mount for the modular head recently and melted in M3 nuts. That's ok, but is there a better way?

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