3D Printing Creality3d CR-10 v2 on the way - George's projects & links

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    So, I've been planning to get an CR-10S, as my first printer. But for Black Friday deals on the Creality website, the price of a version 2 (which came out in September) was as low as I was about to pay for the 10S, so I went for version 2.

    https://www.creality.com/creality-3d-cr-10-v2-3d-printer-p00268p1.html

    A couple of things mentioned in the video below are misleading, it does not come with a BL Touch bed-level sensor, but that can be installed (I didn't order the sensor kit).Same for the imported Titan direct drive (non-standard equipped), I'll see how things go with various filaments and print quality & see if that might be useful later. It is sturdier and quieter, among other things. I had already been looking at aftermarket diagonal braces, which v2 now has.



    I think part of what I'll do with this thread is to post links to stuff I find useful to learn with, not just whatever I print. Kind of like my own bookmarks, but having them in this thread for easier reference/review.


    Here's a video I have not even watched yet. Chris Taylor's (Nerys) "Today's 3D Print" unboxing, assembly, and print, while livestreaming. It's over 6 hours long (no doubt extra-long due to livestream chat along the way).I figure it will be VERY useful when mine arrives and I mirror Chris' action to assemble it and get it going. Much the same as I was going to do with Chris' CR-10 unboxing and assembly video which helped me to decide on getting a CR-10.



    Here's Chris' CR-10S unbox and assembly video, much shorter without livestream chat and more useful for those who have the CR-10 or 10S:


    Bed-leveling and printing. This was the first video I saw that really showed me WTH "Bed leveling" was about:
     
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    I follow Chris’ videos and try to support him via Patreon and his Amazon page. He provides a lot of good info.
     
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    I will tell you that auto-leveling is a great addition if you can install the BL touch.
     
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    Yeah, Chris Taylor's "Today's 3D Print" videos were very instrumental for me deciding on whether or not to get a 3D printer, and narrowing my focus on the CR-10 series (I could probably do with a smaller one, but I like the idea of having the capability to go big for some special projects. I do not expect to do 390 mm tall nose cones, but I could easily see doing some pretty big jigs for scale model assembly or whatever).

    Here's a video by someone else video on setting up, calibrating, and printing the CR-10. Includes some tweaks that had to be done with the fit.


    I'll see how it goes manually. Perhaps for version 2 they made it easier to add the BL Touch. A video I saw on installing BL Touch involved a bit more messing around with wiring inside the box than I felt I want to get into.
    Hmm, OK, I dug around some more and found a video about adding BL Touch to version 2, the other I saw was not for version 2. This one shows the wiring being added pretty easily to the gantry, not opening up the control box as I saw before. So, this looks more do-able, like they did modify it to be easier to do that. Except for flashing the firmware, the link provided is for how to do it via Xloader, I'm using a Mac (https://github.com/3d-printing-canada/CR10V2-BLtouch-Installation). Update below this video.

    OK, found my answer on the software for updating firmware, plus more, for adding a BL Touch to a V2.
    This video by Creality shows the firmware being updated using their slicer software, as well as the physical install and set-up . Firmware update via their own slicer software:

    Mac Slicer software link is on this downloads page:
    https://www.creality3dofficial.com/pages/firmware-download
     
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    I look forward to your posts and designs.
     
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    You will probably be fine with manual leveling. Once you get it adjusted, you likely won't have to change it unless you change nozzles.
     
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    George; Shoot me a P.m. I can save you a ton of time/heartache..
     

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