Robotics 3d printer


I’m interested in robotics and smart homes. With this I also fall in love of the idea 3D printing for prototypes. Anet A8 was my choose of 3D printer because he comes with the do-it-yourself idea. Getting some expiriences in how 3 axise and alot of components work together, is not bad before starting creating own robots.

Low cost and a large community for getting updates and help was the finale selling point.

RepRap is humanity’s first general-purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine

Table of Contents

  1. TODO
  2. Cura
  3. Printed Improvements
    1. Anti Wobbling
    2. X Axis
  4. Paid Improvements
    1. E3D V6 extruder
    2. Power Supply


  • add stable frame
  • add fire detection
  • add mosfet
  • replace broken frame
  • add raspberry pi
  • add display stabilizer
  • improve y axis
  • improve z axis
  • add raspberry pi cam
  • update board to v1.9
  • update firmware
  • update


Start Gcode

;Sliced at: {day} {date} {time}
G21;metric values
G90;absolute positioning
M82;set extruder to absolute mode
M107;start with the fan off

G28 X0 Y0;move X/Y to min endstops
G28 Z0;move Z to min endstops

G0 X0 Y15 F9000; Go to front
G0 Z0.15; Drop to bed
G92 E0; zero the extruded length
G1 X40 E25 F500; Extrude 25mm of filament in a 4cm line
G92 E0; zero the extruded length
G1 E-1 F500; Retract a little
G1 X80 F4000; Quickly wipe away from the filament line
G1 Z0.3; Raise and begin printing.

End Gcode

;End GCode
M104 S0;extruder heater off
M140 S0;heated bed heater off (if you have it)

G91;relative positioning
G1 E-1 F300;retract the filament a bit before lifting the nozzle, to release some of the pressure
G1 Z+0.5 E-5 X-20 Y-20 F{travel_speed};move Z up a bit and retract filament even more
G28 X0 Y0;move X/Y to min endstops, so the head is out of the way

M84;steppers off
G90;absolute positioning

Printed Improvements | 3D Printer

Anti Wobbling

Wobbling is currently not an issue anymore.

The most effective update was the E3D V6 extruder. To be exact, moving the wight of the stepper motor from the axis to the frame did the trick.

X Axis

The X Axis fall apart and I needed an replacement. The update did not improved the print quality but it’s looks nicer in black and the printed version is much more stable.

E3D V6 extruder

One update
did it all

E3D V6 extruder — Worth it!

This update improved the print quality, increased the printing tempo, fixed wobbling issues and reduced the noises. E3D V6 from ebay

Printed Accessories

Power Supply