Anet auto bed Leveling

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Kanawati
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Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 69Post Kanawati
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 pm

Here I'm going to explain how to install Z sensor (not all sorts, but the common) and how to calibrate it



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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 210Post sepher8720
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:54 am

Oh how I hated calibrating mine
At what point is it no longer considered an ANET A8??

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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 217Post Rob2D
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm

I gave up on it in the end. Never got good results. I hate auto leveling with a passion.

My Prusa MK2S was recently out of action for a month because the sensor went and I had trouble getting a replacement. And even that machine still can't get the level right. I reckon it's the PEI sheet wearing down which it can't take into account.

My delta has a sensor as well and it's even worse. I have to cut strips of paper and place them under the bed in an attempt to manually level.

My advice to anyone is to stay well away from auto levelling. Sure it's a good thing to know and learn but in actual real life use it's far more trouble than its worth.
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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 238Post AircraftMonkey1964
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 am

Rob2D wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 pm
I gave up on it in the end. Never got good results. I hate auto leveling with a passion.

My Prusa MK2S was recently out of action for a month because the sensor went and I had trouble getting a replacement. And even that machine still can't get the level right. I reckon it's the PEI sheet wearing down which it can't take into account.

My delta has a sensor as well and it's even worse. I have to cut strips of paper and place them under the bed in an attempt to manually level.

My advice to anyone is to stay well away from auto levelling. Sure it's a good thing to know and learn but in actual real life use it's far more trouble than its worth.
OH!! But I love auto leveling. Its been the best option i have added to my printer :!:

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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 245Post Rob2D
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am

AircraftMonkey1964 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 am
OH!! But I love auto leveling. Its been the best option i have added to my printer :!:
That's fine but the way I see it it's just one more thing in a long list of things to go wrong. I like my machines to be as simple as possible.
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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 255Post AircraftMonkey1964
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:46 am

Rob2D wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:34 am
AircraftMonkey1964 wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:32 am
OH!! But I love auto leveling. Its been the best option i have added to my printer :!:
That's fine but the way I see it it's just one more thing in a long list of things to go wrong. I like my machines to be as simple as possible.
If you had Auto Leveling it would be much simpler for sure. I really hated doing the manual thing to level lol...

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Re: Anet auto bed Leveling

Post: # 526Post ModMike
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:35 am

I removed my calibration instructions in favour of a much clearer and simpler calibration tutorial that can be found here:

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=149&p=548#p548

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