We just got the Mini yesterday.
The first time we tried to print it didn’t work because we didn’t have the filament in the feed properly.
We have fixed that, but now during the print the filament doesn’t lay down on the bed. We haven’t been able to complete a print of the Rocktopus. We have to cancel the print before the first layer is set down because as the printer head moves to add the new layers it picks up the other filament and the whole model is moving around on the bed!
We have tried changing the temperature of the bed. No difference.
A few trouble-shooting questions:
Since we have had to cancel the print mid-print, the print head just stays wherever it was when we cancelled. It doesn’t move back. We have to manually raise the printer head from the Control Panel. When we start the next print it doesn’t go through its pre-printing routine.
It it goes to the left front corner, extrudes filament, then moves to the center and starts the model. It seems to pick up on this first strand that isn’t laid down right.
How do you RECALIBRATE? I see a gCode file that is named “Calibration” on the thumbdrive that came with the printer… . How do I insert that into Cura?
Any help is much appreciated. Since it is Saturday there is no phone support.
We are hoping to use this at school and I want to get it to work properly before we start using it with kids.