CR-10S Pro & Palette 2 Setup

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hi tidel, thanks for your interest in Palette! Great to hear that you've picked up a CR-10S Pro, we've had a few users pair their Palette with various CR-10 models. Here's a video of how we position ours: http://mm3d.co/cr10-setup

    Yes, you would be able to use the Bondtech with this setup. Since your Capricorn tubing is an upgraded tube to connect the CR-10s extruder to the hot end, you would be able to use this with Palette. For the tubing from Palette's outgoing drive to your filament feed, you can find user-made extruder clips for the CR-10 here: https://www.thingiverse.com/MosaicResources/collections/palette-2

    Also, please ensure that you're adding the Bowden tube length to your printer profile: http://mm3d.co/bowden

    The CR-10S Pro will work in both accessory and connected mode, and if you already have a Raspberry Pi with OctoPrint, you can create your own Hub for free using our plugins: http://mm3d.co/canvashub-plugin

    If you decide not to use a Hub, you can follow the instructions here to setup your first print: http://mm3d.co/firstprint

    Please feel free to shoot us an e-mail at support@mosaicmfg.com if you have any other questions and welcome to the 3D printing community! 

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    tidel

    Hi Jonny,

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly & addressing some of my concerns. Sounds like I have to print a custom extruder clip and then measure the entire Bowden tube length. I went ahead and ordered the Palette 2 with this knowledge and received it last weekend. Now that my single material prints are more successful, I'm hoping to hook it up to the printer soon and realize some colorful prints I have in mind!

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    Jonny Yeu

    You're welcome, tidel! Thanks for your Palette order, please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever have any questions. You can always post here on the forums or reach out to our Support Team (support@mosaicmfg.com).

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    tidel

    Hi Jonny,

    I'm happy to report that I was able to successfully print the Dual-Color Mosaic Keychain last weekend in accessory mode.

    I printed CarstenD's Mosaic Palette 2 (Pro) tube clip for Creality CR-10S Pro to in order to connect my printer to the Palette 2.

    After completion of a previous print, I snipped the filament at the end of the filament detector & retracted the filament. I measured the filament to be about 380mm then set my Bowden tube length to 400mm. I used the small tube (500 mm) to connect the Palette 2 to the clip I printed.

    I'm looking forward to printing some quad color projects I have in mind!

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    Jonny Yeu

    Hi tidel, that's great to hear! We look forward to seeing the color projects that you're planning to create. Please let us know if you ever have any questions.

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    negativefeedback

    Could you explain a little about your initial print or the initialization beforehand? I have an identical setup and got a little mixed upwhen feeding the filament in at first, Did you extrude using the extruder motor until you saw color change? that seems to take a very long time and hard to get accurate? Not sure Im even explaining that well

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    Brennan Foo

    Hi negativefeedback,

    Yes, that's exactly what you're supposed to do during your first print!

    What's happening with that part is that Palette is trying to understand exactly how much filament is between your Palette 2 and the tip of your extruder. Palette uses this information to know how much filament to make in the future.

    So, what you should do is:

    1. Purge your nozzle with a light color (e.g. clear, white, yellow) by heating it, manually inserting filament, and then removing that filament
    2. Start your first print on your Palette. Palette will start to make filament...
    3. Once Palette has made enough filament, load that into your extruder by manually extruding slowly
    4. Once the extruder has effectively gripped the filament coming out of Palette, make sure your Outgoing Tube is securely connected to the extruder (e.g. by using an extruder clip). If you have an identical setup as tidel, then you may need to print something like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3536364. It is important for the tube between Palette and the printer to be secured.
    5. Then, continue extruding filament slowly. Let's say you purged your nozzle with white filament and you have now loaded blue filament into your extruder. You should stop extruding filament immediately when you see any hint of blue appear. Then you confirm on Palette that you have completed loading, and then you can begin your print.

    Does that help?

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