Setting up Marlin 1.1.8 on a Prusa i3 Clone, and upgrading the Z-Axis Lead screw (Part 2)

In part one of this blog post, we dealt with download of the marlin firmware, along with the configuration of the Arduino IDE to be able to compile it. In this second part we will deal with configuration of the marlin firmware for our printer, along with another of necessary configuration changes to the IDE which will enable us to upload the firmware to our GT2560 board. The next part assumes that your GT2560 board has got bootloader installed, and

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Setting up Marlin 1.1.8 on a Prusa i3 Clone, and upgrading the Z-Axis Lead screw (Part 1)

I have recently purchased a very cheap 3D printer off ebay. A couple of days later, the box was delivered to my door, so I took a day off, to assemble it, and try it out. Assembly took around 4 hours, and after a couple of days of tinkering I was managing to print a decent, but far from perfect  20mm calibration cube, it was evident that although for the investment the printer did the job, it could most definitely

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