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BigBrain3D
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Here is a list of tasks, in priority order, that we at BigBrain3D are actively working on:

  1. QuickSwap-Hotend assembly (Completed, and tested by a non-technical person)
  2. Update the printer to accept the Swapper3D (Prusa i3 MK3) (Completed, and tested by a non-technical person)
  3. Printed parts & firmware (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on March 28th 2024) 
  4. Intro and safety guidelines (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on March 28th 2024)
  5. Assembly primer, tools and miscellaneous (Completed. Updated May 17th 2024)
  6. Assemble Arduino Controller (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on March 28th 2024)
  7. Replace the x-end idler (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on April 2nd 2024)
  8. Add controller to printer (Prusa i3 MK3) (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on April 4th 2024)
  9. Wire the Arduino Controller (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on April 14th 2024)
  10. Label the servos (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 7th 2024)
  11. Set servo start positions (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 11th 2024)
  12. Assemble Swapper3D main unit (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 13th 2024)
  13. Add Tool Rotation (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 16th 2024)
  14. Assemble Cutter Rotate (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 17th 2024)
  15. Assemble Tool Height (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 19th 2024)
  16. Assemble check Button (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 19th 2024)
  17. Assemble Tool Holder Wheel (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 19th 2024)
  18. Add nozzles to inserts (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 19th 2024)
  19. Attach Swapper3D to Printer (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on May 20th 2024)
  20. Upgrade printer with QuickSwap-Hotend (Prusa i3 MK3) (Completed. Tested by a non-technical person on June 7th 2024)
  21. Calibrate the Swapper3D (testing)
  22. Reply to support inquiries

Basically we need to make some big changes to the manual and most of the support tickets/posts need this information for us to answer them.

For this reason we will not be responding to email/forum posts/support requests until the documentation is complete.

 

Please subscribe to this post and that way you will get emailed when we update it with our progress. Then Check back here to see our updates in this top pinned post.

 

Swapper3D Octoprint Plugin Releases Here

Swapper3D Arduino Uno Controller Firmware Releases Here

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  • add fan wire step was updated here
  • palette WA servo optional note added

 


   
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  • The firmware and octoprint mismatch have been resolved, there are new versions of each on github
  • there was another bug related to the bore alignment that was fixed which caused an error about type mismatch
  • We determined that the swap requires a new step for increased compatibility with octoprint and we suggest that you don't print until the 'locking height step' change is fully tested by us. We are working on this now.

   
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Completed "Implement locking height step into firmware". moving on to octoprint implementation, Timing the printer extrude with the servo actuation during the step.


   
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@bigbrain3d any new infos or news?


   
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@extrudercat Kickstarter update today.


   
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Octoprint/Firmware still in progress. We are working on it. It's almost done.


   
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  • Octoprint Load and Unload insert code is complete.
  • Some work is still needed in Octoprint to handle Tool change commands during prints. This is what we are working on now.

   
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When do you plan on updating the manual to include the calibration of the Swapper3D? Will this be after the firmware is done?


   
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Yes, because the calibration includes screens and settings in Octoprint.


   
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@BigBrain3D I'm ready to test your new software versions, made a test plate with several objects to torture the MMU and the Swapper 😆 


   
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@extrudercat That will be a good test 🙂

The plugin is almost ready. Still working on the swap process and testing.


   
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@bigbrain3d Any ETA's on when that plugin will be done? I am super eager to try out my Swapper!


   
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@nightlyh The plugin is nearly complete. Tool changes are working during prints, and manual Swapping is also supported. Palette and MMU specific settings have been added. We are testing the plugin dynamically with actual printing and working out the final little bugs. We will publish a new release soon, possibly during this weekend. If you wish to see more specific and frequent updates you could subscribe to our repo on Github here.


   
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@bigbrain3d I see you released new versions of the plugin and firmware on GitHub. Are these now ready for regular use?


   
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