Detach and swap your hotend on your 3D printer

Sapphire Plus swappable hotend

If you have read my previous posts about replacing the hotend, you've probably already realized that changing the hotend is a tedious work.

Most of the difficulties comes from:

  1. Wiring the new hotend and sensors...

Replacing the hotend with an E3D

The provided hotend for the Sapphire Plus 3D printer is average. It's not correctly cooled, so it'll fit for PLA well, but it'll be less efficient for PETG. I haven't tried ABS with it. Also, the provided teflon tube has an hole that's too large for the filamen...

So you've decided to buy a Sapphire Plus printer (maybe after reading my review). You've received it and now, you start the puzzle...

Building a Sapphire Plus printer: a good tutorial

Well, the manual includes few pictures and its wording is poor. I'll try my best to list the operations requ...

Advanced debugging of MKS Robin Nano (STM32) board

If you need to debug your printer's firmware, you've probably read my previous post already. If not, I advice you to read it.

This post is about solving the remaining issues and/or shortcomings with the debugging so that a debugging session...

Common error to avoid while choosing and replacing a hotend

If you have followed my previous post, you know how to replace a 3D printer hotend.

Yet, I've made it multiple time and I'm now able to list the common errors to avoid, in the hope it'll save you time and money.

Error 1: Buying th

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Debugging Marlin with ST-Link V2

If you ever used a Marlin Firmware on your 3D printer, it's very likely you or someone else has built the firmware for your printer. However Marlin is a treasure full of features and it's very unlikely you'll get the exact gem you were expecting.

For exampl...